News for August 2023

Trail route changes coming for access to Elk Falls Suspension Bridge

People walking to the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge are coming across significant construction activity with excavators and tandem dump trucks working within BC Hydro’s former John Hart penstock corridor. That construction work will increase this fall and will require the trail route to shift a few times as people walk to the falls from the Elk Falls Suspension Bridge parking lot. These trail changes will continue to keep people safe and away from the construction activity.


John Hart Dam seismic upgrades: A massive earthworks undertaking

Early site works have been completed and crews are now using heavy equipment to begin earth moving and placement of silt curtains within a reservoir at the John Hart Dam near Campbell River on Vancouver Island.


Upgrades to B.C. Hydro dams near Campbell River could cost up to $1.7B

Proposed seismic upgrades to the Strathcona and Ladore dams on the Campbell River hydroelectric system, along with an already approved project to strengthen the John Hart dam, could cost a total of $1.17 billion to $1.74 billion, according to B.C. Hydro estimates.