BC Hydro contributes timber to college’s timber framing program
BC Hydro recently made a contribution to the College of the Rockies (COTR) Trades Training department. As part of the Gold Creek Relocation and Mt. Baker System Upgrade Project, 300 cubic metres of timber needed to be cleared along Gold Creek Road to make way for construction of the new and recently completed, $450K distribution line servicing customer-owned critical telecommunication infrastructure and equipment located on Mt. Baker.
Kim Buchan, COTR Trades Training Department Head, expressed interest in the timber which is being used for the College’s Timber Framing Program, a 13-week program where students learn essential timber frame techniques as well as computer drafting, layout, design and joinery. The wood that is not used in the program will be made available to local charities for fund raising.
BC Hydro’s Community Investment programs provide support to community-based, nonprofit organizations, registered charities and First Nations who are active in one of our key funding areas: Environment Sustainability, Community Leadership, Youth and Lifestyle, and align with business objectives. For more information about BC Hydro’s programs visit: www.bchydro.com/community.