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From bedrooms being too hot to too cold to blanket thieves, B.C. couples had their share of complaints according to a recent BC Hydro survey. (Pixabay photo)

Some B.C. couples admit to sleeping in separate rooms over temperature: survey

Even retreating under the covers can’t spare some B.C. couples from temperature issues

From bedrooms being too hot to too cold to blanket thieves, B.C. couples had their share of complaints according to a recent BC Hydro survey. (Pixabay photo)
Christmas may be over, but many B.C. neighbourhoods are still shining bright with the glimmer of holiday decorations and lights into 2021. (Black Press Media files)

British Columbians keep Christmas lights on past holidays to combat ‘COVID-19 blues’

One-third of households have kept their holiday decorations on display in 2021: B.C. Hydro survey

Christmas may be over, but many B.C. neighbourhoods are still shining bright with the glimmer of holiday decorations and lights into 2021. (Black Press Media files)
A rockfall Tuesday night on the Trans-Canada Highway in Goldstream Provincial Park has been cleared. (Emcon Services Inc./Twitter)
A rockfall Tuesday night on the Trans-Canada Highway in Goldstream Provincial Park has been cleared. (Emcon Services Inc./Twitter)
Power outages dotted the eastern edge of Vancouver Island as a winter storm ripped through overnight. (BC Hydro outage map)
Power outages dotted the eastern edge of Vancouver Island as a winter storm ripped through overnight. (BC Hydro outage map)
B.C. Hydro studies indicate mobile homes use 50 per cent more electricity than other home type. (File Photo)

Heating costs run high for mobile homes, but BC Hydro offers tips

Most mobile home customers in B.C. are low-income, seniors

B.C. Hydro studies indicate mobile homes use 50 per cent more electricity than other home type. (File Photo)
One of the approximately 1,200 street lights within the city of Parksville that will be changed to 3000 Kelvin LED under BC Hydro’s Streetlight Replacement Project. (Mandy Moraes photo)

Parksville to go ahead with 3000K streetlights for BC Hydro project

Concerns about excessive brightness and resident privacy raised

One of the approximately 1,200 street lights within the city of Parksville that will be changed to 3000 Kelvin LED under BC Hydro’s Streetlight Replacement Project. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Police warned of winter driving conditions and fallen trees north of Royal Oak on Dec. 21. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

BC Hydro still working to restore power to nearly 1,600 south Island, Gulf Islands customers

Service expected to resume for all by end of Dec. 23, power company says

Police warned of winter driving conditions and fallen trees north of Royal Oak on Dec. 21. (Saanich Police/Twitter)
(RCMP photo)
(RCMP photo)
British Columbians are using virtual methods to stay connected this holiday season (Pixabay)

BC Hydro predicts an electricity-usage high this COVID-19 holiday season

Zoom is the number one downloaded app this year, as more people connect digitally

British Columbians are using virtual methods to stay connected this holiday season (Pixabay)
The new Upper Campbell Reservoir Campground, located along the bottom shoreline of this photo, will have great views of the watershed. BC Hydro photo

New Upper Campbell Reservoir Campground set to open

New site replaces BC Hydro’s Strathcona Dam Campground, which has about 30,000 visitors annually

  • Nov 22, 2020
The new Upper Campbell Reservoir Campground, located along the bottom shoreline of this photo, will have great views of the watershed. BC Hydro photo
When the wind howls, trees can come down and may bring power lines with them. (Black Press Media file photo)

Storms prompt downed power line warning from BC Hydro

‘Stay back 10 metres and dial 911,’ in event of damaged electrical lines, poles

When the wind howls, trees can come down and may bring power lines with them. (Black Press Media file photo)
Snow clings to tree branches as a woman crosses a street in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. British Columbia’s electrical supplier says homeowners are not ready for the upcoming winter storm season even though many households report they weathered COVID-19-related closures and shortages earlier this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC Hydro warns toilet paper stockpiles won’t help when storms cut power

Crown utility says its data show there has been a 117 per cent increase in storms over the past several years

Snow clings to tree branches as a woman crosses a street in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. British Columbia’s electrical supplier says homeowners are not ready for the upcoming winter storm season even though many households report they weathered COVID-19-related closures and shortages earlier this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A B.C. Hydro tower in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)

B.C. Hydro bitcoin scam claims victims in Nanaimo

More than $2,400 stolen from business and two individuals who fell victim to scam

A B.C. Hydro tower in Nanaimo. (News Bulletin file photo)
Victoria police are recommending impaired driving charges after a woman struck two hydro poles with her truck. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Victoria woman suspected of impairment after driving into two hydro poles,

Police recommending charges after Halloween night incident

Victoria police are recommending impaired driving charges after a woman struck two hydro poles with her truck. (Courtesy of VicPD)
File Photo

Planned power outage in Port Alice Oct. 27

BC Hydro crews to work from midnight to 4 a.m. replacing substation equipment

File Photo
The tree trunk of a fallen tree at Heritage Forest in Qualicum Beach. (Lindsey Genoe photo)

WATCH: High winds uproot large tree along Qualicum Beach forest trail

More than 14,000 BC Hydro customers affected by recent power outage

The tree trunk of a fallen tree at Heritage Forest in Qualicum Beach. (Lindsey Genoe photo)
Cumberland is looking at replacing old streetlights. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Island community goes for less glare from streetlights

The plan for BC Hydro is to start converting lights in November

Cumberland is looking at replacing old streetlights. Photo by Mike Chouinard
A small group gathered to mark the installation of the totems last week. From left to right: Thomas Hunt, carver for Wei Wai Kum, Wei Wai Kum Chief Chris Roberts, Max Chickite, carver for We Wai Kai, Allister McLean, BC Hydro, We Wai Kai Chief Brian Assu, and Stephen Watson, BC Hydro. PHOTO: BC Hydro

Poles mark growing bond between BC Hydro, Campbell River First Nations

Totem poles placed on the John Hart dam site a symbol of a stronger relationship

  • Aug 8, 2020
A small group gathered to mark the installation of the totems last week. From left to right: Thomas Hunt, carver for Wei Wai Kum, Wei Wai Kum Chief Chris Roberts, Max Chickite, carver for We Wai Kai, Allister McLean, BC Hydro, We Wai Kai Chief Brian Assu, and Stephen Watson, BC Hydro. PHOTO: BC Hydro
The Regional District of Mount Waddington will be without power for around 10 hours on Aug. 13. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Ten-hour planned power outage coming for North Island residents

To keep crews and the public safe, power must be switched off while BC Hydro completes the work.

The Regional District of Mount Waddington will be without power for around 10 hours on Aug. 13. (North Island Gazette file photo)
(The Canadian Press)

Sleeping in, showering less: BC Hydro says power use changes since pandemic

Many people are also cooking and baking more than before the pandemic

(The Canadian Press)