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Three-hour long waits at Site C job fairs in the Peace

People in Fort St. John line up for a Site C job fair on February 19, 2016. .
People in Fort St. John line up for a Site C job fair on February 19, 2016. .

The Site C dam has plenty of opponents – but not surprisingly, there’s no shortage of people who want to work on the project.

Over a thousand people lined up at both the Dawson Creek job fair on Thursday and the Fort St. John fair today.

BC Hydro says the $9 billion mega-project will create 10,000 person-years of employment during its construction, and workers are needed in a number of trades.

There were also job fairs in Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd this week – but there are five more fairs in the next two weeks:

Prince George – February 22, 12-7 p.m., Coast Inn of the North
Quesnel – February 23, 12-7 p.m., Quesnel Seniors’ Centre
Mackenzie – February 24, 12-7 p.m., Mackenzie Recreation Complex
Fort Nelson – March 2, 12-7 p.m., Woodlands Inn & Suites

Meanwhile, the B.C. Supreme Court is expected to rule next week on a BC Hydro injunction request against campers at Rocky Mountain Fort, who have been blocking construction since the beginning of this year.

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The hearing beings on February 22 in Vancouver.