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So many reasons to stop Site C – Kelowna Daily Courier

by pmnationtalk on October 17, 2017109 Views

I am writing this letter to express my views concerning the important decision regarding the Site C dam.

I attended the BC Utilities Commission public inquiry held in Kelowna on Sept. 25. Since then, there have been hearings in Nelson, Prince George, Fort St. John, Vancouver and Victoria.

The vast majority of presenters were opposed to Site C for various reasons, including that the Site C dam is not economically feasible and the power isn’t needed.

Although, the BCUC panel was focusing on the economics of Site C, speakers made it clear that environmental destruction and First Nations issues were also on their minds.

The clearing of the river banks has destroyed wildlife, fish, and bird habitat. Subsequent flooding will ruin the most fertile food growing areas, which are capable of feeding more than a million people. The desecration of First Nations burial and sacred sites due to construction of Site C dishonours treaty rights.

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