I spent all summer reporting on the megaproject, and still have so many questions. So I’ve teamed up with The Tyee and Discourse media to investigate it, leading up to the May 9 provincial election. See the full first story on The Tyee or Discourse Media. For the next few months, leading up to the provincial election […]
Green leader Elizabeth May calls Site C ‘a monstrosity,’ says Trudeau must seek new advice on damDipping a paddle in the Peace River, the red-orange canoe glides down the water. Hundreds of other boats float beside, behind and ahead towards Bear Flat, where BC Hydro is working to purchase farmland to realign Highway 29 in preparation for the Site C reservoir.It’s cold and quiet, this peaceful river, but powerful currents boil from under the surface, rushing from the Rocky Mountains all the way e
The 11th annual Paddle for the Peace will take to the waters Saturday, July 9, and organizers are expecting it to be the largest yet. As dam construction continues near the confluence of the Peace and Moberly Rivers, paddlers will launch from the confluence of the Halfway River at noon for a 90-minute trip down […]
Dr. Harry Swain knows more than most about the Site C dam. With a Ph.D. in economic geography and 22 years of federal civil service under his belt, Swain spent two years as chair of the federal-provincial joint review panel tasked with evaluating the environmental, economic, and First Nations impacts of the largest public works […]
Partway through a double major in political science and history, Casey Toews realized she really loves working with her hands. So, the 22-year-old left college in 2013 to become a carpenter, exchanging the theories of Aristotle for an apprenticeship in Fort Nelson. It hasn’t meant the end of her political interests though—Toews is one […]
The B.C. Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) is ordering BC Hydro and one of its Site C dam contractors to tighten up environmental procedures regarding oil leaks and the disposal of hazardous waste materials. In inspection visits in March and April 2016, Chris Parks, the office’s senior compliance and enforcement officer, observed oil leaks from equipment […]
The federal government reinstated the long-form census in 2016, as promised during the election campaign in October 2015. When they made the announcement, I went to talk with people in Prince George, B.C. to find out what they thought about it.
Ninety-four countries use proportional representation, where votes translate directly to seats in parliament. Canada doesn’t. Canada’s electoral system is known as first past the post. The candidate with the most votes in their riding wins a seat in the House of Commons. A candidate does not need a majority of votes to win; all she […]