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Crews repaired power lines and hauled away a fallen tree on 216th Street in Langley on the morning of Thursday, Nov. 17. (Matthew Claxton/Langley Advance Times)

Fallen tree blocks 216th Street near Langley Secondary

BC Hydro crews were on scene repairing damage Thursday morning

 

A power failure on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 27 knocked out electricity to large parts of South Langley, Brookswood, Fernridge, and Langley City. (BC Hydro/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Power failure hits Brookswood, south Langley City

It’s the second big power failure this week in Langley

 

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 BC Hydro outage map graphic showing the area affected by a power failure in Langley and Surrey on Monday, Oct. 24. (BC Hydro/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Power failure hits downtown Langley City, disrupts mail delivery

Cause of outage hitting more than 4,400 customers unknown

A BC Hydro outage map graphic showing the area affected by a power failure in Langley and Surrey on Monday, Oct. 24. (BC Hydro/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
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)
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)
More than 4,000 customers were affected by an outage Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (BC Hydro website)
More than 4,000 customers were affected by an outage Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022. (BC Hydro website)
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)
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)
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)
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)
A low-hanging wire caught on a delivery truck on 80th Avenue near 208th Street on Monday, Feb. 28. (Rob Wilton/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

Downed wire shuts down Willoughby street

Truck caught on a low-hanging telecommunications wire

A low-hanging wire caught on a delivery truck on 80th Avenue near 208th Street on Monday, Feb. 28. (Rob Wilton/Special to the Langley Advance Times)
A power failure caused by a downed tree knocked out power for thousands of North Langley residents early Friday morning. (BC Hydro)

North Langley power failure delays school openings

Thousands of residents spent the night without electricity

A power failure caused by a downed tree knocked out power for thousands of North Langley residents early Friday morning. (BC Hydro)
A man walks a dog after an overnight snowfall in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Arctic outflow leads to new record for peak electricity demand: BC Hydro

BC Hydro recommends turning off heat when no one is home to save on power bills

A man walks a dog after an overnight snowfall in Vancouver, B.C., Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
TransLink’s Mayors Council plans to expand from their pilot electric buses (left) to a fleet of more than 600 in 10 years. On the right is an old-school electric trolley bus. (TransLink)

Our View: BC Hydro needs upgrades for electric vehicle future

We’re going to need more clean power for all those clean powered cars

  • Dec 20, 2021
TransLink’s Mayors Council plans to expand from their pilot electric buses (left) to a fleet of more than 600 in 10 years. On the right is an old-school electric trolley bus. (TransLink)
B.C. Hydro outage map, Dec. 18, 2021. (B.C. Hydro)

Winter storm leaves thousands in B.C. without power

Outages can be reported to B.C. Hydro at 1-800-BCHYDRO (1-800-224-9376)

B.C. Hydro outage map, Dec. 18, 2021. (B.C. Hydro)
The outage is now affecting 3,779 people. Almost 5,000 were left without power during the initial outage. (BC Hydro photo)

Areas of Golden to remain without power for another night

Kicking Horse will be closed due to the outage

The outage is now affecting 3,779 people. Almost 5,000 were left without power during the initial outage. (BC Hydro photo)