An artist’s rendering of the Site C dam, the third hydro dam on the Peace River. (B.C. Hydro image)

Speakers to discuss Site C project in Sooke

Meeting set for Masonic Lodge on Oct. 17

The fight over the Site C dam project is coming to Sooke.

A gathering of speakers will present Breach of Trust: Indigenous Rights and the Future of the Site C Dam at special meeting Wednesday, Oct. 17 at the Sooke Masonic Lodge, 6544 Throup Rd.

The talk features Sarah Cox, author of Breaching the Peace: The Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand Against Big Hydro, Julian Napoleon of the Saulteau First Nations and Amnesty International’s Craig Benjamin.

RELATED: Petition to stop Site C dam falls short

Started in 2014, but tied up in political and legal red tape ever since, the Site C dam is the third dam project on the Peace River, and will produce 5,100 gigawatt hours of power annually.

But to do so, it has to flood one of the last remaining agricultural valleys in the province.

B.C. Hydro says the project has undergone thorough environmental review that justifies the project. Opponents say it will be a white elephant taxpayers will be burdened by for years – not to mention the environmental damage flooding causes, and the loss of productive agricultural land.

The Sooke meeting begins at 7 p.m. and is presented by Amnesty International Book Club, UBC Press and Transition Sooke. Admission is free.

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