Site C: “Hold the vision. Trust the process.”

I've been relatively quiet on Site C since the BCUC review started, because for once there has been no need to keep tweeting and writing incessantly to keep it in the public eye as there was, prior to the election - the review itself has been generating enough interest on its own. The discussion for …

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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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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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I have a stake in the Peace…do you?

On the heels of the protests against the biggest mistake Newfoundland Labrador governments have ever made via the Muskrat Falls boondoggle, critics and opponents of Site C launched a new campaign started by Wendy Holm.  And I wanted to share the words of my friend Shelley Falk-Ouellette  who tells the story of the significance  of …

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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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It’s hard being right, when the wrong has already been done.

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, …

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“Politicians are people who learn not to blink, when they lie.” ― Robert Black

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 …

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Site C quarterly public update shows project costs to date already more than expected as Hydro pushes work ahead unchecked

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 …

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Shocking admission from Nalcor Energy CEO serves as chilling warning to BC Government that exempted Site C project from independent review of BCUC.

Breaking news this morning from Newfoundland: the Muskrat Falls dam project is officially a boondoggle, having doubled in price and leaving their hydro CEO to make a shocking admission: "Muskrat Falls was not the right choice for our province." Hear the words straight from his mouth, here: I've written about Muskrat Falls several times, including …

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