first_imgA group of advisors are helping small businesses in Northeast B.C. save money on utility costs.Eco Advisors with the Northern Environmental Action Team (NEAT) will be giving free energy assessments, designed to help Northeast B.C. business owners gain access to available product incentives, cash rebates, as well as co-ordinate new product installation.- Advertisement -NEAT’s Eco Advisors will be working directly with smaller businesses, helping them identify potential costs and energy saving opportunities, including lighting, hot water, heating and ventilation.The group of advisors will also help businesses gain access to available incentives of the LiveSmart B.C. Small Business Program. This program includes utility incentives, as well as direct installments of energy efficient equipment.According to Fort St. John Mayor Bruce Lantz, “such assessments are a great way to bridge the gap between a business owner’s wish to do the right thing environmentally and their need to pay attention to their bottom line. Making energy efficiency affordable is a great way to do this.”The LiveSmart B.C.: Small Business Program has been projected to save businesses across the province more than $7 million each year in utility costs.Advertisement Jarrod Bell, president of NEAT, says his organization “is excited to work with LiveSmart B.C. to provide support to our small business community in adopting sustainable actions that will help the environment and save on the bottom line.”The Business Energy Advisors are based in Fort Nelson, Fort St. John, Dawson Creek and Chetwynd. They say they will help small businesses in these communities spend less than $50,000 a year on electricity.For more information on the program or to inquire about eligibility, visit the LiveSmart B.C. homepage.last_img read more

first_imgWeightlifting, wrestling and shooting continue to be India’s best medal bets at the upcoming Asian Games. But of its 550-plus contingent, there will be a few representing sports that barely get sponsorships or noticed by fans.Sport climbingSport climbing gets its first Asian Games break. Three climbers have been chosen for,Weightlifting, wrestling and shooting continue to be India’s best medal bets at the upcoming Asian Games. But of its 550-plus contingent, there will be a few representing sports that barely get sponsorships or noticed by fans.Sport climbingSport climbing gets its first Asian Games break. Three climbers have been chosen for the event, including 18-year-old Bharath Pereira from Bangalore, a six-time junior champion and defending senior one. There will be three events speed, speed relay and a category that combines lead, speed and bouldering. Climbing. (Photo: Cameron Spencer/ Getty Images)WushuThis Chinese form of martial arts is a combination of kicks, punches, stances, jumps, balances and more. India won five medals, including a gold, at the 2017 World Wushu Championships held in Kazan, Russia. One of the winners will be part of the 13-member squad sports Game for Fame. Wushu. (Photo: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)KurashThe traditional martial art of Uzbekistan makes its debut. Two combatants try to score points by throwing their opponent to the ground. The Indian Olympic Association is sending a 12-member team.Dragon boat race Thank the Delhi High Court for three rowers winning an appeal against the IOA, which did not include them in the Olympics team even though they won a medal at the fifth Asian Dragon Boat Championships. Dragon boat race. (Photo courtesy: DBFI)Sepak Takraw Popular in South East Asia. Players hit a woven ball over a high net without using hands or arms. As in volleyball, the ball should not touch the ground. India will send a mens and womens team.advertisement Sepak Takraw. (Photo: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP)last_img read more