March 7, 2016

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March 7, 2016

Some sectors of the B.C. economy have slowed, but we must build the Site C dam to meet B.C.'s future energy needs, BC Hydro's CEO told the Vancouver Board of Trade ... The final tally's in, and more than 5,000 turned out at recent Site C job fairs in five northern B.C. communities ... Seismic upgrades at two BC Hydro dams near Campbell River add up to two decades of work and hundreds of jobs in the area.
'We continue to forecast long-term growth in electricity demand': CEO

'We continue to forecast long-term growth in electricity demand': CEO

While there's uncertainty in some sectors of the B.C. economy today, we need to build the Site C dam if we're to meet the province's future energy needs, BC Hydro CEO Jessica McDonald told the Vancouver Board of Trade.

Read the Vancouver Sun story
Over 5,000 attend Site C job fairs

Over 5,000 attend Site C job fairs

Turnouts at job fairs in Prince George, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek, Chetwynd and Fort Nelson show there's plenty of interest in working on the Site C clean energy project.
Read more at energeticcity.ca
Various projects at two dams creates hundreds of jobs in Campbell River area

Various projects at two dams create hundreds of jobs in Campbell River area

Upgrading John Hart and Strathcona dams to withstand 1-in-10,000-year earthquakes will help create work in the area for two decades.
Read more in the Campbell River Mirror
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

A bit of wire can go a long way, including warding off lightning damage. Two of our power line technicians made their way up a tower at the Forest View Substation in Powell River to clip in a shield cable, which will be one of several at the station. If lightning strikes, this steel-based wire will ground the electricity safely, conducting it away from infrastructure and helping to avoid service interruption.
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