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Report Finds Weak Business Case for Site C Hydroelectric

April 20, 2017 - 1:12 pm

The University of British Columbia’s Program on Water Governance has released a new report that suggests that continuing with the Site C hydroelectric project will cost ratepayers approximately $1.5 billion more than if alternative energy projects had been developed. The Program stated that the...

Categories: News, Western Canada

BC Hydroelectric Focus of United Nations Concern

September 26, 2016 - 7:35 am

Meanwhile, Site C and BC Hydro continue to work with Firs Nations communities. In July, BC Hydro and the McLeod Lake Indian Band reached agreements on anticipated economic developments from the project. The agreements include an Impact Benefits Agreement, a Contracting Agreement, as well as a Tripartite Lands Agreement, which involves the B.C. provincial government.

Categories: News

Academic Group and Royal Society of Canada Released Statement Opposing Site C Dam

May 24, 2016 - 10:13 am

More than 250 prominent university professors from across Canada, including legal scholars, political scientists, water scientists, and environmental scientists, released a statement of concern regarding Site C, a hydroelectric dam on the Peace River in northeastern British Columbia. A letter supporting...

Categories: National, News

Charges Laid in Alberta Oil Spill

June 4, 2014 - 2:05 pm

Plains Midstream, the owner of a pipeline that leaked nearly half a million litres of oil into Red Deer River in 2012, is facing charges from the province for failing to report the leak. It also faces charges under the federal Fisheries Act for contaminating the river. The law requires pipeline owners...

Categories: News, Western Canada

The Long Haul

May 18, 2012 - 8:58 am

Most of Alberta’s 3.6 million residents rely on regulated water systems. But, according to Brent Paterson*, a significant number of Albertans still use water from unregulated groundwater or dugouts. Nearly 700,000 Albertans rely on holes or dammed gullies filled with snowmelt and runoff for year-round...

Categories: Features

FCM Dispatch: Day One

February 10, 2010 - 3:06 pm

"Here's your ATM machine," said architect Avi Friedman, pointing to an image of the majestic Peace River in Alberta. During his keynote speech this afternoon at FCM's Sustainable Communities conference in Ottawa, Friedman touched on tourism in waterfront communities as a wealth generator. When...

Categories: Blog

Protecting the Mackenzie River Basin: NNSOnline

August 26, 2008 - 8:26 am

Michael Miltenberger says a way already exists to deal with the preservation of quality and flow of water in the Mackenzie River basin, reports the Northern News Services Online. The Northwest Territories minister of environment and natural resources said that the Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary...

Categories: News, Northern Canada, Western Canada

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