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 … Continue reading 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?
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 … Continue reading More glaring hypocrisy as BC Hydro critical upgrades must undergo BCUC review while province refuses to submit Site C
It's a funny thing, writers block. It comes with no warning and disappears just as fast sometimes. Other times it lingers despite trying every single trick in the book to break through whatever mental impasse I've erected in my mind. The past couple of weeks have been frustrating as hell. I've all this material at … Continue reading Sometimes you just have to sit down and write.
Finally back to the blog and I apologize for the absence but there is only so much time before winter and I have so much work that must be done outside the new place before fall unleashes its first storms of the season, in addition to my regular work. Which makes me wonder if the … Continue reading New Site C photos show continued mitigation efforts on slide prone north slope construction
It's rainy and cold in the mountains today and the clouds are so thick and low that it feels as though I'm floating in the sky.So,until this weather lifts I'm socked in and its the perfect time to tell you a story about one man who found out how hard it is to be right, … Continue reading It’s hard being right, when the wrong has already been done.
With the flight restrictions that were placed on pilots that prevented them from flying over the construction zone ( shortly after I posted these aerial pics ) removed, new photos of some pretty interesting conditions on the north bank construction of Site C are again raising concerns. ( photo credit to Don Hoffman) Hmmm.. The … Continue reading Site C aerial photos show mess of mud,water and slides.
I'm often asked why I continue to tweet, blog and write about Site C when preliminary works have started,contracts are being issued( some ridiculously early) and the current premier is clearly hell-bent on getting past the point of no return. I always reply: "Because this project is wrong. Because this project was exempted from review … Continue reading “Politicians are people who learn not to blink, when they lie.” ― Robert Black
The irony of BC Hydro providing updates on Site C to the BC Utilities Commission after a steadfast refusal by government to allow it to review the project, is clear to all who have followed here in recent months. A classic example of how the current government has effectively hog-tied the Hydro regulator,leaving Hydro ratepayers … Continue reading Site C quarterly public update shows project costs to date already more than expected as Hydro pushes work ahead unchecked
Tune in at 9:10 am this morning for a rousing discussion on BC Hydro's massive and escalating debt - http://www.cknw.com/the-jon-mccomb-show/ Live player listening on your laptop or device: http://player.cknw.com/#/ I'll be back with a new post later today, and I'll post the podcast of the show here for you to listen to if you … Continue reading Tune in to this weeks edition of ‘Political Intel’ with Martyn Brown on the Jon McComb show, via CKNW Newstalk radio
Breaking news. BC Hydro and contractor Morgan Construction have once again been issued warnings, two this time, for non-compliance and violations of the Environmental Certificates. One warning was issued for three separate incidents in late 2015 and spring of 2o16 in which BC Hydro was found to be "not-compliant with Condition 69 of the Certificate … Continue reading Two new warnings issued to BC Hydro on Site C construction….again