June 2021 Backyard safety, heat pumps June 2021 The warmer spring weather may have you itching to do yard work, but before you start, learn how to do it safely when power lines are near. Also this month, we urge you to join Team Power Smart in time to enter to win a $2,500 TELUS SmartHome security package. Don't miss our five reasons to consider getting a heat pump, and as Pride Month coincides with National Indigenous History Month, we look at the Indigenous origins of the term "two-spirit". We also delve into e-bike etiquette, a new Tesla car share, and an experiment aimed at helping clams survive maintenance on our submarine power cables. Too many close calls in B.C. backyards A BC Hydro report shows an alarming increase in near misses with power line contacts by "backyard loggers" trimming trees and bushes during the pandemic. Take the time to learn how to do it right to keep you and your family safe. 5 reasons you should get a heat pump Efficient heat in winter, plus summer cooling, all in one. Oh, and there are rebates. Learn more Pride in 2021: The Indigenous origin of 'two-spirit' and beyond A candid discussion about gender identity and sexual diversity, in the Musqueam community and at BC Hydro. Learn more A car share built on the world's most popular electric vehicle A drive in a Tesla Model 3, and a look at a Vancouver car share that's all about Teslas. Learn more Keeping clams happy on and near our submarine cables Islands in B.C. get power via underwater cables. An experiment seeks to reduce the effects on marine life. Learn more Recently on BCHydro.com Electric bike etiquette, and how we can all share the space E-bikes are fast, quiet and sneaking up on pedestrians, cyclists, and even motorists. Tips for co-existing. Learn more Green thumbs aren't very green Almost 60% of British Columbians using lawnmowers, trimmers, leaf blowers, and power washers are using gas-powered equipment even though electric options exist. Learn more Renovating? Get to know your home as a system If you're looking to renovate or upgrade your home, taking a 'whole home' approach is the best way to make it more comfortable and save on your energy bills. Join the team, enter to win a smart security package It's free to join Team Power Smart. And once aboard, you'll get tips and a chance to win a $2,500 TELUS SmartHome Security "Total Protection" package. Connect with us: Log in to MyHydro Outages & Safety Accounts Contact Us Energy Savings You have received this email because you subscribed to receive the Connected newsletter.