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Premier Horgan to tour Site C this week

Energy Minister Bruce Ralston also taking tour of $16-billion hydroelectric project on the Peace River
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Premier John Horgan will be touring Site C this week. (THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Premier John Horgan will be making a trip north to tour Site C this week, Alaska Highway News has learned.

Details are limited, but the premier’s office confirmed Horgan will be making “a short trip” to the $16-billion dam site on the Peace River, expected tomorrow.

The premier will be joined by Energy Minister Bruce Ralston, who is also making the trip and is expected to take a more in-depth tour of the project.

The premier's office says Horgan will not be doing any media during his visit, however, a spokesperson for Ralston says the minister will be available following his tour.

Construction of Site C, the third dam on the Peace River, was more than 55% complete at the end of 2021.

There were 4,430 workers employed in March, with 1,635 workers in camp reported at the end of April.

Last month, BC Hydro awarded $181.5 million across four contracts for the remaining balance of plant work at the dam.

A recent report from B.C.'s auditor general made five recommendations to improve fraud risk management on the project.

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