Hydroelectric Dams – Good, Bad, and Ugly

This week we’re dedicating the entire show to a look at dams. They allow us to irrigate farmland and produce electricity, but they can also flood vast areas, alter wildlife migration, and force entire cities to relocate. We investigate the impacts, both positive and negative, of some of the biggest dams ever built. Then we take an in-depth look at the controversial Site C dam that’s planned for northern BC. Representatives from BC Hydro, the Wilderness Committee, and Citizens United to Save the Peace all weigh in on the project. And as always, we start things off with your wrap up of the week’s top news headlines.

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The Site C dam, proposed for the Peace River in BC. Image courtesy of BC Hydro.