Fortis B.C. transmission lines vandalized – including bullet damage

Fortis is worried as it deals with an increase in vandalism incidents, including bullet damage throughout the Okanagan and Kootenays.

KELOWNA – A major utility that serves the Okanagan region is dealing with an increase in vandalism, and the damage being caused could affect thousands.

Fortis B.C.’s electrical equipment is being damaged and in some cases shot at. It’s forcing the company to conduct expensive repairs on equipment that should last for at least another 50 years.

The most recent discovery of vandalism happened this week. On Sunday, one of the company’s transmission lines experienced a power interruption – and the cause of the problem wasn’t easy to find.



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