Columbia Power is Golden at the Canadian Electricity Association’s Annual Safety Awards

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Casltegar, B.C. –  Columbia Power’s commitment to safety was recognized by the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) at their annual CEA safety awards ceremony, held in St. John’s, Newfoundland, earlier this fall.

Columbia Power was honoured to bring home two Gold level CEA awards including the President’s Awards of Excellence for Employee Safety and the Vice President’s Award for Safety Excellence in the Generation category.

The Employee Safety Award recognizes Columbia Power for its top ranking in both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Severity rates company-wide for over four consecutive years. The Safety Excellence in the Generation category recognizes Columbia Power’s safety record within its generation business for three consecutive years.

This year, Columbia Power enhanced its commitment to employee safety by installing an automated external defibrillator (AED) in their office in Castlegar, BC – one of the first businesses in Castlegar to do so. The AED is accessible to Columbia Power, Columbia Basin Trust and the general public during regular office hours.

“Our commitment to public, employee and contractor safety led to CEA recognition for five consecutive years,” said Andre Noel, Senior Health & Safety Manager. “This year we are especially proud of the installation of an AED in our office as we continue to invest in safety excellence.”

The CEA is the national forum and voice of the evolving electricity business in Canada. The Association contributes to the regional, national and international success of its members through the delivery of quality value-added services. This year’s awards ceremony recognized excellence in employee safety in the Canadian electricity sector and honoured CEA member performance.

Columbia Power is a Crown corporation wholly owned and controlled by the Province of British Columbia. Columbia Power’s mandate is to manage assets and undertake power project investments as the agent of the Province. For more info about Columbia Power, please visit

For further information, please contact:

Bree Seabrook
Manager, Communications
Columbia Power Corporation
Tel: 250.304.6021
Cell: 250.608.0757

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