Castlegar is going for a hat trick in this year’s Fortis BC Earth Hour Challenge.
The city has reduced its power use more than any other community in Fortis’ jurisdiction the last two years, and Coun. Kevin Chernoff is hoping businesses and residents will participate again.
“Maybe restaurants can promote candlelight dinners,” he said.
Earth Hour takes place on March 26 from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. City hall is expected to go dark for the entire hour, and encourages non-essential lights and large outdoor signage around the city to be turned off during that time as well.
The winning community will receive $5,000 to go towards a non-profit community organization for energy saving upgrades.
To join Fortis’ challenge, visit fortisbc.com, and for more information on Earth Hour visit earthhour.org.