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The Canadian Press

Construction to go ahead on Site C dam, but cost soars to $10.7 billion

By The Canadian Press
December 11, 2017 - 10:19am Updated: December 11, 2017 - 5:12pm

VICTORIA — The B.C. government had no choice but to complete the Site C hydroelectric dam rather than absorb a $4 billion hit to its bottom line by cancelling the project, which would have jeopardized plans for more spending on schools, hospitals and bridges, Premier John Horgan said Monday.

Joe Smith with a 22 lbs. spring salmon caught near Five Finger Islands on May long weekend. DFO scientist Dr. Ian Perry said the Pacific Salmon is still challenged by a previously warm ocean.
Joe Smith with a 22 lbs. spring salmon caught near Five Finger Islands on May long weekend. DFO scientist Dr. Ian Perry said the Pacific Salmon is still challenged by a previously warm ocean. Craig Gentry

Impacts linger despite a return to normal ocean temperatures

By Ian Holmes
December 5, 2017 - 4:42pm

NANAIMO — The lasting impact of a marine heat wave on West Coast waters and the iconic Pacific Salmon have surprised scientists.

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson in front of an abandoned vessel, a topic she's campaigned on for her entire political career.
Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson in front of an abandoned vessel, a topic she's campaigned on for her entire political career. submitted

'It's very cowardly:' Nanaimo MP's abandoned vessels legislation sinks in Parliament

By Spencer Sterritt
November 30, 2017 - 4:20pm

NANAIMO — After a high profile secret vote in the House of Commons, a bill introduced by Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson is dead in the water.

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