power outages

Monday’s rain and windstorm downed trees onto BC Hydro wires across Vancouver Island, leaving thousands without power. (Courtesy BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Lights back on for nearly all of Greater Victoria in wake of storm

50,000 people lost power in southern Vancouver Island Monday afternoon

 

Several BC Hydro outages have left Greater Victoria residents without power Nov. 15. (Black Press Media file photo)

UPDATE: 50,000 without power across southern Vancouver Island

Thousands of people, multiple businesses without power across region

 

Rollin power outages are affecting Greater Victoria residents Oct. 25 as strong winds move through the region. (Black Press Media file photo)

Numerous small power outages affecting Greater Victoria

Outages under investigation as windstorm takes hold

Rollin power outages are affecting Greater Victoria residents Oct. 25 as strong winds move through the region. (Black Press Media file photo)
B.C. Hydro crews investigating power outages in an area from Metchosin to Sooke. (Graphic - B.C. Hydro)
B.C. Hydro crews investigating power outages in an area from Metchosin to Sooke. (Graphic - B.C. Hydro)
More than 1750 customers near the Swartz Bay BC Ferries terminal in North Saanich are without power due to a downed wire. (BC Hydro)

Power outages continue to impact areas all over Greater Victoria

The Tuesday outages have affected thousands of customers

More than 1750 customers near the Swartz Bay BC Ferries terminal in North Saanich are without power due to a downed wire. (BC Hydro)
A power outage Wednesday (Sept. 29) morning affected close to 2,000 customers on the Saanich Peninsula. (Courtesy BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored to Saanich Peninsula customers, Swartz Bay terminal

Close to 2,000 customers lost power for over an hour Wednesday

A power outage Wednesday (Sept. 29) morning affected close to 2,000 customers on the Saanich Peninsula. (Courtesy BC Hydro)
Power outages in Greater Victoria on Aug. 21. (Photo courtesy of BC Hydro)

Power outages affect thousands in Greater Victoria Saturday morning

BC Hydro said the outages affected 16,162 on the south Island as of 10 a.m.

Power outages in Greater Victoria on Aug. 21. (Photo courtesy of BC Hydro)
A downed tree left more than 100 people in a Saanich neighbourhood without power Wednesday (Aug. 4) morning. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power back up for more than 100 in Saanich neighbourhood

Downed tree left customers without power Wednesday morning

A downed tree left more than 100 people in a Saanich neighbourhood without power Wednesday (Aug. 4) morning. (BC Hydro)
Three BC Hydro power lines were down near Herring Gull Way and Franklin’s Gull Road in Parksville on Wednesday, July 14. (Michael Briones photo).

Downed Parksville powerlines trap 2 drivers inside their trucks

No injuries reported, BC Hydro crews called in to ensure safe exits

Three BC Hydro power lines were down near Herring Gull Way and Franklin’s Gull Road in Parksville on Wednesday, July 14. (Michael Briones photo).
BC Hydro photo

North Island rides out hottest day of the year with a 21-hour power outage

Heat didn’t cause damage to transmission pole, but it hampered efforts to find the problem

BC Hydro photo
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
The Saanich Commonwealth Place recreation centre will undergo a planned power outage at 6 p.m. on May 20 for the installation of a temporary transformer to replace the generator that’s been in use since the old transformer failed on May 14. (Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services/Twitter)

Saanich recreation centre gets new temporary power fix

Emergency generator in use at Saanich Commonwealth Place after sudden outage May 14

The Saanich Commonwealth Place recreation centre will undergo a planned power outage at 6 p.m. on May 20 for the installation of a temporary transformer to replace the generator that’s been in use since the old transformer failed on May 14. (Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services/Twitter)
Commonwealth Place recreation centre was shut down before 8 a.m. on Friday following a power outage. (Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services/Twitter)

Saanich Commonwealth Place closed due to power outage, outdoor classes still running

Indoor classes, programs at pool and weight room halted

Commonwealth Place recreation centre was shut down before 8 a.m. on Friday following a power outage. (Saanich Parks, Recreation and Community Services/Twitter)
A car crash in Esquimalt resulted in a power outage affected some 151 customers on April 9. (BC Hydro/Outage Map)

UPDATED: Excavator takes out power lines leaving more than 150 without power in Esquimalt

BC Hydro crews restored power to residents, intersection around 3 p.m.

A car crash in Esquimalt resulted in a power outage affected some 151 customers on April 9. (BC Hydro/Outage Map)
BC Hydro crews are on-site for two separate power outages in the West Shore Feb. 6 that have left 550 customers without power. (BC Hydro/Screenshot)

UPDATED: Power restored for 550 West Shore residents

Power had been off since shortly after 5 a.m. Feb. 6

  • Feb 6, 2021
BC Hydro crews are on-site for two separate power outages in the West Shore Feb. 6 that have left 550 customers without power. (BC Hydro/Screenshot)
More than 2,000 residents in Langford and Highlands were left in the dark just before 11 a.m. on Monday due to a power outage. (BC Hydro outage map)
More than 2,000 residents in Langford and Highlands were left in the dark just before 11 a.m. on Monday due to a power outage. (BC Hydro outage map)
Nearly 1,200 residents between Sooke and Port Renfrew lost power on Tuesday, Jan. 26. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored for nearly 1,200 residents in Sooke, Port Renfrew

Outage in Port Renfrew due to fallen tree on power lines

Nearly 1,200 residents between Sooke and Port Renfrew lost power on Tuesday, Jan. 26. (BC Hydro)
A power outage is impacting BC Hydro customers in Victoria Tuesday morning. (BC Hydro)

UPDATED: Power back up for vast majority of Greater Victoria

More than 3,700 Victoria and 1,000 West Shore properties impacted Tuesday

A power outage is impacting BC Hydro customers in Victoria Tuesday morning. (BC Hydro)
Nearly 2000 BC Hydro customers in East Sooke lost power around 1 p.m. on Jan. 20. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE: Power restored to nearly 2000 East Sooke residents after blasting

Blasting caused power pole to move and faulted the circuit Wednesday

Nearly 2000 BC Hydro customers in East Sooke lost power around 1 p.m. on Jan. 20. (BC Hydro)