Village tackles gas emissions

The process to address global warming continues in Lumby.

  • Oct. 7, 2011 6:00 p.m.

The process to address global warming continues in Lumby.

Council has given three readings to a proposed bylaw that would add a greenhouse gas emission reduction strategy to the village’s official community plan.

“We’ve made a lot of progress towards sustainability such as water meters,” said Coun. Janet Green.

The OCP amendment would incorporate targets and strategies aimed at enhancing community energy and resource efficiency including the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

The village would possibly promote the effective and efficient use of energy resources by raising awareness of programs, incentives and information sources available to the public.

There could also be a focus on water conservation and alternate transportation like pedestrian and bicycle routes.

Parts of the OCP amendment deal with burning and the replacement  of all non-certified wood burning appliances by Dec. 31, 2015.

“The bigger issue is air quality and we need to be a little more aggressive with that,” said Green.

Almanac Gets Support

Lumby will celebrate the community’s history but not at all costs.

Council will spend $105 on an advertisement in the Monashee 150 Year Almanac. The original request was $900 for a rear page or $565 for an inside full page.

“It’s approved at a smaller ad and we’ve asked the administrator to find out more information,” said Mayor Kevin Acton.

“The request for support didn’t have information about where it’s going to be circulated.”

The almanac is being published by resident Don Elzer to recognize 150 years of gold exploration in the Monashees, the 100th anniversary of the B.C. Forest Service and the 50th anniversary of Monashee Provincial Park.

“Please join us so we can compile and produce this commemorative publication that’s a keeper,” said Elzer in a letter to council.