Volunteers Alyssa Nebel and Murray Shunter installing closed-cell foam weatherstripping and outlet insulators. Photo submitted

Home energy session for seniors coming to Nelson library

Program provides a free installation of basic energy saving materials in your home

Submitted by the Nelson Public Library

If you’re a senior and a Nelson Hydro customer, this one’s for you. On Monday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., come find out about the Seniors Energy Efficiency Program that provides a free installation of basic energy saving materials in your home. This free session at the library is the perfect place to drop in to ask questions, understand the process, and get signed up.

“The two volunteers who came to my home were just wonderful,” says program participant Tina Shrimpton. “I’m thrilled with the results.”

West Kootenay EcoSociety and Nelson Hydro’s EcoSave program have teamed up to offer the program, with the aim to help seniors live more comfortably at home and save money on energy bills. The program offers four LED light bulbs, weatherstripping (sealing around doors and windows), water-efficient shower heads, faucet aerators, outlet insulators, as well as a check of your hot water, fridge, and freezer temperatures.

“We’ve had great success so far,” says Erin Thompson, program manager at the EcoSociety. “Right now, we have 15 spaces left _ if you’re interested, come join us at the library to find out more.”

Want to sign up for the Seniors Energy Efficiency Program online? Check out ecosociety.ca/seniors-weatherization. Any Nelson Hydro customer 65 or older or who will turn 65 in 2019 is invited to participate.

Do you have questions about energy efficiency programs in the area, but you’re not a senior? Join the session anyway. Thompson will be available to answer questions from people of all ages about the energy savings programs they might be eligible for.

Just Posted

Two Nelson Police officers investigated for misconduct

The investigations were made public in an annual report

Morrison wins Kootenay-Columbia for Conservative Party

Unofficial results peg 28,495 votes for Morrison with 98 per cent of polls reporting Monday evening

Nelson plans for Clearwater Creek as additional water source

Existing Selous and Anderson Creek sources to be upgraded

Local artist supports Women’s Centre with exhibit

Matty Kakes has pieces available at Kootenay Coop

UPDATED: Supreme Court of Canada sends Lemon Creek class action back to B.C. court

Court action aims to compensate 2,500 people affected by the Lemon Creek fuel spill

Scheer says Canada more divided than ever, as NDP and Bloc hold cards close

While Liberals were shut out of two key prairie provinces, they took two-thirds of the seats in Ontario

Saanich Gulf-Islands’s Elizabeth May coy about leadership plans

The federal Green party leader talks possibility of running as MP without being leader

Estheticians can’t be forced to wax male genitals, B.C. tribunal rules

Langley transgender woman Jessica Yaniv was ordered to pay three salon owners $2,000 each

Two youth arrested in UBC carjacking at gunpoint, after being spotted in stolen Kia

‘A great deal of credit is due the alert person who called us,’ said North Vancouver Sgt. Peter DeVries

People’s Party of Canada’s anti-immigration views ‘didn’t resonate’ with voters: prof

Party was formed on anti-immigration, climate denying views in 2018

Windstorm knocks out power for 10,000 in north and central B.C.

Power slowly being restored, BC Hydro says

Investor alert: ‘Split games’ pyramid scheme circulating in B.C.

British Columbia Securities Commission issues warning about scheme selling virtual shares

Federal NDP may support B.C. with major projects, Carole James says

SkyTrain Surrey extension, Massey Tunnel need Ottawa’s help

‘Issue-by-issue parliament’: Expert says Liberals need to placate NDP to be effective

Scandals, social issues, racism defined 2019 federal election, SFU prof says

Most Read