TERASEN GAS UTILITY
IS NOT SUPPOSE TO CHARGE RURAL RESIDENTS
A FRANCHISE FEE,
BUT HAS BEEN FOR YEARS
This article below was published in the Vernon Morning Star March 17, 2006 issue on page A9
In rural areas, property taxes are collected by the province through the finance ministry. Within municipal boundaries, taxes are paid to the municipality.
Terasen's Terms and Conditions (.pdf) explains the franchise fee.
Did you know that you get charged just for being hooked up to Terasen's Gas, even if you don't use the gas for that period of time.
This is a picture of what the Terasen Gas bill looks like. You can see the franchise fee that rural residents are not suppose to pay.
Click here to see what the Terasen Gas Notice of Disconnection Looks Like.
You will find businesses, services, classifieds, local arts and crafts, vacation rentals, plus much more located around Okanagan Lake. I will be adding to this site, so come back and check it often.