Local Site C opposition serves second review application

first_imgThe twice-shelved Site C project received federal and provincial environmental approval in October, but last week, the association launched a judicial review of the Provincial Environmental Assessment Certificate granted to B.C. Hydro.In this new application it again contends that despite federal environmental approval the dam is not yet justified, and, “Landowners in the Peace Valley, B.C. ratepayers, and B.C. taxpayers cannot be expected to bear the substantial cost and adverse environmental impacts of the project.”The association argues justification must rest on an unambiguous need for the power, but that need has not been established.- Advertisement -It also believes justification must rest on analysis showing the financial costs being sufficiently attractive to make tolerable the bearing of substantial environmental, social and other costs, and that has not been sufficiently established.Among other things, it also notes the federal/provincial Joint Review Panel found that when additional power is eventually needed in B.C., alternative power sources may be available, which are less environmentally damaging, and/or economically costly than the Site C Dam.The B.C. Cabinet is currently meeting in camera to decide whether to give the Site C dam project its final approval but that decision is now not expected until sometime next month.Advertisementlast_img read more

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first_imgGo back to the enewsletterCrystal River Cruises has unveiled the 2020 European schedule offered on its fleet of five all-suite luxury river ships – Crystal Mozart and identical sister ships Crystal Bach, Crystal Debussy, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel – available to book now.The collection includes an increased number of seven-day voyages, and sailings up to 16 days in length that aim to immerse travellers in the distinctive charm, architecture, traditions, festivals, Christmas markets, wines and cuisine of Bavaria and beyond.Crystal River Cruises’ 2020 itineraries include:Rhine & Moselle river cruises: Crystal Bach and Crystal Debussy“Legendary Rhine,” 7 nights, Basel to Amsterdam: Featuring overnights in Koblenz and Amsterdam; calling in Cologne, Rüdesheim and Mannheim, Germany; and Strasbourg, France.“Romantic Rhine,” 7 nights, Amsterdam to Basel: Featuring overnights in Koblenz and Amsterdam; calling in Cologne, Rüdesheim and Mannheim, Germany; and Strasbourg, France.“Tulips and Windmills,” 7 nights, round-trip Amsterdam: Calling in Kinderdjik, Hoorn, Rotterdam and Middleburg, Netherlands; and Ghent and Antwerp, Belgium.“Enchanting Moselle,” 10 nights, round-trip Amsterdam: Featuring overnight stays in Amsterdam, Netherlands and Trier, Germany; calling in Dusseldorf, Koblenz, Bernkastel, Chochem and Bonn, Germany; and Arnhem, Netherlands.“Rhine Christmas Markets,” 10 nights, Amsterdam to Basel/Basel to Amsterdam: Featuring double overnight stays in Basel and Amsterdam, as well as overnights in Koblenz and Rüdesheim (Northbound only), Germany; calling in Rüdesheim, Speyer, Breisach, Cologne and Mainz (Northbound only), Germany; and Strasbourg, France (Northbound only).Danube River cruises: Crystal Mozart, Crystal Mahler and Crystal Ravel“Delightful Danube,” 7 nights, Budapest to Regensburg/Regensburg to Budapest: Featuring overnights in Budapest, Regensburg and Vienna; calling in Dürnstein and Melk, Austria; and Passau, Germany, as well as cruising the Wachau Valley.“Danube Serenade,” 7 nights, Vienna to Budapest/Budapest to Vienna: Featuring overnights in Vienna and Budapest; calling in Weissenkirchen (Crystal Mozart only), Dürnstein, Melk, Linz and Krems, Austria; and Bratislava, Slovakia, and cruising the celebrated Wachau Valley.“Treasures of the Danube,” 10 nights, round-trip Vienna: Overnighting in Budapest and Passau; calling in Bratislava, Slovakia; Dürnstein, Melk and Linz, Austria; and cruising the Wachau Valley.Ultimate journeys: Danube, Rhine & Main Rivers combined“Grand Europe,” 16 nights, Budapest to Amsterdam/Amsterdam to Budapest: Overnighting in Budapest, Vienna, Amsterdam, Regensburg (westbound only) and Rüdesheim (eastbound only); calling in Bratislava, Slovakia; Dürnstein and Melk, Austria; and Passau, Regensburg, Nürnburg, Rüdesheim, Bamberg, Cologne, Miltenberg and Würzburg, Germany, as well as Koblenz, Germany and the Middle Rhine River Valley on the westbound route.Holiday Cruises21 December 2020 – Crystal Ravel Holiday Cruise, 12 nights, Regensburg to Vienna with New Year’s Eve in Vienna: Beginning with an overnight in Regensburg and spending double overnights in Budapest and Vienna, including New Year’s Eve, and an overnight in Linz; calling in Passau, Germany; Melk and Krems, Austria; Esztergom, Hungary; and Bratislava, Slovakia.22 December 2020 – Crystal Bach Holiday Cruise, 11 nights, Basel to Amsterdam with New Year’s Eve in Amsterdam: Featuring overnights in Basel, Rüdesheim and Breisach and a double overnight in Amsterdam, including New Year’s Eve; calling in Strasbourg, France; Mannheim, Worms, Koblenz and Dusseldorf, Germany; Arnhem and Lelystad, Netherlands.23 December, 2020 – Crystal Mahler Holiday Cruise, 10 nights, Vienna to Budapest with New Year’s Eve in Budapest: With double overnights in Vienna and Budapest, the cruise features New Year’s Eve in Budapest; calling in Melk and Linz, Austria, as well as cruising the Wachau Valley; Vilshofen, Regensburg and Passau, Germany; and Bratislava, Slovakia.Fares for Crystal River Cruises’ 2020 voyages begin at $2,549 per person.Go back to the enewsletterlast_img read more