Sunday, June 16, 2019

Tag: Hydroelectric

New Canadian Blockchain Centre Powered by Water

A new Canadian centre specializing in the blockchain applications for industry has received approval for its application to run its operations with hydro-electricity from the Board...

Mikisew Cree First Nation: Site C Impact on Peace River Violates...

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) inquiry into the Site C hydroelectric project heard strong objections to the project from Mikisew Cree First Nation with...

OPG Installs New Spillway & Generator at Ranney Falls

Yesterday, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced the installation of a new water spillway to improve safety and replacement of the smallest generator at its...

Nunatsiavut: Muskrat Falls Failing to Curb Methylmercury Accumulation

Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe has released a statement declaring that he’s disappointed that a key commitment to help mitigate downstream methylmercury impacts from the...

Ottawa Riverkeeper Releases 400 Eels, Calls for Infrastructure Changes

On July 12th, Ottawa Riverkeeper (Sentinelle de la rivière des Outaouais) released 400 American eels on the shores of Petrie Island, Ottawa, and called...

Report Finds Weak Business Case for Site C Hydroelectric

The University of British Columbia’s Program on Water Governance has released a new report that suggests that continuing with the Site C hydroelectric project...

Saskatoon to Pursue Hydropower Project with Possible Paddling Feature

The City of Saskatoon is preparing to enter a formal agreement with the Saskatoon Tribal Council for a new hydropower generation project at the...

Tla’amin Assessing Water, Fish Ahead of Hydroelectric Development

The Tla’amin Nation in British Columbia has received funding from the B.C. First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) to conduct a feasibility study...

New Research Forecasts Impacts of Proposed Hydroelectric Development on Local Communities

New research from Harvard University has forecasted human exposure to methylmercury levels in areas of Canada where new hydroelectric development is being considered will...

BC Hydroelectric Focus of United Nations Concern

Meanwhile, Site C and BC Hydro continue to work with Firs Nations communities. In July, BC Hydro and the McLeod Lake Indian Band reached agreements on anticipated economic developments from the project. The agreements include an Impact Benefits Agreement, a Contracting Agreement, as well as a Tripartite Lands Agreement, which involves the B.C. provincial government.

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