UPDATE: FortisBC has postponed the town halls until April 27th

FORT NELSON, B.C. – FortisBC will be hosting two virtual events on Tuesday for Fort Nelson customers regarding their natural gas rates.

The company will also be applying to the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) so that Fort Nelson residents will be paying the same natural gas rates as the rest of the province.

The FortisBC delivery rates for Fort Nelson customers have been increasing to cover upgrade costs as the company works to actively upgrade its infrastructure in the Fort Nelson area. As the upgrades continue, the costs are covered by around 2,400 customers in Fort Nelson.

FortisBC hopes that by merging Fort Nelson into its larger customer base, the upgrades’ cost will be spread out over a million customers.

FortisBC is looking to hear from Fort Nelson residents and will be holding two virtual town hall sessions on Tuesday, March 30th. One will be at 4 p.m. and another at 6 p.m. All Fort Nelson customers are encouraged to join and learn about what they can expect in the coming months.

Those interested in the virtual event can register on the FortisBC website. FortisBC will post the presentation on their website once it becomes available for those unable to attend.