Lindsay Brown writes on Facebook:
$4K of our money – PER HOUR – to helicopter log islands in the Peace River for Site C. A billion for a new highway and bridges to get around the dam, and we have new gossip that Hydro guys – locals call them Hydroids – are talking about putting in budget requests “for another half million” here and there to build bits of the river diversion tunnels that are now years late.
They’re not sending cut trees to mills either – just burning them.
Right now they’re destroying two amazing landmarks on the river, tall rock pillars called “The Gates” in an attempt to cut a channel of the river off and use the rock for their mad earthworks. We hear that even locals who support the dam are becoming restive when they see the profligate throwing around of money and environmental destruction.