Kudos to Nelson Hydro crews

Today is BC Day and we are out here in Dogpatch East again blessed by thunderstorms

Today is BC Day and we are out here in Dogpatch East again blessed by thunderstorms and three power outages due to nature. But the power has come on as well three times with ever-shortening gaps.

The lady in Upper Nelson  who complained a couple of weeks ago about her area not getting serviced because Nelson Hydro was paying attention to those people out in Balfour needs a little education.

We Dogpatchers pay the same rates as Nelsonites. We are customers like Nelsonites, or is it Nelsonians? I realize we out in Dogpatch are not in the same elevated social strata as the Upper Nelsonites, but as I say, we pay the rates and are unwilling customers of an area utility that is not as far as I know, “supported by the taxpayers of Nelson,” but by its customers. Last I heard the utility makes a profit thus lessening taxes to Nelsonites/Nelsonians.

Actually, the return of power was so fast today that I wonder if that Nelson lady protesteth too much!

Seriously, I commend the Nelson Hydro workers out there in flashing lightning, pouring rain, hail — and in the winter, ice and snow and freezing rain as well as bitter winds.

Thank you Nelson Hydro crews — you do a great job!

Maurice Rhodes

Greater Nelson

 

Just Posted

Seven Nelson rec projects granted Columbia Basin Trust funding

Nelson’s baseball and tennis clubs were the big winners

UPDATE: Two-car accident closes Highway 3A at Thrums

Road expected to open for single-lane alternating traffic at 2 p.m.

1919: Hudson’s Bay Company gets an addition, council votes to exclude ‘undesirable enemy aliens’

Greg Scott brings us five Nelson Daily News stories from a century ago

Call a foul on cancer with the Pink Whistle Campaign

Local basketball referees are raising money for cancer research

Man found dead identified as Andreas Pittinger

Pittinger was known locally for hosting a radio show

VIDEO: Historic night in Red Deer as 2019 Canada Winter Games kicks off

Star-studded Opening Ceremony features athletes from across Canada

Wilson-Raybould resignation stokes anger, frustration within veterans community

Liberals have had three veterans-affairs ministers — Kent Hehr, Seamus O’Regan and Wilson-Raybould

No Center of Gravity festival in Kelowna this summer: organizers

COG organizers said the hope is to return to the Okanagan in 2020

Eight cases of measles confirmed in Vancouver outbreak

Coastal Health official say the cases stem from the French-language Ecole Jules Verne Secondary

Plecas won’t run in next election if B.C. legislature oversight reforms pass

B.C. Speaker and Abbotsford South MLA says he feels ‘great sympathy’ for Jody Wilson-Raybould

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Most Read