Tag Archives: BC Hydro

Griz Days celebrates 39th staging in one month

Fernie Welcomes the World The Fernie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Fernie present the 39th Griz Days Winter Festival, under the theme ‘Fernie Welcomes the World.’ This staging will take place from March 4 – 6 in both … > Read More

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Some fiscal power for film festival

With the Fernie Mountain Film Festival fast approaching, BC Hydro is showing its support for the event with a $1,000 donation. BC Hydro’s Sally MacDonald (left) presented the donation to Cathy Korn, sponsorship coordinator, on Tuesday, February 2 in Fernie. … > Read More

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Powerful presentations by FSS students

By Mary Giuliano Fernie Secondary School teacher Roxanne Esch’s French class was given the assignment of putting together a proposal regarding types of energy like solar, wind, nuclear and waste that would be then pitched to the City of Fernie … > Read More

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Elko Fire Department comes on line

After about 10 years of musing, discussion, community meetings and more, the community of Elko and surrounding area now has its own fire service. The Elko Volunteer Fire Department was officially launched Saturday, Jan. 30 with a ribbon cutting and … > Read More

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Provincial budget central to spring session

MLA Report By Norm Macdonald Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA The BC Legislature will reconvene at the beginning of February and sit through until the end of May. The central part of the Spring Session each year is the introduction and passage … > Read More

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Work will establish alternate power supply

BC Hydro is making improvements to the connection between two circuits in the Slaterville neighbourhood of Cranbrook. A crew of five power line technicians began work on Sunday, January 24 at the intersection of 6th Street North and Slater Road … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

About Smart Meters… By Bill Bennett Kootenay East MLA 1. More than 99% of BC Hydro customers have a smart meter – that’s almost 2 million! The smart meter program was delivered $153 million less than budgeted ($930 M). Like any … > Read More

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Site C – a project that shouldn’t be built

Perceptions by Gerry Warner The sparsely populated Peace River Valley contains some of the richest agricultural land in B.C., is home to the furthest north grain elevators in the world and teems with fish and wildlife along its scenic shores. … > Read More

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Trans-Canada Highway project a much better choice

MLA report By Norm Macdonald Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA The New Year is always a time to reflect and re-evaluate, and as your representative to the Legislature, I’ve been thinking a lot about public policy and public spending. The BC Liberals … > Read More

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Government’s energy and fiscal policies shameful

Letter to the Editor BC Hydro has become burdened with enormous financial debt load and obligation due to their contracting (by law) to Independent Power Producers or IPPs. The former Premier Gordon Campbell believed that demand for ‘green’ power in … > Read More

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