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My Site C and Peace River story published

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Yvonne Tupper from Saulteau First Nation in front of beaver dam at Moberly Lake (Photo: Alison Bate)

My feature Fighting for Peace Valley is now online at  Cascadia Magazine.

In August 2018, I visited the Peace Region in northeastern B.C. with two friends and talked to long-time residents fighting against the controversial Site C dam project. These included Yvonne Tupper from Saulteau First Nations, farmers Arlene and Ken Boon, and horse breeder Esther Pedersen.

“I want all this industry to slow down and let the land heal. Then the people can heal and know they matter,” said Yvonne Tupper.

I also spoke with West Moberly chief Roland Willson, dropped in on the court case in Vancouver to hear B.C. Hydro’s arguments and finally, visited the dam site itself.

Read the feature, with some great photos by Jennifer O’Keeffe, at  Cascadia Magazine.