After a four-month competition between 66 municipalities that was almost too close to call, the Honourable Richad Neufeld, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources, announced the winners of BC Hydro's first ever Turn it Off Challenge at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities convention in Vancouver .
The Turn it Off Challenge saw local governments earn points for creating awareness about energy use and reducing their electricity consumption during summer 2007.
Prince George, BC places 4th in the B. C. Hydro "Turn it Off" contest.
356 City residents signing up for the challenge. BC Hydro results showed that if 86 more residential account holders signed up in Prince George, the City would have won the $20,000.00 prize.
Our Mayor Colin Kinsley said that if the City won, the $20,000.00 award it would have contributed to the Ice Oval lighting upgrades. Too bad, maybee next time.