“I knew right out of high school I wanted to be an electrician,” James recalls. “I worked for Cominco as a labourer, and did my training locally. I worked in heavy construction, maintenance of sawmills, and security system installation. And my uncles and my brothers were all involved in mining.”
Check out James’ story in Living Here and how seven years ago, after seeing a growing interest in and opportunity for his community, James broadened his electrical toolbox and started installing solar power systems in the region. His company name is Columbia District Solar and Energy.