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Most British Columbians choose to leave their air conditioning on for their pets when they are away from home on hot days, BC Hydro found in a June 2022 survey. (CNW Group/Canadian Animal Health Institute)

British Columbians willing to pay the price to keep their pets cool, says BC Hydro

75% leave air conditioning on for furry friends even when not home, survey finds

 

A heat pump installed at a Victoria supportive housing facility, converted from a seniors home. (Tom Fletcher/Black Press Media)

Campbell River offering rebates for switching to heat pumps

Switching from fossil fuel pumps reduces emissions

 

Campbell River flow levels will remain unchanged as BC Hydro diverts water over Elk Falls and away from the underground John Hart hydroelectric facility tunnels in order to conduct planned inspections and maintenance in august. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell river Mirror

Elk Falls water flow will increase 12-fold as BC Hydro diverts water from underground tunnels

All part of a planned inspection and maintenance of John Hart hydroelectric facility tunnels

  • Jul 14, 2022

 

Campbell River flow levels discharging from the John Hart powerhouse at the Elk Falls Canyon in the summer of 2022 are expected to be around normal, meaning higher than they’ve been for the last four years, according to BC Hydro. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell river Mirror

Expect ‘normal’ Campbell River system water levels and flow rates – and that’s a good thing

River flow rate has been where it should be to July 1 for the salmon out-migration period: BC Hydro

Campbell River flow levels discharging from the John Hart powerhouse at the Elk Falls Canyon in the summer of 2022 are expected to be around normal, meaning higher than they’ve been for the last four years, according to BC Hydro. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell river Mirror
AC units are becoming increasingly common in B.C. homes. (Photo by STEVE MAXWELL)

More British Columbians turning to AC units to escape summer heat

BC Hydro statistics show nearly 40 per cent of British Columbians have AC at home

AC units are becoming increasingly common in B.C. homes. (Photo by STEVE MAXWELL)
Strathcona Dam. BC Hydro photo

Strathcona Dam project overcomes design obstacle

BC Hydro aims to start construction on water discharge update project in 2025

Strathcona Dam. BC Hydro photo
Ladore Dam with McIvor Lake in the background. BC Hydro photo

PHOTOS: Dam upgrade on popular Campbell River lake won’t affect recreation

Ladore Spillway Seismic Upgrade Project will not change water levels on McIvor Lake reservoir

Ladore Dam with McIvor Lake in the background. BC Hydro photo
FILE: Hydro crews work on downed power lines taken out by a tree. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press Media)

Thousands without power on B.C.’s south coast amid windstorm

B.C. Hydro estimates some 20,000 customers are without power after windstorm hits overnight

FILE: Hydro crews work on downed power lines taken out by a tree. (Colleen Flanagan/Black Press Media)
Water supply forecast for the Campbell River has greatly improved since a drier than usual February and March. Mirror file photo

Soggy April improves water supply forecast for Campbell River

Third wettest April in 41 years of record says BC Hydro

Water supply forecast for the Campbell River has greatly improved since a drier than usual February and March. Mirror file photo
Left to right: BC Hydro’s Stephen Watson, Colleen Yip the 100,000 milestone visitor, Museum at Campbell River Executive Director Sandra Parrish, and City of Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams. Lee Simmons photo

Campbell River’s Discovery Centre welcomes 100,000th visitor

Colleen Yip from Toronto was surprised when presented with gift basket

  • May 3, 2022
Left to right: BC Hydro’s Stephen Watson, Colleen Yip the 100,000 milestone visitor, Museum at Campbell River Executive Director Sandra Parrish, and City of Campbell River Mayor Andy Adams. Lee Simmons photo
The Brewster Lake Road steel Bailey bridge, beside the John Hart Dam, will be temporarily unavailable while repairs are made. BC Hydro photo

Road beside Campbell River dam temporarily closing

Brewster Lake Road bridge will be closed from May 2 to 13 to allow for repairs

The Brewster Lake Road steel Bailey bridge, beside the John Hart Dam, will be temporarily unavailable while repairs are made. BC Hydro photo
An upstream view of BC Hydro’s Strathcona Dam. The company is under fire from the BC Wildlife Federation, which says BC Hydro isn’t meeting its environmental compensation requirements. (BC Hydro photo)

BC Hydro falling short on environmental obligations, conservation group claims

BC Wildlife Federation calls for auditor general to examine electric company

An upstream view of BC Hydro’s Strathcona Dam. The company is under fire from the BC Wildlife Federation, which says BC Hydro isn’t meeting its environmental compensation requirements. (BC Hydro photo)
John Hart Dam near Campbell River, B.C. BC Hydro photo

John Hart powerhouse flow test could lead to fluctuating water levels on Campbell River

BC Hydro asking public to stay away from the waterway on Wednesday, April 20

John Hart Dam near Campbell River, B.C. BC Hydro photo
The Site C Dam project has seen two major outbreaks of COVID-19. (B.C. Hydro photo)

B.C. Hydro’s vaccine mandate ‘reasonable’, labour arbitrator rules

The electricity utility has faced significant challenges managing the spread of COVID

The Site C Dam project has seen two major outbreaks of COVID-19. (B.C. Hydro photo)
Summerland crews work on a power line on Jubilee Road. (Summerland Review file photo)

BC Hydro rates set to decrease by 1.4% on April 1

Decrease part of a three-year rate application granted interim approval by BC Utilities Commission

Summerland crews work on a power line on Jubilee Road. (Summerland Review file photo)
The Brewster Lake Road steel Bailey bridge, beside the John Hart Dam, has been temporarily derated until upgrades are made. BC Hydro photo

BC Hydro asking large trucks to avoid Brewster Lake Road in Campbell River

Bridge near John Hart Dam has been derated to 15 tons

The Brewster Lake Road steel Bailey bridge, beside the John Hart Dam, has been temporarily derated until upgrades are made. BC Hydro photo
John Hart Dam near Campbell River, B.C. BC Hydro photo

BC Hydro updates Campbell River water supply forecast

Given a dry Feb/ March, water supply forecast has dropped to 85 per cent of normal

John Hart Dam near Campbell River, B.C. BC Hydro photo
BC Hydro is warning the public of higher than average water flows within Elk Falls Canyon for the month of March. Pictured: Elk Falls. Photo by Stephen Watson/ BC Hydro

Water supply forecast fairly normal for Campbell River system

Snowmelt is expected to peak around April, at which point inflows into watershed will grow

BC Hydro is warning the public of higher than average water flows within Elk Falls Canyon for the month of March. Pictured: Elk Falls. Photo by Stephen Watson/ BC Hydro
John Hart Dam near Campbell River, B.C. BC Hydro photo

Many contractors interested in Campbell River dam upgrade project

BC Hydro took 30 companies on tour of project site as part of BC Bid process

John Hart Dam near Campbell River, B.C. BC Hydro photo
Power for 884 Gold River residents has been out since 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11. BC Hydro outages map

Power goes out again for 884 Gold River residents

Outages have been frustrating for a village made up of more than 50% seniors, Mayor says

Power for 884 Gold River residents has been out since 5 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 11. BC Hydro outages map