SCCA News


rapt attentionEnvironmental advocates from all over the greater Sunshine Coast region gathered at Camp Byng in Roberts Creek on the Spring Equinox, March 20 and 21 for two days of fun, fellowship, networking and workshops.

Topics included personality types and small group dynamics, carrying the load and avoiding burnout, working with elected people, getting big-time help for your mission, campaign strategies and a case study of the Bute Inlet run-of -the-river project.


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aerial photoTyson Lake, April 30, 2010. As the lake level was drawn down, ice came to rest on the sediment delta at the left side of the picture causing silt to be distributed throughout the lake. The only visible patch of open water is over the former delta." Photo D. Bouman

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The straight line is the penstock pipe, the wiggly one under snow is the access road. The open water in the lake is on the extreme upper left. A tunnel connects the lake with the penstock pipe. The road is an access to the tunnel and leads to a "spoilage site", where waste rock from drilling the tunnel was dumped.

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Update for April 27, 2010
Renewable Power Corporation Acknowledges Sedimentation Event

In a press release dated April 23, 2010 Renewable Power Corporation (RPC) of Gibsons, BC has acknowledged that operations of their Tyson Creek hydropower facility has caused major siltation problems in the Tzoonie River and Narrows Inlet.

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April 14, 2010
 
In our posting of April 8 we stated that remedial requirements, stemming from the February 19 shut down order, had been completed.  According to an email from Environment Minister Barry Penner¬ís office on April 9, 2010, these remedial measures have not been completed and the project will not be given permission to re-commence until the additional work is completed.

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