General · 3rd March 2018
A Talk by Andrew Nikiforuk at the Campbell River Museum on Saturday, March 10.
The recent global boom in mega projects has shed valuable data on their dangerous economics. They are mostly over budget, over schedule and under benefits, over and over again. Drawing upon the experience of Manitoba’s Keeyask Dam and Newfoundland’s Muskrat Falls Dam, Andrew Nikiforuk will explain why the approval of Site C will be slow moving political, economic and ecological train wreck that will affect every electrical consumer in the province.
For more than two decades Andrew Nikiforuk has written about energy, economics and the West for a variety of Canadian publications including the Walrus, Maclean’s, Canadian Business, The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business, Chatelaine, Georgia Straight, The Tyee, Equinox and Harrowsmith.
The talk is part of the Museum's Diamond Anniversary Lecture Series. It is from 1-2:30pm and costs $7 per person.
The Museum is located at 470 Island Highway in Campbell River.
Comment by Disgusted NDP Voters on 3rd March 2018
I agree with Andrew that the site C Dam on the Peace River will suck the life out of this province and likely lead to the end of BC Hydro as a publically owned utility. With a ten billion dollar price tag and double interest over the ensuing decades, the provincial government will be saddled with a crushing debt of nearly 20 billion dollars for one dam that is predicted to silt in by the end of this century. The electricity rates are going up three per cent in April and I have no doubt they will continue to rise to pay for the biggest mistake of this century. All for power we don't need and can't sell. Pathetic when alternatives are becoming really affordable and employ many more people. In the meantime, 250,000 trees have been mowed down near the dam site, 28 eagle nests destroyed and two million dollars a day is being pissed away. The only question left is WHY.