It’s another blow to the opponents of the Site C mega dam in the Peace Region.
The B.C. Supreme Court has dismissed an application for a judicial review of provincial permits issued for the project.
It was filed by two communities from the Treaty 8 territory – Prophet River and West Moberly.
Their ally, Ken Boon of the Peace Valley Landowners Association, says he’s “disappointed.”
“It’s kind of a forgotten case that was off the radar of everybody. It was one of three legal challenges that West Moberley and Prophet River have going forward and it’s almost a year old now since this was in court.”
BC Hydro continues to move forward with site preparation despite at least two outstanding legal challenges.
The project involves an 83-kilometre reservoir, which would flood farmland along traditional First Nations territory, will create enough electricity to power half a million homes.
It’s also deadline day for landowners to sign a deal with the Crown Corporation to make way for the project.