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


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