April 25, 2016

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April 25, 2016

Last Friday was Earth Day around the world, and right here in B.C. we announced a number to be proud of: 98.3%. That's the percentage of BC Hydro's electricity that came from clean or renewable sources last year, and the highest in a decade. But generation is just part of what we do. The challenges of maintaining transmission lines to homes and businesses was underlined last week when an early-season wildfire in the Peace region burned through BC Hydro transmission poles and left 2,800 customers without power. Also last week, a wayward paraglider was lucky to be alive after getting snagged on power lines in North Vancouver.
At 98.3%, last year's electricity generation was the cleanest in a decade

At 98.3%, last year's electricity generation was the cleanest in a decade

"Provincial legislation requires BC Hydro to ensure at least 93% of the power generated in B.C. is from clean resources, and I'm pleased to see BC Hydro is exceeding this target," said Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines.

Read more on bchydro.com
Early-season wildfires burn transmission poles

Early-season wildfires burn transmission poles

Wildfires near Fort St. John destroyed at least one home and caused a power outage to more than 2,800 as one fire burned through a series of BC Hydro transmission poles.
Read more on cbc.ca
'He landed as if he was lying in a hammock'

'He landed as if he was lying in a hammock'

Transport Canada is investigating after a paraglider at Grouse Mountain landed well short of his target, and on BC Hydro power lines, in North Vancouver.
Learn more in the North Shore News
Photo of the week

Photo of the week

Even at a slow pace, these little guys can lead exciting lives. Attendees joined our Fish and Wildlife Compensation program partners at Turtle Day in the Cranbrook area this week to learn about the unique challenges of the Western Painted turtle, and some lucky participants had the chance to get up close and personal with the young reptiles.
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