Oops, too late.
I've been posting periodic updates on Mtbuzz, & more recently on BT, for almost 2 yrs now .. & one of our main missions with The Range Life was to raise awareness & get people involved in the dialog. One of our first videos (Tatlow) ends with Jonaven saying "Ledcor, those bastards, they want to destroy our beautiful swimming hole(on the Tatlow). That's why we have to keep them out of the (Ashlu) valley to begin with!" You can find it in the sidebar of the TRL page. We always included language about the threats to the Ashlu & other drainages whenever we wrote about them.
Shane, Bryan, Jonaven, myself & many others up here sent out numerous emails urging friends to take a stand, even though we are just stupid Americans with excess cash to play in another country.
To some degree it worked. In the early fight, we flooded the Squamish-Lillooett Regional District with letters opposing development. The locals, not just kayakers, got involved. Unlike in the US, the Canucks tend to be pretty involved in their local policymaking process. We won. Then the province, under acute pressure from the Admin, & tribal & corpo groups, brought it to vote a second time. We won again. The voice of the people effectively said, "we support appropriate power developments, but not in the Ashlu." But in this case, the fed introduced policy (Bill 30) that makes it easy to bypass local government with regard to any kind of power development. I posted this link awhile back to an editorial that explains the whole issue in great detail: http://www.straight.com/content.cfm?id=16584
.. it got damn few view hits on mtbuzz.
The Ashlu is the most egregious issue at the moment .. The Callaghan, a world-class nearly roadside run right out of Whistler, much like the Rutherford (RIP), is next .. Homathko .. any stretch ingrained in BC lore is a wide open door to IPP development now.