September 2017

Bennett Dam turns 50
 
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September 2017

An engine of B.C.'s economy since the 1960s, the W.A.C. Bennett Dam turns 50 this month. We look at the dam's legacy – good and bad – through the eyes of new BC Hydro president Chris O'Riley. Also this month, an in-depth examination of our efforts to resurrect wild stocks of prehistoric sturgeon on the Columbia River, an end-of-summer visual tour of our recreation area at the Strathcona Dam near Campbell River, and a cheat sheet for using ENERGY STAR® for shopping for everything from a printer, to an LED bulb, to a home.

Bennett Dam at 50: 'That's not the whole picture'

Bennett Dam at 50: 'That's not the whole picture'

Construction of W.A.C Bennett Dam in the 1960s powered prosperity in B.C., but it came at tremendous cost to First Nations in the area. "There was no dialogue or engagement, no opportunity for discussion or accommodation," says BC Hydro president Chris O'Riley.

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Helping our biggest fish

Helping our biggest fish

BC Hydro is a leader in sturgeon recovery thanks to years of work, and a surprising revelation, on the Columbia River. Learn more


A Vancouver Island gem

A Vancouver Island gem

At the gateway to glorious Strathcona Provincial Park, there's free camping at a BC Hydro rec site. Take the visual tour


How to ride ENERGY STAR to big savings

How to ride ENERGY STAR to big savings

It's a standard of efficiency, and it's a label on a surprising number of products. Learn more

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