Tag Archives: BC Hydro

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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Govt. decisions can have devastating consequences

MLA report By Norm Macdonald, Columbia River-Revelstoke MLA The decisions made by government have real consequences in people’s lives. And when those people are on a fixed income, those government decisions can be devastating. Many people in our communities live … > Read More

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Key components installed at SunMine

Construction continues on Kimberley’s SunMine, Western Canada’s largest solar project. Last week the prime contractor Conergy Canada and construction manager SkyFire Energy completed the installation of all 4,032 photovoltaic modules. Modules are now arranged in 96-38 foot by 20 foot … > Read More

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Fernie Council Connection

The following is a breakdown as to what occurred during City of Fernie Council’s regular meeting on Oct. 27. 1. AGREEMENTS, LICENCES PERMITS & POLICIES 1.1 Royal Comete Hotel & Bar’s (LCLB) Temporary Change application. Council supported the administrative decision … > Read More

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Sparwood Council Facts

RCMP – Elk Valley Detachment Sgt. Will Thien and S/Sgt. Lorne Craig of the Elk Valley RCMP Detachment presented the First and Second Quarter Mayor’s Report for 2014 during the Sept. 15 District of Sparwood council meeting. The Detachment reported … > Read More

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