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  James Bay Project - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is located between James Bay to the west and Labrador to the east and its waters flow from the Laurentian Plateau of the Canadian Shield.
Opposition to the project, however, was strong among the 5,000 Crees of James Bay, the 3,500 Inuit to the north and several environmental groups.
The James Bay Project also was an impetus for the forging of a collective identity among the Cree of Quebec and for the establishment of the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee).
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 James Bay - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Bay (French, Baie James) is a large body of water on the southern end of Hudson Bay in Canada.
James Bay is important in the history of Canada as one of the most hospitable parts of the Hudson's Bay region, and as a result its corresponding importance to the Hudson's Bay Company and British expansion into Canada.
It is accessible via the James Bay Road, and is the most common end point for trips on the Broadback, Pontax, and Rupert Rivers (the town itself is situated at the mouth of the Rupert).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/James_Bay   (1103 words)

 James Bay Project
The James Bay Project is the name of a giant hydroelectric development in northern Quebec.
The project was launched in 1971 by Robert BOURASSA who was then premier of Quebec.
The massive James Bay Project has been controversial because of its effect on the environment, and on the CREE Indians who live in northwestern Quebec.
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 HighBeam Encyclopedia - Chesapeake Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
It is entered from the Atlantic Ocean through a 12-mi-wide (19-km) gap between Capes Henry and Charles, Va.; the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel crosses its mouth, and the Chesapeake Bay Bridge crosses the upper bay.
Baltimore, Md., is the largest city and main port on the bay; the Norfolk-Hampton Roads region of Virginia is a key naval complex.
The bay's famous fisheries (oysters, crabs, etc.) have declined as residential and commercial development around it have increased; various projects and interstate agreements seek to reverse this trend.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/C/ChesapB1ay.asp   (406 words)

The James Bay Project became controversial because of the considerable stakes involved.
Discourse and Status: DISagreement and INPROGress Under the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement of 1975, the indigenous population was given 1.3 percent of the land in question, $500 million compensation and a political voice reflected in a regional government.
The second part of the James Bay Complex, known as James Bay II, calls for the development of generators along the Great Whale River to the north of the La Grand, and the combination of the Nottaway, Broadback, and Rupert Rivers to the south.
www.american.edu /TED/james.htm   (3551 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - James Bay Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
JAMES BAY PROJECT [James Bay Project] a colossal hydroelectric development of the rivers emptying into the E James Bay, central Quebec, Canada.
For much of its history up to that point the project had evoked a tremendous response from environmentalists and the Cree, who claimed that the project was destroying the region and disrupting the lives of the native population as rivers were diverted, forests incinerated, and wilderness areas inundated.
The Great Whale Project, involving the diversion of the Little Whale and Nastapoca rivers into the Great Whale River, and the NBR Project, involving the diversion of the Rupert and Nottaway rivers into the Broadback River basin, were also suspended; no construction on either had begun.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/J/JamesBPrj.asp   (389 words)

The James Bay Project is an enormous hydroelectric-power development on the east coast of James Bay.
The project was initiated in 1971 by Hydro-Québec, the third largest utility in North America, and the Québec government.
Much of the power from James Bay II was to be sold to the states of New York, New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont in the United States.
www.eir.ca /engineers/jamesbay.php   (396 words)

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In the summer of 1972 I visited Fort George, a Cree village on the east side of James Bay in northern sub-arctic Quebec, upon the invitation of the Quebec Metis Association to document the half-breed inhabitants who were fighting to receive goverment recognition of their Indian status.
The James Bay project signaled the development of an hitherto inaccessible area, a true cultural invasion through the penetrtation of a white labor force, the introduction of television and the building of a freeway connecting the sub-Artic to the southern industrial centers.
With 30 years’ having gone by, the James Bay communities have changed and this material may be ready for historical reevaluation, to be annotated by the educators and cultural workers of the James Bay communities.
www.mat.ucsb.edu /~g.legrady/glWeb/Projects/jb/james_bay.html   (528 words)

 James Bay
Numerous rivers flow into the bay; many of these have been developed for hydroelectric power in Quebec (see James Bay Project).
The shores of the bay and some of its islands are wildlife reserves.
The bay was discovered (1610) by Henry Hudson but was named for Capt. Thomas James, an Englishman who explored much of it in 1631.
encyclopedia.variousstuff.net /articles/James%20Bay.html   (180 words)

 The James Bay Project (1972): historical context, economic impact and related links
The James Bay hydroelectric project, in northwestern Quebec, altered the flow of rivers and transformed the surrounding area of roughly 350,000 square kilometers, approximately one-fifth the area of the province.
The final phase of the James Bay project is referred to as James Bay 2 or the Great Whale hydroelectric project.
James Bay 2 would have affected watersheds with an area the size of France, and created reservoirs the size of Lake Erie.
canadianeconomy.gc.ca /English/economy/1972James_Bay_Project.html   (601 words)

 Bechtel Corporation—Projects—Signature Projects—James Bay Hydro Complex
Appropriately named La Grande, this $13.8 billion project harnessed the power of three river basins and the upper catchment of two other rivers in an area of northwestern Quebec that is larger than the state of New York.
The project required 203 million cubic yards of fill, 138,000 tons of steel, 550,000 tons of cement, nearly 70,000 tons of explosives, and an enormous amount of determination.
The effective integrated project management organization enabled the entire project to be completed at a cost of $400 million below the official budget, with most key elements of the construction program completed on or ahead of schedule.
www.bechtel.com /spjames.htm   (251 words)

 James Bay Case Study
The project would provide power for export, an enticement to invest in extractive industry, jobs and increased economic autonomy for the province.
The developers appealed and in November 1972 the courts reversed the decision indicating that because of the investment to date if the project were stopped, the damage would be greater to the proponents that to the Cree if the project proceeded.
Feeling powerless to to stop the project, the Cree entered into negotiations concerning Aboriginal rights, which culminated in the 1975 James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, under which the Cree and Inuit received millions of dollars in compensation and gave Quebec sovereign rights to the region.
www.ucs.mun.ca /~kstorey/jamesbay.htm   (817 words)

 Comparative Study of Hydroelectric Projects in Canada and India
As certain features of the James Bay Projects came closer to that of the Idukki project, comparison is mainly attempted with that project.
The phase I of the project alone involved construction of 215 dams and dikes-- the longest stretches 4.3 km and the highest reaches 162 metres.
Since the project area is relatively flat, damming the rivers draining those lands was sure to flood extensive areas of river, lake and forest habitat.
www.expert-eyes.org /report.html   (3730 words)

 Canadian Connection: Malaysian and Canadian Parallels
The environmental impacts of the projects, and of related economic developments; and the implications of these impacts for the wellbeing of affected communities.
For example, for the Great Whale Project, the Quebec government advocated breaking the EIA process into two parts: to assess the roads and other infrastructure first, and then the dams, thereby enabling construction on the infrastructure to begin sooner.
[Portrays the impact of the James Bay project on the Cree of Northern Quebec.
www.idsnet.org /Resources/Dams/Canadian/parallels.html   (852 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - James Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
JAMES BAY [James Bay] shallow southern arm of Hudson Bay, c.300 mi (480 km) long and 140 mi (230 km) wide, E central Canada, in Nunavut Territory between Ont. and Que.
Morgan Bay St. Lucia under new management: Hotelier Rob Barrett puts St. James's crown on former Wyndham.
Defending the land: sovereignty and forest life in James Bay Cree society.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/j/jamesb1ay.asp   (333 words)

 James Bay Dams Again Threaten Quebec Crees
Two years ago, when the James Bay project was put "on ice," Matthew Coon-Come, Grand Chief of the Quebec Crees, quipped "Ice can melt..." His words have proved prophetic.
James Bay is back and it's just the tip of the iceberg.
The Crees protested new hydro projects at one of Bouchard's northern appearances.
perc.ca /PEN/1997-09/murray.html   (852 words)

 Quebec hydro project may destroy James Bay
“The James Bay Project is the ultimate arrogance of the engineering mentality in its devastation of the North American continent”, says Thomas Berry, the author of Dream of the Earth.
Mercury poisoning is a by-product of the “project of the century.” Mercury contamination occurs when vast areas of land are flooded.
The $100 billion proposal is to build a 160-kilometre dyke across the mouth of James Bay, separating it from Hudson Bay so that the now fresh water from James Bay can be pumped (possibly using nuclear-powered pumps) to the Great Lakes and thence to the midwestern and south-western United States.
www.greenleft.org.au /back/1994/137/137p14.htm   (1017 words)

 HighBeam Encyclopedia - James Bay Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
Probe Mines: Identifies New Conductors Near Recent VMS Discovery; Numerous Targets Identified on Double Eagle Project, James Bay Lowlands, Ontario.
Probe Mines to Option Noront Resource's Double Eagle Project in the McFauld's Lake Area, James Bay Lowlands.
Everton Begins Airborne Geophysical Survey on Opinaca and Wildcat Projects, in James Bay, Quebec.
www.encyclopedia.com /html/J/JamesB1P1rj.asp   (389 words)

 James Bay Project
, who claimed that the project was destroying the region and disrupting the lives of the native population as rivers were diverted, forests incinerated, and wilderness areas inundated.
James Bay - James Bay, shallow southern arm of Hudson Bay, c.300 mi (480 km) long and 140 mi (230 km) wide, E...
Quebec, province, Canada: Geography - Geography Quebec is bounded on the N by Hudson Strait and Ungava Bay, on the E by the Labrador area...
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 Ottawa to Radisson Quebec on James Bay   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
According to my maps, it should be possible to get almost all the way to the North end of the bay by heading for the town of Radisson, Quebec.
After some research, I learned that Radisson was populated as a support town for the huge James Bay Hydro project, and that the highway leading to it was privately constructed by Quebec Hydro.
I also learned that the James Bay Highway, from Matagami to Radisson, has only one gas station along its almost 700 Km length, at a stop ominously titled "Kilometer 381".
www.themcdonalds.net /richard/bike/rideinfo/jb-1.shtml   (354 words)

 James Bay Road website - James Bay Road
It was built in the 1970s for the Hydro Quebec James Bay Project, a massive hydro-electric project.
All equipment and supplies for the James Bay Hydro-Electric project had to be transported over this road.
From there it is a full 620 km to Radisson, and a further 100 km to the shores of James Bay near Chisasibi.
www.jamesbayroad.com /jbr   (632 words)

 Public Hearings for James Bay II
Since the inception of the James Bay project in 1971, the Quebec government has been notorious for deliberately limiting access to information.
The Cree who reside in the James Bay area found out about the proposed James Bay I development from the newspapers.
The Cree are being encouraged by the Comité d'Examen de la Baie James to attend the Commission Kativik's information sessions in Montreal on July 2 and 3, 1991, and in Kuujuarapik, an Inuit and Cree community in Northern Quebec, on June 25, 26, and 27, 1991.
perc.ca /PEN/1991-07-08/york.html   (597 words)

 HYDRO QUEBEC ~ THE INNU AND THE CREE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
This project threatens to flood 450 square kilometers of forest, to decimate the salmon population of the region and to increase levels of methyl mercury -- a neuro-toxin -- in the waterways and in the remaining fish populations.
The temperature and the salt content of the Hudson Bay would be changed by the damming, endangering the Beluga whale population that migrates to the Bay each summer.
HQ is involved in construction and consultation in projects in Columbia, Malaysia and in the Three Gorges project in China.
members.aol.com /Nowacumig/quebec.html   (829 words)

 James Bay Cree and Quebec Hydro Development
The first comprehensive history of the James Bay Cree in the period up to the 20th century.
An accoun t of the James Bay hydroelectric project and its initial environmental and social impacts by an independent science writer.
Proceedings of a conference reflecting on the decade of implementation of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement, with statements from many of the key indigenous leaders and government representatives.
arcticcircle.uconn.edu /HistoryCulture/Cree/Feit1/reading.html   (665 words)

 James Bay - Search Results - MSN Encarta   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-29)
James Bay - Search Results - MSN Encarta
James Bay, southern extension of Hudson Bay, located in Canada between the provinces of Québec and Ontario.
James Bay Project, massive hydroelectric-power development under construction in northern Québec, Canada.
ca.encarta.msn.com /James_Bay.html   (98 words)

 James Bay Road website - Radisson
The village of Radisson, perched on a hill just before the very end of the James Bay Road, is about 5 Km to the north and west of the James Bay Road (Km 617).
Founded in 1974 to accommodate workers who worked on the Hydro Quebec James Bay Project, this is the only non Native community in Quebec north of the 53rd parallel.
Fuel is also available at the airport (see James Bay Road Guide).
www.jamesbayroad.com /radisson   (648 words)

 AllRefer.com - James Bay Project, Quebec, Canada - (bay) - Facts and Information
James Bay Project, hydroelectric scheme, central Que., Canada; partially completed project of Hydro-Quebec and Que.
Extends from Jarvis and Hudson Bays on W to Lab.
NBR Project, diversion of Rupert and Nottaway rivers to Broadback R.
reference.allrefer.com /gazetteer/J/J00480-james-bay-project.html   (279 words)

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