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Six-hour power outage expected

BC Hydro will be making electrical system improvements, affecting various East Kootenay municipalities, throughout the month of June. On Sunday, June 28, from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. residents in the Skookumchuk, Wasa Lake, Sheep Creek, Wolf Creek, Lazy Lake, … > Read More

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New pagers for SAR courtesy BC Hydro

Cranbrook and District Search and Rescue Society is now able to buy much-needed new pagers for its emergency responder volunteers. Recognizing the importance of reliable equipment and placing a high priority on safety, BC Hydro provided a $3,250 donation on … > Read More

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Recent audits reveal Wildfire Act Issues

A Forest Practices Board (FPB) review of forest and range practice audits from 2013 and 2014 shows a 50-50 record of compliance with the Wildfire Act in B.C. The FPB stated yesterday in a press release that the review shows half … > Read More

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RDEK Board Highlights

The following is a synopsis of the May 29 Regional District of East Kootenay (RDEK) board of directors’ meeting. 30-Year Service Award RDEK Board Chair Rob Gay presented Ed Saffin with a 30-Year Service Award (pictured above left). Ed started … > Read More

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Sam Steele Society appreciates support

The Sam Steele Society is pleased to receive support in the amount of $1,000 from BC Hydro for this year’s Sam Steele Days Community Festival June 18 – 21. BC Hydro has been involved with the festival for many years … > Read More

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LED streetlight replacement program underway

Project made possible thanks to federal Gas Tax Fund Work is now underway to upgrade 357 streetlights in the City of Cranbrook to light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures as part of Phase 1 of its streetlight replacement program. Over the next … > Read More

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Reduced cost for energy assessments

East Kootenay homeowners: Curious about the energy efficiency of your home? Want to save money on your energy bills? Want to be more comfortable in your home? The East Kootenay Energy Diet (EKED) is a program that helps residents of the East … > Read More

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Hydro grows young nature lovers on Arbor Day

BC Hydro celebrated Arbor Day on Friday, April 24 by talking to students at McKim Middle School and Kimberley Independent School about the value of trees. Children at the two schools were encouraged to think about the benefits they receive … > Read More

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3 facts you need to know

About Reducing Your BC Hydro bill By Bill Bennett Kootenay East MLA 1. Electricity used for home electronics has increased by more than 330% since the 1970s. Phantom power also continues to increase – that’s when electricity is drawn by … > Read More

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Kids across Basin to celebrate Earth Day

Celebrated around the world, Earth Day falls every year on April 22. It is a day to celebrate the Earth, our home. The theme of this year’s Earth Day is ‘It’s Our Turn to Lead.’ And the kids participating in … > Read More

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