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  • Dick
    July 02, 2010 - 13:31

    Bog is easy to excavate, rocks can be too, or blasted. Do it correctly the first time and you will not have the repeated expense of redoing again and again. For some cases, put underground wires in when they do town services - the ground is already opened up ! War zone you say... hey Frank did you have the side of your house blown out? Interesting that in areas that are earthquake prone (and with little wind) they put in underground wires where the most damage can be done. In areas prone to extremely high winds and freezing rain (but not prone to earthquakes) they use above ground wires hanging off half rotten wooden poles, again where most damage can be done.

  • Michelle
    July 02, 2010 - 13:30

    it is near impossible to run underground cables that far of a distance. no matter how convinent it may be. there may be a meter or less of top soil sitting on top of more rock than anyone can deal with. the cost of blasting out trenches to run theese cables would cost more than fixing the lines each year for the next hundred years.

    also, cheers to the good people who wont sit and complain with something happens that no one could control. the world needs more people like you!

  • el Cheapo Way
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    Stupid wooden poles they use to hang wires off of. Cheap cheap cheap.

  • NFLD Dialect
    July 02, 2010 - 13:29

    That would be Matthew Elementary School in Bonavista. I totally understand how the reporter got metro, especially if it was through a telephone interview. The Bonavista dialect is quite unique. And before I get trashed for correcting the error, please note that there is no negativity in the correction unless you read into it that way. I am from the area & quite proud of our heritage, including our dialect!

  • fisherman from nl
    July 02, 2010 - 13:26

    you all must be pretty bored useless negative and non relevant comments is all i read on the telegram need to shut it down if you wanna just rant go find yourself a blog somewhere

  • Eugene
    July 02, 2010 - 13:25

    Every winter, same story: a legion of broken utility poles up and down the Bonavista Penninsula. Fortis is too busy taking the profits from Newfoundland Power to buy up and build properties (where they're not wanted) to actually put a reliable (can I hear buried electrical cables!?!?!?!) infrastructure into place. I asked Newfoundland Power why they wouldn't do this (cable) and was told it was too expensive. The question is: Why is it too expensive to provide a reliable service to that base from which you earn your income?

  • Sea-Dog
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    Answer me this--how come most of the poles were rotten to start with?? i know that it was a bad storm but having rotten poles is of no help at all

  • Member of the 80%
    July 02, 2010 - 13:24

    Kudos to the NL power crews, extreamly difficult work in some of the worst conditions on the planet.

  • Graham
    July 02, 2010 - 13:18

    I cannot see one of these people in the above photo with a tool or anything in their hands!!! They are just standing around!!! Probably trying to decide whos job it is to pick up the wire and whos job it is to put up a new pole...

  • Wake
    July 02, 2010 - 13:16

    some of the worst conditions on the planet

    What have you been huffing? You have no idea. Seems like they have roads to get to these locations, no earthquake or hurricanes or floods to deal with. These are Union Bums that do not want to get the job done and nothing more. Wake up, or come on out and bring a generator rather then sittin on yur bulbous butt spewing forth crap.

  • NL what the heck are you
    July 02, 2010 - 13:12

    What?!

  • Jo
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    I can't believe how many idiots there are complaining about this situation and looking for someone to blame it on. There was a storm, the power went out, it will come back on. It's just that simple. There isn't some supreme being who can wave a magic wand and instantly repair all the damage from this storm. All you complainers are nothing but spoiled rotten brats expecting the world to do everything for them while they sit in front of the computers looking for someone else to put down. 'Wake Up' and 'Graham'... get over yourselves!

  • member of the 20%
    July 02, 2010 - 13:10

    fisherman from nl from nl: a little punctuation would go a long way in making your comment understandable. Stop whining and complaining.

    I definitely think Fortis COULD install underground cables and still be profitable, or AT LEAST stop using WOODEN poles.

  • Frank
    July 02, 2010 - 13:08

    We have to admit that Mother Nature can rip down the largest of telephone poles and uproot concrete electrical foundations. It is very obvious that no one is prepared to challenge the unpredictable winds, rain, snow and ice storms. We cannot blame the Light and power corporations. Let,s be a matter of fact that when Mother Nature growls you never know for how long and what damage it plans to do to our livelihoods.

    When the earth growls beneath us we may have less of a chance to escape. The best we can do is try and help each other to survive the discomforts and get on with our lives.
    I experienced the Ice Storm in Quebec (LaSalle) in 1998. This was a real war zone and the surroundings were so dangerous we had to stay at home. However, We survived very well as I put to good use all the facilities I had like old kerosine lanterns and lamps. I put the old potbelly stove in working order and we were in style with good old Newfoundland traditions in the making. It did not take long to warmup and prepare a few pots of homemade soup to share with the neighbours who were just devastated.

    We never know what the future may have in store for us weather wise, but the most we can do is stop complaining and help each other when necessary.

  • Dick
    July 01, 2010 - 20:20

    Bog is easy to excavate, rocks can be too, or blasted. Do it correctly the first time and you will not have the repeated expense of redoing again and again. For some cases, put underground wires in when they do town services - the ground is already opened up ! War zone you say... hey Frank did you have the side of your house blown out? Interesting that in areas that are earthquake prone (and with little wind) they put in underground wires where the most damage can be done. In areas prone to extremely high winds and freezing rain (but not prone to earthquakes) they use above ground wires hanging off half rotten wooden poles, again where most damage can be done.

  • Michelle
    July 01, 2010 - 20:18

    it is near impossible to run underground cables that far of a distance. no matter how convinent it may be. there may be a meter or less of top soil sitting on top of more rock than anyone can deal with. the cost of blasting out trenches to run theese cables would cost more than fixing the lines each year for the next hundred years.

    also, cheers to the good people who wont sit and complain with something happens that no one could control. the world needs more people like you!

  • el Cheapo Way
    July 01, 2010 - 20:17

    Stupid wooden poles they use to hang wires off of. Cheap cheap cheap.

  • NFLD Dialect
    July 01, 2010 - 20:16

    That would be Matthew Elementary School in Bonavista. I totally understand how the reporter got metro, especially if it was through a telephone interview. The Bonavista dialect is quite unique. And before I get trashed for correcting the error, please note that there is no negativity in the correction unless you read into it that way. I am from the area & quite proud of our heritage, including our dialect!

  • fisherman from nl
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    you all must be pretty bored useless negative and non relevant comments is all i read on the telegram need to shut it down if you wanna just rant go find yourself a blog somewhere

  • Eugene
    July 01, 2010 - 20:12

    Every winter, same story: a legion of broken utility poles up and down the Bonavista Penninsula. Fortis is too busy taking the profits from Newfoundland Power to buy up and build properties (where they're not wanted) to actually put a reliable (can I hear buried electrical cables!?!?!?!) infrastructure into place. I asked Newfoundland Power why they wouldn't do this (cable) and was told it was too expensive. The question is: Why is it too expensive to provide a reliable service to that base from which you earn your income?

  • Sea-Dog
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    Answer me this--how come most of the poles were rotten to start with?? i know that it was a bad storm but having rotten poles is of no help at all

  • Member of the 80%
    July 01, 2010 - 20:10

    Kudos to the NL power crews, extreamly difficult work in some of the worst conditions on the planet.

  • Graham
    July 01, 2010 - 19:59

    I cannot see one of these people in the above photo with a tool or anything in their hands!!! They are just standing around!!! Probably trying to decide whos job it is to pick up the wire and whos job it is to put up a new pole...

  • Wake
    July 01, 2010 - 19:56

    some of the worst conditions on the planet

    What have you been huffing? You have no idea. Seems like they have roads to get to these locations, no earthquake or hurricanes or floods to deal with. These are Union Bums that do not want to get the job done and nothing more. Wake up, or come on out and bring a generator rather then sittin on yur bulbous butt spewing forth crap.

  • NL what the heck are you
    July 01, 2010 - 19:48

    What?!

  • Jo
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    I can't believe how many idiots there are complaining about this situation and looking for someone to blame it on. There was a storm, the power went out, it will come back on. It's just that simple. There isn't some supreme being who can wave a magic wand and instantly repair all the damage from this storm. All you complainers are nothing but spoiled rotten brats expecting the world to do everything for them while they sit in front of the computers looking for someone else to put down. 'Wake Up' and 'Graham'... get over yourselves!

  • member of the 20%
    July 01, 2010 - 19:46

    fisherman from nl from nl: a little punctuation would go a long way in making your comment understandable. Stop whining and complaining.

    I definitely think Fortis COULD install underground cables and still be profitable, or AT LEAST stop using WOODEN poles.

  • Frank
    July 01, 2010 - 19:43

    We have to admit that Mother Nature can rip down the largest of telephone poles and uproot concrete electrical foundations. It is very obvious that no one is prepared to challenge the unpredictable winds, rain, snow and ice storms. We cannot blame the Light and power corporations. Let,s be a matter of fact that when Mother Nature growls you never know for how long and what damage it plans to do to our livelihoods.

    When the earth growls beneath us we may have less of a chance to escape. The best we can do is try and help each other to survive the discomforts and get on with our lives.
    I experienced the Ice Storm in Quebec (LaSalle) in 1998. This was a real war zone and the surroundings were so dangerous we had to stay at home. However, We survived very well as I put to good use all the facilities I had like old kerosine lanterns and lamps. I put the old potbelly stove in working order and we were in style with good old Newfoundland traditions in the making. It did not take long to warmup and prepare a few pots of homemade soup to share with the neighbours who were just devastated.

    We never know what the future may have in store for us weather wise, but the most we can do is stop complaining and help each other when necessary.