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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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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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