Submitted to Sumner Newscow – Whether or not the back-to-school hubbub affects you or your children, we hope youâ€™ll attend our Back to School Breakfast with Barefoot Jerry on August 16 from 7-10 a.m. as a fundraiser for those served by Futures Unlimited at Barefoot Jerryâ€™s located at 217 N. Washington in Wellington.Dine in and enjoy a delicious and filling breakfast skillet (diced potatoes, sausage, eggs and cheese) with a side of fresh fruit and a cinnamon roll with your choice of coffee or orange juice for only $5. Or call in a take out order at 359-1611. Take out orders will be served with orange juice.Purchase tickets from Futures, Barefoot Jerry’s or the chamber office. A limited number will be for sale the morning of the breakfast – so buy your tickets early!Futures is Sumner Countyâ€™s trusted provider of disability supports and early intervention programs for more than 35 years, giving people of every age the help they need with the dignity they deserve.We are champions for empowerment, inclusion and opportunity â€“ our passion, our mission!We invite you to learn about us atÂ www.futures-unlimited.org, or find us on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/FuturesUnlimited. Also, view our YouTube channel by clickingÂ HERE.
January 11, 2020
Minister of Energy and Mines Bill Bennett calls electricity the ‘backbone of our economy,’ continuing on to say, “this new line will provide clean power and help to enable further economic development in the south Peace region that will create jobs and strengthen communities.”Construction of the $296-million project began in 2013. About 11,000 residential, business and industrial customers are being served by the new line.“This is good news for our region. It means a growing economy and more jobs. In fact, construction of the line created 100 jobs,” said Mike Bernier, MLA for Peace River South. PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — Premier Christy Clark announced the completion of the new 230-kilovolt Dawson Creek-Chetwynd Area Transmission line, to provide clean electricity, earlier today.The new line consists of two portions running from Dawson Creek to the Chetwynd area. The first portion is a 12-kilometre stretch from the existing substation near Dawson Creek to the Bear Mountain Terminal. From Bear Mountain, the second portion stretches to the Sundance Lakes substation – 19 kilometres east of Chetwynd.“Powering jobs for British Columbians is ‘what the Dawson Creek-Chetwynd Area Transmission line is all about,” said Premier Clark. “Before, industrial customers had to burn gas to power their facilities. The new transmission line not only makes more projects possible, it means they’ll be even cleaner.”- Advertisement -BC Hydro says the growth in electricity demand in the south Peace is being driven by natural gas exploration and the development in the Montney shale gas deposits.“This line doubles the amount of power we can provide to the region. We know it’s a growing region and BC Hydro needs to be one step ahead and ensure we can get power to where it is needed most,” said BC Hydro’s president and CEO, Jessica McDonald.“We want industry in B.C. to use clean power that comes from BC Hydro’s hydroelectric facilities.”Advertisement