power outages

A Hydro-Québec logo is seen on their head office building in Montreal, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015. Hydro-Québec says more than 130,000 customers are still without power after a powerful storm swept across the province on Saturday. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

UPDATED: Tens of thousands still without power in Ontario and Quebec after destructive storm

Ten people died after Saturday’s thunderstorm, power expected to be fully restored within a few days

 

A scheduled power outage in Summerland has been planned for the evening of April 29 until the morning of April 30. (Summerland Review file photo)

Power outage planned for Summerland this weekend

Seven-hour outage extends from April 29 at 11 p.m. until April 30 at 6 a.m.

 

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

 

Planned maintenance has caused power disruptions in northern Penticton off of Highway 97 Thursday morning (Feb. 24). (FortisBC Photo)

Planned maintenance knocks out power in northern Penticton Thursday

The power outage is expected to last until 1:30 p.m.

Planned maintenance has caused power disruptions in northern Penticton off of Highway 97 Thursday morning (Feb. 24). (FortisBC Photo)
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

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)
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

The warming centre in Tahsis, where people have been without power since early Tuesday morning. Photo courtesy SRD
A power outage has hit the entire north end of Penticton on Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Update: Penticton restores power

Power was out for about an hour across the city

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 tree on a powerline spotted by Matthew Harding on the road to Apex Mountain Wednesday morning. (Matthew Harding - Facebook)

Trees crash onto powerlines and road to Apex from Penticton

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

A tree on a powerline spotted by Matthew Harding on the road to Apex Mountain Wednesday morning. (Matthew Harding - 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)
A power outage on Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 10 p.m. will last for six hours. (File photo)

Six-hour power outage scheduled for Saturday

Oct. 22 will be second of two planned outages to allow for upgrades

A power outage on Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 10 p.m. will last for six hours. (File photo)
(FortisBC photo)

Power outage affects over 1,300 Kelowna properties

No estimated time for power to be restored

(FortisBC photo)
Two scheduled power outages are planned for Summerland, for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. The Oct. 15 outage will last six hours and the Oct. 22 outage will last four hours. (Summerland Review file photo)

Scheduled power outages for Summerland

Two outages planned for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22

Two scheduled power outages are planned for Summerland, for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. The Oct. 15 outage will last six hours and the Oct. 22 outage will last four hours. (Summerland Review file 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 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)
The Naramata Fire Department responded to the downed power line on Wednesday night, July 7. (File photo)

Fire caused blackout for more than 7,000 in Penticton and Naramata

A transformer started a pole fire on Naramata Road late Wednesday night

The Naramata Fire Department responded to the downed power line on Wednesday night, July 7. (File photo)
A power outage stretching across the northern part of Penticton and out to Naramata is currently ongoing. (City of Penticton)

UPDATE: Power outage appears to be blown transformer in Naramata

The outage put over 1,200 homes and businesses in the dark, including the movie theatre

A power outage stretching across the northern part of Penticton and out to Naramata is currently ongoing. (City of Penticton)