Why do streetlights shine on vacant subdivision lots?

To the Expositor:

Further to the development of our new (Little Current) subdivision, to date I haven’t seen a sold sign on a lot. So to my surprise the streetlights came on last week.

Why would these six new streetlights come on in a hayfield, rock pile, swamp (subdivision)? Who needs the lights on? I am sure it’s not the deer that call the area home. Is it for nighttime real estate showings or just to support Ontario Hydro? With six more power streetlights, not solar streetlights, these lights cost money when turned on. Maybe if this project wasn’t running a deficit we could afford to light up the new subdivision, but I ask, how could we afford these lights to come on in a vacant subdivision?

Scott Orr

Little Current