The City of Kimberley has a number of initiatives currently underway that contribute to the economic development and well being of the community.
These initiatives include WiFi in the downtown core, the Light Industrial Park, investment incentives, infrastructure improvement, business attraction and more. Additional information concerning these initiatives can be obtained simply by contacting the City's Economic Development department.
Light Industrial Park
How do you combine the best of lifestyle and industry? Kimberley's Light Industrial Park is bordered by NorthStar Rails to Trails, a 30 KM paved pathway between Kimberley and Cranbrook. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Kimberley Installs Western Canada's Largest Solar Farm
SunMine is a 1.05 MW (megawatt) solar project built on reclaimed mine land in the City of Kimberley. The project is B.C.’s first grid-connected solar facility, as well as Canada’s largest solar tracking facility.
According to Kimberley Mayor Don McCormick, “SunMine is a great example of the resiliency of our community. We are thriving and pursuing new and innovative directions. As the SunMine proves its potential, the City of Kimberley is looking to expand it and have already had several inquiries from prospective partners.” SunMine is supplying enough electricity to the BC Hydro grid to power approximately 200 homes.
“SunMine is a symbol of Kimberley’s commitment to the environment. When Kimberley’s mineral resources were depleted, we took advantage of our solar potential and developed a new resource which is renewable,” said Scott Sommerville, Chief Administrative Officer for the City of Kimberley. Kimberley receives the most sunshine in B.C. (over 300 days per year), and the community-owned SunMine is well suited to capitalize on these clear and sunny conditions.
For more information visit www.sunmine.ca