LETTERS: High time to bury the lines

In wake of windstorm, letter-writers express both criticism and appreciation

Editor:

As I write, it’s a full two days after the big windstorm and news reports are that 65,000 British Columbians are without power.

Every year, it’s the same thing. Instead of wringing our hands after every storm shouldn’t we finally determine that we are not a Third World country and our power lines should be buried?

These ugly and dangerous power lines are a disgrace. Meanwhile, countries like Germany and Australia have buried almost all their hydro lines.

White Rock has some of the highest-priced real estate in the world but our streets and viewscapes are polluted by tangled webs of transformers and power lines like some impoverished backwater.

Paul Griffin, White Rock

My husband and I want to thank the BC Hydro crews who worked through terrible conditions to restore our power after the recent severe storm. Thank you so much, and we hope each and every one of you have wonderful, comfortable holidays.

Philip & Betty Thun-Hohenstein, Surrey

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