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Gas heat pumps work by using energy to capture heat from the outdoor ambient air as an additional energy source and then transferring it indoors for space or hot water heating. Photo: Unsplash

Pilot project introduces high-efficiency gas heat pumps to B.C. homes

To be part of future pilot programs visit: fortisbc.com/letsgo.

 

A Fortis crew repairs the damaged gas line along Tolmie Avenue just east of Quadra Avenue on Wednesday morning. The line was damaged by a third party. (Travis Paterson/News Staff)

B.C. man ordered to pay for damaging gas line despite blueprints showing it was elsewhere

B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal ordered Fischer to pay $2,309 in damages plus fees

 

Following public opposition, Fruitvale council voted to reconsider the sale of land to FortisBC that would have made way for a new substation next to Mazzochi Park.

Fruitvale reconsiders land sale to FortisBC

B.V. community group organizes petition against potential substation at Mazzochi Park

 

The site for proposed FortisBC substation near Mazzochi Park in Fruitvale. Photo: Jim Bailey

Village of Fruitvale to reschedule public hearing on substation

A date hasn’t been set, but Mayor Morissette says further consultation with the public is coming

The site for proposed FortisBC substation near Mazzochi Park in Fruitvale. Photo: Jim Bailey
For information on the substation from the group of concerned citizens in the Beaver Valley, including signing the petition, email: bvconcernedcitizens3@gmail.com. Photo: Submitted

Petition launched against new substation proposal in Fruitvale

The site chosen is just off Columbia Gardens Road, between Mazzocchi Park and Walnut Avenue

For information on the substation from the group of concerned citizens in the Beaver Valley, including signing the petition, email: bvconcernedcitizens3@gmail.com. Photo: Submitted
According to survey results, the strongest motivation among British Columbians to reduce their energy use was, of course, to help lower their monthly energy costs (89 per cent), followed closely by 83 per cent saying energy efficiency measures made their home more comfortable and 82 per cent saying that lowering energy use is an important way for them to help reduce the effects of climate change. Photo: Rohan Makhecha/Unsplash

Survey says British Columbians putting plenty of energy into reducing power consumption

30 % engage more in energy conservation behaviors than they did last year

According to survey results, the strongest motivation among British Columbians to reduce their energy use was, of course, to help lower their monthly energy costs (89 per cent), followed closely by 83 per cent saying energy efficiency measures made their home more comfortable and 82 per cent saying that lowering energy use is an important way for them to help reduce the effects of climate change. Photo: Rohan Makhecha/Unsplash
Chris Rhodes captured several photos of the Elder Trail - and the hovering helicopters - during a Monday afternoon hike. Photo: Chris Rhodes Sr.

Photo: FortisBC begins work to replace power lines above West Trail

Helicopters will be used and there will be some traffic disruption

Chris Rhodes captured several photos of the Elder Trail - and the hovering helicopters - during a Monday afternoon hike. Photo: Chris Rhodes Sr.
The REN Energy solution says it employs commercially proven technologies to generate Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Image: RenCorp.ca

Energy company purchases more land for Fruitvale plant

Construction was originally scheduled for fall 2020, then postponed until spring of 2021.

The REN Energy solution says it employs commercially proven technologies to generate Renewable Natural Gas (RNG). Image: RenCorp.ca
Photo: Myriam Zilles/Unsplash

Apply for energy savers before West Kootenay winter rolls in

Income-qualified support programs help ease winter heating bills

Photo: Myriam Zilles/Unsplash
Dep. Fire Chief Stephane Dionne said a thick plume of natural gas treated volunteer firefighters who went inside the home at 7004 1st St. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Gas leak threatens Grand Forks neighbourhood gutted by 2018 flood

All city utilities had been cut to the area, according to city staff at the scene

Dep. Fire Chief Stephane Dionne said a thick plume of natural gas treated volunteer firefighters who went inside the home at 7004 1st St. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
An electric car is seen getting charged at parking lot in Tsawwassen, near Vancouver, Friday, April, 6, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

22 electric vehicle chargers launching through FortisBC project

The initiative will give British Columbians more options to charge their zero-emission vehicles

An electric car is seen getting charged at parking lot in Tsawwassen, near Vancouver, Friday, April, 6, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)
Artist’s rendering of the Site C dam, the third hydro dam on the Peace River that started construction in 2015. (BC Hydrophoto)

FortisBC outlines renewable energy plan blueprint

Sees $100 billion savings in diversified approach rather than electrification option

Artist’s rendering of the Site C dam, the third hydro dam on the Peace River that started construction in 2015. (BC Hydrophoto)
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Help for income-qualified Trail residents to lower energy bills this winter

Trail FAIR will assist with filling out the FortisBC application

Photo: Unsplash
FortisBC is reporting record electricity usage as temperatures spike. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)

FortisBC sees record-high summer electricity usage in Okanagan and Kootenays

‘As temperatures spike, so does the demand for electricity’ - FortisBC

FortisBC is reporting record electricity usage as temperatures spike. (Michael Rodriguez - Capital News)