Alaska Highway News staff

Landowners lament Site C decision

It’s one foot in front of the other for Peace Valley landowners who were left dismayed by Premier John Horgan’s decision on Monday to continue construction of Site C. Ken Boon, president of the...

Nearly 2,400 employed on Site C in September

The Site C workforce totalled 2,375 in September, according to BC Hydro’s latest employment statistics. The large majority of workers, 81 per cent, continued to be B.C. workers, with 1,917 employed...

Green bonds yet to be issued for Site C

More than two years after being promoted as a way to finance the $8.8-billion Site C dam, B.C. has yet to issue any green bonds for the project.  Former BC Liberal finance minister Mike de Jong...

Province handed out $4 million in environmental fines in 2016

British Columbia handed out more than $4 million in environmental penalties and tickets in 2016. Environment ministry data released today shows officers handed out 2,201 tickets and nearly 300...

Site C tenders still out for bid

While the BC Utilities Commission continues it review of Site C, contract procurement remains underway. Over the summer, requests for proposals have been issued for substation and transmission...

ICBA to BCUC: Finish Site C

"Finish Site C." That is the message from the Independent Contractors and Business Association to the BC Utilities Commission in a submission to the BCUC Site C review panel to take into...

Legislature recalled for new session beginning September 8

September 8 is set to mark the beginning of a new three-month legislative session. MLAs will return to Victoria on a Friday with a speech from the throne, with a new budget expected the following...

Critics, proponents weigh in on Petronas’ decision to pull plug on Pacific NorthWest LNG

Petronas’ July 25 announcement it was abandoning its Pacific NorthWest LNG plans has generated no shortage of discussion from proponents and critics of the project across Canada. Anuar Taib,...

Canada’s top court dismisses First Nations’ Site C appeal

The Supreme Court of Canada has dismissed the appeals by Treaty 8 First Nations to delay the Site C dam. The West Moberly and Prophet River First Nations had been seeking judicial reviews of how...

Enbridge slashing 1,000 jobs

Enbridge said it plans to eliminate 1,000 jobs as it looks to decrease overlap after its takeover of Spectra Energy last month, but how those cuts will play out in Northeast B.C. remains unclear....