LETTER: A list of what’s wrong with the Site C Dam

Dear editor,

Here are a few reasons why I believe the Site C Dam is an unneeded, wasteful, destructive project:

1. We do need the food grown on the 7,500 acres of first class farmland that would be lost.

2. We do not need the huge cost to ratepayers for years and years to cover the huge cost with the possible overrun being $14 billion.

3. We do not need the extra generated power as demand has remained flat over the last 16 years despite increased population.

4. We do want to see many more jobs created than the false claim of 2,500. The manufacture and installation of green sustainable energy would be a far better option.

5. We do need to honour the rights of Indigenous people for them to continue cultural practices and to not submerge their ancient burial grounds in a 83 km long reservoir.

6. We do not want to be responsible for evicting long-time farming families from their homes and livelihoods.

7. We do not want the beauty of the Peace River Valley to be destroyed and not have the use for recreational purposes.

8. We do nor want to lose the important wildlife that inhabit the area such as: moose, deer, fisher, bull trout and Arctic grayling.

BC Hydro has lied about many important issues to keep the truth from us as it affects us all. Let us stop the destruction and move on to better choices.

Marilyn McClelland

Fanny Bay

Just Posted

Verdict gives murder victims’ parents sense of closure

A guilty verdict delivered earlier this week was “like a weight lifted off the chest.”

Thieves break into mailboxes overnight in Courtenay, Comox

Thieves in Comox were busy overnight on March 17, breaking into more… Continue reading

Man convicted of Courtenay couple’s murder

Michael Philip Simard, 45, was charged with two counts of second-degree murder.

Comox Valley RCMP looking for help to identify shoplifters

The Comox Valley RCMP is asking for assistance from the public to… Continue reading

Five highlights in the 2019 federal budget

Latest budget includes a sprinkling of money for voters across a wide spectrum

Comox Valley Hospice Society finds new Ocean Front home

Comox Valley Hospice Society (CVHS) recently announced plans to construct a new… Continue reading

Cougar on Island might have been shot with bow-and-arrow

Conservation officer service looking for animal near Port Alice

Facebook to overhaul ad targeting to prevent discrimination

The company is also paying about $5 million to cover plaintiffs’ legal fees and other costs

B.C. mosque part of open-house effort launched in wake of New Zealand shootings

The ‘Visit a Mosque’ campaign aims to combat Islamophobia

‘That’s a load of crap’: Dog poop conspiracy spreads in White Rock

Allegation picked up steam through a Facebook page run by a city councillor

Explosives unit brought in after suspicious boxes left at B.C. RCMP detachment

Nanaimo RCMP issues all clear after packages were found on lawn earlier in the day

Newfoundland man caught after posting photo of himself drinking and driving

The 19-year-old took a photo of himself holding a beer bottle and cigarette while at the wheel

2019 BUDGET: As deficit grows, feds spend on job retraining, home incentives

Stronger economy last year delivered unexpected revenue bump of an extra $27.8 billion over six years

Most Read