April 13, 2015

Managing Puntledge River reservoirs
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April 13, 2015
This week, learn how birds stay safe perched on power lines without all the safety equipment and training of power line technicians. And in the Comox Valley, we're planning for reservoir management in a dry summer, but still supporting the annual kayak festival. And finally, a look at a program in Vancouver that's delivering unique social housing to those in need, thanks in part to support from BC Hydro.
How do birds stay safe on power lines?

How do birds stay safe on power lines?

You probably know enough to stay away from high-voltage power lines unless you're highly trained with the right equipment, but how do birds make sitting on lines look so easy? We get the answer from a UBC professor.

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Warmer weather not stopping Puntledge River Paddle Festival

Warmer weather not stopping Puntledge River Paddle Festival

We're looking ahead to a dry summer, but BC Hydro's facilities in the Comox Valley will be spilling water as part of our reservoir management, and to support the annual kayak festival.
Learn more from the Comox Valley Record
Shipping containers create innovative social housing project in downtown Vancouver

Shipping containers create innovative social housing project in downtown Vancouver

Would you consider living in a repurposed shipping container? BC Hydro was one of the partners who created unique social housing in 2013.
Learn more from the CBC
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Crews work on the sill beam for a spillway gate at Ruskin Dam, as part of the dam and powerhouse upgrade project. The sill beam is the bottom sealing surface for the gate to rest on, helping to control water flow for the spillway.
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