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East Kootenay Energy Diet encore

The East Kootenay Energy Diet has been officially launched for another year! The East Kootenay Energy Diet (EKED) is a program that helps residents of the East Kootenay save energy, emissions and money through home renovations. Homeowners in the East … > Read More

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Premier announces programs for low income energy consumers

Premier Christy Clark today announced during a special gathering at the Cranbrook BC Hydro headquarters that government, in partnership with BC Hydro and FortisBC, is expanding energy-efficiency programs to help customers, particularly those on low-incomes, reduce their electricity and gas … > Read More

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U.S.–Canada coordinate ops to manage flood risk

Current snowpack levels across the Kootenay (spelled Kootenai in America) River Basin are above normal for this time of year, contributing to above-normal spring runoff forecasts on both sides of the border. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ current spring … > Read More

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Wild Voices need local support

Demand for the Columbia Basin Environmental Education Network’s (CBEEN) Wild Voices for Kids program is growing and is looking for local support before this spring’s busy field trip season. Since CBEEN began offering the program in 2009, it has made … > Read More

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Homeowners get $1,500 for energy retrofits

With the cold winter months just around the corner, East Kootenay local governments and utilities are offering $1,500 more in rebates to residents for keeping their homes warm in the winter. “We are pleased to work with FortisBC/BC Hydro to … > Read More

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Community and dignitaries launch EK Energy Diet

On Friday July 26, the East Kootenay Energy Diet was officially launched in Cranbrook with dignitaries and community members enjoying the good weather and a barbecue lunch. City of Cranbrook Mayor Wayne Stetski welcomed the crowd on behalf of the … > Read More

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Minister brings energetic kick-off to the Diet

Be at Cranbrook Rotary Park tomorrow (July 26) at noon for a free burger to launch the East Kootenay Energy Diet. The Energy Diet is an exciting new way for East Kootenay residents to save energy and money. Minister of … > Read More

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Kootenays save over one million kilowatt hours

As a result of the provincially-funded LiveSmart BC Small Business Energy Assessments, more than 50 businesses completed energy retrofits during 2012 to improve their carbon footprint and lower operating costs. Together their improvements have identified over one million kilowatt hours … > Read More

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Investigation into utilities fraud continuing; suspects identified

In December of last year the Cranbrook RCMP initiated a fraud investigation in relation to local business owners who noted irregularities with their natural gas bills. The resulting police investigation determined that these businesses had either the owner’s signatures or … > Read More

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Students take recycling into their own hands—literally

Forty-one students from Fernie and Jaffray took recycling into their own hands recently. They collected waste paper at their schools and used blenders, screens, sponges and rolling pins to create beautiful handcrafted paper of their own. Two classes—Grade 6 in … > Read More

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