power outages

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.

 

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

 

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

 

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)
An owl caused the power outage on Jan. 2. (Western News File)

Power owl-tage after bird flies into Penticton substation

The owl knocked out power to a quarter of the city

An owl caused the power outage on Jan. 2. (Western News File)
The city of Penticton, as seen from Westbench shortly after midnight on Jan. 2. (Submitted)

Late night power outage puts Penticton in the dark

The cause and number of affected residences is not yet known

The city of Penticton, as seen from Westbench shortly after midnight on Jan. 2. (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)
On Friday, Sept. 18, FortisBC workers will be upgrading transmission structure insulation on the transmission line that provides power to Summerland. (Summerland Review file photo)

Sept. 18 power outage planned for Summerland

Crews will be upgrading transmission structure insulation on transmission line to community

On Friday, Sept. 18, FortisBC workers will be upgrading transmission structure insulation on the transmission line that provides power to Summerland. (Summerland Review file photo)
Bird knocks out power for thousands in North Okanagan

Bird knocks out power for thousands in North Okanagan

Evening outage was brief, but affected nearly 3,000 residents

Bird knocks out power for thousands in North Okanagan
Crews are on scene in Lake Country to restore power to 1,700 customers. (BC Hydro map outage)

Power knocked out for 1,700 Lake Country residents

BC Hydro crews on scene to restore the outage

Crews are on scene in Lake Country to restore power to 1,700 customers. (BC Hydro map outage)
FortisBC will be completing upgrades to Keremeos’ electrical system, causing 1,485 customers to be without power May 10. (File photo)

Planned power outage to affect 1,485 FortisBC customers in Keremeos

FortisBC interrupting power to complete electricity upgrades

FortisBC will be completing upgrades to Keremeos’ electrical system, causing 1,485 customers to be without power May 10. (File photo)
FortisBC has scheduled a planned power outage for May 12, 2020 to repair several damaged poles in the Naramata area. (Contributed)

FortisBC schedules planned power outage for Naramata residents

Power will be out for approximately eight hours to repair damaged transmission poles

FortisBC has scheduled a planned power outage for May 12, 2020 to repair several damaged poles in the Naramata area. (Contributed)
Two power outages in Penticton have resulted in approximately 7000 customers without power. (Google Maps image)

Thousands affected by Penticton power outages

Two corresponding issues have resulted in approx. 7000 without power

Two power outages in Penticton have resulted in approximately 7000 customers without power. (Google Maps image)
A tree fell into a Lumby home following a windstorm that knocked out power in the area Tuesday night, March 3. (Kirsten Merrifield photo)

Tree crashes into Lumby home

Tuesday night’s storm knocked out power throughout the Okanagan and Shuswap

A tree fell into a Lumby home following a windstorm that knocked out power in the area Tuesday night, March 3. (Kirsten Merrifield photo)
Some parts of the North Okanagan and Shuswap are still without power following heavy winds on Feb. 1. (Kelly Hopkins - Facebook)

Crews make good progress restoring power after North Okanagan and Shuswap windstorm

The Feb. 1 windstorm downed powerlines and felled trees.

Some parts of the North Okanagan and Shuswap are still without power following heavy winds on Feb. 1. (Kelly Hopkins - Facebook)
Commuting via Vernon: Planned blackouts and snow removal hinder traffic

Commuting via Vernon: Planned blackouts and snow removal hinder traffic

City of Vernon alerts motorists of planned power outages and work crews

Commuting via Vernon: Planned blackouts and snow removal hinder traffic