City council wants BC Hydro to bring light to darkness

        - Dave Eagles/KTW file
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Kamloops city council is asking BC Hydro to move faster when it comes to replacing streetlights.

The city is waiting for the utility to replace several malfunctioning streetlights that are creating a dark patch on Columbia Street, but public-works director Tracy Kyle said it could take some time for that to happen.

“On a good request, it could be done within a week, but it could be a month or several months before BC Hydro gets repairs done,” she said.

Kyle said BC Hydro’s slow response times are a problem across the province and not unique to Kamloops.

BC Hydro owns slightly less than half the streetlights in Kamloops.

Coun. Nancy Bepple asked council to send a letter, asking BC Hydro how long repairs usually take and encouraging the corporation to speed them up.



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