On August 26th at about noon unknown person(s) shot a number of insulators off of a BC Hydro transmission line near the Highway 19 junction to Port Alice. This resulted in a power outage effecting approximately 7,000 customers in the PortAlice/Port Hardy area and caused damage estimated at $40,000.00. The power remained off for approximately 12 hours, which caused a large disruption to services.
BC Hydro is offering a reward of up to $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.
If you know anything about this crime, please call your local RCMP Detachment or if you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
– Contributed by the RCMP.