Generators & Poles Removed form Little Bay Islands
Power crews are working to remove diesel generators and poles form Little Bay Islands.
In February 2019, the permanent residents voted to be relocated and nearly all of the 55 residents departed by late December 2019. This was part of a relocation program operated by the provincial government for small communities that had become too expensive to service.
Property owners who were permanent residents were paid at least $250,000 in compensation for property they were leaving behind.
Two residents decided to stay, living off of the grid and installing solar panels and wireless internet.
Georgina and Michael Parsons posted to their blog on Sunday that the diesel generators were being removed and poles and power lines were being taken down.