power outages

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

About 76 per cent of homes in Quebec back on the grid after powerful weekend storm

At its peak, the storm darkened about 550,000 homes across the province

 

Ice brought down trees and power lines throughout Chilliwack on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)

UPDATE: More than 6,000 customers still without power in Chilliwack, Agassiz due to ice storm

Trees and power lines encased in heavy ice knocks out power throughout Chilliwack

 

The warming centre in Tahsis, where people have been without power since early Tuesday morning. Photo courtesy SRD

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

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

 

Kent was the hardest area hit in the Eastern Fraser Valley with 263 customers without power, accoring to BC Hydro.

UPDATE: More than 400 homes still without power in Eastern Fraser Valley

Early-morning winds knocked out power to thousands in Fraser Valley, Abbotsford hardest hit

Kent was the hardest area hit in the Eastern Fraser Valley with 263 customers without power, accoring to BC Hydro.
A fire caused a power outage affecting 637 customers in Popkum on Aug. 6, 2021. (BC Hydro)

Fire leads to power outage in Popkum east of Chilliwack

BC Hydro reported the power was off after 7 a.m. with an estimated time back on of 3:30 p.m.

A fire caused a power outage affecting 637 customers in Popkum on Aug. 6, 2021. (BC Hydro)
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
Helium balloons in Vernon, a hungry bear outside Nakusp and busy beavers in Dawson Creek top BC Hydro’s list of most memorable causes of power outages in 2020. (BC Hydro photo)

BC Hydro’s top 10 memorable outages of 2020

Helium balloons in Vernon and a hungry bear near Nakusp top BC Hydro’s list

Helium balloons in Vernon, a hungry bear outside Nakusp and busy beavers in Dawson Creek top BC Hydro’s list of most memorable causes of power outages in 2020. (BC Hydro photo)