Should fracking be banned near hydro dams in British Columbia?

!According to documents released by B.C. Hydro in response to a Freedom of Information request, since 2009, dam safety officials with B.C. Hydro have been concerned that fracking could trigger earthquakes that were “greater than the original design criteria” for its Peace Canyon dam. The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives along with three other organizations are now calling for a ban on fracking operations near all hydro dams in B.C., saying earthquakes could endanger human life. - Submitted photo
  • updated Aug 25, 2016 at 9:34 AM

Documents show fracking-created earthquakes have been a concern for B.C. Hydro officials.

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B.C. wary of deadly deer disease in Alberta

  • posted Aug 29, 2016 at 5:00 PM

Chronic wasting disease is similar to mad cow disease but infects and kills deer, elk and moose

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B.C. prepares for possible postal disruption

  • posted Aug 29, 2016 at 11:00 AM

Province has alternatives if Canada Post employees begin strike action

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Libs looking at foreign workers for liquefied gas projects

  • posted Aug 29, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Federal labour minister advised to allow temporary foreign workers as a backup to Canadians as B.C. aims to build LNG plants

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Postal workers union give details of job action if no deal is reached Sunday

  • posted Aug 28, 2016 at 2:00 PM

Talks continue, with rotating overtime ban set to begin Monday if no agreement by midnight Sunday

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National Energy Board cancels first day of Energy East hearings after protests

  • posted Aug 29, 2016 at 4:27 PM

NEB cancels 1st day of Energy East hearings

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