power outages

The warming centre in Tahsis, where people have been without power since early Tuesday morning. Photo courtesy SRD

Remote Vancouver Island communities pull together in face of deep snow, no power

Zeballos, Tahsis, Gold River cut off from rest of Island; spend days without power

 

A power outage has hit the entire north end of Penticton on Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Power out across north end of Penticton

Power is currently expected to be restored in an hour

 

Wind whips up water on Okanagan Lake. (Janis Brown / Facebook)

Wind whips up wild waves on Okanagan Lake near Peachland

Residents are reporting power outages and damage to yards

 

A large tree lies on Green Mountain Road, blown down by winds that also knocked out power to Apex Mountain on Dec. 1. (Tom Weirich - Facebook)

Trees crash onto power lines and road to Apex from Penticton

Wind storm puts power out to over 500 customers in Apex Wednesday morning

A large tree lies on Green Mountain Road, blown down by winds that also knocked out power to Apex Mountain on Dec. 1. (Tom Weirich - Facebook)
Area affected by outage. (FortisBC)

UPDATE: Driver taken to hospital after single vehicle crash caused power outage

More than 3,000 FortisBC customers were in the dark

Area affected by outage. (FortisBC)
Power is out in Grindrod Tuesday, Nov. 16. (BC Hydro map)

UPDATE: Power outage restored in Grindrod

Residents north-east of Enderby cut off after bird contacted wires

Power is out in Grindrod Tuesday, Nov. 16. (BC Hydro map)
Provincial funding is being directed towards Cherryville Elementary. (Morning Star file photo)

No school in Falkland, Lavington and Cherryville due to power outage

Class is in session for the rest of the Vernon School District

Provincial funding is being directed towards Cherryville Elementary. (Morning Star file photo)
The entrance to Jack Seaton Park in Lake Country is blocked by downed trees Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Tara Shoemaker photo)

UPDATE: Power restored in Lake Country; Westside, Falkland, Cherryville still in the dark

Thousands left in the dark following Monday wind, rainstorm

The entrance to Jack Seaton Park in Lake Country is blocked by downed trees Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Tara Shoemaker photo)
(FortisBC photo)

Power outage affects over 1,300 Kelowna properties

No estimated time for power to be restored

(FortisBC photo)
BC Hydro

UPDATE: Collision causes power outage to areas of Shuswap

It’s unclear when the power will be restored

BC Hydro
A power outage on evacuated lands on the Okanagan Indian reserve is impacting 1,562 residents. (BC Hydro map)

Power temporarily out at Vernon wildfire evacuation centre

Fire knocks out power to more than 3,000 Westside homes

A power outage on evacuated lands on the Okanagan Indian reserve is impacting 1,562 residents. (BC Hydro map)
Power outage in Kelowna on Friday, Aug. 13. (FortisBC photo)

UPDATE: Power restored for thousands in Kelowna

Power restored in Upper Mission, lights out in Lower Mission

Power outage in Kelowna on Friday, Aug. 13. (FortisBC photo)
The Nk’Mip Creek fire, pictured here on July 19, 2021, has exploded to over 2,000 hectares in size. (Karlee McCarthy Facebook)

Nk’Mip Creek fire grows to 2,000 hectares, Interior Health clinics cancelled, power out

Interior Health is currently in talks with local officials on the fire situation

The Nk’Mip Creek fire, pictured here on July 19, 2021, has exploded to over 2,000 hectares in size. (Karlee McCarthy Facebook)
Power outage in Shuswap. BC Hydro

Power returns to Salmon Arm, remains out for Mara Lake area

A power outage is affecting more than 2,400 BC Hydro customers

Power outage in Shuswap. BC Hydro
Greater Vernon is awash in a sea of red on the B.C. Hydro outage map Sunday afternoon, July 18. As many as 13 outages from Lavington to Okanagan Landing have been reported. (B.C. Hydro)

Thousands in North Okanagan without power

Transmission circuit failure has resulted in 33,000 customers with no power Sunday, July 18

Greater Vernon is awash in a sea of red on the B.C. Hydro outage map Sunday afternoon, July 18. As many as 13 outages from Lavington to Okanagan Landing have been reported. (B.C. Hydro)
Fortis BC’s outage map shows the outage focused around Raymer Road, where trees fell earlier in the day. (Contributed/Fortis BC)

Falling trees cause power outage in Kelowna

More than 400 homes were without power around 2 p.m., most restored

Fortis BC’s outage map shows the outage focused around Raymer Road, where trees fell earlier in the day. (Contributed/Fortis BC)
Good Samaritans buck up a willow tree that fell across Lakeshore Road in Vernon Wednesday afternoon. (Kimmy LJ photo)

Windstorm knocking down North Okanagan trees, power lines

Several reports of wires down in Vernon and Armstrong

Good Samaritans buck up a willow tree that fell across Lakeshore Road in Vernon Wednesday afternoon. (Kimmy LJ photo)
West Kelowna firefighters put out a small grassfire on Wednesday, July 7. (Contributed/West Kelowna Fire Rescue)

Grass fire in West Kelowna causes power outage

The blaze was quickly knocked down by crews, power out in Boucherie area

West Kelowna firefighters put out a small grassfire on Wednesday, July 7. (Contributed/West Kelowna Fire Rescue)
People enjoy the sun at Woodbine Beach on June 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

BC Hydro assures customers it has ‘more than enough’ power to weather the heat wave

Despite an increase of pressure on the Western grid, blackouts are not expected like in some U.S. states

People enjoy the sun at Woodbine Beach on June 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
An equipment problem was responsible for a three-hour power outage in parts of Salmon Arm on Sunday, April 25. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)

Power outage in Salmon Arm not caused by usual difficulties

About 2,500 BC Hydro customers in the Shuswap and North Okanagan were without power on April 25

An equipment problem was responsible for a three-hour power outage in parts of Salmon Arm on Sunday, April 25. (Martha Wickett-Salmon Arm Observer)