Saskatchewan town considers moving to get hit with more lightning
A rural town in Saskatchewan has built a name for itself because of the frequency by which it and its residences are struck by lightning. But over the last couple of years, the lightning has stopped striking and the town has been struck by another problem.
"For a long time in Johnsonberg lightning has been our bread and butter. Everyone has profited off the lightning," Mayor Michael Yi told This Is That. "Everything runs off lightning in this town: the bars, the restaurants, the hair salons."
And for some Johnsonberg residents, lightning has become a way of life. Gord Wilson has been struck by lightning a remarkable 34 times.
This Is That's very own Pat Kelly travels to Johnsonberg to report on the town's new motion to move the town to a location down the road with more frequent lightning strikes.
Listen to the full story to find out how the town votes on the new proposition.