Report Realities & Reaction

In today's update: more on BCUC's report on Site C's cost overruns and scheduling delays. 

5 Key Facts about the Site C Report

The B.C. Utilities Commission released its report into the Site C dam on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The previous Liberal government started construction on the dam near Fort St. John in 2015, but the new NDP government has threatened to cancel it. 

Vaughn Palmer: Site C troubles began with last winter's tension crack and are far from over

Site C has already exceeded its budget, only two years into a nine-year schedule,” continues the commission in another unflattering assessment of Hydro’s project management. “Given the nature of this type of project and what has occurred to date, total costs may be in excess of $10 billion and there are significant risks that could lead to further budget overruns.

Reaction swift as Site C final report released

"Supporting the development of smaller renewable projects presents a significant economic opportunity for all corners of British Columbia. In recent months our caucus has met with numerous communities across the province who are proposing exciting projects like wind and geothermal that would generate jobs and innovation in their communities using private sector investment rather than billions in taxpayer funds.