So, the question is this: If so few people seem to want war, why do we keep getting so many of them?
She was semi-joking about the cow, of course, but broken treaty promises like this are at the heart of an interim injunction case in B. Supreme Court that aims to stop the Site C project. The case resumed on Sept. We were way up in the northeast of B.
The Peace River is more than 1, kilometres about miles from Vancouver, the same distance as it would be to drive from southern B.
To get here, we drove through a province choked with haze from forest fires, alongside double-stack container trains winding through the Fraser Canyon and on roads growing emptier with each passing hour.
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North of Prince George, the traffic thinned out even more, leaving mainly logging trucks, heavy-duty RVs on their way to and from Alaska, and pick-up trucks in a hurry. Yvonne Tupper, of the Saulteau First Nations, says the Peace River is no longer a real river, since it comes from a dam.
She took us first to see where the Moberly River enters Moberly Lake and pointed to an impressive beaver dam at the mouth of the river. Tupper has been fighting the other dam—the Site C dam—for many years.
My grandfather told me: Bennett and Peace Canyon dams. Here, the river swirled past massive sandstone cliffs and around islands in the middle. The first dam on the Peace River, the W. C Bennett Dam, was completed in and locks in Williston Lake. Their combined power averages about 38 per cent of B.
The new Site C earth-filled embankment dam and its reservoir would flood 83 kilometres of the valley, plus about 35 kilometres of tributary valleys. It would take advantage of water already stored in Williston Lake, and generate approximately 35 per cent of the energy produced at W.
Bennett Dam, with only five per cent of the reservoir area. John is in the heart of B. But putting a dam in the last remaining part of the Peace River is too much, she said.
Tupper is still smarting from being named in a civil lawsuit brought by B. Hydro against herself, Arlene and Ken Boon, two others, and Esther Pedersen, who brought food to the protesters at Rocky Mountain Fort over the winter of The camp, on the south side of the Peace, was set up on crown land due to be cleared for the construction project.
The land has since been clearcut. Hydro whether they were planning to drop the lawsuits, especially since the current NDP provincial government is planning to re-introduce anti-SLAPP legislation. Hydro has not taken any further action against protesters since then.
West Moberly claims that Site C violates their Treaty 8 rights by destroying the last portion of the Peace River where they can hunt, fish, and trap in the same places and in the same way as their ancestors. It is one of eight B. They were also to be allowed to maintain their way of life.
Many of the promises, including medical care, were not honoured. But while Tupper is fighting Site C, the Saulteau, after what she calls a flawed online vote, supported it. Some others bands in the area have also signed on to B. Arlene was canning beans and Ken was working in the hay fields that day.
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