power outages

A Ukrainian serviceman flies a drone during an operation against Russian positions, Kherson region of southern Ukraine, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/ Bernat Armangue)

Shells hit near nuclear plant; Blackouts roll across Ukraine

Both Russia and Ukraine blame each other for the attack

 

Power lines are seen against cloudy skies near Murvale, Ont. northwest of Kingston, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Power outages stretched into a second day for tens of thousands of BC Hydro customers, as crews continued to repair the damage caused by Friday’s fierce storms throughout British Columbia’s south coast.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Snowfall warnings span B.C.’s southern Interior, power mostly back on after storm

10 to 15 cm expected in Interior communities, potential for more along mountain passes

 

Power lines are seen against cloudy skies near Murvale, Ont. northwest of Kingston, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2022. Power outages stretched into a second day for tens of thousands of BC Hydro customers, as crews continued to repair the damage caused by Friday’s fierce storms throughout British Columbia’s south coast.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Thousands remain without power after B.C. windstorm, snow in the forecast

Parts of Metro Vancouver could see some wet snow, Environment Canada says

 

The BC Hydro outage map as it looked at 8 a.m. Nov. 5. (BC Hydro)

Strong wind, heavy rain knock out power to tens of thousands in B.C.

BC Hydro reports as of 4 a.m., nearly 175,000 customers without electricity on the southwest coast

The BC Hydro outage map as it looked at 8 a.m. Nov. 5. (BC Hydro)
Pedestrians carry umbrellas as light rain falls in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, October 21, 2022. BC Hydro says electricity has been restored to most of its more than 100,000 customers blacked out during the first powerful storm of British Columbia’s late-arriving fall, but forecasters warn more foul weather is on the way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

New storm approaches B.C., as province cleans up after first powerful fall tempest

Only 1,200 homes and businesses, most in north-central B.C., remained in the dark early Friday

Pedestrians carry umbrellas as light rain falls in Surrey, B.C., on Friday, October 21, 2022. BC Hydro says electricity has been restored to most of its more than 100,000 customers blacked out during the first powerful storm of British Columbia’s late-arriving fall, but forecasters warn more foul weather is on the way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The power is out for approximately 1,300 BC Hydro customers in the Shawnigan Lake/Malahat area as of Thursday morning. (Screen shot)
The power is out for approximately 1,300 BC Hydro customers in the Shawnigan Lake/Malahat area as of Thursday morning. (Screen shot)
Cpl. Owen Donovan of the Cape Breton Highlanders removes brush under the direction of Nova Scotia Power officials along Steeles Hill Road in Glace Bay, N.S., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Defence Minister Anita Anand says there are now 700 military members in Atlantic Canada helping with the cleanup after post-tropical storm Fiona left much of the region in tatters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant

Some in P.E.I. and Nova Scotia won’t get electricity back until next week: utilities

Storm knocked out power to more than 500,000 homes and business in the four Atlantic provinces

Cpl. Owen Donovan of the Cape Breton Highlanders removes brush under the direction of Nova Scotia Power officials along Steeles Hill Road in Glace Bay, N.S., Monday, Sept. 26, 2022. Defence Minister Anita Anand says there are now 700 military members in Atlantic Canada helping with the cleanup after post-tropical storm Fiona left much of the region in tatters. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Vaughan Merchant
The Cape Scott Wind Farm produces clean energy for Vancouver Island communities and industries, yet when the North Island has power outages, local communities cannot access this local supply of clean electricity. (Photo supplied by ICET)

Power security: North Island coalition working together to end regional outages

Regional effort will explore alternative power supply opportunities to boost reliability

The Cape Scott Wind Farm produces clean energy for Vancouver Island communities and industries, yet when the North Island has power outages, local communities cannot access this local supply of clean electricity. (Photo supplied by ICET)
Over 7,000 people on the north part of Vancouver Island woke up without power on Monday morning. Photo courtesy BC Hydro

Over 7,300 without power in North Island

BC Hydro crews responding to transmission circuit failure

  • Aug 8, 2022
Over 7,000 people on the north part of Vancouver Island woke up without power on Monday morning. Photo courtesy BC Hydro
More than 30,00 FortisBC customers were affected at the height of the short power outage. (Photo/FortisBC)

Planned work led to huge FortisBC outage in the Okanagan

More than 30,000 customers were affected

More than 30,00 FortisBC customers were affected at the height of the short power outage. (Photo/FortisBC)
Northwest B.C. communities were without Telus services June 7 due to a damaged cable. (Google Maps)

UPDATE: Leave it to beaver

A beaver felled the tree that caused a service outage in B.C.’s northwest June 7

Northwest B.C. communities were without Telus services June 7 due to a damaged cable. (Google Maps)
A Hydro-Québec logo is seen on their head office building in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Hydro-Québec says more than 130,000 customers are still without power after a powerful storm swept across the province on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

UPDATED: Tens of thousands still without power in Ontario and Quebec after destructive storm

Ten people died after Saturday’s thunderstorm, power expected to be fully restored within a few days

A Hydro-Québec logo is seen on their head office building in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Hydro-Québec says more than 130,000 customers are still without power after a powerful storm swept across the province on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
More than 2,000 residents were left without power May 18 after strong winds toppled a number of trees and powerlines in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (BC Hydro image)

Power outages affect 2,000 Parksville Qualicum Beach customers

Outage map shows 2,173 affected, primarily in the QB, Dashwood, Qualicum Bay areas

More than 2,000 residents were left without power May 18 after strong winds toppled a number of trees and powerlines in the Parksville Qualicum Beach area. (BC Hydro image)
Power has been restored in two Vancouver Island communities that lost electricity early last week as snow, ice and wind storms pounded parts of British Columbia, but forecasters warn another powerful system is on the way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini

Lights back on in Tahsis, Zeballos but Mother Nature not done yet

Atmospheric river packing several powerful rainstorms heading for southern B.C.

Power has been restored in two Vancouver Island communities that lost electricity early last week as snow, ice and wind storms pounded parts of British Columbia, but forecasters warn another powerful system is on the way. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Giordano Ciampini
The warming centre in Tahsis, where people have been without power since early Tuesday morning. Photo courtesy SRD

Remote Island communities pull together in the face of no power, deep snow

Zeballos, Tahsis, Gold River cut off from rest of Island; spend days without power

The warming centre in Tahsis, where people have been without power since early Tuesday morning. Photo courtesy SRD
Several BC Hydro outages have left Greater Victoria residents without power Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

50,000 without power across southern Vancouver Island

Thousands of people, multiple businesses without power across region

Several BC Hydro outages have left Greater Victoria residents without power Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)
Three BC Hydro power lines were down near Herring Gull Way and Franklin’s Gull Road in Parksville on Wednesday, July 14. (Michael Briones photo).

UPDATE: Downed Parksville powerlines trap 2 drivers inside their trucks

No injuries reported, BC Hydro crews called in to ensure safe exits

Three BC Hydro power lines were down near Herring Gull Way and Franklin’s Gull Road in Parksville on Wednesday, July 14. (Michael Briones photo).
BC Hydro photo

North Island rides out hottest day of the year with a 21-hour power outage

Heat didn’t cause damage to transmission pole, but it hampered efforts to find the problem

BC Hydro photo
People enjoy the sun at Woodbine Beach on June 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

BC Hydro assures customers it has ‘more than enough’ power to weather the heat wave

Despite an increase of pressure on the Western grid, blackouts are not expected like in some U.S. states

People enjoy the sun at Woodbine Beach on June 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
Heavy snow falls as people walk on the Simon Fraser University campus, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC Hydro says 240,000 customers hit by province’s first winter storm

It says crews have been working around the clock since then

Heavy snow falls as people walk on the Simon Fraser University campus, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck