power outages

A power outage has hit the entire north end of Penticton on Dec. 1. (Monique Tamminga - Western News)

Update: Penticton restores power

Power was out for about an hour across the city

 

Wind whips up water on Okanagan Lake. (Janis Brown / Facebook)

Wind whips up wild waves on Okanagan Lake near Peachland

Residents are reporting power outages and damage to yards

 

A tree on a powerline spotted by Matthew Harding on the road to Apex Mountain Wednesday morning. (Matthew Harding - Facebook)

Trees crash onto powerlines and road to Apex from Penticton

Wind storm puts power out to over 500 customers in Apex Wednesday morning

 

Area affected by outage. (FortisBC)

UPDATE: Driver taken to hospital after single vehicle crash caused power outage

More than 3,000 FortisBC customers were in the dark

Area affected by outage. (FortisBC)
Provincial funding is being directed towards Cherryville Elementary. (Morning Star file photo)

No school in Falkland, Lavington and Cherryville due to power outage

Class is in session for the rest of the Vernon School District

Provincial funding is being directed towards Cherryville Elementary. (Morning Star file photo)
The entrance to Jack Seaton Park in Lake Country is blocked by downed trees Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Tara Shoemaker photo)

UPDATE: Power restored in Lake Country; Westside, Falkland, Cherryville still in the dark

Thousands left in the dark following Monday wind, rainstorm

The entrance to Jack Seaton Park in Lake Country is blocked by downed trees Monday, Nov. 15, 2021. (Tara Shoemaker photo)
A power outage on Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 10 p.m. will last for six hours. (File photo)

Six-hour power outage scheduled for Saturday

Oct. 22 will be second of two planned outages to allow for upgrades

A power outage on Saturday, Oct. 22, beginning at 10 p.m. will last for six hours. (File photo)
(FortisBC photo)

Power outage affects over 1,300 Kelowna properties

No estimated time for power to be restored

(FortisBC photo)
Two scheduled power outages are planned for Summerland, for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. The Oct. 15 outage will last six hours and the Oct. 22 outage will last four hours. (Summerland Review file photo)

Scheduled power outages for Summerland

Two outages planned for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22

Two scheduled power outages are planned for Summerland, for Oct. 15 and Oct. 22. The Oct. 15 outage will last six hours and the Oct. 22 outage will last four hours. (Summerland Review file photo)
A power outage on evacuated lands on the Okanagan Indian reserve is impacting 1,562 residents. (BC Hydro map)

Power temporarily out at Vernon wildfire evacuation centre

Fire knocks out power to more than 3,000 Westside homes

A power outage on evacuated lands on the Okanagan Indian reserve is impacting 1,562 residents. (BC Hydro map)
Power outage in Kelowna on Friday, Aug. 13. (FortisBC photo)

UPDATE: Power restored for thousands in Kelowna

Power restored in Upper Mission, lights out in Lower Mission

Power outage in Kelowna on Friday, Aug. 13. (FortisBC photo)
The Nk’Mip Creek fire, pictured here on July 19, 2021, has exploded to over 2,000 hectares in size. (Karlee McCarthy Facebook)

Nk’Mip Creek grows to 2,000 hectares, Interior Health clinics cancelled, power out

Interior Health is currently in talks with local officials on the fire situation

The Nk’Mip Creek fire, pictured here on July 19, 2021, has exploded to over 2,000 hectares in size. (Karlee McCarthy Facebook)
The Naramata Fire Department responded to the downed power line on Wednesday night, July 7. (File photo)

Fire caused blackout for more than 7,000 in Penticton and Naramata

A transformer started a pole fire on Naramata Road late Wednesday night

The Naramata Fire Department responded to the downed power line on Wednesday night, July 7. (File photo)
Fortis BC’s outage map shows the outage focused around Raymer Road, where trees fell earlier in the day. (Contributed/Fortis BC)

Falling trees cause power outage in Kelowna

More than 400 homes were without power around 2 p.m., most restored

Fortis BC’s outage map shows the outage focused around Raymer Road, where trees fell earlier in the day. (Contributed/Fortis BC)
Good Samaritans buck up a willow tree that fell across Lakeshore Road in Vernon Wednesday afternoon. (Kimmy LJ photo)

Windstorm knocking down North Okanagan trees, power lines

Several reports of wires down in Vernon and Armstrong

Good Samaritans buck up a willow tree that fell across Lakeshore Road in Vernon Wednesday afternoon. (Kimmy LJ photo)
West Kelowna firefighters put out a small grassfire on Wednesday, July 7. (Contributed/West Kelowna Fire Rescue)

Grass fire in West Kelowna causes power outage

The blaze was quickly knocked down by crews, power out in Boucherie area

West Kelowna firefighters put out a small grassfire on Wednesday, July 7. (Contributed/West Kelowna Fire Rescue)
People enjoy the sun at Woodbine Beach on June 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin

BC Hydro assures customers it has ‘more than enough’ power to weather the heat wave

Despite an increase of pressure on the Western grid, blackouts are not expected like in some U.S. states

People enjoy the sun at Woodbine Beach on June 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ Tijana Martin
A map on BC Hydro’s outage list on its website shows the region where power has been knocked out between Salmon Arm and Spallumcheen. (BC Hydro)

UPDATE:Power restored to areas of Spallumcheen, Shuswap

Close to 2,500 BC Hydro customers between Salmon River Road and Glenemma without power for several hours Sunday

A map on BC Hydro’s outage list on its website shows the region where power has been knocked out between Salmon Arm and Spallumcheen. (BC Hydro)
Nearly 3,500 North Okanagan residents are without power. (BC Hydro outage map)

Power out for more than 3,000 North Okanagan residents

BC Hydro investigating cause that has left thousands without power since 11:30 a.m.

Nearly 3,500 North Okanagan residents are without power. (BC Hydro outage map)
BC Hydro shows the area of Spallumcheen without power Sunday morning, Jan. 31, the result of a motor-vehicle incident Saturday evening that has also closed Highway 97 in both directions. (BC Hydro photo)

Highway 97 closed, power out in Okanagan community

Motor-vehicle incident Saturday night in Spallumcheen resulted in downed power lines over Highway 97

BC Hydro shows the area of Spallumcheen without power Sunday morning, Jan. 31, the result of a motor-vehicle incident Saturday evening that has also closed Highway 97 in both directions. (BC Hydro photo)