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Breaching the Peace : the Site C Dam and a valley's stand against big hydro

Cox, Sarah 1963- (author.).

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  • 31 of 34 copies available at BC Interlibrary Connect. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Prince Rupert Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Prince Rupert Library 333.91 Cox (Text) 33294002048429 Adult Non-Fiction Volume hold Checked out 2019-08-20

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780774890267
  • ISBN: 0774890266
  • Physical Description: print
    regular print
    xiii, 295 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Vancouver : On Point Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note: BC Book Prizes 2019 - Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The announcement -- Treaty 8 stewards of the land -- Slapped by lawsuits -- The birth of a Goliath -- Treaty lands and corporate plans -- They call it progress, we call it destruction -- Subdivide and conquer -- The nature of the Peace -- Harnessing political power -- The renewal revolution -- Fight of flight? -- The decision.
Summary, etc.: Breaching the Peace tells the story of the ordinary citizens who stood up to the most expensive megaproject in BC history and the government-sanctioned bullying that propelled it forward. Starting in 2013, journalist Sarah Cox travelled to the Peace River Valley to talk to locals about the Site C dam and BC Hydro's claim that the clean energy project was urgently needed. She discovered farmers, First Nations, and scientists caught up in a modern-day David and Goliath battle to save the valley, their farms, and traditional lands from wholesale destruction. Told in frank and moving prose, their stories stand as a much-needed cautionary tale at a time when concerns about global warming have helped justify a renaissance of environmentally irresponsible hydro megaprojects around the world.
Awards Note:
BC Book Prizes 2019 - Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize
Subject: Dams -- Environmental aspects -- Peace River Valley (B.C. and Alta.)
Water resources development -- Environmental aspects -- Peace River Valley (B.C. and Alta.)
Protest movements -- Peace River Valley (B.C. and Alta.)
Farmers -- Peace River Valley (B.C. and Alta.)
Peace River Valley (B.C. and Alta.)

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