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Waneta Dam
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Energy, Financial

Fortis buys Teck’s interest in Waneta Dam for $1.2 Billion

Under the agreement, Teck Metals Ltd. will be granted a 20-year lease to use Fortis' interest in Waneta to produce power for its industrial operations in Trail

A Chevy Bolt is parked next to the newly unveiled DC fast-charging station in Cranbrook, B.C.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Energy, Environment, Tourism, Transportation

Accelerating the future of electric vehicles in the Kootenays

Accelerate Kootenay is a two-year $1.5-million project to install over 50 electric vehicle chargers along Highway 3

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The pot is into a plastic bag that is inside the solar collector.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Fernie, Cuisine, Energy, Environment

Faisal Jhandir of Fernie, B.C., has invented a portable solar kitchen

Retired physician Faisal Jhandir is on a mission to save the planet with solar cooking

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A mother is reading a book to her young son.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Nelson, Energy, Environment

Celebrate Earth Hour by reading aloud by candlelight

Revive the lost art of reading aloud during Earth Hour—Saturday, March 25th starting at 8:30 p.m.

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Steven Thomson enjoys the challenges and diversity of his career, even sitting in the office, as he is here
West Kootenay, Nelson, Developments, Energy, Environment, Small Business, 40 Under 40

Steven Thomson: Meet this maverick engineer

9dot Engineering Inc., based in Nelson, B.C., has talented innovators such as CEO Steven Thomson

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David Hull, Executive Director of the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce and Sergio Marchi, CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Kimberley, Developments, Energy, Financial, Technology

CEO of Canadian Electricity Association visits Cranbrook and Kimberley

The Honourable Sergio Marchi, CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association, was the recent guest speaker at the monthly Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce luncheon.

A Nissan Leaf is recharging at a unique electric car charging station at the Kettle River Museum Society in Midway. The charging station is located on the back of an old gasoline pump.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Energy, Environment, Transportation

Filling in the geographic gap for electric car charging stations in the Kootenays

Shifting to electric cars is needed in the Kootenays as our current transportation accounts for 60 per cent of our total greenhouse gas emissions

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Don McCormick (second from right) prepares to throw the ceremonial switch to activate the SunMine solar panels.
East Kootenay, Kimberley, Energy, Technology, Tourism

SunMine heats up Kimberley’s economy

Kimberley’s SunMine is giving an unexpected boost to the city’s tourism industry.

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Taken by a drone, this aerial shot of Nelson Hydro’s Bonnington generating station also shows the clearcut (upper right) where the solar garden will be located.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Nelson, Energy, Environment

A successful sunny garden

Nelson, B.C., grew a solar garden in a year and a half with the help of its citizens

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John Managh, co-owner of Hellbent Geothermal, stands in front of a large piece of machinery.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Golden, Energy, Environment

The Kootenays are a potential hot zone for geothermal energy

Hellbent Geothermal is a leading-edge company offering geothermal systems in the East Kootenay, where the potential for this green energy is overflowing

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