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Fort St. John shone brightly at the SolarBC Awards Ceremony, accepting a 2010 Solar Community Award.

The awards were presented at the T’sou-ke First Nation on Vancouver Island on March 30.

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The City was also recognized as one of the top cities in the province for its encouragement and implementation of solar projects in the community. It was one of three communities that were honoured, along with Campbell River and North Vancouver.

Fort St. John has implemented several solar projects, such as using a solar powered hot water system at City Hall and a solar powered hot air system at the Public Works shop.

Some completed and ongoing solar projects in the city are compacting trash cans, solar bus stops and solar cross walk lights. The City says it also plans to once again offer rebates in 2011 to residents who choose to install solar domestic hot water systems and ensure their houses are ‘solar ready’.

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