Sunday, May 24, 2015

BC Hydro Achilles Heels: Trial by Fire: Transmission Lines eg. Dokie Wind Farm $500 Million loss; WAC Bennett Dam Power to 1/2 Province

The weakest link for BC Hydro:  The Transmission lines

Why is it that BC Hydro transmission lines are always over budget?

Why aren't they built using P3s?

Are the clear-cut right-of-ways wide enough to stop a forest fire from melting their cables as it were a flaming Translink bird nest?

Would consumers be given a one day free 'ride' by BC Hydro for the inconvenience of losing electricity?

 Are these the jobs that Christy Clark keeps talking about?

How long will it take to re-string the 'christmas' lights from Hudson Hope to Metro Vancouver?

How long to build concrete transmission towers or is the plan afoot to dig Trenches and put the hydro cables underground just like the methods that Enbridge and Kinder Morgan use for their pipelines?

If a forest fire were to rage through the wind farms, would their replacement estimate cost be the same as the Dokie Wind Farm: $500 Million

Would the Independent Power Producers be required to fulfill their contracts, or absolved of contractual obligations based on the ever interfering God, Mother Nature, or Terrorism?

BC Hydro - DAMs  strung together with Transmission lines

WAC Bennett Dam

2014 Fire Season

599 caused by Humans

Timber and Infrastructure Values at Risk: $1 Billion (plus)

Suppression costs:  $300 million

Slocan Park: Threat to Transmission Lines and CBC Radio Tower
and communities

Will Site C transmission lines be any safer?  Hudson Hope ........

Chelaslie fire

Somewhere in there is a BC Hydro Northern Transmission line..... Red Chris .....

BC Hydro how to: without damaging the towers:
Intended Implosion






Mount Polley EVENT

Imperial Metals ..... not business as usual ... @ Mount Polley


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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

"Alluring British Columbia" 1931: Department of Mines: or "Land of the Golden Twilight" 1930 (Standard Time)

In the years where a computer wasn't necessary ...... nor politicians needing to create nonsense reports to hide their handiwork today; selling off British Columbia resources for ...... a song

Alluring British Columbia                                          1931
British Columbia-Canada                                           1931
British Columbia's Picturesque Highways                 1932
Come to British Columbia                                          1931
Manual of British Columbia                                       1930
Land of the Golden Twilight                                      1930
Rod and Rifle in British Columbia                             1932
Synopsis of Hunting and Fishing Regulations           1933

Left Side down Blue-Prints and Ozalid Prints

Right Side down  Photostats

Page 2 Right Side UP

Minister of Mines N. S. Lougheed

Pre-Emptor Series:

Lands No. 1 How To Pre-Empt Land


  Publications of the Government of British Columbia   1871 -1947 

Alluring and Auto Camps     Page 124 of 251


Monday, May 11, 2015

BC Hydro's WAC Bennett Dam flooded Tutu and Parsnip Bands territories: compensation: $36,950 for lost traplines

Making a deal with the Devil, once was enough:

BC Hydro
BC Government
WAC Bennett Dam
Williston Reservoir

No need for Site C on the Peace. 

BC Hydro Heritage Funds have paid billion of dollars to the BC Liberals to balance their books, and what were the people paid for the loss of their land forever?

Christy Clark wants to do it again with Site C
Summary of Compensation Payments made for Traplines and Improvements Thereon Related to Flooding of the Finlay and Parsnip River Valleys by B.C. Hydro

In 1968, B.C. Hydro built the Bennett Dam, west of Hudson Hope on the Peace River.  The impact of the dam was the flooding of the Finlay-Parsnip River area and the formation of Williston Lake, which is 1070 sq. km. in size and has a shoreline of 1770 km.  Large quantities of timber stands were flooded along with the Sekani reserve at Fort Grahame, known as Finlay Forks I.R. No. 1, as well as a nearby sawmill which employed 33 Indians.  About forty Indians lived permanently in Fort Grahame, while most lived in trapping cabins along the Finlay River.

In exchange for the flooded Finlay Forks reserve, two reserves, Tutu Creek and Parsnip were set aside in 1969 for the Finlay Forks Bank.  They are located fairly close to the new town of Mackenzie. 

Unfortunately the Indians were not happy with these reserves; Tutu Creek was never inhabited, and, while four families did move to Parsnip, it was abandoned a few years later.  Most of the members of this Band have squatted on Crown Lands at Ingenika because they much prefer the more isolated location.  The remaining members of this Band have settled at Ware and McLeod Lakes. 

Because of the flooding the composition and quantity of wildlife in the area has been greatly affected by the creation of the Lake according to the Department of Environment.  This has, in turn, impacted on the guiding and trapping area of the Indians.  The people of Ingenika and McLeod Lake now have to travel much further than in the past to reach the animals, and then find a reduced quantity.  Access to what is left of the traplines is very difficult.


Although the Sekani were known to be within the boundaries of Treaty 8, no agreement was ever signed by representatives of the Ingenika Band.   The Sekani and the Carrier up to the present)have never signed a Treaty of Agreement concerning their traditional lands. 

Both Commissioner O'Reilly and the 1916 Royal Commission allotted a number of Reserves to these Bands.  

The Royal Commission reported that the majority of the Carrier and Sekani were progressive, intelligent and were fairly well off, except that the decline in the fur prices were greatly affecting their way of living.  The Indians of this region were employed in fishing, hunting, trapping, stock-raising, gardening, picking and working for wages.


Trappers go out in October, after freeze-up and first snow, for beaver and muskrat and by November, all furs are legally open for harvesting.  The traplines are worked until March, when winter fur season closes, with the exception of two months (March-April) period for muskrat and beaver.   From May to mid-June is bear season, both grizzly and black.   Mid-June to September is the Summer slack, a time for community lief, with occasional opportunities for logging and construction jobs.   September is a month traditionally spent getting ready for Winter fur season.  Equipment must be cleaned and oiled, cabins built or refurbished, dried food stocks laid in and ski-doo readied for haul to the trapping cabin.

Before the establishment of schools the entire family might go out on the trapline.  The Winter fur operation represented a major family relocation from the main settlement.  It should also be noted that the majority of Bands covered by the Carrier-Sekani claim still rely heavily on trapping, fishing and hunting for subsistence.


Graph Maker: 
Hugh Brody is the Canada Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies at the University of the Fraser Valley in British Columbia.

 Prior to 1960                                                                                           After 1960

The Treaty 8 Commissioners were handicapped at the beginning of their negotiations as the Indian Affairs Department could not provide them with reliable information as to the manners, customs and characteristics of the northern Indians.  Also, there was uncertainty concerning treaty boundaries and questions arose as to the number of B.C. natives who should  be involved in treaty negotiations.  It is difficult to ascertain those Sekani in the Treaty 8  area who could have adhered to treaty  because of the nomadic nature of the Sekanis and the confusion as to the nomenclature of bands or tribes (eg. at one time there was a Finlay River Band, but this has been supplanted by the Fort Ware and Ingenika Bands).  It is certain, however, that the following Sekani Bands did not adhere to Treaty No. 8: Fort Ware, Ingenika, Liard River, Bear Lake and Takla Lake.


Prior to 1960

"McLeod's Lake, Fort Grahame and Lake Connelly Bands of Sikanees number ninety-five, ninety-nine and one hundred and nineteen, respectively.  They are nomadic, live in wigwams, fish, hunt and trap in and about the localities named.  Their trapping grounds are very much depleted of fur-bearing animals."  -   Department of Indian Affairs, Annual Report 1895


Monday, May 4, 2015

Capers? WholeFoods? Recipes for Egg-plant Fritters Curried & Macaroni Stew using a "Forcing House" 1918

Egg-plant and Pepper Growing in the B.C Dry Belt.  (1918)

THESE two crops require practically the same treatment, about the only difference being that the egg-plants are not quite as hardy; hence the plants require more careful handling, and when setting in the field they require rather more room than the peppers. The seeds for these crops should be started in greenhouse or hotbed early in March, and should be given the warmest part of the house for starting the seeds, as well as afterwards for the growing of the plants. A night temperature of 55F to 60F (13C to 16C) degrees, with an addition of 15F (10C) degrees during daylight, is not too much for good growth, provided a little ventilation is given every day when weather will permit. 

Egg-Plant Fritters and Macraroni Stew

Forcing House
The above 1918 circular has been prepared by J. L. Hilborn, Kill Kare Fruit Farm, West Summerland, B.C., at the request of the Horticultural Branch.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Did BC Transportation Minister Todd Stone's Grand Father forfeit his 1912 License ................... Plate?

W. A. Stone  1415 Nelson Street, Vancouver

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Two motorcyclists:

#1331  S. J. Mathews, Knob Hill Avenue, Phoenix

#1333 E.P. Cusgrove, Phoenix

#0129 Todd Stone, speeding ticket