A North Hastings County community wants Hydro One to pay-up for power-line protection work its firefighters are now doing for free.
Officials say the Hastings Highland fire department is often called out to secure the site from the danger of fallen power lines. They say firefighters sometimes stay on the scene overnight while awaiting Hydro One crews to arrive. The municipality says its taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay that cost…but repeated requests to recover the costs from Hydro One have been ignored. Hastings Highlands is calling on M-P-P Leona Dombrowsky and the Fire Marshall’s office to help get its money.