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At Least It Was Entertaining

Yesterday afternoon saw plenty of action on Roland St. right in front of our door. At about 1pm one of the Cat excavators working on the road construction was crawling back near our entrance and grabbed a string of wires that cross from the side of our building to a hydro pole across the street.

Within 30 minutes a swarm of orange-clad hydro workers was snapping pictures and taking notes. A police cruiser arrived to question the operator. A landscaper was called to cut and chip a tree that had grown around the base of the pole. A commercial electric boom truck secured the pole and several hydro boom trucks sat waiting.

Hours passed, the tree disappeared, more trucks arrived. A Tbaytel worker advised us that the pole had been snapped and would be replaced overnight. Somehow we still had power, phones and internet.

This project is off to a rough start, to say the least. Last week they dug up a gas line. For the time being our entrance is accessible again and hopefully, there are no more entertaining days.