power outages

Crews cut up a fallen tree near Elk Lake on May 18. The transportation ministry warned drivers of falling debris resulting from high winds impacting Vancouver Island. (Courtesy of the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure)

UPDATE: Almost 17,000 without power on southern Vancouver Island, Gulf Islands

Falling trees, power outages hit Greater Victoria as wind surges

 

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.

 

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)
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
Snowy conditions left close to 10,000 BC Hydro customers without power in Greater Victoria Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Snowy conditions left close to 10,000 BC Hydro customers without power in Greater Victoria Thursday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
More than 2,500 BC Hydro customers were experiencing power outages in Greater Victoria Nov. 18. (Courtesy BC Hydro)
More than 2,500 BC Hydro customers were experiencing power outages in Greater Victoria Nov. 18. (Courtesy BC Hydro)
Monday’s rain and windstorm downed trees onto BC Hydro wires across Vancouver Island, leaving thousands without power. (Courtesy BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Lights back on for nearly all of Greater Victoria in wake of storm

50,000 people lost power in southern Vancouver Island Monday afternoon

Monday’s rain and windstorm downed trees onto BC Hydro wires across Vancouver Island, leaving thousands without power. (Courtesy BC Hydro)
Several BC Hydro outages have left Greater Victoria residents without power Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: 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)
Rollin power outages are affecting Greater Victoria residents Oct. 25 as strong winds move through the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Numerous small power outages affecting Greater Victoria

Outages under investigation as windstorm takes hold

Rollin power outages are affecting Greater Victoria residents Oct. 25 as strong winds move through the region. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Hydro crews investigating power outages in an area from Metchosin to Sooke. (Graphic - B.C. Hydro)
B.C. Hydro crews investigating power outages in an area from Metchosin to Sooke. (Graphic - B.C. Hydro)
More than 1750 customers near the Swartz Bay BC Ferries terminal in North Saanich are without power due to a downed wire. (BC Hydro)

Power outages continue to impact areas all over Greater Victoria

The Tuesday outages have affected thousands of customers

More than 1750 customers near the Swartz Bay BC Ferries terminal in North Saanich are without power due to a downed wire. (BC Hydro)
A power outage Wednesday (Sept. 29) morning affected close to 2,000 customers on the Saanich Peninsula. (Courtesy BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored to Saanich Peninsula customers, Swartz Bay terminal

Close to 2,000 customers lost power for over an hour Wednesday

A power outage Wednesday (Sept. 29) morning affected close to 2,000 customers on the Saanich Peninsula. (Courtesy BC Hydro)
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.

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

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