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Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a break down as to what occurred during the Feb. 16 District of Sparwood council meeting. Elk River Watershed Alliance (ERA) Lee-Anne Walker, Executive Director of the Elk River Wateshed Alliance Feb. 16 provided District of Sparwood … > Read More

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Faced with choice to help, Liberals didn’t chose you

MLA Report By Norm Macdonald, Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA Every February the government releases a new provincial budget, and every year, the government has to make choices about what it is going to do with your tax dollars. This year, the … > Read More

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Liberals table a balanced budget

The B.C. Liberal Government yesterday presented a 2015 provincial budget that is balanced with a small surplus – making the province the only one in Canada in the black. It is the third straight year that the province has tabled … > Read More

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BC Hydro helps Chamber of Commerce

BC Hydro is contributing $1,000 to Columbia Valley Chamber of Commerce to support the Columbia Valley’s Winter in Motion Festival being held throughout January and February 2015. The community festival is an opportunity for area residents and visitors to celebrate … > Read More

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How to ensure a dam never fails

MLA Report By Norm Macdonald, Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA When the Mount Polley tailings pond retaining wall collapsed this past summer, the BC Liberals said the failure was completely unpredictable. That is not true. If BC Hydro operated their dams the … > Read More

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Committee engaging public on Columbia River Basin

The Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee provides a First Nation and community voice that will help inform hydroelectric operations planning in the Columbia Basin and potential future improvements to the Columbia River Treaty. The committee builds on a longstanding tradition … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

About Site C Dam By Bill Bennett Kootenay East MLA 1. B.C.’s population and economy are growing. Demand for electricity is forecast to grow by 40% over the next 20 years. BC Hydro will meet 78% of that incremental growth … > Read More

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Crash kills power for chunk of city

An early morning crash on the Highway 3/95 strip (Cranbrook Street) in Cranbrook knocked out power in the northeast corner of the city. A black 1999 Ford F350 pickup collided with a hydro pole that collapsed onto the truck, creating the … > Read More

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Thanks for another great Santa Claus Parade!

JCI Kootenay would like to send a huge thank you to everyone who came out for the 44th Annual Santa Claus Parade in Cranbrook on November 28! It was a very rainy evening, but that didn’t stop hundreds of residents … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

About LNG rates By Bill Bennett, Kootenay East MLA 1. The Province and BC Hydro announced the rate for all LNG customers that want to connect to BC Hydro’s electrical grid and reached the first agreement under this new rate with … > Read More

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