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Haul Truck and Digger at Elkview mine near Sparwood, B.C.
East Kootenay, Elkford, Sparwood, Education, Energy, Mining

The Elkview Coal Mine celebrates a milestone

This year marks the 50th anniversary of surface mining at Elkview mine near Sparwood, B.C.

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Two female students are wearing warm layers of clothes and are holding a sign that says
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Castlegar, Nelson, Energy, Environment

A Cool Challenge

Selkirk College is participating in the BC Cool Campus Challenge to lower its environmental footprint

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Waneta Expansion.
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Trail, Energy, Financial

Trust, Columbia Power purchase Waneta expansion

The Trust and Columbia Power, which currently own 49 per cent of Waneta Expansion, worked closely with the BC Government to make this purchase possible.

Forests between Osoyoos and Rock Creek B.C. where FortisBC workers are.
East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Energy, Top 120 employers

Electricity use is on the rise despite a mild winter

Electricity use is up 20 per cent or more since the start of December among FortisBC customers.

Fortis BC logo.
Kootenay BizBlog, East Kootenay, West Kootenay, Energy

Natural gas supply still limited despite completed Enbridge pipeline repair

Until both Enbridge-owned pipelines are back at full operating pressure, FortisBC will have a constrained supply of natural gas

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.

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