A model of the proposed Site C Dam at the Community Consultation Office in Fort St. John, B.C. (Deborah Baic/The Globe and Mail)

Chief worries about future of fishing grounds, Site C panel hears

First Nations in the Peace River region of British Columbia are hemmed in by resource developments, which have dramatically eroded their traditional fishing grounds, the Joint Review Panel studying the Site C dam proposal has been told. In a submission, Chief Roland Willson of the West Moberly band listed a litany of developments that he said have already harmed most of the rivers in northeast British Columbia. He told the panel, which since last month has been holding hearings into B.C. Hydro’s proposal for a third dam on the Peace, that the untamed section of the river where the dam would go is one of the last natural areas left.

 

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