LETTER: Now’s not the time to kill Site C project

Re: Dam decision a big test for NDP (B.C. Views, Nov. 15)

Premier John Horgan made the decision to cancel the Site C dam project before the election. His letter to contractors to stop signing contracts and cease acquiring lands before his party assumed power makes that abundantly clear.

This delay is merely him realizing it’s a bad idea but he’s committed to it because it panders to his urban base.

As for being able to make up the supply difference through wind, solar and geothermal, one merely has to look to Ontario to see what that looks like. Those technologies are neither mature nor reliable and have caused immense cost increases that have bankrupted the province, driven out industry and cost jobs. “Could” does not mean the same as “is.”

With the reliance on electrically powered technology increasing exponentially this is not the time to be cancelling Site C. Particularly when it results in no increase in power availability, will result in increased costs and will also result in an immediate loss of $4 billion when the government has already increased program spending throughout the province.

Jason Kitt, Sooke

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

MISSING: Saanich police search for 18-year-old last seen Sept. 9

Robyn Coker-Steel has short purple hair, frequents downtown Victoria

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

No plan in place if Sooke homeless shelter forced to shut doors

Contract for Otter Road facility now month to month

Sooke marine search and rescue cast their nets for volunteers

Non-profit looking for crew and society members

Saanich police encourage safe driving habits as rain leads to pooling on roadways

Slow down, inspect vehicle ahead of driving in wet autumn weather

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

Vancouver Island Tour de Rock riders roll into Parksville Qualicum Beach

Saturday’s schedule includes Port Alberni, Ucluelet and Tofino, followed by Nanaimo on Sunday

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

World Sikh Organization of Canada said taking Sikh officers off the front lines constitutes discrimination

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Liberals reach deal with NDP on COVID-19 aid bill, likely averting election

NDP and the Liberals have reached an agreement on COVID-19 sick-leave

Money laundering inquiry delayed over of B.C. election: commissioner

Austin Cullen says the hearings will start again on Oct. 26

2 British Columbians arrested, 3 at large in massive Alberta drug bust

Eight people are facing 33 charges in what police have dubbed Project Incumbent

Most Read