The Victoria, Cowichan Valley and Mid-Island chapters along with our Vancouver-based organizer AJ Klein were at the Site C accountability and action summit in Victoria this past January 26-27. One call to action from that summit included, "In response to the civil suits brought by the West Moberly First Nations, the Prophet River First Nation and the Blueberry First Nations, the Province of BC must instruct BC Hydro to stop work on Site C and walk away from the project."
Three court cases will be heard in the coming months regarding the controversial Site C dam on Treaty 8 territory in northern British Columbia.
The Georgia Straight reports, "Many assumed the $10.7-billion Site C dam was a done deal when Premier John Horgan announced in December that B.C. Hydro would complete the project. [But now] the West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations said in a news release that they've managed to secure a 'major work stoppage' in advance of presenting legal arguments in court for an interim injunction."