April 27, 2015

Flash the eagle recovers thanks to BC Hydro crews
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April 27, 2015
This week, we get an update on 'Flash' the eagle, who was released back into the wild, and we hear from a BC Hydro construction foreman about what it takes to build a transmission line in the mountains near Merritt, in steep terrain, deep mud and plus we’ve got a time-lapse video of helicopters stringing new power lines. And just after Earth Day, we take a look at how schools in Surrey managed to save $15,000 in energy costs in two weeks during school breaks.
Months of rehabilitation end happily for eagle caught in live power line near Ladner

Months of rehabilitation end happily for eagle caught in live power line near Ladner

In February, 'Flash' the eagle was caught in live power lines near Boundary Bay airport, and rescued by BC Hydro crews. This weekend, he was released back into the wild after his recovery was successful.

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'Deep mud like gumbo' doesn't deter BC Hydro crews

'Deep mud like gumbo' doesn't deter BC Hydro crews

Bill Dalling has nothing but good things to say about building a transmission line in the mountains near Merritt, despite facing steep terrain, tough weather, and coordinating tricky work with helicopters.
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Unplugging before spring break saves $15,000 for Surrey schools

Unplugging before spring break saves $15,000 for Surrey schools

'Turn it off before you take off' campaign just the latest initiative for a school district that's serious, and creative, about tackling electricity waste.
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Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Power Line Technician Chris snapped this photo of apprentices in the yard practicing climbing and rigging at the Trades Training Centre in Surrey.
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