Site C dam needed to provide electrical energy

Are we going to start rationing power in the near future the way we ration lawn watering in the summer?

Dear Editor:

No sooner did BC Hydro announce that the Site C dam was going to be built than the naysayers started saying no – no doubt the same naysayers who say no to run of river, no to wind, no to the Olympics, no to a safer route for an existing pipeline, no to just about anything else you can think of.

So if we don’t build Site C, and we don’t build run of river or wind projects, where do these naysayers propose we get our power from?

Especially with the potential for energy-intensive LNG and other industrial development.

Are we going to start rationing power in the near future the way we ration lawn watering in the summer?

Will even-numbered houses get to turn on their lights and appliances Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and odd-numbered houses on the alternate days?

Give me a break.

I for one am not going to give in to the naysayers. I’m going to say yes. Yes to run of river. Yes to wind. Yes to Site C.

And yes to anything else that will make this province great and give us the competitive advantages we need to succeed and prosper.

Sandra Robinson

Maple Ridge

 

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