February 23, 2015

BC Hydro crew rescue young bald eagle
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February 23, 2015
Our crews often go above and beyond the call of duty, and that's just what happened one Monday in January when trouble technician Bruce Byrnell received a call that a young bald eagle was trapped in a power line. This week, Global News shared the rescue story and visited that lucky eagle who's on the road to recovery. Also this week, Discovery Channel's Daily Planet took a detailed, fun, look at how crews work with helicopters to install transmission towers on the Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Line. Plus, CHEK News stopped by the John Hart Generating Station project in Campbell River this week, where work is underway on huge tunnels that will form part of the new underground powerhouse. Take a look at the massive construction project, and what it means for the local economy.
'Flash' the bald eagle recovering nicely, thanks to BC Hydro crews in Ladner

'Flash' the bald eagle recovering nicely, thanks to BC Hydro crews in Ladner

A typical Monday became anything but typical for trouble technicians Bruce Byrnell and Larry Husty when they got a call that a juvenile bald eagle was tangled in a power line – injured, but alive. Global News shares the rescue story and how the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L.), are nursing Flash back to health.

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How a tower is built

How a tower is built

Talented helicopter pilots and a top-notch BC Hydro crew erect a tower on the Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Line.
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Check out the 'big dig' underway for John Hart

Check out the 'big dig' underway for John Hart

A tunnel large enough to drive a semi truck through? That's part of the construction that's underway to replace the 68-year old John Hart Generating Station with a new underground station. CHEK News took a look at the project this week.
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

BC Hydro technologists work all over B.C. maintaining the communications systems and controls that help power our electric system. They play a critical role, working on substation and generator equipment, often in remote locations like this one.
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