The mayor of a community that would be heavily affected by a dam proposed on the Peace River is demanding a review by the BC Utilities Commission.
Gwen Johansson says a study commissioned by the District of Hudson’s Hope shows the $7.9-billion price tag for the Site C project is too low.
“It has the possibility of going up another 30 per cent when still being within the project, so we’re looking at not necessarily 7.9. It could be much higher than that.”
Speaking with CKNW’s Bill Good, Johansson is disputing a review panel report for the federal and provincial governments, which determined Site C is the best and cheapest alternative for new energy in B.C.