Keeping the Lights On in South Georgian Bay

The power went out again a few days ago.  Apparently it was the result of a car hitting a pole.  Again.  Either we have the world’s worst drivers around here or, our infrastructure is ultra sensitive because really, the power seems to go out far too easily.

Don’t get me wrong.  I think our electricity provider in Collingwood and area, COLLUS, is doing an outstanding job on almost every level and of course, they can only work with the infrastructure they have.  So it was with interest that I stumbled across this notice  today.  It says that, “Hydro One will be investing approximately $8 million in infrastructure improvements between Blue Mountain and Stayner this fall, as part of its overall plan to increase capacity to the Southern Georgian Bay area. The upgrades will benefit the Towns of Collingwood and Blue Mountain, and expand capacity for the entire region, including the area’s ski areas.”

That sounds good to me. I’ve noticed in the last few years that more and more homes are installing back-up generators of one kind or another. One of the main reasons is to keep sump pumps operational and to avoid potential basement flooding when the power goes out which more often than not, coincides with heavy wet weather.  As the population continues to grow and as weather patterns become increasingly fierce, any infrastructure improvements are welcome indeed.


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