Changing our Small Towns One Solar Panel at a Time

Changing our Small Towns One Solar Panel at a Time   Connie Larochelle and her husband moved to Trail from Victoria at the pandemic's onset to be near their daughter, a nurse at the local hospital. They purchased what Connie calls "A really old house that had no upgrades." Since then, the family has completely renovated the house to be home for Connie, her husband and their daughter. They…

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Let’s hear it for Slocan!

Council votes to adopt your 100% Renewable Energy Plan! Last night, Slocan Village Council voted unanimously to officially adopt the West Kootenay EcoSociety’s 100% Renewable Energy Plan! This means that Slocan has joined other small, rural towns like Kaslo, Warfield, Rossland, Castlegar, and Nelson as leaders in the transition to renewable energy.   The Village of Slocan has…

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Fruitvale you did it!

Let’s take this moment to celebrate: Fruitvale Village Council just unanimously voted to commit to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050! This makes Fruitvale the 10th community in the West Kootenays to commit to this goal and to make a plan for a healthier, safer, and cleaner community. Together with your neighbours, you are leading the way to a 100% renewable energy future! How are you…

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Let’s hear it for Castlegar! Council votes to adopt 100% Renewable Energy Plan

Let’s start off this week with some good news, Castlegar City Council just voted unanimously to pass your 100% Renewable Energy Plan! Castlegar joins Kalso, Warfield, and Rossland as the first municipalities across the West Kootenays to officially adopt the plan. You are leading the way to a 100% renewable energy future. How are you celebrating this huge moment? You might have heard me cheering…

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Something to Celebrate! Rossland adopts Renewable Energy Plan

Let’s take this moment to celebrate, Rossland City Council just voted to pass your 100% renewable energy plan! They are the third local government to adopt the 100% renewable energy plan that they have been collaborating on with eight other West Kootenay local governments and West Kootenay EcoSociety. The renewable energy plan aims to save people money, make Rossland healthier and safer, support…

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Something to Celebrate! Kaslo adopts Renewable Energy Plan

Let’s take this moment to celebrate: Kaslo village council just voted to pass your 100% Renewable Energy Plan! Kaslo is the first community in the West Kootenays to officially adopt the plan. Following up on the Village of Kaslo’s 2019 commitment to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050 and to collaborate with other local governments, community stakeholders, and experts in the region to…

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