power outages

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 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 outages dot the map on Campbell River, Quadra Island, and Cortes Island on Jan. 7. BC Hydro outages map

2000+ affected by power outages in Campbell River, Quadra and Cortes

Effects of week’s winter storm still being experienced regionally

 

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
Power outages on the west coast of Vancouver Island on Tuesday, Jan. 4 are proving difficult to remedy. BC Hydro outages map

Power outages in Gold River, Tahsis and Zeballos affecting 1,600

BC Hydro rep blames intense storm season for frequent outages

Power outages on the west coast of Vancouver Island on Tuesday, Jan. 4 are proving difficult to remedy. BC Hydro outages map
A car crash knocked out power to more than 1,500 BC Hydro customers on Friday, Dec. 17. BC Hydro outages map

Car crash knocks out power for 1,500 in Campbell River

Power has been out since 9:15 on Friday, Dec. 17

A car crash knocked out power to more than 1,500 BC Hydro customers on Friday, Dec. 17. BC Hydro outages map
BC Hydro is reporting a power outage in Gold River on the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 16. BC Hydro outages map

112 customers affected by Gold River power outage

BC Hydro reporting outage on Thursday afternoon

BC Hydro is reporting a power outage in Gold River on the afternoon of Thursday, Dec. 16. BC Hydro outages map
A power outage is affecting areas of south Campbell River. BC Hydro.

South Campbell River affected by power outage

3,532 units affected after tree falls on wire

A power outage is affecting areas of south Campbell River. BC Hydro.
A power outage reported Dec. 7 around 12:30 pm is affecting 2,140 units, many of which are in downtown Campbell River.

Downtown Campbell River struck by another power outage

Outage affecting over 2,000 units under investigation

A power outage reported Dec. 7 around 12:30 pm is affecting 2,140 units, many of which are in downtown Campbell River.
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)
Power outages affecting Quadra Island, and communities north of Campbell River. BC Hydro outages map

3,000 customers in communities north of Campbell River, and Quadra Island without power

Wires down due to high winds responsible for outages on Monday, Nov. 8

Power outages affecting Quadra Island, and communities north of Campbell River. BC Hydro outages map
Vandalism was listed as the cause of an Oct. 26 power outage on South Island Highway in Campbell River. BC Hydro Outages Map

Vandals responsible for power outage in Campbell River

Power outage occurred at 9:15 a.m. and affected less than five customers

Vandalism was listed as the cause of an Oct. 26 power outage on South Island Highway in Campbell River. BC Hydro Outages Map
Many communities are without power after a strong storm surges along B.C.’s south coast. BC Hydro Outages Map

Power outages continue to be a problem on Quadra Island and Cortes Island

High winds have hindered technicians ferrying to problem spots on Quadra Island

Many communities are without power after a strong storm surges along B.C.’s south coast. BC Hydro Outages Map
Power outages are reported for an area of Cortes Island and the B.C. mainland north of Powell River (red polygon, right) and north of Black Creek (red dots, left). BC Hydro.

Power outages reported for Cortes Island, Black Creek

BC Hydro reports 2,117 units affected for Cortes and portion of mainland north of Powell River

  • Oct 24, 2021
Power outages are reported for an area of Cortes Island and the B.C. mainland north of Powell River (red polygon, right) and north of Black Creek (red dots, left). BC Hydro.
The power has been off for 195 customers on Quadra Island since shortly after 7 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct.5) morning. BC Hydro outages map

Almost 200 customers without power on Quadra Island

Second big power outage on the island in two weeks

  • Oct 5, 2021
The power has been off for 195 customers on Quadra Island since shortly after 7 a.m. on Tuesday (Oct.5) morning. BC Hydro outages map
BC Hydro is reporting power outages on Quadra and Cortes Islands, as well as Campbell River. BC Hydro outages map

195 affected by power outage on Quadra Island

BC Hydro reporting multiple outages in Campbell River and Cortes Island too

  • Sep 30, 2021
BC Hydro is reporting power outages on Quadra and Cortes Islands, as well as Campbell River. BC Hydro outages map
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).

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
LETTERS

BC Hydro crew worked under crazy conditions

A Symphony of Fireworks of thanks to the heroes of the BC…

  • Jan 13, 2021
LETTERS