LETTER: Clean up of trees needs to be completed

I feel that a greater act of irresponsibility is the lack of clean up which needs to be addressed

I am writing in regards to an act that I feel is irresponsible by Fortis BC. I have communicated this concern twice to Fortis’ customer service, with no response from them. My emails are dated June 2 and July 21.

To explain: Fortis has a right-of-way agreement on my property to cut and clear any trees and underbrush that threaten the safety of the power lines. However, the clearing that I discovered this spring included healthy trees on my property because the trees on the easement, when felled, hung up on my trees, and so they cut my trees down as well.

However, I feel that a greater act of irresponsibility is the lack of clean up which needs to be addressed. This massive fire hazard not only includes felled trees but also old contaminated/treated power poles, galvanized metal, and used insulators.

In hope that Fortis BC will do the honorable and responsible thing and contact me so that together we can work out a plan to correct this unacceptable problem.


Adolf Schmidt


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