Lo­cal man su­ing BC Hy­dro

The Prince George Citizen - - FRONT PAGE - Cit­i­zen staff

A Prince Ge­orge man has filed a law­suit in B.C. Supreme Court against BC Hy­dro over the ap­pear­ance of its Chief Lake sub­sta­tion.

In a no­tice of claim filed last week at the Prince Ge­orge court­house, Peter Houghton al­leges Hy­dro’s de­ci­sion to re­move all the veg­e­ta­tion, which pro­vided a screen for the sub­sta­tion, has made the prop­erty “un­sightly.”

Houghton, who lives on a neigh­bour­ing prop­erty, is seek­ing com­pen­sa­tion from Hy­dro, claim­ing the re­moval has de­creased if not elim­i­nated the en­joy­ment of his own land and sig­nif­i­cantly re­duced its value.

Hy­dro has not filed a re­sponse to the claim and the al­le­ga­tions have not yet been tested in court.

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