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Site C protesters to dismantle camp outside Vancouver BC Hydro office

Kaschelle Thiessen

The Site C protestors will dismantle the camp by Monday afternoon

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Opponents of a major hydroelectric dam project in northern BC are packing up a protest camp outside BC Hydro’s Vancouver office.

The decision comes more than a week after the utility filed a notice of civil claim and an application for an injunction in a bid to evict Site C protesters who have been stationed outside the head office 24 hours a day since March 13.

Julia Ratcliffe is one of the people named by BC Hydro in court documents, and says she simply does not have the resources to fight the company in court.

She says the group doesn’t want to take resources away from ongoing court cases against the $8.8 billion megaproject, which will flood agricultural land and First Nations archeological sites, and destroy fishing and hunting areas.

Ratcliffe says the camp will be dismantled by Monday afternoon.

A BC Hydro spokeswoman declined to comment.