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BC Hydro worker taken to hospital after ‘electrical contact’ in Aldergrove

The incident was the cause of Wednesday afternoon’s power outage

 

More than 2,700 BC Hydro customers are without power in South Langley. (BC Hydro)

More than 2,700 customers without power in South Langley

BC Hydro crews are on scene, a cause is not yet known

 

BC Hydro released a survey Thursday, April 22. It found that many British Columbians are unintentionally contributing to climate change with their yard maintenance choices. (Pixabay)

Spend a lot of time doing yard work? It might be contributing to climate change

Recent BC Hydro survey finds 60% of homeowners still use gas-powered lawnmowers and yard equipment

 

Large pine tree fell on 224th Street blocking traffic, near the Aldergrove Credit Union, during the windstorm Sunday night in Murrayville. (Dwayne Weidendorf/Black Press Media)

Langley was one of the hardest hit during Lower Mainland windstorm, BC Hydro says

By Monday morning crews had restore power to 97 per cent of customers

Large pine tree fell on 224th Street blocking traffic, near the Aldergrove Credit Union, during the windstorm Sunday night in Murrayville. (Dwayne Weidendorf/Black Press Media)
Results, first published March 12, say 20 per cent of homeowners who conducted renovations regret focusing solely on aesthetic upgrades. (Pixabay)

20% of B.C. homeowners regret 2020 renovations: report

More than half surveyed say they’ve made upgrades to their home since last March

Results, first published March 12, say 20 per cent of homeowners who conducted renovations regret focusing solely on aesthetic upgrades. (Pixabay)
Site C will go ahead, one year later and $5.3 billion more, the NDP announced Feb 26. (BC Hydro image)

B.C. to go ahead with Site C dam, with new $16B budget and delayed to 2025

Reviews recommend more oversight, beefed up foundation stability work

Site C will go ahead, one year later and $5.3 billion more, the NDP announced Feb 26. (BC Hydro image)
From bedrooms being too hot to too cold to blanket thieves, B.C. couples had their share of complaints according to a recent BC Hydro survey. (Pixabay photo)

Some B.C. couples admit to sleeping in separate rooms over temperature: survey

Even retreating under the covers can’t spare some B.C. couples from temperature issues

From bedrooms being too hot to too cold to blanket thieves, B.C. couples had their share of complaints according to a recent BC Hydro survey. (Pixabay photo)
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

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)
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

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

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