Hydro project backed

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce supports the provincial government’s decision to approve Site C.

The Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce supports the provincial government’s decision to approve Site C.

B.C. Hydro will be allowed to construct a third dam on the Peace River in northeastern B.C. to generate electricity.

“B.C.’s economy has been built on reliable, low-cost power and while this was a difficult decision it is a significant one that will result in clean and renewable power for generations,” said Jaron Chasca, chamber president.

“By committing to building Site C, the government is investing in continued access to the energy we need to take B.C. forward.”

The B.C. Chamber of Commerce has promoted the project so the province continues to have a competitive business advantage.

 

“Reliable, affordable power allows our businesses to compete nationally and globally and to create jobs right here in B.C.” said John Winter, B.C. Chamber of Commerce president.