Don’t dig up trouble – notify BC 1 Call before breaking ground

Globe and Mail | PUBLISHED OCTOBER 15, 2020

This fall, you might be tempted to dig a hole in your yard to put in a fence or remove an old tree stump. If you’re spending more time in the yard while working on your laptop or hosting your “bubble” while the weather holds, you want it to look nice.

Getting out your shovel seems like no big deal. That is, until you hit a piece of underground pipe or cable. Then there’s a call to emergency services, a possible power or natural gas outage to your block, potential evacuations, risk of injury, and a big bill later.

So, it can be a huge deal, and one that’s entirely preventable.

Read on.