Greater than a 12 months after having a Peace Valley landslide forced the evacuation of Old Fort residents, with six homes nevertheless under an evacuation order or crisis alert, the local region and B.C. government are wrangling over who’s responsible for determining if the community of 200 is safe.
вЂњThis uncertainty has effects on the community that is whole there,вЂќ Brad Sperling, chair of this Peace River Regional District, told The Narwhal.
вЂњBut even more so, the three [property owners] which can be on alert, theyвЂ™re living day to day being ready to escape. ItвЂ™s not appropriate and itвЂ™s perhaps not fair.вЂќ
The fall, within an area underlaid by numerous gas leases and near one entry towards the Site C dam worksite, had been classified being a вЂњdangerous occurrenceвЂќ under B.C.вЂ™s health, security and reclamation code.
That triggered a geotechnical evaluation to identify вЂњthe cause and contributing facetsвЂќ of the slide, based on a briefing note for Peter Robb, mining and energy assistant deputy minister, that has been contained in the response to a Freedom of Information request created by The Narwhal.
A screenshot of a briefing note prepared for Peter Robb, assistant deputy minister of B.C.вЂ™s Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources. The briefing note ended up being acquired by The Narwhal via a Freedom of Information demand. Continue reading “вЂItвЂ™s not rightвЂ™ residents left with safety issues after 2018 landslide near Site C dam”