Andrew Nikiforuk to give talk at Campell River Museum about Site C

  • Mar. 2, 2018 10:30 a.m.

The site C dam will be a politica, economic and ecological train wreck, says Andrew Nikiforuk, the second speaker in the Museum at Campbell River’s Diamond Anniversary Lecture Series.

The recent global boom in mega projects has shed valuable data on their dangerous economics.

They are mostly over budget, over schedule and under-benefit, over and over again.

Drawing upon the experience of Manitoba’s Keeyask Dam and Newfoundland’s Muskrat Falls Dam, Nikiforuk will explain why the approval of Site C will be a slow moving political, economic and ecological train wreck that will affect every electrical consumer in the province.

For more than two decades, Nikiforuk has written about energy, economics and the West for a variety of Canadian publications including the Walrus, Maclean’s, Canadian Business, The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business, Chatelaine, Georgia Straight, The Tyee, Equinox and Harrowsmith. He has also been a Haig-Brown Writer in Residence and in 2016 gave the Haig-Brown Lecture.

The lecture series was created as part of the Museum’s 60th Anniversary year. The talk is from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 and costs $7 per person.

For more information call the Museum at 250-287-3103 or go to www.crmuseum.ca.