November 21, 2016

Record rains, but limited flooding
 
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November 21, 2016

It took remarkable planning, and a little luck, to prevent record water inflows at Campbell River and Courtenay from producing significant flooding downstream. We look at how BC Hydro worked with local officials to limit flooding. Expecting big growth in electric vehicle purchases, the City of Vancouver has committed $3 million to add charging stations to the city in the next five years. And at Jordan River on southern Vancouver Island, a BC Hydro-supported program looks to help black bears and salmon in the area.

'It's fantastic to see the weather back off'

'It's fantastic to see the weather back off'

Storm after storm hit Vancouver Island watersheds, and widespread flooding seemed certain. But planning and a bit of luck limited flooding downstream.

Read the story at bchydro.com

Vancouver braces for electric vehicle boom

Vancouver braces for electric vehicle boom

There are only about 1,000 EVs on the road today, but the City of Vancouver is adding chargers in anticipation of tens of thousands more in the next 10 years. Read more at cbc.ca


Fish, elk and bears could get help at Jordan River

Fish, elk and bears could get help at Jordan River

The Fish and Wildlife Compensation Program welcomes ideas on how to protect species and conserve habitats in the Jordan River watershed. Read more at sookenewsmirror.com


Our crews were busy repairing extensive damage caused by #BCStorm

Photo of the week

Our apprentices get put to work so they're ready to perform an assortment of tasks upon graduation. We caught up with Andrew, an apprentice from Moricetown First Nation, who is working on his second year of the program.

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