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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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When those boxes of heavily redacted documents start to pile in, reporters at The Narwhal waste no time in looking for kernels of news that matter the most. Just ask our Prairies reporter Drew Anderson, who gleefully scanned through freedom of information files like a kid in a candy store, leading to pretty damning revelations in Alberta. Long story short: the government wasn’t being forthright when it claimed its pause on new renewable energy projects wasn’t political. Just like that, our small team was again leading the charge on a pretty big story

In an oil-rich province like Alberta, that kind of reporting is crucial. But look at our investigative work on TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink pipeline to the west, or our Greenbelt reporting out in Ontario. They all highlight one thing: those with power over our shared natural world don’t want you to know how — or why — they call the shots. And we try to disrupt that.

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Like a kid in a candy store
When those boxes of heavily redacted documents start to pile in, reporters at The Narwhal waste no time in looking for kernels of news that matter the most. Just ask our Prairies reporter Drew Anderson, who gleefully scanned through freedom of information files like a kid in a candy store, leading to pretty damning revelations in Alberta. Long story short: the government wasn’t being forthright when it claimed its pause on new renewable energy projects wasn’t political. Just like that, our small team was again leading the charge on a pretty big story

In an oil-rich province like Alberta, that kind of reporting is crucial. But look at our investigative work on TC Energy’s Coastal GasLink pipeline to the west, or our Greenbelt reporting out in Ontario. They all highlight one thing: those with power over our shared natural world don’t want you to know how — or why — they call the shots. And we try to disrupt that.

Our journalism is powered by people just like you. We never take corporate ad dollars, or put this public-interest information behind a paywall. Will you join the pod of Narwhals that make a difference by helping us uncover some of the most important stories of our time?

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