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B.C. could outsource new LNG ferries by David P. Ball, posted on 24 Hours Vancouver

BC Ferries may soon be fuelled by the province’s abundant liquefied natural gas resources. On Monday, Victoria issued a request for proposals from five shipyards to build three ferries that can operate on LNG with diesel as backup. Seaspan was the only Canadian shipyard included in the bid request. [Read More…]

BC Hydro Site C Review Begins With First Nations Welcome by Dene Moore, posted on Huffington Post British Columbia

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Environmental review hearings into the massive Site C hydroelectric dam proposed by BC Hydro began Monday with a welcome to panel members from area First Nations and a reminder for them to listen with their hearts, not just their heads. Dozens of aboriginal elders, community leaders and youth presented the panel with symbols of the land, from jars of wild berries to moose antlers and animal skins. [Read More…]

Decision on Columbia River Treaty renegotiation expected, posted on CBC News

Several western states are likely to tell the U.S. State Department and President Obama if they want the 50-year-old Columbia River Treaty terminated or renegotiated to reflect changes since it was signed. The Columbia River Treaty, ratified in 1963, led to construction of four dams which flooded hundreds of kilometres of valley bottom in southeastern B.C. [Read More…]

B.C. Hydro maintains need for Site C, promises to work to mitigate effects by Erica Fisher, posted on Energetic City

In the utility’s opening statement to the Joint Review Panel today, B.C. Hydro maintained the need for the proposed Site C dam, and its beliefs that the impacts can be mitigated. Susan Yurkovich, Executive Vice-President for Site C, began by reiterating Hydro’s belief that the demand for electricity in the province will increase by 40 per cent over the next 20 years.[Read More…]  

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