True story of Nechako Reservoir tunnel must be told

Of the 17 people at the Rio Tinto Alcan presentation last month in Vanderhoof, only two came from the general public.

Editor:

 

 

Of the 17 people at the Rio Tinto Alcan presentation last month in Vanderhoof’s Village Inn, only two came from the general public, This is unacceptable.

It was an important meeting – all about improvements and repairs to facilities in the Kemano Project, but mostly the meeting focused on how soon the tunnel from the Nechako Reservoir to Kemano will collapse. Yes!

And yet in last week’s (October 13) Omineca Express, Colleen Nyce, Rio Tinto Alcan’s manager of corporate affairs only focused on working cooperatively with some flooding at Cheslatta’s grave sites and at low elevations near Vanderhoof. This is unacceptable too.

The true story about the tunnel going down to the Kemano that needs fixing must be told. More water will have to come this way for maybe five months through Skins Lake Spillway probably starting very early in May 2012 as the ice melts from the Nechako Reservoir and River.

I talked at the Village Inn meeting of climate change giving an average 20 per cent more precipitation worldwide and this area is being blessed (or otherwise) with about 40 per cent more precipitation. This is a great responsibility for Rio Tinto Alcan to protect us from.

I write this letter as a service to a great corporate giant, to all the levels of government, plus to all people in the Fraser watershed because “God helps those that help themselves.”

Pete Rodseth

Vanderhoof

 

Just Posted

20th annual walk-a-thon held on May 26

St. John Hospital Auxiliary group is raising money to buy equipment for the hospital

Gallery — 2019 Madison Poker Ride

It’s been eight years since Madison Scott went missing from Hogsback Lake

Category 2 open fires are now prohibited across the Prince George Fire Centre

The first ban was set on May 8 that covered the Stuart Nechako and Prince George Forest District

Photo Gallery: Kids have a blast during the ‘Fun Run’ organized by David Hoy Elementary School

Elementary school students across school district 91 participated in the event

Fire ban back in effect for Northwest Fire Centre region

Starting May 24, both Category 2 and Category 3 prohibitions will be in place

Police say it’s “impressive” no arrests were made after Raptors celebrations

Toronto will play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors next

Social media giants in hot seat as politicians consider regulations in Ottawa

Committee members will also grill representatives from Facebook, Twitter

Wildfire crews watching for dangerous wind shift in High Level, Alta.

The Chuckegg Creek fire is raging out of control about three kilometres southwest of the town

UN urges Canada to take more vulnerable Mexican migrants from Central America

The request comes as the United States takes a harder line on its Mexican border

Mistrial declared in Jamie Bacon murder plot trial

Bacon was on trial for counselling to commit the murder of Person X

B.C. VIEWS: Money-laundering melodrama made for TV

Public inquiry staged to point fingers before 2021 election

Canadian homebuyers escaping high housing costs by moving to secondary cities

In British Columbia, exurbs have grown in the Hope Valley and Kamloops

Feds lay out proposed new rules for voice, video recorders in locomotives

Transport Canada wants to limit use of recorders to if a crew’s actions led to a crash

Most Read