Dear Anna and Figgy Tunes,
Many of the allies in the fight against Site C spent the holidays planning an important event. The Site C Summit – Accountability and Action will take place this coming weekend in Victoria, BC. Saturday is sold out but you can still attend the Friday program, or watch via live stream via these links on YouTube and FaceBook. There’s an amazing line-up of speakers, you won’t want to miss this!
On January 15th the Prophet River and West Moberly First Nations filed a civil claim in BC Supreme Court. At issue is the outstanding question of whether construction of Site C constitutes a violation of treaty rights guaranteed under Treaty 8, as well as the Canadian Constitution. The suit seeks an injunction to stop construction while the case proceeds.
As the fight to Stop Site C shifts into a different phase, we’re going to be shifting how we communicate with you. Our three organizations – Peace Valley Environmental Association (PVEA), Sierra Club BC, and Yellowstone to Yukon – have been sending out these updates as a team for several years now. While we’re all still working together on the campaign, you will now receive communications directly from each of our organizations. As always, you can choose to opt out of receiving mailings at any time (but of course we hope you won’t!).
On that note, we bid a very fond farewell to PVEA Coordinator Andrea Morison. After seven intense years at the helm of the Site C campaign, Andrea is taking a break from the day-to-day grind. Thank you Andrea for your amazing work!
Finally, a reminder that the PVEA and the Peace Valley Landowners Association face large bills incurred hiring expert witnesses over the last six months. We are 42% of the way to our fundraising goal. Please donate what you can, any amount is very gratefully received.
Thank you everyone,
Ruth Ann Darnall Galen Armstrong Candace Batycki
Peace Valley Env. Assn. Sierra Club BC Yellowstone to Yukon Cons. Initiative
Stop Site C
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