Letters: Dam held in last big quake

Jordan River was unaffected by 1960s Alaska earthquake

Have to agree with Mr.Benson,there appears to be some kind of back door scheme/scam going on out in Jordan River these days.

I was living out there in the early sixties when the earthquake/tsunami that damaged Port Alberni happened. We were told at the time by the “experts” that it was very improbable that a tsunami of any size or force could find it’s way into the Straits of Juan De Fuca without having it’s force and size  grossly diminished. No tsunami hit the beach and the hydro dam held strong.

BC Hydro’s corporate track record of suppressed information and dispersal of miss-information has been ongoing of late.One only has to look at the Site C dam negotiations and the”smart meter” program to confirm that. Site C is a project that local residents and municipalities want no part of and the “smart meter” program has failed and is in a state of recall anywhere else in North America that it has been tried. To try to say that both of these projects are being put forth to us “for our own good” is an insult to personal intellect.

Now B.C Hydro has another project on it’s mind at Jordan River “for the good of the people”. It’s true intentions are once again hiding behind the suppression of information and the dispersal miss-information. My guess is they are trying to use scare tactics to force sale on lucrative coastal waterfront properties to fill their coffers on resale to developers or Parks Canada. They’ll need it to build the Site C dam and to finance the recall of all the “smart metres”.

The dam has already withstood one earthquake and been upgraded in the mid-eighties. The Jordan River drainage system has room for plenty of water, they dried it out with their dams. B.C Hydro should stop the scare tactics and maybe consider another upgrade on the dam if their concern for local residents is so high.

I hope the Jordan River residents that this edict affects stand fast and all tell B.C Hydro to hit the road. It’s doubtful whether their game would stand up to full scrutiny in a court of law.

I really enjoyed living on the beach at Jordan River as a kid.I was never fearful of potential tsunami’s or the dam exploding from an earthquake. If I had a chance I would joyfully move back there in a heartbeat.

Rodney Nyberg

Sooke

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