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Parties hoping to avoid Site C lawsuit

The provincial government, BC Hydro, West Moberly First Nations and Prophet River First Nation have agreed to enter into confidential discussions to seek alternatives to litigation related to the Site C dam project.

Civil claims filed last year by West Moberly First Nations and Prophet River First Nation allege that the Site C dam, in conjunction with the two previous dams on the Peace River, unjustifiably infringe their rights under Treaty 8.

The parties will continue trial preparations as discussions proceed on alternatives to litigation. The parties appeared in court on Feb. 26, 2019, and proposed a case plan for a 120-day trial commencing in 2022.