April 18, 2016

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April 18, 2016

BC Hydro crews were called in to action to deal with two incidents last week that, fortunately, we don't see every day. At Princeton, a specialized crew that had driven several hours from Salmon Arm rescued a cat that climbed a transmission pole. And a crew in Surrey worked to restore power to 6,000 customers after a vandal with a chainsaw toppled four power poles onto a power line. Also, we look at an opinion piece in the Vancouver Sun that argues that the timing is perfect for construction of the Site C dam on the Peace River.
From now on, 'Miss Kitty' is going to be an indoor cat

From now on, 'Miss Kitty' is going to be an indoor cat

Stranded atop an 18-metre high-voltage transmission pole at Princeton, a one-year-old tabby cat was rescued by a specialized BC Hydro crew that drove three hours from Salmon Arm.

Read more on cbc.ca
Four high-voltage poles in Surrey cut down by chainsaw

Four high-voltage poles in Surrey cut down by chainsaw

"This could have killed or injured a member of the public or our crews", says BC Hydro in response to vandalism that left 6,000 without power.
Read more on cbc.ca
Now is the ideal time to build Site C hydroelectric project

Now is the ideal time to build Site C hydroelectric project

The president and CEO of the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade writes that a combination of factors, including low interest rates and the availability of workers, makes it a great time to build a dam.
Learn more in the Vancouver Sun
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

A BC Hydro employee in Victoria used her smartphone to capture a beautiful image of newly-hatched hummingbirds in a backyard nest that is truly a work of art.
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