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Newfoundland Power is holding us hostage


Dear Editor: I am contacting you in hopes of the media making light of Newfoundland Power and the lack of service they have provided me. Possibly it can be about lack of employment, development within New-foundland due to the oil industry. Really anything, here is my story. We moved here from Alberta to have a better life for our children. We are building a house in Traytown and have been waiting for service to our house since the middle of November. We have contacted managers of managers and still no response. Just that they are doing their best. We live in a rental house waiting to move in to our dream home that's been waiting for electricity for nearly two months. Unreasonable by far!

Dear Editor:

I am contacting you in hopes of the media making light of Newfoundland Power and the lack of service they have provided me. Possibly it can be about lack of employment, development within New-foundland due to the oil industry. Really anything, here is my story.

We moved here from Alberta to have a better life for our children. We are building a house in Traytown and have been waiting for service to our house since the middle of November. We have contacted managers of managers and still no response. Just that they are doing their best. We live in a rental house waiting to move in to our dream home that's been waiting for electricity for nearly two months. Unreasonable by far!

We have cabinet makers waiting to put in our kitchen cabinets since November, and due to their wait, it also means they don't get paid until they put in the cabinets. So the repercussion is a ripple effect to everyone.

Castle is building our house and has had to find numerous plaster and painters because time frames could not be met because of Newfoundland Power. They say they are waiting on easements, which we told them they could get from particular family members no problem. They had surveyors in to assess the land and as I thought it would make sense to get all they needed done during that day. Bob Dicks (NFLD Power) tells me it's going to take another two weeks before he can come out to get easements. My husband and I have been calling both Bob Dicks, and his manager, Bob Day out of Grand Falls-Windsor, to get answers and still nothing.

At this point it makes me want to move back home to Calgary where even though the cost of living is through the roof, we had our own roof to live under. We are not alone in this situation, as we have heard people in Eastport are going through the same thing.

I hope you can find the time to possibly make this public. I don't know what else to do. It was hard enough having my son's first Christmas in a house, which doesn't even have enough room for his toys, but now I'm looking at his first birthday in the same state! Please help.

Christine Ralph

Traytown

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