power outages

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

 

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

 

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)
Power has been restored to 415 BC Hydro customers after a fallen tree caused an outage Sunday morning just after 11 a.m. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored to more than 400 Port Renfrew residents Sunday

Outage caused by fallen tree across wires around 11 a.m.

Power has been restored to 415 BC Hydro customers after a fallen tree caused an outage Sunday morning just after 11 a.m. (BC Hydro)
Some East Sooke residents woke up without power Thursday morning. (File photo BC Hydro)

UPDATED: Morning buses blocked by East Sooke crash

More than 1,000 without power Thursday morning

Some East Sooke residents woke up without power Thursday morning. (File photo BC Hydro)
A brief power outage delayed classes at Ecole John Stubbs Monday morning. (Google Maps)
A brief power outage delayed classes at Ecole John Stubbs Monday morning. (Google Maps)
(BC Hydro outage map)

UPDATE: Power restored to more than 3,000 Sooke residents

Two polling stations impacted by outage

(BC Hydro outage map)
A power outage is affecting over 1,500 people on the West Shore on the morning of Oct. 19. (BC Hydro)
A power outage is affecting over 1,500 people on the West Shore on the morning of Oct. 19. (BC Hydro)
Over 2,000 customers in the Langford and Millstream area are out of power Friday afternoon. (Google Maps)

Power returns for thousands of West Shore BC Hydro customers

Customers have been without power since 1:43 p.m. Friday afternoon.

Over 2,000 customers in the Langford and Millstream area are out of power Friday afternoon. (Google Maps)
Power outages on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast began early Tuesday morning due to a “potent” weather system moving down the Island and towards the mainland. (BC Hydro)

“Potent” low pressure system brings winds, takes power from Vancouver Island

Over 43,000 customers powerless in Vancouver Island after autumn storm rages

Power outages on Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast began early Tuesday morning due to a “potent” weather system moving down the Island and towards the mainland. (BC Hydro)
Power outages are impacting thousands of Greater Victoria residents on Tuesday morning. (BC Hydro outage map)
Power outages are impacting thousands of Greater Victoria residents on Tuesday morning. (BC Hydro outage map)
375 residents between Sooke and Shirley are without power due to a downed power line early Tuesday morning. (Google Maps)

375 Sooke residents without power after downed line Tuesday morning

Outage affecting residents west of Trimmer Place

375 residents between Sooke and Shirley are without power due to a downed power line early Tuesday morning. (Google Maps)
Waves hit the shore in Victoria during a wind warning. (Black Press Media file photo)

More than 3,700 West Shore BC Hydro customers without power

Outages come on tail of wind warning from Environment Canada

Waves hit the shore in Victoria during a wind warning. (Black Press Media file photo)
The BC Hydro Outage Map shows that a power outage caused by a fallen wire near Bay Street and Roack Bay Avenue impacted several streets in Victoria. (BC Hydro/Twitter)

UPDATED: Fallen wire to blame for power outage in Victoria

BC Hydro crews working to manage Saturday morning outage

The BC Hydro Outage Map shows that a power outage caused by a fallen wire near Bay Street and Roack Bay Avenue impacted several streets in Victoria. (BC Hydro/Twitter)
A burned-out transformer is being blamed for a Thursday afternoon power outage in the west end of Saanich. (Outage Map/BC Hydro)

Bird blamed for transformer blow out causing Saanich power outage

More than 2,000 affected by Thursday morning outage

A burned-out transformer is being blamed for a Thursday afternoon power outage in the west end of Saanich. (Outage Map/BC Hydro)