Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Nisga'a nation seeks power restoration without delay

With the prospect of yet another night without power, the Nisga’a Lisims Government is calling on BC Hydro to restore electricity to the Nass Valley.

Nearly 800 people have been without power since Sunday's vicious windstorm tore across the Northwest, and while many communities have finally had their power returned, there are still many pockets in Terrace and north through the Nass that remain without service.

Concerns regarding stored frozen foods are high among local residents in the Nass, and the delay in returning electricity is putting those food reserves in peril.

BC Hydro reportedly has three crews tackling the power situation in the Nass, one which the electric utility says is among its highest priorities.

In the meantime, the MLA for the region Robin Austin has called for disaster relief for the stricken areas, he hopes to have some portions of the riding declared disaster areas in order to better process relief for those that have been impacted by Sunday's events.

The Nisga'a Lisims government has been providing updates for its residents with computer access through the use of the government website, see latest posts here.

Terrace Standard-- MLA appeals to gov't for disaster relief
Opinion 250-- B.C. Hydro Hopes to Have All Power Restored by Noon Wednesday

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