Democracy North: Damning the Peace – The Hidden Cost of Site C

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3:00 Introduction from today’s Host: Irwin Oostindie @DutchPhoto
Apologies for the choppy audio streaming today!

Introduction to the Site C issue with voices featured in the film Significant Arguments Against Site C by Charles Wilkinson

Wendy Holmes, Editor, Damning the Peace: The Hidden Cost of Site C
Since the 1970s, the Site C Dam in northeastern British Columbia’s Peace River Valley has been touted by B.C. Hydro and successive governments as necessary to meet the province’s increasing energy needs. With its enormous $10 billion price tag, the dam would be the largest public works project in BC history. It would be the third dam on the Peace River, and destroy traditional unceded territory belonging to Treaty 8 First Nations.

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Ken Boon, Landowner, raising awareness about Site C dam and money for Peace Valley Land Owners Association and the Treaty 8 legal challenge.

The PVLA consists of landowners who are impacted by the proposed Site C dam. Our 70+ members reflect a cross section of Peace River Country residents, from farmers and ranchers on the larger land holdings, to business people, oil field workers, teachers, retirees, and so on. Some of our members own lands that would be flooded by the Site C Dam, other members will have the use of their lands significantly restricted by Site C Dam statutory rights of way, and still other members would be indirectly affected by the transformation of the Peace Valley from a river valley to a dam reservoir. Some of our members are from families that were displaced by the WAC Bennett dam in the 1960’s, and some are multi-generation families that have been on the same land for many years. As an association, we have no political affiliation, and our individual members have their own diverse political beliefs.

The PVLA is not prepared to allow the remainder of the Peace River Valley to be destroyed on the basis of flawed environmental approvals. We are also BC ratepayers and taxpayers who are deeply concerned about the cost and impact of this project on BC Hydro rates and the provincial debt.

To bring the best case forward during this last chance to save the Peace River Valley, our organization has incurred great expense, and are now fundraising to help cover those bills.

We ask you to please consider helping by making a donation, in two ways:

  1. Send an e-transfer to Arlene Boon at Please ensure you email Arlene at the same address with the password she will need to accept the funds.

  2. Mail your cheque to:
    Peace Valley Landowner Assoc.
    SS#2, Site 12, Comp. 19
    Fort St. John,  BC V1J 4M7

To contact Ken, here is his email:
If you can’t make it to an event, but would like to donate to the cause, please do so through their fundraising website:

Thanks! Audio from today’s program was provided by Red Eye on Coop Radio.

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