Re: Merchants ‘left in dark’ over power cut, Nov. 8.
The crew of workers who had the power out was a contractor for BC Hydro, not an actual BC Hydro crew.
Hydro has cut all the weekend/ overtime work for its crews and given it to the more expensive private contractor. I believe the finger for the complaint should be pointed in the proper direction.
The preparation BC Hydro crews have done in the past would have insured all customers would be properly notified of the time and place of a scheduled outage.
Contractors are responsible for notification of their outages.
Dale Ellis, Nanaimo
Editor’s note: BC Hydro confirmed it was a contracted crew but accepted responsibility and apologized.