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Protest against high power bills

A group of protesters held a rally outside Premier Christy Clark's West Kelowna riding office, Saturday, March 14, 2015. They were protesting high power bills.
March 14, 2015 - 4:05 PM

WEST KELOWNA – A group of moms and concerned citizens gathered in front of Premier Christy Clark’s West Kelowna riding office today to protest what they say are exorbitant power bills.

Shannon Christensen, one of the speakers at the rally, Saturday, March 14 said hundreds of women in her non-profit group Mamas for Mamas have been hit especially hard.

“I’ve had so many people contact me asking what they’re going to do about their Fortis bill or their B.C. Hydro bill,” she said in an interview before the rally. “A lot of families are getting hit with bills up to $2,000 for two months and they just can’t pay it.”

She said of her 2,200 members, at least 600 have noticed spikes in their bills.

The group has also started a petition you can sign at this website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

A small group of concerned citizens protested high power rates outside Premier Christy Clark's riding office in West Kelowna, Saturday, March 14, 2015.
A small group of concerned citizens protested high power rates outside Premier Christy Clark's riding office in West Kelowna, Saturday, March 14, 2015.

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