Local Actions

The Village of Warfield

Bordering the City of Trail to the east and the City of Rossland to the west, the Village of Warfield is a small family focused community with a population of approximately 1700 residents.

The Village of Warfield is encompassed by the Selkirk and Monashee Mountains which makes the Village of Warfield an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts year round.

In Warfield, passenger vehicles represent the largest source of emissions and cost, whereas residential buildings are the largest user of energy. 

Warfield has identified potential actions for each strategy, including: 

  • Develop an electric vehicle charging strategy
  • Increase efficiency requirements for new buildings (Step Code)
  • Identify and remove barriers to heat pump installation
  • Participate in regional organics composting

Click here to see all of Warfield’s proposed actions

The strategies with the greatest impact on carbon pollution will be:

  1. Electrifying Passenger Vehicles
  2. Improving Existing Buildings
  3. Public and Active Transportation
  4. Composting organics and capturing landfill gas

What’s Left

Although the Big Moves can make a lot of progress toward 100% renewable energy, new kinds of technology or policy at the federal or provincial level will be needed to fill the gaps. In Warfield, the main gaps are: 

  • Natural gas emissions in existing buildings
  • Commercial vehicle emissions

Public Survey Results

Warfield residents were asked to complete a survey rating the potential impact and feasibility of potential actions. Based on 17 responses, the weighted average of the actions are shown in the chart below. The potential score ranges from 1 to 5 for both measures. The distinctions among many of the actions fall within the margin of error (+/- .96).

The highest impact ratings were for compost with pickup (4.19), asset management (4.14), and new energy generation (4.00), while the lowest ratings were for transportation information (2.47), voluntary retrofit code (2.81), and public transit (2.82).

The highest feasibility ratings were for compost with pickup (4.19), step code (4.00) and free store (3.75). The lowest feasibility ratings were for public transit (2.65), EV support (2.76), and compost with drop off (2.88).

What’s Next?

After incorporating community feedback, Warfield’s Village Council will adopt the plan and begin implementing actions. 

The full report is ready for download. So are other local government action resources.