FORT NELSON, B.C. – FortisBC is hosting a virtual town hall on April 27th for Fort Nelson customers to discuss their natural gas rates.

Two sessions were originally scheduled for March 30th but were eventually postponed.

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 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 spread over a million customers.

FortisBC is looking to hear from Fort Nelson residents and will be holding the town hall session on Tuesday, April 27th at 6 p.m. All Fort Nelson customers are encouraged to join and learn about what they can expect in the coming months.

FortisBC asks that residents register and complete a pre-session survey by Friday, April 23rd.

FortisBC will post the presentation on their website once it becomes available for those unable to attend.