Site C tender upsets environmentalists
An environmental group is calling BC Hydro's posting for companies to help build Site C Dam worker camps in northeastern B.C. a "bullying tactic."
Earlier this month the Crown corporation announced it was looking for contractors despite the fact there has been no approval to build the dam seven kilometres southwest of Fort St. John.
Wilderness Committee director Joe Foy says it makes the environmental approval process look like a rubber stamp.
BC Hydro spokesman David Conway says it's standard practice to start looking for worker accommodations while review processes are underway.
He says construction of Site C will not take place unless the project receives environmental certification.
The posting says that BC Hydro will pay $200,000 to up to three finalists regardless if they are awarded the project.
The controversial Site C Dam, which is proposed to be built on the Peace River, has drawn the ire of environmental groups and First Nations.
A federal panel hearing public submissions on the effects of the dam has yet to approve the proposed project has yet to be approved.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more BC News
- Naramata wildfirePenticton / S. Okanagan
- Busy day for search and rescueKamloops
- Supertankers: 'pure madness'BC
- Harrowing tale from missing pickerPenticton / S. Okanagan