Energy Conservation Assistance program

https://rdck.ca/EN/main/services/sustainability-environmental-initiatives/energy/regional-energy-efficiency-program.html

About the program:

Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP)

Watch a quick video about ECAP – click here.

Participants benefit from a free home energy evaluation, advice on saving energy and free installation of products such as: 

·         LED light bulbs

·         kitchen and bathroom faucet aerators

·         water-efficient showerheads

·         hot water pipe wrap

·         exterior door weatherstripping

·         carbon monoxide alarms 

Some homes may also qualify for an ENERGY STAR® certified refrigerator; attic, wall and/or crawlspace insulation; or a high-efficiency natural gas furnace or a furnace rebate.

Every home is different. Your program representative will determine which energy-efficiency upgrades your home is eligible for. Additional visits may be needed to install some equipment if your home qualifies.

Important opportunity Area D residents! message from Chair Watson.

Do you want to be involved in land use planning in Area D? Economic Development? Glacier Creek campground? All three of the these commissions have openings for new members. No better way to be directly involved in local services and to ensure that they are indeed informed by not just me, as your Area D Director, but by you- the people! Exciting, I promise! Area D Commission AppointmentsArea D has several commissions that are seeking new appointments. All positions are voluntary. If you would like to inquire, send me an email. • Kaslo and Area D Economic Development Commission (EDC), meets once a month in person or virtual. • Glacier Creek Regional Park Commission, has met once a year for budget discussions. • Advisory Planning Commission (APC), has not met in person for years, most correspondence is via email. Commissions are a unique tool to ensure that local services are relevant to the people using them. Each commission has its own level of engagement, some with more than others. I would like to see Glacier Creek and the APC be more engaged commissions. The EDC does have an active status with monthly meetings, a strategic plan being created and several large projects on the go. If you are interested in taking an active role in local services, I look forward to hearing from you.

AWatson@rdck.bc.ca

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Tips from the RDCK, have a backup plan this winter!

Emergency preparedness information and tips from Prepared BC can be found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc

November 17, 2020

Nelson, BC:  The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) recognizes that some of our residents rely on electrical power for heat and potential power outages during winter time could leave people in the cold. In past years, the RDCK Emergency Support Services (ESS) team has been able to assist residents by opening up temporary warming centres, but the challenges presented by COVID-19 will force the need to look at other options this year.

Our priority is to ensure everyone’s health and safety and to help residents through this difficult time. The RDCK would therefore like to encourage anyone that has used warming centres in the past, or who think they might need help this winter, to please find alternative plans wherever possible. If you know of someone vulnerable in your neighbourhood, who might need support in an emergency situation and you are able to provide a warm, safe place for them, please reach out and offer to help.

“We admire the resilience and compassion of our communities, and encourage residents to plan for emergencies, including helping our friends and neighbors that may need a little extra support,” said Chris Johnson, RDCK Emergency Operations Director.

During a power outage, the RDCK will be working with utility providers to ensure service resumes as quickly as possible, but we encourage all residents to understand and prepare for the hazards in your area. The RDCK ESS team stands ready to assist people who are still needing help, but we need your help to ensure that everyone stays warm and safe this winter.

Emergency preparedness information and tips from Prepared BC can be found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/preparedbc

To stay up to date on power outages in your area, click on the links below:
BC Hydro
Fortis BC