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The Waneta Dam.
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Trail, Energy, Financial

Teck announces closing of Waneta Dam sale

As part of the sale, Teck Metals Ltd. holds a 20-year lease to use the two-thirds interest in Waneta to produce power for its industrial operations in Trail

Owners Gabriele and Frank Lorenz are standing in front of the Lido Motel in Radium Hot Springs, B.C.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Radium Hot Springs, Energy, Entertainment and Hospitality

The Lido Motel in Radium Hot Springs, B.C., has your values at heart

Green travellers are enthusiastically welcomed at the Lido Motel in Radium Hot Springs, B.C.

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A headshot of Forrest Campbell, owner of Freewheeling Energy in Invermere, B.C.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Invermere, Energy, Environment, Small Business

Sun-kissed lemons and buckets of optimism

Based in Invermere, B.C., Forrest Campbell formed Freewheeling Energy

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Left to right: Ben Marken (Selkirk College), Blair Weston (FortisBC), Roger Austin (Austin Engineering), Darren McElhinney (FortisBC), Mary Austin (Austin Engineering) and Jason Taylor (Selkirk College)
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Education, Energy, Technology

3-D printing innovation in engineering

Selkirk College and Austin Engineering worked together to create a 3-D printed model of the proposed Corra Linn dam upgrades for FortisBC.

by Jillian Clark
Both Nelson and Kimberley (pictured) have solar projects that are producing power.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Developments, Energy, Technology

FortisBC looking to build B.C.’s largest utility-led solar project in Kelowna

The proposed Ellison Community Solar Pilot Project, if approved, would be B.C.’s largest utility-led community solar project to date.

FortisBC's new facility
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Energy

A by-the-numbers look at the newly opened FortisBC Operations Centre in Castlegar

As FortisBC's $23-million operations centre comes to completion in Castlegar, we examine some of the benefits and features of the new facility

Wayne Stetski
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Energy

CanWest/Superior Propane Merger: MP Stetski talks about Competition Bureau Ruling

MP Wayne Stetski weighs in on the CanWest/Superior Propane Merger Competition Bureau Ruling

Government building
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Energy, First Nations

Ktunaxa Nation Council proceeding with renewable energy installation

The Ktunaxa Nation Council is set to install solar arrays on the rooftop of the Ktunaxa Nation Government Building in Cranbrook

The new building will include 23,000 square feet of office space.
West Kootenay, Castlegar, Developments, Energy

FortisBC Kootenay Operations Centre in Castlegar, British Columbia

The centralized Kootenay Operations Centre in Castlegar, British Columbia, provides increased efficiency, among other benefits.

by Jillian Clark
Waneta Dam in Trail, B.C.
West Kootenay, Trail, Energy

Trail mayor Mike Martin speaks to Waneta Dam’s sale to BC Hydro

What does BC Hydro’s purchase of Waneta Dam mean for the West Kootenay? Trail mayor Mike Martin explains how the sale will affect the community

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