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Guest Blog: Cowichan's Solar Revolution

Don Skeric is a local electrician

A solar revolution has been happening in the Cowichan Valley. It started about one year ago with the first bulk buy of solar photovoltaic modules. This was organized by Peter Nix of Cowichan Carbon Busters fame in co-ordination with Viridian Energy Co-operative. Together we were able to organize the installation of 764 solar modules in different residences around the Valley. Since then hundreds of other panels have been installed.

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Local Poll: NDP 26, CPC 21, Green 14, Lib 10, Not Sure 26

DUNCAN – New telephone polls conducted by Insights West show a similar pattern across the federal ridings of Nanaimo-Ladysmith and Cowichan-Malahat-Langford. In both of the adjacent ridings, the New Democratic Party (NDP) candidates hold a modest lead over the Conservative Party contenders, with Greens in third place and the Liberals in fourth.

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Election Stories From The Doorstep

As we look back at the summer just past we can breathe a sigh of relief at the outcome.  It did not look good for the health of our river and we got to within a few weeks of it running dry.  The huge amount of rain we received in the first part of September eased of our concerns and now the river and lake are full and the salmon are easily making their way upstream to their spawning grounds. 

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