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Dec 03

Minister Philpott congratulates Wuikinuxv Nation on the completion of the award-winning Nicknaqueet River Hydropower Facility

News release December 3, 2018 — Rivers Inlet, Wuikinuxv Traditional Territory, British Columbia — Indigenous Services Canada Reliable access to electricity and switching to sustainable energy sources can significantly contribute to improved quality of life for remote Indigenous communities. The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Indigenous Services, congratulates the Wuikinuxv…
Oct 23

B.C.’s race to a post-carbon economy will change everything

It’s 2030, just 12 years from now. Your gas-fired furnace is gone, probably your gas stove, too. The City of Vancouver already has placed extreme carbon standards on builders to discourage gas installations in new buildings. Others will follow. Electric baseboard heaters? Forget about it. All new homes and many older homes will…
Sep 17

NRT invests over $1.3 million to Support Clean Energy in BC First Nations Communities

Vancouver, B.C. - The New Relationship Trust (NRT) is proud to announce the approved projects funded under the third intake of the BC Indigenous Clean Energy Initiative (BCICEI). The following First Nation communities will receive a total of $1,351,583 in funding to assist the advancement of thirteen clean energy projects in…
Jul 11

Winchie Creek Hydro Grand Opening!

  "We offer our warmest congratulations to the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation on the successful completion of the Winchie Creek Hydro project. We have been working together with the Nation in the development of their clean energy portfolio for 16 years, and Winchie Creek is the third hydropower project to come…
Jun 22
May 22

Barkley Project Group: Renewable Power Generation Experts

When it comes to the potential for generating electricity Mother Nature was very kind to British Columbia. With an abundance of flowing water to power hydro-electric projects, sunshine to energize solar panels and even rolling surf to generate wave power, the province has access to an unparalleled wealth of opportunities.…
May 11

Huu-ay-aht power plant will create green cash flow

The Huu-ay-aht First Nations are taking advantage of green technology to generate a new source of revenue for the community with the construction of a clean-energy power plant on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The Huu-ay-aht community received $500,000 in equity funding from the B.C. government’s First Nations Clean Energy…
Dec 27

Six Natural Resource Projects That Got It Right in 2017

By DeSmog Canada Editors • Wednesday, December 27, 2017 Being an environmental journalist at this point in history can be a bit, well, depressing. It often means bringing negative stories to light: stories about government failing to balance development with environmental protection, or about companies getting away with harmful practices, or about Indigenous peoples’ rights…
Dec 21
Nov 07

This B.C. First Nation is Harnessing Small-Scale Hydro to Get off Diesel

By Jimmy Thomson • DeSmog Canada • Tuesday, November 7, 2017 The rain comes down in a dense mist as John Ebell shows off the construction site of the Nicknaqueet River Hydro project, high on a hillside above the Wannock River in Rivers Inlet, a fjord on the central coast of B.C. It’s the perfect weather, he says,…