The Rural Municipality of Linkletter, a community of around 320 people, is installing solar panels to cut some of its costs and reduce its carbon footprint.
By the end of March, 56 solar panels will help power the Linkletter community center. Mayor David Buell said the solar project has been in the works for the past year.
“With the talk that was coming from the government regarding the carbon tax and doing things to reduce your overall environmental footprint, we started to look — at that point in time — at potential different options of what we could do,” he said.
“We’re only small but we were sure that it would be something that we could do as well.”