Trees slash burned for B.C. mega-energy projects

BC Hydro is warning people living northwestern B.C. of smoke haze in that area as they cut down and burn hundreds of kilometres of timber to make way for the Northwest Transmission Line.

The utility's transmission line project connects an existing substation near Terrace, B.C. and a new substation to be built further north, near Bob Quinn Lake, in 2014.

"In clearing the right of way there's a lot of woody debris that has to be disposed of. And we do have approval... to dispose of that by burning," said BC Hydro spokesperson Lesley Wood.