power outages

Over 6,000 customers were affected by the power outage that started on Nov. 17. (BC Hydro photo)

BC Hydro crews worked 16 hour days to turn the North Island’s power back on

BC Hydro runs one transmission line to Northern Vancouver Island so there was no backup line.

 

Areas without power as of 2 p.m. Nov. 19. (BC Hydro image)

1709 customers still without power on the North Island

Port Alice and Zeballos will not have power restored until Friday due to extensive damage

 

Trees downed on the Frigon Road to Port Alice. (David Burnett | Facebook)

North Island areas still without power thanks to windstorm

Crews made progress through the evening as they continued restoration efforts.

 

Power has been restored to the North Island. BC Hydro is asking any customers who still do not have power to contact them. (BC Hydro photo)

Power is back on in the North Island

If you still don’t have electricity, now’s the time to call it in

Power has been restored to the North Island. BC Hydro is asking any customers who still do not have power to contact them. (BC Hydro photo)
Trees downed on the Frigon Road to Port Alice. (David Burnett | Facebook)
Trees downed on the Frigon Road to Port Alice. (David Burnett | Facebook)
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)
The K’ak’ot’lats’i schoolbus was stranded by a fallen tree, which affected power lines and the Coal Harbour Road. (K’ak’ot’lats’i School image)
The K’ak’ot’lats’i schoolbus was stranded by a fallen tree, which affected power lines and the Coal Harbour Road. (K’ak’ot’lats’i School image)
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BC Hydro responds to all-day North Island power outage complaints

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The Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from business owners about the all-day power outage on Aug. 13. (North Island Gazette file photo of chamber building)

SURVEY: Did the all-day power outage affect your business?

‘The Aug. 13 planned power outage came at the worst possible time for our tourism operators’

The Port Hardy Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from business owners about the all-day power outage on Aug. 13. (North Island Gazette file photo of chamber building)
The Regional District of Mount Waddington will be without power for around 10 hours on Aug. 13. (North Island Gazette file photo)

Ten hour planned power outage coming for north Island residents

To keep crews and the public safe, power must be switched off while BC Hydro completes the work.

The Regional District of Mount Waddington will be without power for around 10 hours on Aug. 13. (North Island Gazette file photo)
Stock photo of bird on a wire.

Bird contacting wires causes massive Port Hardy power outage

The power outage started at 1:18 p.m. and lasted until 3:00 p.m.

Stock photo of bird on a wire.