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    New interactive map reveals largest farmland exclusion in ALR history for Site C Dam

    New interactive map reveals largest farmland exclusion in ALR history for Site C Dam

    A new interactive map visualizes the largest removal of agricultural land in the history of BC's ALR - including some of its best farmland - in order to build the $9 Billion proposed Site C Dam.


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    New book asks: Can civilization survive unprecedented climate crisis?

    Author David Ray Griffin's new book explains how climate change related water and food shortages pose an unprecedented challenge to humanity, requiring a radical response.



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    Landowners launch Site C Dam court challenge, First Nations next

    Landowners from BC's Peace Valley this week launched the first of 7 lawsuits that threaten to derail the government's $9 Billion Site C Dam.


    Glacier National Park in BC's Kootenays has seen decreasing snowpacks in recent years (Sesivany/Jiri Eischmann/Wikipedia)

    Canada takes water for granted amid melting snowpacks, glaciers

    Facing melting glaciers and decreasing snowpacks, Canada is not immune to climate change and water shortages, as a UN report reminds us.



    Lawyer warns LNG industry- Don't count on power from Site C dam

    Lawyer warns LNG industry: Don’t count on power from Site C dam

    Legal challenges from First Nations and farmers could scuttle or delay Site C dam for years, lawyer Rob Botterell warns the LNG industry counting on power from the hydro project.


    Shocking critique from Site C Panel Chair should have govt pulling plug

    Shocking critique from Site C Panel Chair should have govt pulling plug

    In his unprecedented critique of the government's decision to built Site C Dam, the head of the panel that reviewed the $9 Billion project gives us yet one more reason to pull the plug.



    Landmark Treaty 8 lawsuit challenges Site C Dam, LNG

    Landmark Treaty 8 lawsuit challenges Site C Dam, LNG

    A sweeping lawsuit from a Treaty 8 First Nation threatens the province's resource agenda - including the proposed Site C Dam and shale gas and LNG development.


    Peace Valley ranchers Ken and Arlene Boon are plaintiffs in several Site C Dam challenges (Damien Gillis)

    Federal Court denies BC Hydro’s request to hurry up Site C challenge

    BC Hydro's construction plans for Site C Dam took a blow this week when a federal court judge refused to hurry up a legal challenge brought by local farmers and First Nations against the project.



    Why BC Hydro always overestimates future power demand- Economist

    Why BC Hydro always overestimates future power demand: Economist

    BC Hydro routinely and significantly overestimates future power demand - but why? Economist Erik Andersen explains, while questioning the business case and need for the $9 Billion proposed Site C Dam.


    Harper govt joins BC in backing Site C, despite significant adverse environmental effects

    Why Site C Dam isn’t a done deal

    Damien Gillis on the hurdles still facing Site C Dam after being approved by the BC govt. From 6 lawsuits to mounting financial challenges, why the $9 Billion-plus project is far from a done deal.