power outages

Power outages in Greater Victoria on Aug. 21. (Photo courtesy of BC Hydro)

Power outages affect thousands in Greater Victoria Saturday morning

BC Hydro said the outages affected 16,162 on the south Island as of 10 a.m.

 

A downed tree left more than 100 people in a Saanich neighbourhood without power Wednesday (Aug. 4) morning. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power back up for more than 100 in Saanich neighbourhood

Downed tree left customers without power Wednesday morning

 

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

 

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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

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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
The Saanich Commonwealth Place recreation centre will undergo a planned power outage at 6 p.m. on May 20 for the installation of a temporary transformer to replace the generator that’s been in use since the old transformer failed on May 14. (Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services/Twitter)

Saanich recreation centre gets new temporary power fix

Emergency generator in use at Saanich Commonwealth Place after sudden outage May 14

The Saanich Commonwealth Place recreation centre will undergo a planned power outage at 6 p.m. on May 20 for the installation of a temporary transformer to replace the generator that’s been in use since the old transformer failed on May 14. (Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services/Twitter)
Commonwealth Place recreation centre was shut down before 8 a.m. on Friday following a power outage. (Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services/Twitter)

Saanich Commonwealth Place closed due to power outage, outdoor classes still running

Indoor classes, programs at pool and weight room halted

Commonwealth Place recreation centre was shut down before 8 a.m. on Friday following a power outage. (Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services/Twitter)
A car crash in Esquimalt resulted in a power outage affected some 151 customers on April 9. (BC Hydro/Outage Map)

UPDATED: Excavator takes out power lines leaving more than 150 without power in Esquimalt

BC Hydro crews restored power to residents, intersection around 3 p.m.

A car crash in Esquimalt resulted in a power outage affected some 151 customers on April 9. (BC Hydro/Outage Map)
BC Hydro crews are on-site for two separate power outages in the West Shore Feb. 6 that have left 550 customers without power. (BC Hydro/Screenshot)

UPDATED: Power restored for 550 West Shore residents

Power had been off since shortly after 5 a.m. Feb. 6

  • Feb 6, 2021
BC Hydro crews are on-site for two separate power outages in the West Shore Feb. 6 that have left 550 customers without power. (BC Hydro/Screenshot)
More than 2,000 residents in Langford and Highlands were left in the dark just before 11 a.m. on Monday due to a power outage. (BC Hydro outage map)
More than 2,000 residents in Langford and Highlands were left in the dark just before 11 a.m. on Monday due to a power outage. (BC Hydro outage map)
Nearly 1,200 residents between Sooke and Port Renfrew lost power on Tuesday, Jan. 26. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored for nearly 1,200 residents in Sooke, Port Renfrew

Outage in Port Renfrew due to fallen tree on power lines

Nearly 1,200 residents between Sooke and Port Renfrew lost power on Tuesday, Jan. 26. (BC Hydro)
A power outage is impacting BC Hydro customers in Victoria Tuesday morning. (BC Hydro)

UPDATED: Power back up for vast majority of Greater Victoria

More than 3,700 Victoria and 1,000 West Shore properties impacted Tuesday

A power outage is impacting BC Hydro customers in Victoria Tuesday morning. (BC Hydro)
Nearly 2000 BC Hydro customers in East Sooke lost power around 1 p.m. on Jan. 20. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored to nearly 2000 East Sooke residents after blasting

Blasting caused power pole to move and faulted the circuit Wednesday

Nearly 2000 BC Hydro customers in East Sooke lost power around 1 p.m. on Jan. 20. (BC Hydro)
The Sooke School District is reporting cancellations and delays on a number of bus routes due to the windstorm. (Black Press Media file photo)

Greater Victoria schools face power outages, cancelled bus routes

Multiple schools without power across the region

The Sooke School District is reporting cancellations and delays on a number of bus routes due to the windstorm. (Black Press Media file photo)
Power has been restored to nearly 2,000 East Sooke residents after a tree fell on wires around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3. (BC Hydro outage map)
Power has been restored to nearly 2,000 East Sooke residents after a tree fell on wires around 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3. (BC Hydro outage map)
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
Police warned of winter driving conditions and fallen trees north of Royal Oak on Dec. 21. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

UPDATED: BC Hydro still working to restore power to 2,050 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)
Power has been restored to Juan de Fuca Rec Centre in Colwood, after nearly eight hours in the dark. (Black Press Media file)
Power has been restored to Juan de Fuca Rec Centre in Colwood, after nearly eight hours in the dark. (Black Press Media file)
A morning collision left 586 customers without power in the Highlands on Dec. 19. (BC Hydro Outage Map)

UPDATED: Single-vehicle collision leaves nearly 590 West Shore residents with no power

Vehicle empty when police arrived, BC Hydro working to restore power by 2 p.m.

A morning collision left 586 customers without power in the Highlands on Dec. 19. (BC Hydro Outage Map)
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)