October 19, 2015

Transmission upgrades near Gold River
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October 19, 2015
Below the Strathcona Dam, we're upgrading an important transmission line that provides power the community of Gold River and other parts of northern Vancouver Island. If you're in the area of our campground, you might notice a helicopter and a few big power poles. And in Kamloops, we talk to an energy manager from Thompson Rivers University about his love of the outdoors, and bringing sustainability to life at school. And the College of the Rockies is looking towards sustainability too; they're installing solar panels to sell power back to us.
Upgrades bring power poles instead of tent poles to Strathcona Dam campground

Upgrades bring power poles instead of tent poles to Strathcona Dam campground

Crews on Vancouver Island are using helicopters to construct eight new transmission structures, as part of a project underway to upgrade the lines that feed Gold River and other communities. We're using the campground below Strathcona Dam to support the work underway.

Read more from the Campbell River Mirror
Mountain guide helps Kamloops university save big on energy

Mountain guide helps Kamloops university save big on energy

In his other life as an energy manager, mountain guide Jim Gudjonson helps make Thompson Rivers University one of Canada's most sustainable schools.
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College of the Rockies sets its sights on solar power

College of the Rockies sets its sights on solar power

Cranbrook's main campus is getting more green, thanks to a project to install solar panels on the roof. The college plans to generate 109,000 kilowatt-hours per year of electricity to sell back to BC Hydro.
Read more from the Kootenay News
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Underground work is underway at the John Hart Generating Station in Campbell River. Blasting has started to create the 1,575 metre power tunnel seen here, which will link the new underground powerhouse house to the reservoir behind the dam. The John Hart Generating Station has been in service since 1947, and construction on the new replacement began in spring 2014.
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