A Hydro worker removes a pair of snowboard boots from an overhead line on Oct. 29.

Online brief: How long to get boots off the overhead line?

If you call BC Hydro to report some shoes wrapped around overhead lines, how long before they respond?

When we noticed a pair of snowboard boots hanging from the overhead lines outside the Times Review office this morning, we recalled an online kerfuffle in Revelstoke several months ago.

Shoes had been hanging from overhead lines in downtown Revelstoke for months, people complained, and nobody was doing anything about it.

So, we cooked up an experiment. Call Hydro and report the boots and see how long it takes for a crew to come remove the dangling boots. (We didn’t mention we were from the newspaper.)

We made the call and marked our calendar. We should have set our stopwatch; a truck pulled up in about 20 minutes, and a crewman had them down in about two more.

He noted the boots weren’t actually on the Hydro line; they were on service lines below the power line, but he took them down anyway.

So, there you go. Call it in to BC Hydro and they’ll come take the boots down.

 

Just Posted

Fred Penner is coming to Revelstoke

The iconic children’s entertainer will be at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre Oct. 20

PHOTOS: This is what buying legal pot in B.C. looks like

Take a look inside B.C.’s first and only legal pot shop located in Kamloops

Glimpses of Revelstoke’s past for Oct. 14

125 Years Ago: Kootenay Star, October 21, 1893 Revelstoke Station is rapidly… Continue reading

Okanagan RCMP look for owners of various keys located during arrest

RCMP seek to reunite the owners of various keys found at the arrest of suspects in a stolen vehicle.

Cannabis is legal, what do you need to know in Revelstoke?

Smoking regulations and business licenses are specific to a municipality

Mellow opening to B.C.’s only legal pot shop

About five people lined up early for the opening of the BC Cannabis Store in Kamloops.

VIDEO: Millionaire Lottery returns to give back and win big

Since 1996, Millionaire Lottery has raised $52 million for the VGH+UBC Hospital Foundation

Baby boomer buba shares heartfelt novel with Okanagan audience

Pauline Daniel will be at Vernon’s Bookland and library Oct. 20

Test case challenges a politician’s right to block people from Twitter account

3 people say Watson infringed their constitutional right to freedom of expression by blocking them

‘A little odd’ B.C.’s biggest city celebrates cannabis without a legal store

On the streets of downtown Vancouver, notably the Wild West of illegal marijuana, not a single legal store opened Wednesday, making for a rather anticlimatic kick-off

Okanagan RCMP look for owners of various keys located during arrest

RCMP seek to reunite the owners of various keys found at the arrest of suspects in a stolen vehicle.

Puff, puff, pass: Cannabis is officially legal across Canada

B.C. has only one bricks-and-mortar marijuana store

After 50 years, ‘Sesame Street’ Big Bird puppeteer retiring

The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on “Sesame Street” is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show.

Britain, EU decide to take some time in getting Brexit right

Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said “we need much time, much more time and we continue to work in the next weeks.”

Most Read