Guest post: Journey to the sacrifice zone of site C

** As the Moberly/Prophet River Site C treaty infringement injunction hearings continue this week in Vancouver, I was reminded of how little many people still know about the area, the people & wildlife impacted by the dam. I saw her photos a while ago and Louise was kind to share them here in this photoblog …

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“The progress of the rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error.” ~ Voltaire

    A wise and good friend once said here: "Some times the sheer indignity of the will of a government imposed on people leaves me in a state of tongue-tied rage, unable to even put voice to the injustice served up..." Hence my feeling since the decision on Site C was announced, and flu …

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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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Sometimes you just have to sit down and write.

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 …

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