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Power Outage at City Hall

Friday, December 2, 2016 @ 9:28 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Non-essential staff at Prince George City Hall have been sent home due to a power outage.

City spokesperson Mike Kellett estimates the power has been out since around 2:30 this morning calling it “a hydro issue.”

Despite the outage, he says essential staff working on the first floor in the service centre remain on duty thanks to a backup generator.

Kellett says that means city residents wanting to pay bills or conduct other business can still do so.

No word yet from BC Hydro on what caused the outage or when the power is expected back on.


They still get paid.

Nothing going on here.. never is except reasons to raise taxes and fees.. prorbaly the brightest the building has looked.

There should be no such thing as a non-essential city employee. If you’re not essential you should be employed elsewhere. Too many people gorging at the public trough.

This would seem to be a normal day at City Hall! Lights off, heads on desks, the sound of snoring reverberating through the halls, Zzzzzzzz!

Can the city define non-essential workers? What is the wage of a non-essential worker?

So the mayor and council along with all the managers have been sent home….

So for example when a sawmill has an outage they send everyone home exempt maybe for a couple of maintenance personal. Some essential some not at the time.

If the power is out this day and age no computers no work so why stick around.

I thought it said Power Outrage at City Hall.

Lots of non essential people working for the City!
When the City hosted the winter games, they used the old Norgate property for municipal employee parking, but on the first day the cars sunk into the mud, so bark, sawdust and such was hauled in to remedy the problem, when the mayor was questioned about it, “It didn’t cost anything to do it as it was City Employees that did the work”. So they were just sitting around and had nothing else to do, so they were used for this job??
Yup nothing changes at City Hall!!

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