power outages

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

 

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

 

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

 

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)
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 in Spallumcheen, Shuswap

Close to 2,500 customers without power for several hours Sunday from Salmon River Road near Salmon Arm to Glenemma between Armstrong and Falkland

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)
(BC Hydro photo)

UPDATE: Power restored in Shuswap following vehicle crash

The lights turned back on northwest of Salmon Arm at 4:30 p.m. after an 11-hour outage

(BC Hydro photo)
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)
BC Hydro shows the area of Spallumcheen without power Sunday morning, Jan. 31, the result of a motor-vehicle incident Saturday evening that has also closed Highway 97 in both directions. (BC Hydro photo)

Highway 97 closed, power out in Okanagan community

Motor-vehicle incident Saturday night in Spallumcheen resulted in downed power lines over Highway 97

BC Hydro shows the area of Spallumcheen without power Sunday morning, Jan. 31, the result of a motor-vehicle incident Saturday evening that has also closed Highway 97 in both directions. (BC Hydro photo)
Wednesday’s windstorm, Jan. 13, 2021, knocked trees and power lines down blocking Westside Road between Irish Creek Road and Traders Cove. (Tiffany Carmen Genge - Facebook)

Power lines, tree down on Westside Road

Road closed between Irish Creek and Traders Cove

Wednesday’s windstorm, Jan. 13, 2021, knocked trees and power lines down blocking Westside Road between Irish Creek Road and Traders Cove. (Tiffany Carmen Genge - Facebook)
The Vernon School District is proposing an expansion to BX Elementary depending on the availability of funding. (Photo submitted)

Power outage closes North Okanagan schools

Students sent home, no heat or ventilation

The Vernon School District is proposing an expansion to BX Elementary depending on the availability of funding. (Photo submitted)
Heavy snow falls as people walk on the Simon Fraser University campus, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC Hydro says 240,000 customers hit by province’s first winter storm

It says crews have been working around the clock since then

Heavy snow falls as people walk on the Simon Fraser University campus, in Burnaby, B.C., on Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Helium balloons in Vernon, a hungry bear outside Nakusp and busy beavers in Dawson Creek top BC Hydro’s list of most memorable causes of power outages in 2020. (BC Hydro photo)

BC Hydro’s top 10 memorable outages of 2020

Helium balloons in Vernon and a hungry bear near Nakusp top BC Hydro’s list

Helium balloons in Vernon, a hungry bear outside Nakusp and busy beavers in Dawson Creek top BC Hydro’s list of most memorable causes of power outages in 2020. (BC Hydro photo)
A power outage on Westside Road affected thousands of residents Thursday morning. (BC Hydro map)

Power out for thousands on Westside

Outage sparked early this morning and BC Hydro crews on scene

A power outage on Westside Road affected thousands of residents Thursday morning. (BC Hydro map)
A power outage in West Kelowna has affected over 3,000 customers. (BC Hydro)

Update: Some Central Okanagan outages restored, over 3,000 still in the dark

Over 3,000 BC Hydro customers in West Kelowna are still without power

A power outage in West Kelowna has affected over 3,000 customers. (BC Hydro)