October 17, 2016

Third in series of storms proves tame
 
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October 17, 2016

How hard is it to predict the strength of a west coast storm? The typhoon-fuelled storm predicted for Saturday night proved to be far less damaging than the one that hit last Friday and led to BC Hydro crews restoring power to more than 95,000 in 17 hours. But 54 years ago, a typhoon that had been downgraded to a tropical storm, Freda, was responsible for seven deaths and still stands as the most violent on record for the Pacific Northwest. We wrap things up this week with a look at the report by Ernst and Young and BTY Consultancy Group Inc. that concludes the Site C Clean Energy Project is clearly defined and well planned.

'It didn't pack as strong a punch as expected'

'It didn't pack as strong a punch as expected'

BC Hydro crews recovering from two damaging storms got a bit of a break Saturday as storm No. 3, expected to be even stronger, fizzled out.

Read more at the timescolonist.com

CBC looks back at Freda's devastation

CBC looks back at Freda's devastation

The CBC dips into the archives for the story of Typhoon Freda in 1962, and also talks to a former BC Hydro worker for his recollection of the event. Read more at cbc.ca


Supply of workers boosts Site C

Supply of workers boosts Site C

An independent report says a downturn in the economy has helped the bottom line for construction of a third dam on the Peace River. Read more at cbc.ca


Our crews were busy repairing extensive damage caused by #BCStorm

Photo of the week

Our crews were busy repairing extensive damage caused by #BCStorm, including fallen trees, broken power poles and downed lines to restore power to thousands of customers across the south coast and Vancouver Island. Remember if you come across a fallen power line to assume it's live and dangerous, stay back at least 10 metres and call 911.

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