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29 reactions to the BC government's decision to go ahead with Site C Dam

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DH Vancouver Staff Dec 11, 2017 3:00 pm 1,635
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The controversial megaproject to build the Site C hydroelectric dam on the Peace River in northeastern BC will be built after all.

This morning, Premier John Horgan announced that the project will continue following the findings of a BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) review conducted over three months.

As well, the latest official project budget has risen from $8.8 billion to $10.7 billion.

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In making the announcement, Horgan said that “megaproject mismanagement by the old government” has left BC in a “terrible situation.”

But the current government, he said “cannot punish British Columbians for those mistakes, and we can’t change the past. We can only make the best decision for the future.”

And while that my be the view of the government, public, widely-varied reaction came quick on social media:

People tweeted anger and frustration…

Others were a little more tongue-in-cheek….

Others voiced their support for the megaproject…

 

With files from Kenneth Chan


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DH Vancouver Staff
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