Wed 25 Mar 2009
Nanaimo PUBLIC MEETING: RIVER AWARENESS
When: TUESDAY MARCH 31, 7:00 PM
Where: The Nanaimo Aquatic Centre, 741-3rd St
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BC rivers are threatened by unprecedented rapid industrial development in remote areas. In the name of “green energy”, numerous proposed hydroelectric projects would divert hundreds of kilometers of rivers from their natural riverbeds and build a vast network of new powerlines to connect remote wilderness areas to the grid. The environmental and social impacts are unknown but may be severe given the size and cumulative effects of such development.
The BC Creek Protection Society and special guest speakers will present and discuss the potential impacts of hydropower development in British Columbia at a public meeting on Tuesday, March 31 in Nanaimo.
The presentations will be aimed at educating the public on proposed Independent Power Projects in British Columbia. These projects will be shown in a broader context of independent hydroelectric development occurring across the entire province. An invitation is extended to the Snaw-Naw-As First Nation, Snuneymuxw First Nation and any other interested parties.
7:00-9:00 PM: Presentations, public Q & A
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