power outages

Scheduled maintenance work is affecting thousand of Telus customers in Vernon. (Telus photo)

Telus maintenance affects thousands in Okanagan

Maintenance work being done in Vernon and Kelowna

 

BC Hydro crews work to restore power to thousands of Vernon residents after a car hit a power pole Friday morning. (Brendan Shykora - Morning Star)

UPDATE: Suspects flee after crashing car into power pole

Outage affected 3,476 customers Friday morning

 

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

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

Wind whips up water on Okanagan Lake. (Janis Brown / Facebook)
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)
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)
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)
According to BC Hydro’s outage map, the power failure extends south to Shelter Bay and east to Glacier National Park. (BC Hydro)
According to BC Hydro’s outage map, the power failure extends south to Shelter Bay and east to Glacier National Park. (BC 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
A map on BC Hydro’s outage list on its website shows the region where power has been knocked out between Salmon Arm and Spallumcheen. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE:Power restored to areas of Spallumcheen, Shuswap

Close to 2,500 BC Hydro customers between Salmon River Road and Glenemma without power for several hours Sunday

A map on BC Hydro’s outage list on its website shows the region where power has been knocked out between Salmon Arm and Spallumcheen. (BC Hydro)
Nearly 3,500 North Okanagan residents are without power. (BC Hydro outage map)

Power out for more than 3,000 North Okanagan residents

BC Hydro investigating cause that has left thousands without power since 11:30 a.m.

Nearly 3,500 North Okanagan residents are without power. (BC Hydro outage map)