BC Government gives Site C project the green light

Construction work has been underway for more than two years in the Peace Valley on the Site C hydroelectric dam near Fort St. John as seen in this 2016

"I would suggest a recall campaign in Nelson-Creston would be in order if Site C is approved on her watch as energy minister", Weaver wrote, posting a phone number for Mungall's constituency office to lodge protests.

"It was John Horgan's NDP that demanded a Site C inquiry", said Roland Wilson, Chief of the West Moberly First Nation in a statement, and he believes "the only responsible choice was to immediately stop destroying the Peace River Valley", based on its findings. But once ousted by the NDP this summer-backed by a deal with B.C.'s three Green MLAs-the fate of the dam hung in limbo.

"I can't think of a major infrastructure project where we looked back and said 'we never should have done that, '" Litwin said.

There were 1,974 workers tied to the project in October, according to BC Hydro's latest job statistics.

The environmental group Sierra Club of B.C. said it will back First Nations in their challenge, calling Horgan's decision a betrayal of his government's promise to enact the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.

"Megaproject mismanagement by the old government has left B.C.in a bad situation", said Mr. Horgan in news release.

Opponents say continuing construction would force ranchers off their land and possibly infringe on First Nation treaty rights.

Premier John Horgan, who earlier denounced the project as a "boondoggle" that will leave British Columbians owing billions for power that may not be needed, confirmed on Monday that the project, already $2-billion into construction, is past the point of no return.

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The project, which will now cost an estimated $10.7 billion, has been vigorously fought by both nations, whose traditional territory will be flooded by the Site C reservoir.

Gray said the group has not heard from NDP supporters who are in favour of Site C completion.

When completed, Site C will be able to produce 5,100 gigawatts of energy per year and have 1,100 megawatts of capacity. "We can only make the best decision for the future".

BC Green Party Leader Andrew Weaver says his caucus is "extremely disheartened" by the decision.

Horgan addressed those against the project.

The government is also increasing oversight of the project, he said. The new project cost is now estimated at $10.7-billion, factoring in an increased risk contingency fund. Usually, courts are reluctant to hold up a project because of economic impacts.

That report confirmed that the project is over its original $8.3 billion budget, up to almost $10 billion, and behind schedule, but BC Hydro CEO Chris O'Riley told the commission it can still be completed by the original target of 2024. "But with the BCUC's report in hand, the court can actually save British Columbia billions of dollars, and protect our constitutional rights at the same time".

Gray, who is an NDP member in Esquimalt-Metchosin, told On the Island host Gregor Craigie they made a decision to take a partisan approach to increase pressure on the government.

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