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In Pictures: Picking up a generations-old fight against a dam project

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Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman, centre, asks questions of BC Hydro representatives while they do a presentation on Jan. 16, 2013, about the possible affects of the proposed Site C Hydro Development Dam on the Peace River.

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Pat Pimm, Peace River North MLA, stands near a map in his constituency office in Fort St. John, B.C., on Jan. 16, 2013 that shows what will happen to the Peace River and surrounding area if the Site C Hydro Development Dam is built.

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The area of the Peace River where the proposed dam would be built near Fort St. John, on Jan. 17, 2013.

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Arlene Boon, whose grandfather bought the family property along the Peace River outside of Fort St. John, and her husband Ken stand in the small Bear Flat Museum they run.

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Arlene and Ken Boon check out an oat silo on their property. The flooding and safety zones for the proposed Site C Hydro Development Dam would gobble up their property, which they refuse to sell.

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Some of the artifacts in the Bear Flat Museum.

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Arlene and Ken Boon walk along their property on Jan. 16, 2013.

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A model of the proposed Site C Hydro Development Dam at the community consultation office in Fort St. John.

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A flood level sign posted on the Boons’ property indicates the threat posed by the dam project.

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Arlene Boon looks over a map provided by BC Hydro.

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Fort St. John Mayor Lori Ackerman stands at a lookout point for the Peace River in an area that would be severely flooded by the proposed Site C dam.

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