“The vast majority of houses are built to code minimum,” Olofsson says. “These houses are using proven building science to build it better.” He remarks that buildings are one of the biggest contributors to global climate change, contributing to about half of emissions in North America.
Work on a new suspension bridge across Swift Creek is nearly completed, and will connect the approved bike trail system this spring.
Over this coming winter, Geoscience BC will be gathering existing geothermal data on Valemount and other areas of the province. The aim is to help identify sites with economically feasible potential for geothermal direct-use applications, and potentially start a consortium to drill test holes to verify that potential.
No list or plan put together by the village offices, or Emergency BC, or whoever, can deal with all situations – only we can, each of us, by being involved. We are not islands; I can’t imagine that having your home warm, your freezer full and your driveway plowed will be any good in the long run if your neighbours and friends are all stuck in their houses, freezing and starving.
Craig Pryor, Manager of the Community Forest, says the long term goal for the site is to allow economic growth and job creation.
The Texqakallt were the first known inhabitants of the Upper Fraser area, they were nomadic and a band of the Shuswap people.
Young is president of the Planning Institute of B.C., and replaces Braden Hutchins who vacated the position in early September.
It’s the longest true paragliding trip ever attempted and expands what people think is possible with paragliding.
Hoskins joined local rail enthusiast Matthew Wheeler (far left) and outgoing Mayor Andru McCracken (right) to install the sign, with some track protection from CN supervisor Pete Pearson.
Jordan Hammond joined Bell for his last few weeks in Valemount, and will be the Village’s intern for the remaining six months of the program.