Langley ice rink gets green upgrade

A provincial grant will partially fund a heat pump.

A Langley Township ice arena will receive an $80,000 provincial grant to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The province has announced that the Township has been chosen as one of its Community Energy Leadership Program (CELP) grant recipients.

The funding will go towards a heat-recovery system in a rink ice plant. The ventillator and a heat pump will recover the heat from the rink chiller system, cutting annual operating costs by about $21,000 a year. The system will also be switched over partially from natural gas to electricity, cutting greenhouse gas emissisons by nearly 120 tonnes of CO2 per year.

The total project cost is $265,000.

Other projects including funding a new electric Zamboni at Chilton Regional Arena to be powered by solar panels and lithium-ion batteries, a run-of-river hydroelectricity project in the Wuikinuxv Nation and a solar-energy system in Xeni Gwet’in First Nations.

Just Posted

VIDEO: G-Men seek revenge Saturday night in rematch at Langley Events Centre

Portland’s Winterhawks downed the Vancouver Giants 5-3 during a road trip down south.

UPDATE: Abbotsford murder victim was brother of slain gang leader

Mandeep Grewal gunned down Thursday, brother Gavin killed in North Van in 2017

LETTER: Retired firefighter defends union’s election involvement

In rebuttal to another letter writer’s stance on firefighter involvement in municipal politics.

Painful Truth: Homelessness is the only issue on Langley ballots

Reporter Matthew Claxton said reducing homelessness should be a focus for those elected.

Tommy Chong says cannabis legalization makes him proud to be a Canadian

Legendary marijuana advocate and comedian celebrates cultural milestone at Kelowna event

Singer k.d. lang receives Alberta’s highest honour

Celebrated singer-songwriter k.d. lang received the Alberta Order of Excellence in Edmonton

B.C. tickets win big in Lotto Max draw

Jackpot carried over; B.C. tickets share Max Millions prizes

‘Mom, I’m in trouble:’ Canadian faces 10 years for alleged graffiti

Brittney Schneider, another tourist caught spraying message on walls of Tha Pae Gate in Thailand

Feds consulting on national anti-racism strategy behind closed doors

Heritage Minister Pablo Rodriguez says people still face systemic racism in some communities

Enbridge aims for mid-November to finish B.C. pipeline repair after blast

A natural gas pipeline that ruptured and burned near Prince George caused an explosion and fireball

How to get government cheques if Canada Post staff go on strike

The Canadian Union of Postal Workers said members could go on rotating strikes as early as Monday

Man who sexually assaulted teen is declared dangerous offender

Anton Foulds has more than 30 convictions, dating back to 1991

Anti-SOGI school trustee files defamation lawsuit against BCTF president

Barry Neufeld says Glen Hansman’s words caused him “indignity,” “personal harassment,” and “anxiety”

Most Read