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    BC Hydro rushes to cut down eagles’ nests for Site C Dam, First Nations seek injunction

    Treaty 8 First Nations are seeking an injunction as BC Hydro rushes to cut down a number of Bald Eagles' nests along the Peace River starting next month.


    Construction of a private power project on the Ashlu River (Photo: Range Life)

    Rafe: Media let Liberals get away with murder on IPPs, now LNG

    From tens of billions in rip-off private power (IPP) contracts to the latest LNG scandal, the mainstream media somehow let the BC Liberals get away with murder, says Rafe Mair.



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    Cowboys and Indians keep gaining powerful allies in Site C Dam battle

    The "Cowboys and Indians" leading the battle against Site C Dam keep gaining powerful allies - including the BCGEU, Metro Vancouver and BC's biggest First Nations group.


    Part of the 80 km stretch of the Peace Valley that would be flooded by Site C Dam (Photo: Garth Lenz)

    Why British Columbians should get a say on $9 Billion Site C Dam

    With so many groups and individuals opposed to the unnecessary $9 Billion proposed Site C Dam, Premier Clark should give the public a say on the controversial project, says Roy Hales.



    Parksville gold course (BC govt/Flickr)

    Island communities could run out of water by August

    With only enough water to last until August, several Vancouver Island communities have moved to level 3 and 4 water restrictions.


    2012 Paddle for the Peace (Damien Gillis)

    Peaceful Paddle lands Site C opponents on terrorist watch list

    This year's Paddle for the Peace has landed its organizers and Site C Dam opponents on a federal terrorist watch list, despite a decade of peaceful events under their belts.



    Grand Chief Stewart Phillip is among the BC First Nations leaders demanding a halt to Site C Construction (Damien Gillis)

    Halt Site C construction until courts have ruled, First Nations demand

    BC's top First Nations leaders are demanding that BC Hydro halt plans to start construction on Site C Dam until the courts have ruled on multiple lawsuits currently underway.


    The 3-member NEB Joint Review Panel for the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline (Damien Gillis)

    Rafe Mair’s Modest Proposal: Scrap environmental assessments

    Environmental assessments in Stephen Harper's Canada make a mockery of democracy while wasting millions of your tax dollars...so why not just scrap them, asks Rafe Mair.



    Justice for the Peace- Site C Dam goes to court

    Justice for the Peace: Site C Dam goes to court

    The BC Liberal government and BC Hydro recently faced a legal setback in federal court for their plans to start building Site C Dam this summer. Damien Gillis explains on CFAX 1070.


    Location of proposed Site C Dam (photo: Damien Gillis)

    Site C Dam: Crown strikes out with attempt to gut First Nations’ Judicial Review

    The federal government struck out in court Friday in its attempt to gut key passages of Treaty 8 First Nations' Judicial Review into the approval of Site C Dam.