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Planned power outage early this morning

Sparwood residents should be advised that a planned power outage for Sparwood on July 28 from 2 to 8 a.m. BC Hydro is making electrical system improvements in Sparwood and regrets any inconvenience this may cause to customers but will … > Read More

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Kimberley’s SunMine powers up

By Ian Cobb/e-KNOW A touch of irony, plenty of thanks all-around and some good humour highlighted the official launch of SunMine today (July 27). On a cloudy and slightly rainy day in the sunniest city in British Columbia, the switch … > Read More

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Fernie Council Connection

The following is a breakdown of what occurred during the July 13 City of Fernie council meeting. 1. AGREEMENTS, LICENCES PERMITS & POLICIES 1.1 Development Variance Permit No. DVPA-373    Council authorized the issuance of Development Variance Permit No. DVP- 373 … > Read More

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SunMine generating electricity

Following the successful installation of the power distribution transformer and the electrical interconnection protections equipment in early June, electrons have been flowing into Teck’s Stiles Substation daily for several weeks. As part of BC Hydro’s multi-stage verification process, SunMine recently … > Read More

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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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