Planned burns set to begin for Site C work areas

Planned burning operations are set to start at a number of Site C work areas, BC Hydro says.

Clearing and debris management continues, Hydro says, with merchantable timber being shipped to local mills. Wood waste and non-merchantable trees can be chipped, mulched and spread, or be burned on site, it says.

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Burning operations are taking place:

  • Along the Highway 29 realignment area at Halfway River.
  • Along the reservoir on both banks of the Peace River: Moberly River drainage area; lower and eastern reservoir areas (from the dam site to Cache Creek); middle reservoir area (from Cache Creek to Halfway River).

  • At sections of the 75-kilometre transmission line right-of-way between the Site C dam site and the Peace Canyon Dam.

  • At the Portage Mountain and West Pine quarries.

Contractors will plan the timing, size, and location of the burns during appropriate weather conditions, and will monitor smoke emissions, Hydro says.

Burning will last through the and winter and spring.

For more info, call 1-877-217-0777, or email

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at

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