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A group of Silverton citizens hold up signs in support of the 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign.
Green Scene, West Kootenay, Nelson, New Denver, Rossland, Salmo, Slocan, Energy, Environment

Five West Kootenay communities are leading the way in renewable energy

Five West Kootenay communities have signed on to the EcoSociety’s 100% Renewable Kootenays campaign. Meet the early adopters of change.

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Kate Letizia standing in front of bushes.
Kootenay BizBlog, West Kootenay, Nelson, Energy, Environment

City of Nelson hires Climate Change Coordinator

The Climate Change Coordinator position will implement initiatives to increase Nelson's capacity to reduce its climate impact

Magnified piece of flake graphite
West Kootenay, Nelson, Energy, Environment, Mining, Small Business, Transportation

Clean energy from Eagle Graphite

Eagle Graphite, near Nelson, has been granted $290,000 from the Province of B.C. to support the development of improved electric vehicle batteries.

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Aerial view of the solar power installation on the roof of the Ktunaxa Nation Council auditorium.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, Energy, First Nations

Green power at KNC

The Ktunaxa Nation Council has reduced its government building’s environmental footprint and the cost of maintaining a home base.

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Paul Denchuk and Meredith Hamstead are standing together in front of a home.
Green Scene, East Kootenay, Invermere, Energy, Environment, Small Business

thinkBright Homes: A lighter touch on the planet

thinkBright Homes, based in Invermere, B.C., is at the cutting edge of the green building industry

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Johnny Strilaeff is the president and CEO of Columbia Basin Trust, and acting president and CEO of Columbia Power Corporation.
East Kootenay, Cranbrook, West Kootenay, Energy, Financial

The Trust is fulfilling its purpose

“Our mandate is set by the people of the Columbia Basin, and it’s our job to execute on it.” — Johnny Strilaeff, president and CEO, the Trust.

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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.

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