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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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Sparwood Council Facts

The following is a break down as to what occurred during the April 7 District of Sparwood council meeting. DVP – Spardell Mobile Home Park A development variance request for 100 Industrial Road #1 (Spardell Mobile Home Park) to vary … > Read More

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Very rare sighting

By Larry Halverson Friends of Kootenay A few days late for April Fools but the angle of this photo makes it look like this Osprey is ‘taking out’ a Flamingo. Something you don’t see everyday in the Columbia Valley! Above … > Read More

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Power down and switch off for Earth Hour

Celebrating its ninth year, Earth Hour 2015 takes place this evening (Saturday, March 28) between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. with Environment Minister Mary Polak calling on British Columbians to take part in this symbolic global event. Earth Hour encourages people to … > Read More

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SunMine nears completion

Construction of SunMine is nearly complete, with only the transformer and interconnection with the BC Hydro electricity grid remaining. Public access to SunMine is prohibited; however, the City of Kimberley will be arranging for tours this summer. The photographs included, … > Read More

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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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