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Christmas may be over, but many B.C. neighbourhoods are still shining bright with the glimmer of holiday decorations and lights into 2021. (Black Press Media files)

British Columbians keep Christmas lights on past holidays to combat ‘COVID-19 blues’

One-third of households have kept their holiday decorations on display in 2021: B.C. Hydro survey

 

When the wind howls, trees can come down and bring power lines with them. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)

Heavy winds leave over 44,000 in Lower Mainland without power, 100,000 across B.C.

Crews working to restore 97 separate outages in Lower Mainland, 355 across province

 

Thousands in Langley are left without power on Wednesday, Jan. 13 as a result of the windstorm. (BC Hydro)

Strong winds result in school closures, leave thousands in Langley without power

School district asks public to monitor its website for updates

 

B.C. Hydro studies indicate mobile homes use 50 per cent more electricity than other home type. (File Photo)

Heating costs run high for mobile homes, but BC Hydro offers tips

Most mobile home customers in B.C. are low-income, seniors

B.C. Hydro studies indicate mobile homes use 50 per cent more electricity than other home type. (File Photo)
A crew truck was looking for downed power lines on 240 Street in Langley’s Otter area on Tuesday morning, Dec. 22. A winter storm that dumped wet snow on Langley caused multiple electrical outages. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
A crew truck was looking for downed power lines on 240 Street in Langley’s Otter area on Tuesday morning, Dec. 22. A winter storm that dumped wet snow on Langley caused multiple electrical outages. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
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British Columbians are using virtual methods to stay connected this holiday season (Pixabay)

BC Hydro predicts an electricity-usage high this COVID-19 holiday season

Zoom is the number one downloaded app this year, as more people connect digitally

British Columbians are using virtual methods to stay connected this holiday season (Pixabay)
More than 2,300 BC Hydro customers in Langley were without power as a windstorm moved through the community on Nov. 30, 2020. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored to 2,300 hydro customers caused by windstorm Langley

Three separate outages were reported related to weather

More than 2,300 BC Hydro customers in Langley were without power as a windstorm moved through the community on Nov. 30, 2020. (BC Hydro)
Nearly, 1,300 BC Hydro customers in Langley are without power Friday morning after a report of wires down. (BC Hydro)
Nearly, 1,300 BC Hydro customers in Langley are without power Friday morning after a report of wires down. (BC Hydro)
Nearly 4,000 BC Hydro customers in Langley are without power as a windstorm moves through the community on Nov. 17, 2020. (BC Hydro)
Nearly 4,000 BC Hydro customers in Langley are without power as a windstorm moves through the community on Nov. 17, 2020. (BC Hydro)
Snow clings to tree branches as a woman crosses a street in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. British Columbia’s electrical supplier says homeowners are not ready for the upcoming winter storm season even though many households report they weathered COVID-19-related closures and shortages earlier this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC Hydro warns toilet paper stockpiles won’t help when storms cut power

Crown utility says its data show there has been a 117 per cent increase in storms over the past several years

Snow clings to tree branches as a woman crosses a street in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. British Columbia’s electrical supplier says homeowners are not ready for the upcoming winter storm season even though many households report they weathered COVID-19-related closures and shortages earlier this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Hydro map showing where power has been knocked out is dotted with over a dozen outages. (BC Hydro map screenshot)

Thousands without power in Lower Mainland on election day

One outage in Langley and Surrey is affecting over 4,000 customers

BC Hydro map showing where power has been knocked out is dotted with over a dozen outages. (BC Hydro map screenshot)
More and more electric cars are on the road, but one Chevy Bolt owner was shocked to see how much his BC Hydro bill skyrocketed once he started charging the vehicle. (Black Press file photo)

Lower Mainland man sees significant spike in BC Hydro bill after buying electrical vehicle

An increase should be expected, but Brian Chwiendacz experienced a 200-plus per cent hike

More and more electric cars are on the road, but one Chevy Bolt owner was shocked to see how much his BC Hydro bill skyrocketed once he started charging the vehicle. (Black Press file photo)
A worker restored a downed power line in Langley Township. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Man electrocuted by hydro power line after workplace incident in Langley

Area of 232nd Street and Old Yale Road was blocked Monday

A worker restored a downed power line in Langley Township. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
An LED streetlight. (Black Press Media files)

LED streetlight plan to save Langley Township thousands

The new lights will slash power consumption and cost less

An LED streetlight. (Black Press Media files)
BC Hydro crews are investigating three outages in Langley on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (BC Hydro)
BC Hydro crews are investigating three outages in Langley on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020. (BC Hydro)
Nearly 1,300 BC Hydro customers were without power Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Crews were on scene repairing a damaged power pole after a crash. (Google Maps)
Nearly 1,300 BC Hydro customers were without power Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Crews were on scene repairing a damaged power pole after a crash. (Google Maps)
Nearly 300 BC Hydro customers are without power Tuesday morning, June 23, 2020. Crews are on scene where the power has been out since 7 a.m. but the cause it still under investigation. (BC Hydro)

Nearly 300 BC Hydro customers without power in Langley

Cause of the outage is not yet known

Nearly 300 BC Hydro customers are without power Tuesday morning, June 23, 2020. Crews are on scene where the power has been out since 7 a.m. but the cause it still under investigation. (BC Hydro)
(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)
VIDEO: Rollover by freeway knocks out power, ties up traffic in rural Langley

VIDEO: Rollover by freeway knocks out power, ties up traffic in rural Langley

Crews were on scene for several hours Tuesday night after an accident sheered off a power pole

  • May 12, 2020
VIDEO: Rollover by freeway knocks out power, ties up traffic in rural Langley