Telephone pole balanced on beams near the Oxford Street and Thrift Avenue intersection. (@magtell Twitter photo)

UPDATE: Safety concern raised over White Rock telephone pole

BC Hydro says work is a ‘safe and common practise’

BC Hydro says a hydro pole, which caused safety concerns for some residents Wednesday, was part of a pole replacement procedure.

Resident Maggie Bernet tweeted a video of the telephone pole yesterday, which is located at the corner of Oxford Street and Thrift Avenue.

“Went for an evening stroll we noticed this #MickeyMouse electrical pole set-up,” Bernet’s tweet reads. “It appears a cement pole is holding up the electrical pole and I’m dumb founded what the cement pole is resting on? Is this safe and or legal?”

BC Hydro spokesperson Kevin Aquino told Peace Arch News Thursday that the video shows part of a pole replacement procedure when a joint-use pole is charged by BC Hydro and Telus.

”What you see are TELUS cables on a concrete pole that is strapped to a new BC Hydro pole. This is a safe and common practise and BC Hydro has completed its work as part of the pole replacement. It is now TELUS’ responsibility to complete the removal of the pole,” Aquino writes to PAN.

PAN has contacted Telus for comment.

More to come…

Just Posted

South Surrey mother didn’t have the intent to kill her daughter: defence

Closing submissions in case of Lisa Batstone underway

Surrey woman plans to travel after winning $500,000

Frances Jarvos bought her winning ticket at Willowbrook Mall in Langley

Crime in Surrey dropped by four per cent in 2018 from 2017, city’s top cop says

Surrey RCMP OIC sharing the news with council Monday as city transitions to city police force

Child struck because driver didn’t clear ice from windshield, say Delta police

The child wasn’t seriously hurt and the driver was ticketed for driving with an obstructed view

MINTY: ‘Opening the Doors’ at Surrey gallery with local artist Joanne Dennis

Also, a called for submissions in Arts Council of Surrey’s ‘Just Gates’ exhibition

UPDATE: B.C. legislature managers accused of excessive travel, personal expense claims

Clerk Craig James, security chief Gary Lenz call allegations ‘completely false’

B.C. man fined $10,000 after leaving moose to suffer before death

Surrey man was convicted last week on three Wildlife Act charges

‘Blue Monday’ isn’t real, but depression can be

CMHA encourages people to prioritize their mental health

Anti-pipeline group wants NEB to consider impact of emissions, climate change

Stand.earth filed NEB motion asking to apply same standard to the project as it did with Energy East pipeline

Parole granted for drunk driver who killed B.C. RCMP officer

Kenneth Jacob Fenton will be able to attend alcohol abuse treatment, nearly three years after crash that killed Const. Sarah Beckett

B.C. man charged in 2014 snake venom death of toddler

Henry Thomas was taking care of the North Vancouver girl the day before she died

B.C.’s largest public-sector union wants inquiry into money laundering, drugs

Union officials say Premier John Horgan and Attorney General David Eby have not ruled out the possibility of a public inquiry

Teen in confrontation with Native American: I didn’t provoke

Nick Sandmann of Covington Catholic High School said he was trying to defuse the situation

Kamala Harris opens U.S. presidential bid in challenge to Trump

The 54-year old portrayed herself as a fighter for justice, decency and equality in a video distributed by her campaign

Most Read

l -->