June 2021

Backyard safety, heat pumps
 
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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

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.

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5 reasons you should get a heat pump

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

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 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

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

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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.

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