December 12, 2016

Utility poles play a new role
 
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December 12, 2016

On the islands of Haida Gwaii, how can you tell which areas are dangerous, and which are safe, from a tsunami? Soon, you'll know because the information will be painted on BC Hydro or telephone poles. Electricity use in B.C. increased by 18% last Thursday, and with arctic air returning this week, we could flirt with a record for demand this week. And we go to bchydro.com for a look at what should be in your home's emergency preparedness kit.

Utility poles to double as tsunami escape map

Utility poles to double as tsunami escape map

With earthquake and tsunami a very real threat in the islands of Haida Gwaii, utility poles will be painted to help provide information in a major emergency.

Read the story at cbc.ca

Cold weather adds up to spike in electricity demand

Cold weather adds up to spike in electricity demand

We've already set a record for electricity use this year, and there's colder weather on the way. Read more at cbc.ca


Don't forget water in your emergency supplies

Don't forget water in your emergency supplies

The most popular story in our monthly Connected eNewsetter last week detailed all the items you should include in your home's emergency kit. Read more at bchydro.com


Our crews were busy repairing extensive damage caused by #BCStorm

Photo of the week

Snow and chilly conditions weren't enough to stop our team. Our newest batch of first year Power Line Technician Apprentices recently braved the cold and put their climbing skills to the test at our Trades Training Centre in Surrey.

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