The Wilderness Committee reports that, "Late last week we got word that the Glacier Howser project has lost its energy purchase agreement with BC Hydro. ... The citizens of Kaslo and Nelson, and all of those who wrote letters (to British Columbia Environmental Assessment office) to keep Glacier and Howser creeks (in the Kootenays) wild know the power of the pen."
BC-Yukon organizer Harjap Grewal highlights that the Golden and Nelson chapters of the Council of Canadians were heavily involved in this campaign, and that this work also in part led to the formation of our new Columbia Valley chapter.
The Nelson Star reported yesterday that, "The Glacier Howser project calls for diversion of water from both creeks and running a 90 km transmission line across the Purcell Mountains. It would generate about 100 megawatts of power. Opponents say the project would hurt grizzly bears, caribou, and fish."