The Site C dam was approved by Christy Clark and the BC Liberal government in December of 2014 without a review by the BC Utilities Commission, whose job it is to evaluate if energy projects are in the best interest of British Columbians.
In August 2017, the new BC NDP government referred Site C to the BCUC. We now have their final report, and soon the BC government will decide the fate of the Site C dam project.
With all the conflicting views being presented in the media, it's no wonder that British Columbians may be confused about the basic facts surrounding the questions: do we need the energy and are we spending $10-12 billion of BC taxpayers' money on the right project?
See the video below for the facts on the Site C dam project and decide for yourself.
Hicks, Dale. (1981, November 24). BC Hydro looked ready to go ahead with their third dam in the Peace region. Global News. https://globalnews.ca/news/1728749/everything-you-need-to-know-about-the-site-c-dam/
News clippings: open commons.
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BC Government. (May 9, 2014). New Teck Acute Care Centre for B.C.'s children moves forward. https://news.gov.bc.ca/stories/new-teck-acute-care-centre-for-bcs-children-moves-forward
Kevin Duncan, Peter Philips, and Mark Prus. (October 2014). Prevailing Wage Regulations and School Construction Costs: Cumulative Evidence from British Columbia. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/irel.12072/epdf?r3_referer=wol&tracking_action=preview_click&show_checkout=1
Canadoo Enterprises Inc. How Much Does it Cost to Build a New House in Vancouver? http://www.canadoo.ca/home-renovations/how-much-does-it-cost-to-build-a-new-house-in-vancouver/
Andrew Duffy. (2017, August 5). B.C. wildfires fanning construction costs on Vancouver Island. Times Colonist. http://www.timescolonist.com/business/b-c-wildfires-fanning-construction-costs-on-vancouver-island-1.21643072
Translink. 10-Year Vision for Metro Vancouver Transit and Transportation. https://tenyearvision.translink.ca/downloads/10%20Year%20Vision%20for%20Metro%20Vancouver%20Transit%20and%20Transportation.pdf
Deloitte LLP. (2017, September 8). British Columbia Utilities Commission Site C - Alternative Resource Options and Load Forecast Assessment. P. 63. http://www.sitecinquiry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/DOC_90150_A-9_Site-C-Inquiry_Deloitte-LLP-Independent-Report-No2.pdf
BC Utilities Commission. (2017, November 1). Site C Inquiry Final Report. http://www.sitecinquiry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/11-01-2017-BCUC-Site-C-Inquiry-Final-Report.pdf
Robert McCullough. (2017). McCullough Research.
UBC Program on Water Governance, (2017, November 18), Review of “AHC Response to BCUC Final Report on Site C.” http://watergovernance.sites.olt.ubc.ca/files/2017/11/UBC_Analysis-_of_Allied_Hydro_Council_Report.pdf
Lazard Levelized Cost of Energy Analysis. P. 4 (7.0, 8.0, 9.0, 10.0, 11.0) and P. 7 (4.0, 5.0, 6.0) https://www.lazard.com/media/438038/levelized-cost-of-energy-v100.pdf
McCullough Research. (2017, September 13). What We Have Learned About Site C. P. 20. http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/1694d3_4d80db52c9804517b2530e18cd3fabe4.pdf
BC Hydro. September 30, 2017. Submission to the British Columbia Utilities Commission Inquiry into the Site C Clean Energy Project. Appendix F, P. 2&3.
BC Ministry of Energy and Mines. (June 25, 2013). U.S. Benefits from the Columbia River Treaty – Past, Present and Future: A Province of British Columbia Perspective. P. 8.
Site C FAQ, PVLA and PVEA, with analysis by McCullough Research. P. 7. http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/1694d3_e4dc9caa482c41c7967c09253bf10191.pdf
Robert McCullough. (2017). McCullough Research.
Hendriks, R. and Raphals, P. (October 2017a). Policy issues of relevance to the BCUC Inquiry Respecting Site C. P. i. http://www.sitecinquiry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/00627_F106-6_Program-on-Water-Governance_University-of-British-ColumbiaUBC_SiteC_Submissions.pdf
BC Hydro. Site C Clean Energy Project. Project Benefits. https://www.sitecproject.com/why-site-c/project-benefits
BC Hydro. Site C Employment by Month: September 2017. https://www.sitecproject.com/sites/default/files/employment-statistics-september-2017.pdf
TimberWest Forest Corp. (2013, September 26). TimberWest and EDP Renewables Canada Partner on Large-Scale Wind Power Projects on Vancouver Island and sign MOU with T'Sou-ke First Nation. http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/timberwest-and-edp-renewables-canada-partner-on-large-scale-wind-power-projects-on-vancouver-island-and-sign-mou-with-tsou-ke-first-nation-513012191.html
District of Chetwynd Council Meeting Agenda. (2016, March 29). Red Willow Wind Project and Manufacturing Project. http://gochetwynd.com/agendas/2016/2016-06-98765432/pages/documents/RD-1.pdf
Interior Health News Release. (2014, July 30). Penticton Hospital plans move forward. https://www.interiorhealth.ca/AboutUs/MediaCentre/NewsReleases/Documents/Penticton%20Regional%20Hospital%20plans%20move%20forward.pdf
Port Metro Vancouver. (2011, November 21). Container Capacity Improvement Program. P. 10. https://www.portvancouver.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Deltaport_Terminal_Road_and_Rail_Improvement_Project_-_Consultation_Discussion_Guide_and_Feedback_Form_November_2011.pdf
Site C FAQ, PVLA and PVEA, with analysis by McCullough Research. P.6. http://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/1694d3_e4dc9caa482c41c7967c09253bf10191.pdf