Site C contractor consents to receivership, raising more questions on project contract & bids

It was over a year ago that I first reported on the difficulties facing Site C contractor, Petrowest... and the oddity of the company being qualified to even be awarded a contractor. https://lailayuile.com/2016/03/02/site-c-consortium-member-petrowest-has-waiver-extended-by-lenders-until-march-31-2016/ In November 2015, the BC Government and BC Hydro awarded a $1.5 Billion contract to the Peace River Hydro Partners, of which Petrowest Corporation …

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BC Election 2017: “Site C dam project has become ‘uneconomic’ and should be suspended…”

"Analysis says project is no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once expected"  That headline, from the CBC: A new report is calling for the suspension of B.C.'s Site C dam project, saying it's no longer going to benefit the provincial economy as once expected and that power from the hydroelectric station will likely be exported at losses …

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BC Election 2017: The irony is rich when it comes to Clarks concern over BC’s credit rating.

That face-palm kind of moment when Premier Christy Clark and the BC Liberals use the threat of losing the provinces Triple AAA credit rating to attack the NDP... ...just months after the Liberals were warned  twice in a year, that escalating BC Hydro debt threatens the provinces Triple AAA credit rating... ( But hey, the …

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“If your vote doesn’t make a difference, why are millionaires,corporations & unions spending so much to influence it? “

After weeks of on and off..but mostly on...winter weather here on the nearly north coast of Van Isle, I never thought I would be happy to see the rain and wind again, but I am. Ready for change...again.  Standing outside last night in the rain waiting for my beast to do his business, was refreshing …

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Site C: The $9 billion dollar + boondoggle complete with grassroots oversight.

One would hope that with a budget of over $9 billion dollars and a long list of critics and opponents, the bigwigs over at BC Hydro would be on top of every little thing happening at Site C, in order to avoid any unnecessary scrutiny. However, yet again a public complaint is helping to hold …

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Site C panning out to make Fast Ferries look like pocket change.

Since moving to Van Isle life has changed dramatically. There is always something needing to be done on the property several townhouses and families would have lived on back in Surrey. Between that and everything that has to be done the blog has taken a back seat while I am keeping track of whats going …

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New photos show new cracks and landslide yet again on the North Slope of Site C. How much are they costing us and how long before someone gets hurt?

New photos in from Site C today following yet another large slide on the work site. The first is a full aerial view: In this second photo I have enhanced the contrast so you can more easily see where the slope has cracked and has come down. The line starts just below the road on …

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If there is any saving grace to Muskrat Falls, let it be the light it shines on Premier Clarks vow to get Site C past the point of no return.

Over the past year of reporting on Site C and looking into other dam projects around the world, Muskrat Falls quickly grabbed my attention earlier this year. In reviewing how the government of Newfoundland/Labrador decided to proceed with the project,the projects path to construction was eerily similar to our BC Liberals governments path to 'get …

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More glaring hypocrisy as BC Hydro critical upgrades must undergo BCUC review while province refuses to submit Site C

So there I am, content after a nice dinner of home-made sushi and just chilling and flipping  through my phone... when I saw something that snapped me right to attention: Dam failure a quake risk for Campbell River Residents urged to flee area around river if ground shakes strongly http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/campbell-river-earthquake-bc-hydro-dam-flooding-1.3814746?cmp=rss   Officials in Campbell River …

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“True leaders don’t give consoling answers, they take constructive actions.” ~Amit Kalantri

From UK media today: "One of British Columbia’s most influential First Nations chiefs has turned down an invitation to participate in a reconciliation ceremony with the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge during their visit to Canada, describing the symbolic ceremony as a “public charade” that papers over the Canadian government’s failure to keep its promises …

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