These sections are what remains of one of the old hydro pole removed two weeks ago from the weir in Lake Cowichan. The pole was donated to the Kaatza Station Museum

BC HYdro donates pole to museum

BC Hydro donated an old pole to the Kaatza Station Museum after they removed it a few weeks ago and replaced it with a new one

Two Wednesdays ago, BC Hydro changed out aging poles near the weir using a helicopter. The hydro company then donated one of the poles to the Kaatza Station Museum.

“One of the hydro workers told me the poles were in place for 64 years,” said Barbara Simkins, the museum’s curator and manager.

Simkins shared that the idea for the donation came from one of the museum’s volunteers.

“He thought, ‘well, if they aren’t using them, we can,” said Simkins.

The 8-foot sections of the donated pole are in surprisingly great condition considering their age. They are slated to replace some of the museum’s railway ties, a few of which are starting to deteriorate.

The Kaatza Station Museum details the history of the Town of Lake Cowichan and the surrounding communities. The displays are largely made up of items donated by local families and many of the displays were built by volunteers. This year, in honour of the 70-year history mark, the museum has released a photo book now on sale.

For more information on the museum, visit kaatzamuseum.ca.

 

Just Posted

Rubgy keeps Mill Bay’s Ciaran Breen moving

Shawnigan student on national squad for World School Sevens and XV California tour

Candy Cane Cabaret in Duncan an adult show featuring Passion and Performance students

“Our audiences cheer, hoot, holler and enjoy a raucous environment”

Prosecution in Colin John murder trial wrapping up in Duncan

John on trial for stabbing death in Chemainus in 2016

Winds of up to 90 km/hr predicted to hit Vancouver Island

Environment Canada is warning that loose objects may cause damage

VIDEO: Close encounter with a whale near Canada-U.S border

Ron Gillies had his camera ready when a whale appeared Dec. 7

B.C. Lions hire DeVone Claybrooks as head coach

Former Stampeders DC succeeds CFL legend Wally Buono

France shooting: 2 dead, several wounded in Strasbourg

A world-famous Christmas market was put on lock down on Tuesday

Canadian warship witnesses possible violations of North Korea sanctions

Crew members on HMCS Calgary took photos and collected other information

Christine Sinclair named Canadian Women’s player of the year again

This is the 14th time Sinclair has been named player of the year

B.C. man wants trapping laws changed after dog killed

Louis Seguin’s 10-month-old Australian shepherd died in a body-gripping trap last month

Nearly 8,000 homeless in B.C., first province-wide count reveals

Twenty-four seperate counts in B.C. cities found there are thousands of homeless in all corners of province

Mental health issue suspected after spike belts end Island Highway car chase

Woman in her 30s detained after Tuesday afternoon incident in Lantzville

Most Read