The Case Against Site C
Prince George, B.C. – While construction of the Site C dam continues, so does the battle to stop the project.
This evening, a number of organizations opposing the project will be holding a session at UNBC ( room 7-212) at 6:30.
The dam will require the flooding of 5,550 hectares of land, land which local farmers and First Nations say can produce enough fruit and vegetables to sustain a million people.
First Nations also say the flooding will negatively impact their traditional harvest of Bull Trout, Moose, berries and medicinal plants.
Those who oppose the project warn the taxpayers of B.C. “will be on the hook for the province’s largest environmental and economic catastrophe of the 21st century.”
This evening’s session is among the last of a list of list of nine planned meetings that have taken place across the Province. A similar session is set for tomorrow in Quesnel, and in Williams Lake on Wednesday.
There is a cost to attend the session, but it is by donation and the proceeds will go towards supporting the Treaty 8 First Nations’ legal challenges to the Site C dam.