Christopher Pollon on the proposed Site C Dam

Massive project will flood magnificent bull trout fishing, unique habitat and 3,800 hectares of farmland

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Journalist Christopher Pollon and photographer Ben Nelms recently canoed the 93 km stretch of the Peace River soon to be submerged if British Columbia’s proposed Site C dam (above) is built. Christopher speaks to Lawrence about the magnificent Bull Trout fishing, unique habitat, the people who live along its banks, and the economic and political drivers spurring on the dam’s construction. But there’s one question no one can seem to answer: Is it necessary? For more, check out Pollan and Nelms’ book, The Peace in Peril: The Real Cost of the Site C Dam, by Harbour Publishing.

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Blue Fish Radio's Lawrence Gunther 

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Blue Fish Radio is produced and hosted by Ottawa-based Lawrence Gunther, North America's only totally blind professional tournament angler, a popular motivational speaker and a celebrated conservationist. A lifelong outdoorsman, Lawrence has caught fish from coast to coast in Canada, and used his expertise in navigation technology to develop the world’s first Blind Fishing Boat. For more about Lawrence Gunther, visit his website.