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Mar 18, 2018
Taking the plunge in 2018

On January 1, roughly 2,000 brave souls kicked off 2018 with an invigorating dip in Vancouver’s English Bay.

Sep 20, 2017
Putting out fires

There was no shortage of work during B.C.’s record-breaking wildfires this year. The wildfires caused power outages to more than 61,000 customers and significant damage to BC Hydro’s electricity system, including 500 power poles. Our crews worked around the clock to replace and repair damaged equipment, get power back on and protect...

Feb 15, 2017
Expanding electrification

If you’ve driven on Vancouver Island, travelled through Metro Vancouver, north along the Sea to Sky Highway or east toward the Okanagan, you’ve probably noticed some of the 30 direct current (DC) fast-charging stations installed as the first phase of a BC Hydro pilot project. With affordable and renewable electricity...

Oct 7, 2016
Wildlife Rescue

Moving house can be tricky. And when the homes are active osprey nests, pulling up stakes can be extra hazardous.  In June, BC Hydro crews in Salmon Arm performed the delicate and dangerous task of relocating two 40-kilogram nests. These hefty homes, with their characteristic tangle of twigs, were built atop...

Jun 20, 2016
Shining shores

Imagine the sheer number of plastic wrappers, juice bottles, cigarette butts and other junk it takes to fill 15,776 garbage bags. That’s how much trash volunteers cleared during the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup last year: a weighty total of 175,932 kilograms. Team Power Smart members filled many of those bags,

Mar 1, 2016
Cycle of change

Four years ago, BC Hydro’s Allan Wong had a used bike that needed some TLC. Not knowing how to fix it, Wong turned to Our Community Bikes. After attending a few workshops at the store, staff asked him if he wanted to volunteer to fix bikes for Vancouver’s less fortunate. Today,

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