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

 

BC Hydro’s power outages map, just after 9 a.m on Saturday, Nov. 5. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Thousands in Greater Victoria still without power after major windstorm

More than 100 crews continue to repair damaged power lines, power poles

BC Hydro’s power outages map, just after 9 a.m on Saturday, Nov. 5. (BC Hydro)
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
A transmission circuit failure impacted approximately 85,000 BC Hydro customers Friday afternoon. (BC Hydro outage map)
A transmission circuit failure impacted approximately 85,000 BC Hydro customers Friday afternoon. (BC Hydro outage map)
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)

North Island coalition is working together to end regional power 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)
An outage in North Saanich was caused by a vehicle crash around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 24. (Courtesy of BC Hydro)

West Saanich Road closed in North Saanich after vehicle crash causes power outage

About 250 customers impacted by outage as of Thursday morning

An outage in North Saanich was caused by a vehicle crash around 10:30 p.m. on Aug. 24. (Courtesy of BC Hydro)
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 were without power in North Island for five hours

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
BC Hydro crews work to repair an outage in Saanich July 24. (Submitted)

UPDATE: Power mostly returned after car crash causes outage for 2,000 in Saanich

Lights were out in Gorge-Tillicum and Strawberry Vale neighbourhoods since late Saturday night

BC Hydro crews work to repair an outage in Saanich July 24. (Submitted)
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)
More than 1,800 residents were without power Tuesday, July 12, after a bird hit wires. (BC Hydro outage map)
More than 1,800 residents were without power Tuesday, July 12, after a bird hit wires. (BC Hydro outage map)
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
The 1700-block of Cedar Hill Cross Road remained closed on the morning of May 19 after a large tree fell during a windstorm on the previous day. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
The 1700-block of Cedar Hill Cross Road remained closed on the morning of May 19 after a large tree fell during a windstorm on the previous day. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
Crews cut up a fallen tree near Elk Lake on May 18. The transportation ministry warned drivers of falling debris resulting from high winds impacting Vancouver Island. (Courtesy of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

UPDATE: Almost 17,000 without power on southern Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands

Falling trees, power outages hit Greater Victoria as wind surges

Crews cut up a fallen tree near Elk Lake on May 18. The transportation ministry warned drivers of falling debris resulting from high winds impacting Vancouver Island. (Courtesy of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)
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Emergency planned power outage scheduled for late Saturday night in the North Island

Emergency repairs are needed on part of the transmission line

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