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CASTLEGAR NEWS Thursday, September  •  Vol. • Issue  Breaking news at Selkirk orientation cuts Intensity builds at Rebels the mustard camp See Pages 2 and14 See Page 21 Rauni Naud Advisor, Member of the Million Dollar Round Table Mutual funds offered by Sun Life Financial Investment Services (Canada) Inc. •RRSP’s, RRIF’s, GIC’s •Life Insurance •Health Insurance •Annuities •Tax Free Savings Accounts •Income for Life Tel: 250-365-0484 Fixed SunMax GIC Rate @ 3.2% Jo-Ann Bursey Mountainview Realty Ltd. 304.8681 Back to School 19.95 $ Craig Lindsay photo +tax K PICP U Y L ON Timely upgrade 2 12” 2 Toppings Pizza your choice Looking down at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam and the navigation lock which allows watercraft to travel through the dam. Castlegar C 1004 Columbia Ave 250-365-3244 Delivery Available Maintaining the value of a powerful asset CRAIG LINDSAY Castlegar News Reporter Lorene MacGregor REALTOR® 250-304-3101 Work crews have been busy this summer at the Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam (HLK) upgrading the spillway gates. The dam, which is located eight kilometres from Castlegar on the Columbia River, is one of 41 dam facilities B.C. Hydro owns, operates and maintains throughout British Columbia as part of its power generating system. “This is for the reliability of the spillway and the low level gates at Keenleyside,” said James Stark, Plant Manager at HLK. “Reliability being that you have back-ups in the level of four back-up power supplies and ways of opening and closing the gates. Right now we have two. If we had a major power outage we have one supply and that’s not enough redundancy for dam safety. We want more redun- CLARK reclining sofa now only hot $ 99 buy 899 save 360 $ dancy built into the system so you have levels of barriers to help you get through any emergency.” Spillway gates in dams act as movable water barriers, holding and controlling the amount of water that can be discharged from the reservoir. “It’s all dam safety and developing better reliability of all 12 gates,” said Stark. To upgrade HLK, Hydro is using a combination of replacement, refurbishment, and the addition of new equipment on the spillway and the low level outlet gates. The scope of the work includes upgrading the mechanical components, electrical power systems, and the protection and control systems at the facility. The project began in October of 2010 and is scheduled to be completed in December of 2014. Continued on P. 4 A family business serving Kootenay families since 1950 Located Halfway Between Trail & Castlegar HOME GOODS FURNITURE Tel: 693-2227 Genelle 1-877-693-2227 Monday to Saturday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Sunday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

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