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A BC Hydro survey shows more British Columbians are planning to go all out with their Christmas displays this year, but the majority of residents will stick with more minimalist decorations. (Black Press Media file photo)

More ‘mega’ Christmas displays expected this year despite cost concerns: BC Hydro

Lower Mainland residents three times more likely to be mega decorators

 

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

 

A man pushing a young girl in a stroller walks past a large tree that was downed during a windstorm in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on August 29, 2015. BC Hydro is warning 2022’s storm season could see much of the same. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

‘Substantial damage’ more likely this storm season due to drought-weakened trees: BC Hydro

Electricity supplier warns power outages could be widespread and frequent this year

A man pushing a young girl in a stroller walks past a large tree that was downed during a windstorm in downtown Vancouver, B.C., on August 29, 2015. BC Hydro is warning 2022’s storm season could see much of the same. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
The Green Generation Gap Report, which surveyed 800 British Columbians on energy use and emissions found that Gen X has a larger carbon footprint than Boomers. (Courtesy of BC Hydro)

‘OK, X’er’: B.C. Boomers no longer have the largest carbon footprint at home, survey finds

As Baby Boomers downsize, Gen X takes their place in large homes with gas-powered amenities

The Green Generation Gap Report, which surveyed 800 British Columbians on energy use and emissions found that Gen X has a larger carbon footprint than Boomers. (Courtesy of BC Hydro)
BC Hydro’s efforts to increase water flows in the Quinsam River is welcome news to Quinsam River Hatchery manager Ed Walls. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror

Pumps mobilized to save Quinsam River salmon habitat from drought conditions

Water to be pumped from Upper Quinsam Lake into the river system

BC Hydro’s efforts to increase water flows in the Quinsam River is welcome news to Quinsam River Hatchery manager Ed Walls. Photo by Alistair Taylor/Campbell River Mirror
A spring 2021 file photo shows the Comox Dam and Comox Lake Reservoir on Vancouver Island. As of September 2022, inflow levels into the sites are at 36.9 per cent of what they would normally, as several parts of the province face drought conditions. (Photo courtesy of BC Hydro)

Smaller BC Hydro watersheds at near-record lows amid drought conditions

Low water levels not enough to threaten provincial power delivery, but do warn of climate change

A spring 2021 file photo shows the Comox Dam and Comox Lake Reservoir on Vancouver Island. As of September 2022, inflow levels into the sites are at 36.9 per cent of what they would normally, as several parts of the province face drought conditions. (Photo courtesy of BC Hydro)
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)

Power security: North Island coalition working together to end regional 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)
Electric clocks in the northwest have been running faster. (Contributed photo)
Electric clocks in the northwest have been running faster. (Contributed photo)
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

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)
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)
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)
More than 1,700 residents in Sidney are without power Friday morning. (BC Hydro outage map)

UPDATE: Power restored in Sidney but outage cause remains a mystery

Friday morning outage saw more than 1,700 without power

More than 1,700 residents in Sidney are without power Friday morning. (BC Hydro outage map)
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)
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)
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)
A fallen spruce at the intersection of Jutland and Burnside Road took down powerlines and stalled traffic on April 4. (City of Victoria)

Fallen trees take down powerlines in Victoria during windstorm

Incidents caused localized power failures but no injuries, says VicPD

A fallen spruce at the intersection of Jutland and Burnside Road took down powerlines and stalled traffic on April 4. (City of Victoria)
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 City of Colwood is advising motorists of construction in the area of Sooke and Metchosin roads which will result in periodic lane closures and detours until Feb. 21. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood construction causing delays at Metchosin and Sooke roads

Periodic lane closures and detours will last until Feb. 21

The City of Colwood is advising motorists of construction in the area of Sooke and Metchosin roads which will result in periodic lane closures and detours until Feb. 21. (Photo courtesy of City of Colwood)
More than 3,000 BC Hydro customers were without power in Greater Victoria earlier on Jan. 7. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: Some power outages in Greater Victoria yet to be resolved

Hundreds of customers, primarily in and around Sooke, still awaiting restoration of power Friday

More than 3,000 BC Hydro customers were without power in Greater Victoria earlier on Jan. 7. (Black Press Media file photo)