Pledge for Earth Hour

Did you know you can, with just seconds of effort, help the environment, promote community pride and support Castlegar & District Community Services Society?

Did you know you can, with just seconds of effort, help the environment, promote community pride and support Castlegar & District Community Services Society?

FortisBC’s Earth Hour Challenge has two exciting components this year.  First, if Castlegar wins its third consecutive year as the community with the highest per-capita participation rate, we bring home more than just the Earth Hour Cup. FortisBC will also provide $5,000 in energy upgrades to the CDCSS building at 1007 2nd Street.

The second is to take the Earth Hour pledge. Just visit (or simply search Google for “Fortis BC Earth Hour”) and tell Fortis what you can do to reduce your energy consumption for a single hour between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 26. Pledges can also be made by calling 1-866-436-7847.

It can be something as simple as having dinner by candlelight, or turning off the TV and going for a walk instead — and by pledging, you’ll automatically be entered in a draw to win a weekend getaway at the Manteo Resort in Kelowna.

It’s the ultimate win-win-win situation — the environment benefits from reduced consumption and raised awareness, Castlegar wins the Earth Hour Cup, and your Community Services Society wins money and energy-savings upgrades that will improve its office building for years to come.

CDCSS is a non-profit, charitable society that has been providing counselling and support services to residents for 32 years.

Please, take a minute to make your pledge, and let’s bring home a win together! Thank you.

Roberta Hamilton, Board Chair

Castlegar & District

Community Services Society

Just Posted

Trail police release image of liquor store robber

The video surveillance image shows the robber aiming a black gun at the store’s clerk

Columbia Avenue paving scheduled for weekend

Paving on Castlegar’s main thoroughfare will take place in a few days, weather permitting.

Castlegar daycare selected for univeral child care pilot program

MLA Katrine Conroy presents letter of acceptance to the program to the Children’s Centre at Selkirk College

Kootenay region posts 10-per-cent return rate on electoral reform ballots

As of Nov. 13, only 5.3 per cent of ballots had been returned province-wide

Castlegar Remembers

Hundreds gathered at Kinsmen Park on Sunday to mark the Centenary of the end of WW1

VIDEO: Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

Kuhnhackl scores 2 odd goals as Isles dump Canucks 5-2

Vancouver drops second game in two nights

Stink at B.C. school prompts complaints of headaches, nausea

Smell at Abbotsford school comes from unauthorized composting operation

Fear of constitutional crisis escalates in U.S.; Canadians can relate

Some say President Donald Trump is leading the U.S. towards a crisis

B.C.-based pot producer Tilray reports revenue surge, net loss

Company remains excited about ‘robust’ cannabis industry

Canada stands pat on Saudi arms sales, even after hearing Khashoggi tape

Khashoggi’s death at Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul further strained Riyadh’s already difficult relationship with Ottawa

Feds pledge money for young scientists, but funding for in-house research slips

Canada’s spending on science is up almost 10 per cent since the Liberals took office, but spending on in-house research is actually down

Disabled boy has ‘forgiven’ bullies who walked on him in stream, mom says

A Cape Breton teen who has cerebral palsy was told to lie in a stream as other kids walked over him

Letters shed light on state of mind of B.C. mom accused of daughter’s murder

Trial of South Surrey mother Lisa Batstone begins in BC Supreme Court

Most Read