The work of getting our phone cable out of the ditch and up on poles has started. The result will be a relief for our town as it will mean that our wireline phone service will become more reliable. A side effect is that the landscape will look more industrial with even more wires in the air. Residents and visitors alike, may not feel that this fits well with the theme that is often touted by supporters of tourism, outdoors activity, or historical value. Presumably this has all been approved by our regional district planning department and is in accordance with their vision for our area, though that has not been confirmed. In any case, our local highways maintenance crew will likely be relieved to regain their freedom to maintain the Coalmont Road without having to delicately work around a fragile, and sometimes hidden from view, communications cable.