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Conversation With Claire Trevena, MLA for North Island

By Roy L Hales

With British Columbia’s provincial election approaching, I decided to interview the candidates in my riding. Dallas Smith, who is attempting to capture this seat for the BC Liberals, has yet to respond to my emails. Green candidate Sue Moen and I will be talking soon. My conversation with Claire Trevena, MLA for Island North, took place on a bench overlooking the wharves at Heriot Bay, on Quadra Island.
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How Woodfibre LNG Illustrates What This Election Is About

By Roy L Hales

It has been a year since Propeller Strategy drew up a declaration opposing the proposed Woodfibre LNG plant and LNG tanker traffic in Howe Sound. The key phrase is “I reject the proposed project until government and industry can provide clear information, science and assurance that I can trust, along with a meaningful, citizen-based, decision-making process.” The picture at the top of this page illustrates one of the key issues. LNG tankers would be p[ass at is a public beach. This project ignores the recommended distances between the tanker and shore, set out by the industry’s own organization, the Society of International Gas Tanker and Terminal Operators (SIGTTO). Propeller Strategy has been questioning the candidates through-out this election and their most recent survey shows how Woodfibre LNG illustrates what this election is about.

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Do We Need the Narrows Inlet Power Project?

By Roy L Hales

When BC canceled or deferred 19 independent power contracts last August, Energy and Mines Minister Bill Bennet said, ‘If we don’t need to buy this electricity right now or within the next couple of years, it seems the right thing to do for ratepayers is not buy it.” So why has the Government issued a conditional Environmental Assessment Certificate for the Narrows Inlet Hydro Project?
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Does BC Really Need A Fracking Dam on Site C?

By Roy L Hales

One of the first questions that needs to be addressed, in regard to the proposed dam at site C on the Peace river, is why BC needs to be embark upon a $7.9 billion project at this time.
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