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First Nations say they’ve secured major work stoppage on Site C dam in advance of injunction application – Straight.com

by ahnationtalk on February 27, 201834 Views

Many assumed the $10.7-billion Site C dam was a done deal when Premier John Horgan announced in December that B.C. Hydro would complete the project.

That perception was reinforced less than two weeks later when the Crown utility chose its preferred proponent for the generation station and spillways civil-works contract.

Moreover, the International Union of Operating Engineers, which strongly supports the Site C dam, donated $123,520 to the NDP before the 2017 election.

It left little doubt in the minds of most media commentators that nothing could halt the project.

But today, the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations said in a news release that they’ve managed to secure a “major work stoppage” in advance of presenting legal arguments in court for an interim injunction.

Read More: https://www.straight.com/news/1037876/first-nations-say-theyve-secured-major-work-stoppage-site-c-dam-advance-injunction

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