Site C burning program planned to start today

BC Hydro says its fall and winter burning program will begin this month throughout the Site C construction area.

Burning will start today along the western portion of the transmission line right-of-way between the Peace Canyon Dam and the Site C dam site.

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"Residents may notice higher levels of burning than in previous years, as clearing activities have advanced substantially," BC Hydro noted in a public notice.

"Over the coming months, the public should be prepared for increased smoke and lower visibility while we burn and dispose of the debris."

Crews are out clearing throughout the reservoir area and along the Highway 29 realignment right-of-way and transmission corridor, Hydro says.

Merchantable timber will be taken to local mills, however, "recent closures of local mills have reduced the market for some of the trees we are clearing."

Leftover debris will be chipped, mulched, or burned on site, while some smaller trees will remain in the lower reaches and on steep slopes, Hydro says.

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

Residents that spot an uncontrolled fire or forest fire should contact the BC Wildfire Service at 1-800-663-5555 or *5555 on a cell.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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