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You’ve got questions about the Site C dam. We’ve got a panel of experts to answer them

Join us on Nov. 26 for a webinar on the future of the beleaguered Site C dam, the most expensive public infrastructure project in B.C.'s history

It’s the most expensive public infrastructure project in B.C.’s history and yet the future of the Site C dam has never looked so uncertain.

In response to the growing number of questions surrounding the project, The Narwhal is hosting a webinar on Thursday, Nov. 26 from 4-5 p.m. PST. Join us and our panel of guest speakers for a discussion on B.C. reporter Sarah Cox’s recent investigation into the project’s geotechnical problems and escalating budget.

The event will feature a Q&A with our guests, who bring a diverse set of experiences to the panel. Sarah will speak about her blockbuster investigation into the beleagured Site C dam and how she found out top B.C. officials new the project was in trouble a year before the public was informed. Sarah is also the author of Breaching the Peace: the Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand Against Big Hydro.

The Narwhal has also invited Marc Eliesen, former president and CEO of BC Hydro, who was at the helm of the public utility when its board of directors rejected the project in the 1990s. Marc is also the former chair and CEO of Ontario Hydro and the former chair of Manitoba Hydro.

Judith Sayers will also be bringing her expertise to the panel. Judith is the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council president, a board member of Clean Energy BC and an executive advisory council member of Indigenous Clean Energy.

Finally, attendees will hear from West Moberly First Nations Chief Roland Willson, who also sits on the B.C. First Nations Energy and Mining Council.

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We hear it time and time again:
“These are the stories that need to be told and you are some of the only ones telling them,” John, a new member of The Narwhal, wrote in to say.

Investigating stories others aren’t. Diving deep to find solutions to the climate crisis. Sending journalists to report from remote locations for days and sometimes weeks on end. These are the core tenets of what we do here at The Narwhal. It’s also the kind of work that takes time and resources to pull off.

That might sound obvious, but it’s far from reality in many shrinking and cash-strapped Canadian newsrooms. So what’s The Narwhal’s secret sauce? Thousands of members like John who support our non-profit, ad-free journalism by giving whatever they can afford each month (or year).

But here’s the thing: just two per cent of The Narwhal’s readers step up to keep our stories free for all to read. Will you join the two per cent and become a member of The Narwhal today?

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