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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Thirteenth Annual Report of the
PUBLIC UTILITIES
COMMISSION
Pursuant to the
"PUBLIC UTILITIES ACT"
For the Year Ended December 31 st
1951
VICTORIA, B.C.
Printed by Don McDiarmid, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
1952  Victoria, B.C., February 29th, 1952.
To His Honour the Lieutenant-Governor in Council
oj the Province of British Columbia.
May it please Your Honour:
Sir,—We have the honour to transmit herewith the Thirteenth Annual Report of
the Public Utilities Commission under the " Public Utilities Act " for the year ended
December 31st, 1951
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION.
P. E. George, Chairman.
D. K. Penfold, Commissioner.
Russell E. Potter, Commissioner.  CONTENTS
Page
Introduction  7
Changes in Membership of Commission  7
Amendments to " Public Utilities Act "  7
Operations of Public Utility Systems—
New Construction, New Operations, and Expansions  7
New Supplies of Electric Power for the Lower Mainland Area  8
New Supply of Electric Power for Creston Area  8
Discontinuance and Suspension of Service  8
Complaints as to Service of Public Utilities  8
Rates—
Rate Changes Consented to Pursuant to Sections 17 and 19 of the " Public Utilities Act"  8
Electric Rates—B.C. Electric System  9
Electric Rates—Other than B.C. Electric System  10
Hearing on Rate of Return—B.C. Electric System  10
Rate Complaints  11
Security Issues, Mortgages, and Sales—
Security Issues and Mortgages .•  11
Sales of Assets of Public Utility Systems  11
Miscellaneous .  11
Tables-
No.   1.—Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity  12
No.   2.—Extensions Permitted under Section 13 of the "Public Utilities Act" 13
No.   3.—Applications to Require Public Utilities to Extend Systems  14
No.   4.—Applications to Discontinue or Suspend Service  15
No.   5.—Complaints as to Service of Public Utilities  16
No.   6.—Rate Changes Consented to Pursuant to Sections 17 and 19 of the
" Public Utilities Act "  18
No.   7.—Rate Complaints  22
No.   8.—Security Issues and Mortgages  24
No.   9.—Sales of Assets of Public Utility Systems  24  Thirteenth Annual Report of the Public Utilities Commission
under the "Public Utilities Act" for the Calendar
Year Ended December 31st, 1951
INTRODUCTION
This Report covers the work of the Public Utilities Commission under the " Public
Utilities Act " for the year ended December 31st, 1951. It does not deal with matters
under the " Motor Carrier Act," a separate report of which will be made pursuant to
section 36 of that Act.
CHANGES IN MEMBERSHIP OF COMMISSION
Russell E. Potter was appointed a member of the Commission as from April 9th,
1951, filling a vacancy that had been in existence for some time prior to that date. Dr.
W. A. Carrothers, who had been Chairman of the Commission since the original
appointments in 1939, died on August 29th, 1951. The vacancy thus caused was not
filled during the year under review, but it may be mentioned here that on lanuary 23rd,
1952, Percy E. George was appointed Chairman of the Commission, thus filling the
vacancy.
AMENDMENTS TO " PUBLIC UTILITIES ACT "
Certain amendments were made to the " Public Utilities Act" during the year,
but they concerned the Milk Board and did not affect those parts of the Act with which
the Public Utilities Commission is concerned.
REGULATIONS
Early in the year an amendment was made to paragraph 6.3 of the Regulations
Respecting Transportation (" Public Utilities Act"), the effect of which was to require
the maximum carrying capacity to be marked on the outside of each passenger bus near
the entrance door, instead of on a paper certificate posted up inside the bus. This change
ensures greater permanence and prominence of the notice. No other changes in
regulations under the " Public Utilities Act " were made during the year.
OPERATIONS OF PUBLIC UTILITY SYSTEMS
New Construction, New Operations, and Expansions
New construction or operation, or expansion of a public utility system requires the
approval or consent of the Commission under section 12 or 13 of the " Public Utilities
Act." A summary of applications for certificates of public convenience and necessity
received or decided during the year is set out in Table 1. Each of the certificates granted
by the Commission and referred to in the table was subsequently approved by the
Lieutenant-Governor in Council.
The improvements of the water system at White Rock, noted in Table 1, are
related to new financing and increased rates. The Commission deferred any action
on the rates proposed pending completion of the improvements, and the matter is still
in abeyance.
Preliminary proceedings were taken during the year regarding authorizations
under the " Public Utilities Act" for an arrangement whereby a subsidiary of Puget
Sound Navigation Company (Black Ball Line) would take over the passenger-ferry
of Sea Bus Lines Limited across Howe Sound and expand the operation into an I 8 BRITISH COLUMBIA
automobile-ferry service across Howe Sound, and ultimately across Jervis Inlet as
well. These proceedings lapsed, as the arrangement was later authorized by a Private
Act of the Legislature.
In certain cases, pursuant to the powers set out in section 13 of the " Public Utilities
Act," the Commission relieves public utilities from the requirement of obtaining a
certificate of public convenience and necessity. Table 2 sets out the cases where the
Commission acted under section 13 during 1951.
Routine extensions of electric distribution-lines of British Columbia Electric
Railway Company Limited in the Mainland area are now governed by definite detailed
provisions in the tariff of the company, coupled with a general order under section
13 made in 1949. Similar arrangements for the Vancouver Island area are being
worked out.
A number of letters were received by the Commission from persons desiring
extensions of public utility systems in order to obtain service. Many of these were
merely requests for information, which was provided. Those which were more in the
nature of complaints are summarized in Table 3.
New Supplies of Electric Power for the Lower Mainland Area
The reconstruction of the Lake Buntzen No. 1 hydro-electric power generating
plant of the B.C. Electric system, which was authorized by a certificate of public convenience and necessity dated July 13th, 1950, was completed. One unit of 50,000
kw. capacity replaced seven small machines of a combined capacity of 21,000 kw. It
was placed in service on November 9th, 1951.
The 60,000-k.w. Wahleach Lake hydro-electric development of the B.C. Electric
system near Chilliwack, which was authorized by a certificate of public convenience and
necessity dated December 19th, 1950, was pushed forward. It is scheduled for completion
in the autumn of 1952.
New Supply of Electric Power for Creston Area
The provision of adequate electric power for the Creston area, noted in Table 1, calls
for special comment. The hydro-electric plant of West Kootenay Power & Light Company Limited near Creston has proved inadequate to meet the needs of the area and has
been supplemented in recent years by a diesel system. West Kootenay Power & Light
Company Limited has now undertaken the construction of a 60-k.v. transmission-line
from Kootenay Bay to Creston, whereby ample supplies of power, generated on the Kootenay River and transmitted over the lines of Consolidated Mining and Smelting Company
of Canada, Limited, to Kootenay Bay, will be made available to the Creston area.
Discontinuance and Suspension of Service
No application was made during the year to discontinue or suspend public utility
service, and Table 4, governing this, is accordingly a nil report.
Complaints as to Service of Public Utilities
Particulars of complaints regarding service provided by public utilities are set forth
in Table 5.
RATES
Rate Changes Consented to Pursuant to Sections 17 and 19 of the
" Public Utilities Act "
A statement of all rate changes authorized during 1951 appears in Table 6. There
were no general increases or decreases in transportation or telephone rates during the year. REPORT OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION I 9
A moderate increase was made by British Columbia Electric Company Limited in its
Mainland gas rates. There were a number of increases in water rates affecting small
systems. The objections commonly protested poor service rather than high rates and
brought to light the problems of providing adequate service from such systems. There
were a number of important general revisions of electric rates which, because of the
revenue and number of users involved, call for special comment.
Electric Rates—B.C. Electric System
During the year, applications were received from British Columbia Electric Railway
Company Limited which provided for substantial general increases in its electrical rates.
There were three principal applications and a number of ancillary applications. All except
the latest application, which was not acted on until 1952, are noted in Table 6. The first
of the three principal applications was made February 27th, 1951, and it provided for
substantial increases in residential and certain industrial rates. The application was based
on increased costs and on the need for adequate revenues to support the necessary financing of future capital developments. The over-all increase in electrical revenues effected
by the rate increases was estimated at 10.2 per cent. The Commission consented to the
filing of the rate increases on March 12th, 1951, after a staff investigation, but provided
at the same time for a review later at a public hearing when fuller information would be
available.
The second principal rates application of British Columbia Electric Railway
Company Limited was made July 23rd, 1951. It was designed to recover increased costs
which had developed since the March rate increase, of which the principal ones were an
increase in office employees' wages and a new 20 per cent surcharge on corporate income
tax. This application provided for increases in certain rates which had been left untouched in the March application, being the commercial rates and certain industrial rates.
The Commission consented to the filing of the rate increases August 1st, 1951, but provided that the public hearing already provided for would include a review of these rates.
The public hearings on electric rates of British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Limited were held by the Commission at Victoria on September 17th, 1951, and at Vancouver on September 24th and 25th, 1951, following public notice. The company submitted the latest available information to support the rate increases made by it on and
since March 12th, 1951, and the other interested parties were given an opportunity to
cross-examine and to make representations of their own. After a review of all this information, the Commission made its findings on October 5th, 1951, the essence being
contained in the following paragraphs:—
" The companies have a right to earn a fair and reasonable return on the value of
their property after paying all other proper expenses. A complete investigation was made
by the Commission some years ago as a result of which an ' appraised value ' for rate-
making purposes was determined, and methods were established to determine from this
whether earnings do or do not provide a fair and reasonable return. This information
is brought up to date from year to year under the close scrutiny of the engineers and
accountants employed by the Commission. Summaries of the relevant information were
presented at the hearings by the companies, and examination by the staff has disclosed no
errors of any important effect. They show clearly that the companies, under the rates
now in effect, including the increased electric rates, will not obtain over-all earnings in
excess of the earnings allowable under the ' Public Utilities Act.'
" There remains the question whether the particular rate increases made are the
proper ones to make. This is a field for the exercise of good judgment, and the opinions
and arguments of informed people appearing at the hearings can be of great help to the
Commission in arriving at reasonable conclusions. In the first instance, the company proposed various rate increases in certain services as the best way of obtaining an increase in I  10 BRITISH COLUMBIA
over-all revenues. If there is undue discrimination or preference as between different
classes of users, the Commission may require the company to make any necessary rate
adjustments. Of course, if a justifiable increase in over-all revenue cannot be obtained
from one source it will have to be obtained from another. We think it reasonable that
when anyone asks the Commission to order the cancellation of any particular rate increase
he should be prepared to suggest where else the revenue ought to be obtained.
" After hearing all the arguments and suggestions, the Commission has to decide
whether in any case the companies have established a rate schedule which is unfair to
certain users as a class, as compared to other users. There are a multitude of different
rates that might be proposed for any class of service and no one can determine that any
one of them is the only correct one. It is possible, however, to determine that any one of
them does or does not lie within reasonable limits of fairness, as compared with rates for
other classes of service. We find that the particular rate increases made are within reasonable limits of fairness as between each class of user and the remaining classes, and are not
unduly preferential or discriminatory."
On December 27th, 1951, British Columbia Electric Railway Company Limited
made a further application for a general increase in electric rates. The increase was
confined to the second block in the residential-rate schedules, which block had previously
been left untouched, and it was designed partially to cover increased costs on the electrical
service of the company incurred since the date of the last electrical-rate increase, comprising certain increased wage rates and taxes. It was dealt with on this basis by the
Commission and was granted on January 18th, 1952. As it was not dealt with in 1951,
it is not noted in Table 6.
Electric Rates—Other than B.C. Electric System
In addition to the applications of British Columbia Electric Railway Company
Limited, certain other applications call for special mention. Princeton Light & Power
Company Limited filed a general reduction in its rates. This was made possible by a
reduction it had received the previous year from its supplier, West Kootenay Power &
Light Company Limited.
Northern British Columbia Power Company Limited applied during 1951 for an
increase in its electric rates at Prince Rupert. The application is strongly opposed by the
City of Prince Rupert. It was heard at Prince Rupert at a public hearing on October 22nd
and 23rd, 1951, since which time a thorough staff investigation of the property and operations of the company has been in progress. As no decision was arrived at in 1951, this
application is not noted in Table 6.
Hearing on Rate of Return—B.C. Electric System
The Commission held a public hearing in Vancouver commencing November 22nd,
1951, and lasting twelve days, for the purpose of hearing representations on behalf of
British Columbia Electric Company Limited and subsidiaries and representations of others
on the question of the fair rate of return allowable by the Commission to the companies
in regulating them under the " Public Utilities Act." In 1943, following a very exhaustive
inquiry into the property and operations of the companies, the Commission found that a
rate of 5.8 per cent on a depreciated rate base would be fair. The company contended
that this rate, as a ceiling for earnings, should now be increased to 7.5 per cent, and produced a mass of evidence designed to support this contention. The Cities of Vancouver,
Victoria, and New Westminster, the Fraser Valley Municipal Association, and the Civic
Reform Association opposed the contention of the companies. The City of Vancouver, in
particular, took a very full and helpful part in the proceedings. The question dealt with
concerns one of two fundamentals of systematic rate regulation and must be regarded as REPORT OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION I 11
one of the most important matters ever to come before the Commission.   The decision has
not yet been made.
Rate Complaints
The rate complaints dealt with during the year are summarized in Table 7.
SECURITY ISSUES, MORTGAGES, AND SALES
Security Issues and Mortgages
Applications made during 1951 under section 22 of the " Public Utilities Act " are
summarized in Table 8. The financing of the B.C. Electric system calls for special
mention. In January approval was given for the issuance of $6,000,000 of 4% per
cent preferred shares of British Columbia Electric Company Limited to provide part
of the $30,000,000 then estimated to be required for the 1951 capital development
programme of the company and its subsidiaries. In November approval was given for
the issue by the company of $20,000,000 of 3% per cent first-mortgage bonds. The
issue was made payable in American funds, as the company was unable to obtain funds
in Canada on satisfactory terms. The issue was sold to underwriters for $94.57 per $100
bond, for resale at $96.07, which appeared to be reasonable in relation to market
conditions.
In addition to the new financing of the B.C. Electric system explained above, certain
refinancing took place which calls for special mention. Up to 1951 British Columbia
Electric Company Limited (the electric company) owned, and still owns, all the bonds
and shares of British Columbia Electric Railway Company Limited (the railway company), except certain sterling securities, comprising £1,440,000 of 5 per cent cumulative
perpetual preference stock and £2,788,170 of AV2 per cent perpetual consolidated
debenture stock. During the year a plan approved by the Commission was carried out
whereby the electric company acquired £2,153,140 of the latter and £1,076,679 of the
former, for which it issued in exchange $3,745,800 of its own 4 per cent first-mortgage
bonds and $6,413,400 of its own 4% per cent preferred shares and also paid $14,730
in cash to settle fractions. The transaction is part of a plan to wind up the railway
company, which will lead to a simpler financial structure for the B.C. Electric system.
Sales of Assets of Public Utility Systems
Transfers of property dealt with in 1951 under section 24 of the " Public Utilities
Act" are summarized in Table 9. Two of the items show internal transactions where
subsidiaries transferred their property to their respective parent companies. The
remaining two items show transfers to municipal control of small waterworks systems.
MISCELLANEOUS
Revisions of routes and time schedules, the setting of carrying capacities of vehicles,
and the filing of statistics were attended to from time to time in respect of transportation
systems, in accordance with the Regulations Respecting Transportation (" Public
Utilities Act"). Periodic inspections of motor-vehicles and trolley-coaches of British
Columbia Electric Railway Company Limited were made by the inspection staff of the
Motor Carrier Branch, to ensure compliance with the regulations.
During the year there occurred a preliminary exchange of correspondence between
the Boards and Commissions regulating public utilities in the various Provinces, with a
view to forming an association for consideration of common problems. While there was
not sufficiently widespread interest to lead to action during the year, it is hoped that
such an association may be formed at some future time. A similar organization in the
United States has been most helpful to its member Boards, and indeed to the non-
member Boards and Commissions in Canada as well. I 12                                                          BRITISH COLUMBIA
TABLES
Table 1.—Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity
Received or Decided in 1951
Class of
Service
Applicant
Date of
Application
Particulars
Result
Gas  	
British Columbia Electric
Co. Ltd.
June  27, 1951
Extension to gas plant at Vancouver
Granted;   July 26, 1951.
Northland Utilities (B.C.)
July     30, 1951
Amendment to interim certificate
Granted;   July 30, 1951.
Ltd.
of public convenience and necessity granted Dec.  12,   1950,
to allow a further eight months
for conclusion of a satisfactory
arrangement   as   to   continued
supply   of   gas   on   reasonable
terms
Telephone 	
Okanagan Telephone Co.
May    22, 1951
Operation of telephone system at
and near Revelstoke upon its
acquisition   from   Solar   Telephones Ltd.
Granted;   May 28, 1951.
Electric Power _
British Columbia Electric
Co. Ltd.
June    21, 1951
Operation of electric-power plant
and system at and near Hope,
upon its  acquisition  from  the
B.C. Power Commission
Granted; June 21, 1951.
June    21, 1951
Operation of electric-power plant
and system at and near Lillooet,
upon  its  acquisition  from the
B.C. Power Commission
Granted; June 21, 1951.
British Columbia Electric
Mar.    27, 1951
Amendment of certificate of pub
Granted;   Apr.   9, 1951.
Co.   Ltd.   and   British
lic   convenience   and   necessity
Columbia Electric Rail
granted Mar.  10, 1950, for an
way Co. Ltd.
electric-power plant and system
at North Bend and Boston Bar,
to allow an increase in generating capacity from 500 horsepower to 600 horse-power
Canadian Utilities Ltd.—
Dec.      6, 1950
Amendment of certificate of public   convenience   and   necessity
granted   Oct.   8,   1942,   for   an
electric-power plant and system
at   Fort   St.   John,   to   allow   an
increase in generating capacity
from   100  horse-power  to  500
horse-power
Granted;   Apr.   4, 1951.
Nelson, City of _	
Nov.    19, 1951
Construction and operation of an
addition,   described   as   No.   4
Unit, to the city's power generating   plant   on   the   Kootenay
River
Granted; Dec. 27, 1951.
Northern British Colum
July     10, 1951
Construction and operation of an
Granted;   Oct. 30, 1951.
bia Power Co. Ltd.
electric transmission system in
and  about the  City  of Prince
Rupert, including Port Edward
West Kootenay Power &
Mar.     10, 1951
Construction and operation of a
Granted;   May  2, 1951.
Light Co. Ltd.
60-kv.  electric-power  transmission-line between Kootenay Bay
and   Creston,   paralleling   the
highway  on  the  east  side  of
Kootenay Lake
Water ....
British. Pacific Properties
Ltd.   and   Park   Royal
Shopping  Centre Ltd.
July       3, 1950
Construction and operation of a
waterworks    system   in   those
parts of the District of West
Vancouver   known   as   British
Properties    and    Park    Royal
Shopping Centre
Granted;   May 16, 1951.
Caillet,  A.  D.;   Beevor-
Dec.      6, 1949
Construction and operation of a
Granted;   Nov. 7, 1951.
Potts, C. H.;     and
waterworks system at Lantzville
Beevor-Potts, L.
Durkin, P. J.; and King,
Sept.    10, 1951
Amendment of certificate of pub
Granted;   Oct. 17, 1951.
J. P.
lic  convenience   and   necessity
granted   May   19,   1948,   for  a
waterworks system near Trail,
to enlarge the area to be served
Forest   Grove   Develop
Dec.      3, 1951
Construction   and   operation   of
In abeyance pending re
ment Co. Ltd.
waterworks   system   at   Forest
Grove
ceipt    of    particulars
from applicant. REPORT OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
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Table 1.—Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and
Necessity Received or Decided in 1951—Continued
Class of
Service
Applicant
Date of
Application
Particulars
Result
Water  __
McBride, Village of
July     18, 1951
Extension of proposed waterworks system into unorganized
areas within one-half mile from
the village boundaries
Granted;  Aug. 17, 1951.
Sutherland & Stromme _
Sept.    29, 1951
Operation of waterworks system
near Nelson
In abeyance pending receipt    of    particulars
from applicant.
White Rock Water Works
Aug.    25, 1950
Extensions and improvements of
Granted;   May 2, 1951.
Co. Ltd.
the waterworks system at White
Rock
Table 2.—Extensions Dealt With under Section 13 of the
" Public Utilities Act " during 1951
Class of Service
Public Utility
Number of
Extensions
Electric Power	
Telephone 	
British Columbia Electric Railway Co. Ltd. (new substation)	
Nelson, City of (improvements to transmission and other equipment)-	
Okanagan Telephone Company (improvements at Sicamous and extension to
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Table 6.—Rate Changes Consented to during 1951 Pursuant to Sections
17 and 19 of the " Public Utilities Act "
(a) Transportation Systems
Name of Public Utility
Route Affected
Effect of Change
Date Filed
Date Effective
British Columbia Electric
Bradner and Lombard (inter-
Rail   Freight   Tariff   B.CE.
Jan.
3, 1951
Jan.      1, 1951
Railway Co. Ltd.
urban line)
1998 — special   service   for
flowers (temporary)
Interurban line	
Supplement No.   8  to  Rail
Feb.
12, 1951
Feb.   15, 1951
Freight Tariff B.C.E.R. No.
1873,    effecting   minor
changes to make rates con
-
form to those  of national
railroads
Interurban line 	
Minor   revision    of   Rail
Freight Tariff
July
24, 1951
July    18, 1951
Interurban line	
I, 1951
Nov.  15, 1951
Freight Tariff B.C.E.R.
1877,   effecting   minor   ad
justments
Urban   transportation,   New
Inauguration of special char
June
12, 1951
June   12, 1951
Westminster   and   Vancou-
ter rates for children
Greater Vancouver area	
Fares established for special
transit service to race-track
during racing season
June
15, 1951
June   15,1951
North Vancouver, City of
Vancouver—North Vancouver
Inauguration   of   new   commutation tickets  for  automobiles on North Vancouver ferry
Feb.
20, 1951
Mar.   15, 1951
(b)  Telephone and Telegraph Systems
Name of Public Utility
Area Affected
Effect of Change
Date Filed
Date Effective
Tariff   provision   to   provide
for  new   control   office   at
Yarrow
Revisions  to  tariff  affecting
urban mobile,  fixed radio,
and vessel service
Introducing urban mobile
and multi-line key cabinet
service
Tariff P.U.C. No. 3 filed in
multigraph form, replacing
same tariff in typed form
Dec.    6, 1951
Jan.   23, 1951
Mar.   16, 1951
Mar.  22,1951
Dec.     6, 1951
Ltd.
North West Telephone
Co.
Okanagan Telephone Co.
Pacific Coast _ _	
All areas served	
Jan.   23,1951
Mar.   16, 1951
Mar.  22, 1951
(c) Electric-power Systems
British Columbia Electric
Railway Co. Ltd. and
(or) British Columbia
Electric Co. Ltd.
Area adjacent to Squamish _
Saanich
Central Saanich _
Lower Mainland _
Vancouver Island South..
Vancouver Island South and
Lower Mainland
New Westminster	
Cancellation of special temporary provision for street-
lighting
Revised street-lighting rate ...
New municipal street-light
rate
Correction of error in the
definition of " power factor "
Introduction of section on
" curtailment of service "
similar to corresponding
section in Lower Mainland
Tariff
Upward revision of domestic
and certain industrial rates
Increase of electrical rates to
City of New Westminster
corresponding to general
rate increases elsewhere
made on Mar. 12, 1951
Jan.
13,
1951
Jan.
31,
1951
Feb.
6,
1951
Feb.
26,
1951
Feb.
27,
1951
Mar
12,
19511
Mar
30,
19511
Jan.   13,1951
Jan.  31,1951
Feb.    6, 1951
Feb. 26,1951
Feb. 27,1951
Mar. 12, 1951
Mar. 30, 1951
1 On interim basis, confirmed October 5th, 1951. REPORT OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
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Table 6.—Rate Changes Consented to during 1951 Pursuant to Sections
17 and 19 of the "Public Utilities Act "—Continued
(c) Electric-power Systems—Continued
Name of Public Utility
Area Affected
Effect of Change
Date Filed
Date Effective
British Columbia Electric
Victoria 	
Correction   of   error   by   re
Apr.    4, 1951
Mar. 12, 1951
Railway  Co.   Ltd.   and
storing   filing   of   Original
(or)   British  Columbia
Sheet   30-B   of   Electric
Electric Co. Ltd.
Tariff P.U.C. No. 2d, which
had been cancelled on general  revision  of Mar.   12,
1951
Britannia 	
Amendment of special condi
Apr. 24, 1951
Apr. 24, 1951
tions  attached to  rate for
Britannia Mining & Smelt
ing Co. Ltd.
Lower Mainland	
Revisions in overhead street-
lighting  schedules  to  take
care of new types of lighting units
May 15, 1951
May 15, 1951
Mountain area _.                 	
Formal   filing   of   Mountain
Tariff
May 28, 1951
May 28, 1951
Lower Mainland  	
Incidental   changes   due   to
the  introduction   of  the
Mountain Tariff
May 28, 1951
May 28, 1951
Lower   Mainland   and   Van
Upward   revision   of   em
May 28, 1951
May 28, 1951
1
couver Island South
ployees'   rates   corresponding to  recent  increases  in
other rates
Vancouver Island South	
Introduction of intermediate
May 28,1951
May 28, 1951
rate    for    medium-sized
rooming-houses
Hope   _                                 	
Fraser   Valley   rates   made
applicable to Hope
July   10, 1951
June 27, 1951
Lillooet                                 	
Mountain   area   rates   made
July   10, 1951
June 27, 1951
applicable to Lillooet
Vancouver Island South	
Introduction of rate for airraid warning service
July  25, 1951
July   25, 1951
Mainland    .
Increase in commercial and
Aug.    1, 19511
Aug.    1, 1951
certain industrial rates
Vancouver Island South	
Increase in commercial  and
certain industrial rates
Aug.    1, 19511
Aug.    1, 1951
Mountain area 	
Increase in commercial  and
Aug.    1,19511
Aug.    1, 1951
power rates
Lower   Mainland   and   Van
Cancellation of 25 per cent
Oct.     5, 1951
Oct.    5, 1951
couver Island South
increase   in   flat   rates   for
office employees
Vancouver Island South	
Increase  in  rates for industrial    installations    of   200
horse-power and over
Oct.   17, 1951
Nov.    1, 1951
United States     .. .
Provision made for continu
Oct.   29, 1951
Oct.   29, 1951
ance   of   rates   for   power
exported   to   the  United
States
Lillooet  	
Modification of rate charged
Dec.    6, 1951
Dec.    6, 1951
to   Pacific   Great   Eastern
Railway Co.
East Kootenay Power Co.
City of Kimberley    	
Cranbrook rate made  avail
May    7, 1951
June    1,1951
Ltd.
able to City of Kimberley,
by agreement
Fernie, City of-	
Areas adjacent to Fernie
New   tariff   providing   for
street-lighting   in   West
Dec.   21, 1951
Jan.   15, 1952
(conditionally)
(conditionally)
Fernie and other matters
Galiano  Light  &  Power
Southern   part   of   Galiano
Minor amendments to regu
Mar. 22,1951
Mar. 22, 1951
Co. Ltd.
Island
lations
Kelowna, City of.	
Areas   adjacent   to   City   of
Kelowna
Electric Rates By-laws filed,
replacing   Kelowna   Tariff
P.U.C. No. 2 and providing
for reduction
July     6, 1951
July    6, 1951
Kimberley, City of.	
Areas   adjacent   to   City   of
Kimberley
Filing of By-law 186 as revised electric tariff, providing for a number of minor
revisions
July   28, 1951
Sept. 12, 1951
Martin, Clarence	
Massett	
Increase in rates
Dec. 12,1951
Dec.    1, 1951
Prince George, City of
Areas   adjacent   to   City   of
Prince George
Decrease in rates 	
Mar. 28, 1951
(tentative)
(-)
Princeton Light & Power
Princeton	
General reduction in rates
July   10, 1951
Aug.    1, 1951
Co. Ltd.
1 Confirmed October 5th, 1951.
2 Not completed in 1951. I 20
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Table 6.—Rate Changes Consented to during 1951 Pursuant to Sections
17 and 19 of the " Public Utilities Act "—Continued
(c)  Electric-power Systems—Continued
Name of Public Utility
Area Affected
Effect of Change
Date Filed
Date Effective
Van Anda Light & Power
Co. (A. Waters)
West Kootenay Power &
Light Co. Ltd.
Vananda  	
Vananda 	
Oliver  	
All company areas	
All company areas	
Ymir,   Salmo,   and   Sheep
Creek
New tariff with increase in
rate
Introduction of prompt-
payment discounts, effecting no change in net bills
but increases in overdue
bills
Cancellation of special rates .
Decrease in employee rates ...
Cancellation of certain rates
not used
New rate for Canadian
Exploration Ltd.
Feb. 28, 1951
Apr.    4, 1951
Apr. 30, 1951
Aug. 27, 1951
Oct.   29, 1951
Nov. 21, 1951
Feb. 28, 1951
Apr.    4, 1951
Apr. 30, 1951
July     1, 1951
Oct.   29, 1951
Nov.    1, 1951
(d)  Waterworks Systems
Beevor-Potts,   L.,    and
others
Braun, I. J 	
British Pacific Properties
Ltd.
Campbell   River,   Village
of
Columbia Valley Irrigated
Fruit Lands Ltd.
Cranbrook, City of	
Cumberland, City of	
Dawson Creek, Village of
DuMont, Marc	
General Utility Co. Ltd...
Gold, W. H...
Kelowna, City of_
Kimberley, City of	
Kinnaird Water Co. Ltd..
Kuryluk, Nick..
Matsqui Water Co. Ltd...
Mission City, Village of...
Nanaimo, City of.
Nelson, City of	
Roberts, T. W	
Victoria, City of-
White Rock Waterworks
Co. Ltd.
Lantzville  	
Area near Abbotsford	
Company subdivision in West
Vancouver
Areas adjacent to Campbell
River
Invermere  	
Areas   adjacent   to   City   of
Cranbrook
Areas   adjacent   to   City   of
Cumberland
Users  between   source  of
supply   and   purification
plant
Kinnaird  	
Princeton   	
Youbou  	
Areas adjacent to Kelowna..
Kimberley   and   Chapman
Camp
Kinnaird  	
Kinnaird   	
Matsqui 	
Areas   adjacent   to   Mission
City
Areas adjacent to Nanaimo .
Areas adjacent to Nelson —
Areas near Abbotsford 	
Esquimalt   and   unorganized
areas   served   by   City   of
Victoria
White Rock-
Original filing of tariff	
Introduction of a sprinkling
rate
Increase in rates	
Increase     in     connection
charges
General increase in rates	
Increase     in     connection
charges
Increase in rates	
Special rate for water for
farm purposes
General increase in water
rates
Change in regulations  	
Special non-tariff rates for
water for ice rink
Change in regulations	
Filing of By-law 1542 as
water tariff
General revision, providing
for minor increases
General increase in rates	
General increase in rates	
Increase in rates	
By-law 194-1950, dealing with
lateral mains in District of
Mission
Reduction in meter rates;
increase in connection
charges
By-laws 933, 949, and 1012
filed as tariff
Increase in water rates	
Filing of by-laws superseding
previous tariff
Incorporation of cost of paving replacements in connection charges
Filing of agreement between
the city and the Government of Canada regarding
Elk Lake water
Increase in connection
charges
Nov. 16, 1951
Sept. 20, 1951
Dec. 21, 1951
Nov. 16, 1951
(conditionally)
Apr.    2, 1951
May 21, 1951
(conditionally)
Dec. 27, 1951
May 28,19512
Aug.    8, 1951
Aug. 10, 1951
Dec. 28, 1951
July   13, 1951
Aug. 20, 1951
Sept. 20, 1951
Apr. 27, 1951
July 16, 1951
May 25, 1951
Jan. 29, 1951
May 30,1951
June 18,1951
July   30, 1951
July   10, 1951
July   10, 1951
July  23, 1951
May 31, 1951
Nov. 11, 1951
Sept. 20, 1951
Jan.  1, 1952
C)
Apr. 1, 1951
May  , 1951
Jan.  1, 1952
(»)
Sept. 1, 1951
Aug. 1, 1951
Dec. 28, 1951
July 13, 1951
Sept. 1, 1951
Sept. 12, 1951
May 1, 1951
July 1, 1951
May ' 1, 1951
Jan. 29, 1951
June 29,1951
June 18,1951
Aug. 1, 1951
July 10, 1951
July 10,1951
July 23, 1951
May 31, 1951
1 On completion of by-law authorizing increase.
2 Approved in principle.
3 Not completed in 1951. REPORT OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
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Table 6.—Rate Changes Consented to during 1951 Pursuant to Sections
17 and 19 of the " Public Utilities Act "—Continued
(e)  Gas Systems
Name of Public Utility
Area Affected
Effect of Change
Date Filed
Date Effective
Billing code numbers changed
for employees
Regulations made setting out
steps to be taken when a
curtailment of service becomes necessary
Increase in gas rates ,.
Mar. 31, 1951
Apr. 16, 1951
Sept. 28, 1951
Mar. 31, 1951
Co. Ltd.
Mainland  and  Vancouver
Island
Apr. 16, 1951
Oct.     1, 1951
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BRITISH COLUMBIA
Table 7.—Rate Complaints, 1951
Public Utility
Complainant
Date of
Complaint
Particulars
Disposition
Braun, I. J.  (Abbots
Appleby, S	
Aug.  28, 1951
Protest    against   sprinkling
It was decided that a sprink
ford)
charge in  addition to regular water charge
ling charge was justified
but that it could not be
charged until it was properly filed.
British Columbia Elec
Carr,   J 	
Oct.    27, 1951
Complainant protested to 40
He  was  shown  that the  in
tric   Railway   Co.
per cent increase in his bill
crease was not 40 per cent
Ltd.
but a very much smaller
percentage.
Harvey,   H	
Nov.   15, 1951
Complaint as to the increase
in  rates and that the rate
schedules were not on the
back of the bill
Complainant was informed
of the details in the rate
schedule and told where he
could obtain information
about B.C. Electric rates at
any time in the future.
MacKinnon,   Mal
Feb.   14, 1951
Passenger   on   Fraser   Mills
Fares   and   transfer    system
colm
bus   was   required   to   pay
extra    fare   when   leaving
New Westminster  and  entering   Fraser   Mills   Fare
Zone
was explained to complainant.
Schretlen,   John —
Nov.    3, 1951
Complainant protested 50 per
cent increase in his bill
Complainant was shown that
the increase was not 50 per
cent but a very much smaller percentage.
Wayside House	
May   31, 1951
Complainant,    which    is    a
nursing home, objected to
being put on a commercial
rate
It was found that the complainant was properly billed.
Crescent Beach Water
Marshall, R. F....
Mar.  22, 1951
Complained that water rates
Complainant    was   informed
Works Co. Ltd.
were too high and no low
seasonal rates were allowed
that his facts as stated were
not fully correct and that
the rates had been set after
a full investigation.
Crow's Nest Pass Elec
Natal    Board    of
Jan.    29, 1951
Complainant   submitted  that
The   company   reduced   the
tric  Light  &  Power
Trade
the  electric  rates  at Natal
rates   to   the   mutual   satis
Co. Ltd.
were too high
faction of themselves and
the complainant.
General     Utility    Co.
Kassa,   G	
Sept. 28, 1951
Protest  concerning   certain
Complainant    was    informed
Ltd.
charges at Princeton for an
extension of water-mains
that there had been a
change in extension policy,
which gave him a larger
refund than he otherwise
would have received.
Littlewood,  N.
Nov.  26, 1951
Complained  about  the manner   and   number   of  times
the water has been turned
off at Princeton
Commission obtained explanations from the company
and asked the complainant
for more specific details;
none were received.
Northland    Utilities
Hill, H. G.
Nov.     1, 1951
Protested   gas   connection
Company   was   instructed   to
(B.C.) Ltd.
charges contrary to franchise
conditions
discontinue making connection charges until properly
authorized.
Okanagan     Telephone
Bartley, S. C.
Aug.   18, 1951
Protest against proposed ex
Inquiry    showed    insufficient
Co.
tension   charges   for   telephone-line to complainant's
premises at Westbank
customers at the present
time to enable the company
to reduce the proposed
costs.
Darling, P. E..
Aug.  18, 1951
Protest   against   extension
charges   for   telephone-line
extended to complaint's residence at Naramata
Commission found that the
company's charges were
reasonable under the circumstances.
W infield   and
January,  1951
Protest against long-distance
Company showed  that there
Okanagan   Cen
tolls   that   would   go   into
were a number of compen
tre Irrigation
effect on coming into oper
sating   reductions  offsetting
District,   and
ation  of new  exchange  at
the    small    long-distance
Vernon Board
Winfield   and   Okanagan
charges.
of Trade
Centre
Thomas,  K.  G	
Consumers    at
Canal Flats
Jan.     9, 1951
Complained   about  the  high
rates for the low quality of
Steps taken to regularize op
eration of system.
electric service
Van    Anda    Light   &
The    Canadian
Mar.  10, 1951
Alleged    charging    of    two
Charges  found  to be in  ac
Power  Co.    (A.
Legion,   Texada
minimum charges for elec
cordance   with   the  utility's
Waters)
Island  Branch
tricity—one   for   hall   and.
filed tariff and complainant
No. 232
one for caretaker.
was so informed. REPORT OF THE PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
Table 7.—Rate Complaints, 1951—Continued
I 23
Public Utility
Complainant
Date of
Complaint
Particulars
Disposition
West Kootenay Power
Fairview   Heights
Aug.   24, 1951
Protest concerning power rate
Applicant informed that the
& Light Co. Ltd.
Irrigation     District, Cawston
for irrigation
rate was the general irrigation rate of the company
for the Southern Interior
of British Columbia, and
if there were any special
circumstances at Cawston,
they should be shown.
White   Rock   Water
Barr,  I.  E	
July   26, 1951
Protest  against  the  granting
While    an    application    had
Works Co. Ltd.
of new rates
been made for increased
rates, no increased rates
had been approved; matter
still in abeyance.
Power, R. H.
Aug.  20, 1951
Complainant opposes increase
in rates
No increase in rates has been
approved.
White Rock Rate
July   27, 1951
Complainant   wants   no   in
Due to investigation of the
payers' Assn.
crease in rates until an investigation is made of the
company
Commission the application
for increased rates is not
being actively pursued at
the present time. I 24
BRITISH COLUMBIA
Table 8.—Applications by Public Utilities for Approval of Security Issues
and Mortgages Received or Decided in 1951
Applicant
Nature and Amount of Issue
Purpose
Date of
Application
Disposition
British Columbia Elec
60,000, $100 par value 434%
To provide funds for capital
Jan.    18, 1951
Granted;
Jan. 18,
tric Co. Ltd.
cumulative redeemable preferred shares
development programme of
the company
1951.
Such   number   of   4%   first-
Acquisition by B.C. Electric
May   15, 1951
Granted;
May 19,
mortgage bonds and 4%%
Co. Ltd., by agreement, of
1951.
preferred shares as may be
as many as possible of the
required to carry out a plan
sterling   securities   of   B.C.
of exchanging them for ster
Electric  Railway  Co.  Ltd.
ling   securities   of   British
as part of a plan for even
Columbia Electric Railway
tual winding-up of the rail
Co. Ltd.
way company
$20,000,000, 3%% first-mort
To provide funds for capital
Nov.    8, 1951
Granted;
Nov. 16,
gage bonds, Series G, pay
additions,   extensions,   and
1951.
able in U.S. funds
betterments
British Columbia Elec
$7,000,000,    33/4%    general
Inter-company transaction to
Nov. 26, 1951
Granted;
Nov. 27,
tric Railway Co. Ltd.
mortgage bonds
provide part of security for
bonds  issued  to  public by
parent     company,     British
Columbia Electric Co. Ltd.
1951.
Elk  Creek  Water
$100,000,   434%,    Series   B,
To provide funds for capital
Mar.   14, 1951
Granted;
Apr. 23,
works Co. Ltd.
first-mortgage   bonds,   and
36,190 shares
improvements and additions
1951.
10,000 no-par-value shares to
To provide funds for capital
Sept. 27, 1951
Granted;
Oct. 19,
yield the company $1.50 net
improvements and additions
19^1.
per share
Northland    Utilities
$162,500,   5%   first-mortgage
Inter-company issue of bonds
July    16, 1951
Granted;
July 30,
(B.C.)  Ltd.
bonds
to  the  parent  company,
Northland Utilities Ltd.
1951.
Feb.     9, 1951
Feb.   9,
Co.
bank
1951.
$650,000, 5%  Series A, gen
To   take   care   of   commit
May   21, 1951
Granted;
June 11,
eral mortgage sinking fund
ments for capital develop
1951.
bonds
ments to end of 1951
White  Rock  Water
2,500 preference shares of a
To provide funds for capital
Mar.    9, 1951
Granted;
Apr.   9,
Works Co. Ltd.
par value of $50 each and
2,500 shares of no par value
improvements    and    additions
1951.
Table 9.—Applications for Approval of Sales of Assets of Public Utility
Systems Received or Decided in 1951
Applicant
Transferee
Property Sold or Transferred
Date of
Application
Disposition
East Trail Water Co. Ltd.
Mission    Telephone    Co.
Ltd.
Silverton   Water   &  Light
Co. Ltd.
Solar Telephones Ltd.
City of Trail 	
British   Columbia  Telephone Co.
Village   of   Silverton
Okanagan Telephone Co.
Waterworks    assets    of    the
company  at East Trail
All physical assets	
Waterworks plant and system
All  assets   	
Dec.   19, 1950
Aug.    6, 1951
Aug.   17, 1951
May   22, 1951
Granted; Sept. 18,
1951.
Granted;  Oct.  15,
1951.
Granted;   Dec.   6,
1951.
Granted;   May 28,
1951.
VICTORIA, B.C.
Printed by Don McDiarmid, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
1952
420-752-6271

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