The alluvial soil in the east-west-running Peace River valley with its deep alluvial soils is the only Class 1 climate north of Prince George and particularly suited to vegetable production. The valley the damned dam-ers want to despoil can produce almost all the crops grown in the Fraser Valley with higher productivity (yields) due to its longer daylight. As Wendy Holm says in her acclaimed Vancouver Sun article, "Its time to start using the F-word. The F word is food."
Food you remember comes from the earth, even hamburgers. The area under attack by the bankers and billionaires is home to some of Canada's best agricultural land. The Site C Dam would flood or disrupt 30,000 acres of this rich farmland, enough, say expert agrologists, to feed a million people.
The Peace River is the only corridor that breaks trough the rocky mountains from the Yukon to southern Mexico so has been the land hwy for countless generations of grazers to follow those seasonal abundances. wildlife [as in let the buffalo roam] is another reason why the peace river valley is irreplaceable.
When Queen Christy announced the incredibly stupid decision to go ahead with the damn dam she boasted about its 100 year generating lifespan. During that 100 years the dam will collect silt and become a useless shrine and what's left, not washed over the dam, of the once magical alluvial soil will be anaerobically strangled dead sludge. The river of course will win, in the longterm it'll find it's way over, under or through the damned thing one day.
As the STOP SITE C website says, "Christy Clark may think that she’s moving on with Site C, but she’s hugely mistaken. This battle to save the Peace River Valley from this unnecessary and destructive project is far from over! Five, soon to be 6 lawsuits have been launched against the federal and provincial governments with regard to Site C. "The project will gravely impact the ability of Treaty 8 communities way of life in exercising their treaty-protected constitutionally-enshrined rights to hunt, fish, trap, and harvest across their lands,” stated Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, President of the Union of BC Indian Chiefs.
There are other ways of living on the planet. There are other ways of accounting that both more honestly include the full costs now being 'externalized' by the dam builders as well as the free services that David Suzuki explains in 'The Peace Dividend'.
The economic benefits of keeping the Peace River region's remaining farmland and nature intact are enormous, according to a recent report from the David Suzuki Foundation. "These ecosystems play a critical role in providing clean air, clean water, habitat for wildlife and many other ecological benefits that sustain the health and well-being of local residents, and contribute to the cultural and traditional ways of First Nations" - the David Suzuki Foundation.
The whole thing stinks of bankers, billionaires, bribes.and bullshit [not the good kind]