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Cumberland is looking at replacing old streetlights. Photo by Mike Chouinard

Island community goes for less glare from streetlights

The plan for BC Hydro is to start converting lights in November

Cumberland is looking at replacing old streetlights. Photo by Mike Chouinard
Sooke Fire Rescue have $2,000 for new equipment through a BC Hydro’s Community Grant Porgram. (Black Press Media file photo)

Sooke Fire rescue gets BC Hydro boost

Funds for new equipment part of Community Grant program

Sooke Fire Rescue have $2,000 for new equipment through a BC Hydro’s Community Grant Porgram. (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)
BC Hydro crews worked to restore power and replace a hydro pole and underground cable after a pole-top fire on Stamboul Street in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)

Electrical fault results in Saanich hydro pole fire

BC Hydro crews on scene repairing damage well into the early morning hours

BC Hydro crews worked to restore power and replace a hydro pole and underground cable after a pole-top fire on Stamboul Street in Saanich. (Black Press Media file photo)
(The Canadian Press)

Sleeping in, showering less: BC Hydro says power use changes since pandemic

Many people are also cooking and baking more than before the pandemic

(The Canadian Press)
The BC Hydro dam at Alouette Lake. (Contributed)

BC Hydro seeing 10% dip in electricity demand, concerned about reservoir spillover

B.C. could see a decrease in electricity use double that of the 2008 recession by April 2021

The BC Hydro dam at Alouette Lake. (Contributed)
Crews believe the Thursday afternoon fire in a Saanich hydro pole was caused by rats chewing through underground lines. (BC Hydro Outage Map)

Rats likely to blame for Saanich hydro pole fire leaving about 3,000 without power

Underground lines in the area to be replaced, BC Hydro says

Crews believe the Thursday afternoon fire in a Saanich hydro pole was caused by rats chewing through underground lines. (BC Hydro Outage Map)
BC Hydro has halted planned outages for residential areas across B.C. as COVID-19 keeps more people at home. (Photo via BC Hydro)

BC Hydro halts planned residential outages as COVID-19 keeps people at home

Utility company creates bill assistance program, crisis fund

BC Hydro has halted planned outages for residential areas across B.C. as COVID-19 keeps more people at home. (Photo via BC Hydro)
Saanich emergency crews closed a stretch of Mann Avenue near Savoy Place after a large tree fell into nearby power lines. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Saanich emergency crews closed a stretch of Mann Avenue near Savoy Place after a large tree fell into nearby power lines. (Devon Bidal/News Staff)
Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement

Co-operation crucial to stem dropping Nechako Reservoir level

Cheslatta Carrier Nation and Rio Tinto sign a historic agreement
The Puntledge River Powerhouse in Comox Valley. The 24 megwatt facility is currently running at 10 megawatts. (File contributed/ Stephen Watson)

BC Hydro reservoirs see record low rain across Vancouver Island

Hydro electric watersheds are at a third of their normal levels

The Puntledge River Powerhouse in Comox Valley. The 24 megwatt facility is currently running at 10 megawatts. (File contributed/ Stephen Watson)
BC Hydro crew replacing a power pole. (BC Hydro photo)

BC Hydro set to replace 700 poles in Greater Victoria this year

One up for replacement on Vancouver Island dates back to pre Second World War

BC Hydro crew replacing a power pole. (BC Hydro photo)
A hydro pole is down on Cloverdale Avenue after a truck inadvertently pulled it down. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)

Hydro pole down after truck catches on wires

Traffic is closed off on Cloverdale Avenue between Quadra Street and Savannah Avenue

A hydro pole is down on Cloverdale Avenue after a truck inadvertently pulled it down. (Kendra Crighton/News Staff)
BC Hydro finds most British Columbians don’t know what to do when they see a downed power line. (BC Hydro photo)

Increase in downed power lines in B.C., how to stay safe

BC Hydro study finds a third of British Columbians may be putting themselves at risk

BC Hydro finds most British Columbians don’t know what to do when they see a downed power line. (BC Hydro photo)
Your pets could be costing you an extra $400 in energy costs, BC Hydro said on Oct. 26. (Black Press file photo)

Pets watching TV costs owners more energy bills: BC Hydro

Energy company releases report showing B.C. pet owners spend an extra $400

Your pets could be costing you an extra $400 in energy costs, BC Hydro said on Oct. 26. (Black Press file photo)
Nearly 3,000 people are affected by a power outage in Sooke. BC Hydro

UPDATED: Power has been restored after Sooke, Colwood power outages

Nearly 3,000 people were affected by the outage this morning

Nearly 3,000 people are affected by a power outage in Sooke. BC Hydro
Reservoir behind Mica Dam, one of dams constructed under terms of the Columbia River Treaty. (Bonneville Power Ad)

B.C., U.S. negotiators want big changes to Columbia River Treaty

Flood control deal expires in 2024, value of electricity falling

Reservoir behind Mica Dam, one of dams constructed under terms of the Columbia River Treaty. (Bonneville Power Ad)
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 meeting in Quebec, June 8, 2018. (Prime Minister’s Office)

Talks to begin with Trump administration on Columbia River Treaty renewal

U.S. wants to pay less for flood control, B.C. wants agriculture recognized

U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the G7 meeting in Quebec, June 8, 2018. (Prime Minister’s Office)
Construction continues on the Site C dam project in northeastern B.C., with an estimated cost of more than $10 billion and completion expected in 2024. (B.C. Hydro)

NDP looks for ways to rein in B.C. Hydro rates

Internal review looks for cost cutting, new revenue sources

Construction continues on the Site C dam project in northeastern B.C., with an estimated cost of more than $10 billion and completion expected in 2024. (B.C. Hydro)