B.C.'s pulp and paper mills, chemical plants, cement plants and metal mines are ringing alarm bells over skyrocketing power prices. Hydro bills are going up 9% this year and will rise 28% over five years - increases the B.C. government says are needed to invest in new power infrastructure and pay off long-term debt.Read more
Energy Minister Bill Bennett announced Tuesday a 28-per-cent B.C. Hydro rate increase over the next five years.
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Snowflake Power, which runs a biomass power boiler on the site of the old Catalyst Paper Mill outside of Snowflake, is shutting down in middle to late March, according to Heath Hildebrand, vice president of opera-tions for the power company.Read more