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Vernon council considers climate change

The City of Vernon will consider ways to slow down climate change.

After receiving a request from student Neave Allen to take action, the city will consider the feasibility of an anti-idling bylaw and becoming a solar ready community.

“She was one of the most inspiring people that has spoken to us,” said Coun. Patrick Nicol of Allen.

“We want to show we took her seriously.”

Coun. Brian Quiring, who is an architect, wants to see solar energy pursued further.

“We need to move in that direction and I’d like to learn more about it,” he said.

“We have nothing but sunshine here.”

However, opposition came from Coun. Catherine Lord, who doesn’t believe staff needs to develop a report on anti-idling and solar power.

“We’ve been addressing a lot of the issues already,” she said, adding that the federal government already has information published on solar energy.

“Instead of a report from staff, staff can make it (federal brochure) available to developers. I’d rather educate than legislate.”

 

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