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Death by hydropower: Canadian towns blame Columbia River Treaty for economic decline

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FAUQUIER B.C. — The Spicer Family farm near this tiny hamlet in Canada’s rugged Columbia River Basin once included 10 acres of fertile bottomland said to be the region’s highest-yielding per acre. Area topography pinched the then free-flowing Columbia into two connected bodies of water called the Arrow Lakes.

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