May 10, 2016

Site C Dam proponent: “Trudeau, get off your butt ... get the people north of Prince George working!”

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

In my series on Hydro power in BC (part 1 here, part 2 here) my focus so far has been outlining the benefits of the current Site C project and the history of hydroelectric dam construction in BC. Today you’ll see me talk to opponents and proponents of the project.

I spoke with two of the most public opponents of the Site C dam. Apart from the personal concerns you’ll hear, you’ll also often hear claims that hydro dams create emissions so I also speak with Dave Conway of BC Hydro directly about that aspect.

When it came to those in favour, it’s important to note that when I began looking into it I noticed many were First Nations contractors. However, all were wary of of giving an interview fearing they may be ostracized from their communities or might jeopardize their business with other locals since the community is quite divided on the project.

Watch this final part of my series to get the full story and you’ll see why after my trip up north and my research into the impacts and benefits of hydropower I can now say without a doubt the Site C project will bring immense benefits to the region.

It will also serve as an example of how with proper planning BC can once again become the energy producing superpower as we once dreamed 50 years ago under then premier WAC Bennett.

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commented 2016-05-11 20:53:49 -0400
The recreational and tourism opportunities created by the new lake will far outweigh the minimal loss of very average farm land. It will be great for the area. BC overwhelmingly wants this dam and the other employment it will create.
commented 2016-05-11 09:41:03 -0400
I was surprised at the farmers response. I can understand he doesn’t want to lose his land, but surely he knows better regarding solar and other alternatives. I am not convinced either way about this damn. Is it necessary?
commented 2016-05-11 09:29:34 -0400
Sean the stupid Triggleypufferian, says we need to develop wind and ocean electrical generating systems.
Stupid fool does not even know that there are no oceans in central Canada for ocean generated technology. As for wind, it would only be successful if Sean’s hot air and farts could be harnessed and delivered to the windmills.
As for solar panels, the cloud of lies and BS being created over our country by the Liberals is getting to be so thick that the rays of the sun will never shine on the panels.
Vile stupid under rock dwelling twat that he is, he’d go liberal again in a heartbeat. Once euthanasia is legalized, he should be in the front of the line seeking to benefit the rest of humanity by his sacrifice.

commented 2016-05-11 00:40:38 -0400
The farmer that was loosing his land; what could he grow besides hay in a 2 month growing season ? I live 700miles south of him and we can just barely grow tomatoes. Many of these people hold out for more money, like the Indians.
commented 2016-05-10 23:00:53 -0400
Sean Penson. That is highly highly debatable even down right false. Almost all of the locals in Ft St John I talked to are supportive of Site C. Anyone who is educated on energy knows there is very little reliablity in solar and wind. Plain and simple we need baseload power and we will need massive amounts more of it as we become a society with more and more technology in particular EVs and other forms of low emission transportation.
commented 2016-05-10 22:30:47 -0400
British Columbians do not want site C developed. It would be an environmental catastrophe. Leave things as they are, and we should develop wind and ocean current electric power development. We could also focus on solar panels and alternative sources of energy.
commented 2016-05-10 19:37:59 -0400
When you really think about it, it’s the tides foundation that’s our government

You stupid stupid stupid Marxist voters—two generations of k -12 and you lazy parents that didn’t set your children straight—may the 4th be with you
commented 2016-05-10 18:20:28 -0400
This tadpole Trudeau only looks after Ont.and Qur.
commented 2016-05-10 18:12:39 -0400
Another example of Canadian economic suicide.

Wait until after November when marxist Barry leaves. The global economic collapse will ramp and all the stupid Canadians that voted for the mimbo, Bernie Trudeau, may start to feel like puking.

Good job stupid Canadians.
commented 2016-05-10 17:26:23 -0400
Excellent series you have produced, Chris! Well done.