Food for the Future - the Family Day Rally for FarmlandKen and Arlene Boon will be forced off their productive family farm if the proposed Site C dam on the Peace River goes ahead. Site C would permanently flood 7,841 hectares of some of B.C.’s best farmland, marking the single largest deletion in history of land from B.C.’s Agricultural Land Reserve!
Agronomists say the Peace Valley could produce fruit and vegetables for a million British Columbians, yet the B.C. government is about to sacrifice the only prime farmland north of Quesnel for an $8 billion dam whose power is not needed for domestic consumption.
Site C is only one of the threats to farmland and food security currently on the horizon. The B.C. government is considering a proposal to erode the Agricultural Land Reserve and Commission.
If passed, this proposal would strip protections from farmland and pave the way for oil, gas and mining expansion at the expense of food security for British Columbians.
For the farmland,