Da’naxda’xw receive green power funding

The Da'naxda'xw (Awaetlala) First Nation of Knight Inlet is among 11 nations that will share in $291,030.

The Da’naxda’xw (Awaetlala) First Nation of Knight Inlet is among 11 nations that will share in $291,030 through the First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund (FNCEBF) to pursue clean-power projects.

The Da’naxda’xw have been approved for $40,000 to support a feasibility study for an integrated wind/diesel/battery Hybrid Energy System that would increase efficiency, enhance reliability, and significantly reduce diesel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

The FNCEBF provides money to build capacity in First Nations communities and to invest in clean-energy infrastructure. The fund helps to generate jobs for families and provides opportunities that benefit First Nations and non-First Nations’ communities alike. It also helps to foster economic independence for First Nations.

“As part of the BC Jobs Plan, we are firmly committed to supporting opportunities for First Nations to benefit from and participate in resource activities within their traditional territory,” said Ida Chong, Minister of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation. “First Nations have taken a strong role in B.C.’s clean-energy sector, and this latest round of funding will support new opportunities in communities across the province.”

Since 2011, the provincial government has invested more than $3.5 million to support clean-energy opportunities in 72 Aboriginal communities throughout B.C., including wind energy, biomass and run-of-river hydroelectric power.

Applications to the fund are reviewed and decisions made based on the strength of each application and its viability relative to other applications.

 

Just Posted

Woss man attacked by black bear on remote logging road

“we are just monitoring the situation now”

Port McNeill Mayor Gaby Wickstrom wants to see previous cuts to public libraries reversed

The Ministry of Education has, over 10 years, reduced provincial library funding by $6 million.

Mountie says his good-byes to North Island Indigenous communities after years of demonstrating reconciliation between RCMP and First Nations

“It’s very humbling that you hear your name used in the community about good work that is being done”

UPDATED: New law centre serving B.C. region with highest rates of kids in care

Many cases reflect conditions of poverty, says Parents Legal Centre

OPINION: Port Alice needs a paradigm shift

“If we want work in Port Alice, we need to get to work”

‘Bad choices make good stories’: Margaret Trudeau brings her show to Just for Laughs

Trudeau says over the decades she has been suicidal, manic, depressed

Health Canada revokes licences of B.C.-based pot producer Agrima Botanicals

The agency said it notified the company of a suspension in November due to non-compliance with regulations

Deals, protests during Amazon Prime Day

The Seattle-based e-commerce behemoth says it is offering more than a million deals

Canadian national softball team wins second straight Canada Cup

Team Canada defeats Texas-based Scrapyard International in gold-medal game Sunday in Surrey

June sees drop in home sales, prices for real estate across B.C.: report

Sales dropped by 11.8%, while prices fell by 4%

Video captures driver narrowly avoiding hitting Granfondo cyclists in Okanagan

“I’m just glad that everything aligned enough and no one got hurt,” said Shaun Siebert

Most Read