BC Hydro is pushing forward with the Site C Dam

Site C project

For a second time the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations in BC have been denied an appeal of the 8.8 billion dollar hydro project.

Last Monday a three person panel on behalf of the Federal Court of Appeal dismissed the challenge from the two Treaty 8 First Nations in BC.

On Friday Prophet River Chief Lynette Tsakova said in a press release she was “profoundly disappointed in the outcome of their appeal,” and that “the environmental assessment process is just a vehicle to approve projects.”

They were challenging the 2014 federal environmental approval of the hydro dam, which is under construction on the Peace river near Fort St. John.

Site C will flood more than 5,500 hectares of land along the Peace River creating an 83-kilometre-long reservoir and providing enough power to light up 450,000 homes a year.

Project construction started in the summer of 2015 and is scheduled for completion in 2024.

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Josh Campbell
Splash is back as the host of Denendeh Sunrise, CKLB's morning current affairs program. Campbell was mentored by longtime host and Gwich'in entertainer William Greenland. Josh, as he's known professionally by folks across the broadcast industry has worked for CBC North, CKRW the Rush in Yukon, and at CJCD Mix 100. Before moving north for his love of radio and Indigenous culture in 2007, Campbell graduated from Loyalist College's Broadcast Journalism Program in Belleville, Ontario the traditional territory of the Tyendinaga Mohawks. Campbell is proud of his Scottish and Irish ancestry. He was born and raised along the Tobique River the home of the Wolastoqiyik, Tobique Maliseet Nation.

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