D-Day for site C dam

By The Canadian Press
December 11, 2017 - 7:01am

VICTORIA —   The fate of the controversial Site C dam is expected to be revealed this morning.

    Premier John Horgan is set to announce whether the province will continue work on the 8.3-billion dollar hydroelectric dam, or end the megaproject now, before construction is complete.

    B-C Hydro has said more than two thousand people are working on the dam, but the B-C Utilities Commission has determined the project is over budget and unlikely to be completed by 2024 as scheduled.

    The project -- which would flood an 83-kilometre stretch of valley on the Peace Rive near Fort St. John -- has faced fierce opposition from local First Nations, landowners and farmers. (The Canadian Press)

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