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City of Victoria pushes for Site C delay

Local governments in B.C. will vote this September on whether to lobby the province for further review the Site C dam. A resolution submitted by the city of Victoria to the Union of B.C.
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Victoria wants the B.C. Utilities Commission to review the dam's "potential impact on B.C. Hydro ratepayers and provincial taxpayers."

Local governments in B.C. will vote this September on whether to lobby the province for further review the Site C dam.

A resolution submitted by the city of Victoria to the Union of B.C. Municipalities asks the local government group to advocate for a review of the dam by the B.C. Utilities Commission.

Victoria specifically wants the commission to review the dam's "potential impact on B.C. Hydro ratepayers and provincial taxpayers."

Also of concern are potential impacts on agriculture, the environment, and aboriginal and municipal interests.

Both Hudson's Hope and the Peace River Regional District have requested the province subject the dam to a "proper review" before "any construction or development activities proceed." Construction officially began in late July.

Delegates will vote on the Site C resolution during the UBCM's annual meeting Sept. 23-25.

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