Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Electricity Restored in Slide-Threatened Northeastern B.C. Community of Old Fort

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Electricity Restored in Slide-Threatened Northeastern B.C. Community of Old Fort

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Power back in B.C. community affected by landslide

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FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. - Power has been restored to a northeastern British Columbia community affected by a slowly slumping hillside, but the terrain around Old Fort continues to slip and an evacuation order remains.

BC Hydro crews began working last week to replace dozens of poles toppled by the creeping landslide and to restring over three kilometres of power lines to more than 50 homes that lost electricity Oct. 6.

BC Hydro district manager Ed Shuster says in a video statement that lights were on in all the homes in the Fort St. John suburb by late Monday.

The regional district is maintaining the evacuation order issued almost three weeks ago covering Old Fort and several of the islands just offshore the community along the banks of the Peace River. …

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