Mary Giuliano

BC Hydro makes donation to City of Fernie

The City of Fernie received a donation of $5,600 from BC Hydro to support the hosting of upcoming mine rescue competition.

BC Hydro made a donation of $5,600 to the City of Fernie to support the hosting of the National Western Region Mine Rescue competition.

The donation, which was made on Aug. 14., was made because the mine rescue competition has similar values as BC Hydro’s safe work practices.

“BC Hydro recognizes and supports the safe practices of others, and the mine rescue competition demonstrates the importance of safety in any workplace,” said a press release. “BC Hydro works hard to be accountable for safety through leading, engaging and mentoring others, and is proud to support the City of Fernie in bringing this valuable event to the Elk Valley.”

Along with the donation, BC Hydro donated gifts and prizes for competitors. The competition is set to take place Sept. 11-12.

Teams from Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, the territories and the northwestern United States will compete in five different tasks, including fire and smoke safety, first aid and a written exam.

The competition aims to bring attention to what mine rescue is and the impact it has on communities.