Power Outage News in Canada

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Surgeries at St. Boniface Hospital temporarily postponed due to morning power outage

More than two dozen surgeries were postponed Wednesday morning at St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg due to a power outage. A spokesperson for the hospital said an early morning power outage delayed 27 procedures in total: three cardiac and 24 non-cardiac surgeries.
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Power outages in Twain Harte

Thousands of PG&E customers were starting the New Year with no electricity. Some were heading into a sixth day without lights and the company is expecting some customers will not have power through Tuesday or possibly later next week. In Tuolumne County, crews continue to work to turn the lights back on for over a thousand customers along Highway 108 in the Twain Harte, Cedar Ridge, and Long Barn areas.
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Power outage at Sarnia plaza caused by stolen electrical wires

Copper wire thieves have been charged with causing a 12-hour fire at a Sarnia shopping center. According to Sarnia police, the city's fire department was notified of a fire at the electrical complex behind Eastland Plaza on Indian Road shortly before 1 a.m.
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Mississauga: 150 homes and businesses affected by power outage

Approximately 149 homes and businesses were affected by the power outage in the area from Derry Road to Highway 401, and from Kennedy Road to Mavis Road, said Alectra Utilities.
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Power outage in Kingston caused by van hitting power pole

The vehicle, a Dodge Caravan was traveling westbound on Front Road when it veered into the eastbound lanes, leaving the roadway and striking the pole and a fence. The front of the vehicle was severely damaged and the utility pole was leaning and cracked at the top due to the accident. The unidentified man suffered only minor injuries. This accident resulted in a power outage.
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Over 2,400 Brampton homes and businesses affected by power outages

More than 2,400 homes and businesses in Brampton were affected by power outages. Alectra Utilities reports that power was interrupted between Chinguacousy Road and Main Street South on the north side of Highway 407.

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3,500 homes and businesses affected by power outage in St Catharines

In St. Catharines, more than 3,500 homes and businesses were affected by the power outages, and Alectra Utilities workers were sent to the affected areas.
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Hydro One reports power outage to thousands of local customers

According to Hydro One's outage map, thousands of customers are still without power after yesterday's storm. Areas affected include the northern part of the city (including Chelmsford, Dowling and Onaping), as well as the Highway 17 corridor from Walden to the Elliot Lake exit, Espanola, Manitoulin Island and Killarney.

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Scheduled power outage on October 1, 2021 in Beacon Hill-Cyrville

On October 1, 2021, Ottawa Hydro will begin scheduled work to maintain the reliability of the region's power system. Planned outages will be required to ensure the work can be performed safely. The outages will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
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Power outage in Foxboro area caused by transport trucks

Belleville police have released information about an incident that left thousands without power Wednesday. According to police, officers and firefighters responded shortly before noon to Frankford Road, east of Highway 62, after receiving a report that a transport truck had pulled down power lines. Further investigation revealed that the incident caused a power outage that affected more than 2,000 people in the area. Police temporarily closed the road while crews repaired the damage. No injuries were reported.

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Cambridge affected by a power outage after a truck hit a power pole

CAMBRIDGE - Nearly 200 homes were affected by a power outage Monday morning after a truck ran over a power pole on the north side of the 401. Around 8:10 a.m., emergency crews responded to a report of a single-vehicle accident in the area of Boxwood Drive and Cherry Blossom Road in Cambridge. According to Waterloo Regional Police, a dump truck struck a utility pole and overturned. Water crews responded and closed the intersection and surrounding roads. 186 customers lost power as a result of the incident, according to Energy Plus. In a tweet, the company estimated that power would be restored to all homes by 2:30 p.m. As of 10 a.m., 43 homes were still without power.
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Nearly 2000 homes affected by power outage in Burlington

Burlington Hydro is investigating a power outage that occurred in Burlington on Monday, November 29. The outage left approximately 2,000 customers without electricity.The outage, on the line at Walkers and Upper Middle Road, occurred at about 12:15 p.m. Burlington Hydro said the faulty switch in the area was replaced last week, but the incident is "under investigation" because "the problem has not been resolved," and a Hydro representative said they are "investigating to isolate the problem." We thank you for your continued understanding."
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Power outage caused by powerful snowstorm leaves many Regina residents in the dark

Some Regina residents will be without power overnight due to Tuesday's heavy snowfall, SaskPower confirmed on Twitter Tuesday night that residents in the eastern part of the city, between Park Street and Rothwell Street, and between Broad Street and Winnipeg Street in the Warehouse District, will be without power. SaskPower announced on Twitter Tuesday night that people in the eastern part of the city between Park Street and Rothwell Street and in the Warehouse District between Broad Street and Winnipeg Street will in a power outage
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Vancouver area power outage leaves 4,500 residents without electricity

As a result, trees fell on power lines, power lines fell to the ground, and appliances failed, leaving more than 4,500 Metro Vancouver residents without power. In the city of Vancouver, about 380 people were without power, and BC Hydro said there were small power outages at university campuses. The largest outages are occurring in East Vancouver.
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Power outage in Pembroke area caused by lack of provincial grid

Power has been restored to most of the Pembroke region. The outage occurred this afternoon (Nov. 16, 2021) and lasted about 30 minutes. According to Ottawa River Power, the outage was due to a problem with the 115 kV transmission system serving the Pembroke region. Power outages are still continuing in some areas near Pembroke Regional Hospital. Crews are being dispatched and power is expected to be restored by 3 or 3:30 p.m.
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Hydro One power outage in Ontario leaves thousands without power

Thousands of people in Ontario could be in for a tough morning due to power outages, with more than 3,000 customers in Ontario currently without power, according to Hydro One's website. According to the outage map, as of Tuesday morning, 1,574 homes near the Midland area were without power due to multiple outages. The outages are expected to be restored around 10:45 a.m. In the Owen Sound area, 394 customers are without power due to three outages, which are expected to be restored around 10 a.m. The outage near Burk's Falls was caused by a tree on a power line and affected 720 homes. The power outage near Burk's Falls was caused by a tree on a power line and affected 720 homes. Crews are currently assessing the damage and have not yet determined when the outage will end. According to Hydro One, 206 homes from Wyse to Eldee are without power, and power is expected to be restored around 9:45 a.m. A smaller outage affecting less than 20 homes near Balsam Creek is also expected to be restored by 10:30 a.m. 122 customers in the area from Uphill to McCrackins Beach are also without power, which is expected to be restored by 9 a.m. More than 70 homes are also without power due to minor outages near Stratford, Chatham-Kent, Mallorytown, Combermere and Lakefield, and there are varying views on when power will be restored.
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Power outage causes New Dundee Public School to close

Due to a power outage, classes at New Dundee Public School have been cancelled for at least one day; the Waterloo Region Public School Board announced the closure Wednesday morning. Students will be able to access their Google Classroom or Brightspace VLE to participate in the distance learning day. Staff will be at school distributing Chromebooks to those who do not have the devices. Students and families will be updated on the New Dundee Public School website as to whether school will resume on Thursday.

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Power outages expected as rainstorm hits Greater Victoria

After a rainy weekend with rainfall warnings in effect since Monday morning, Environment Canada has issued a warning for high winds expected in Greater Victoria and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in the early hours of this afternoon. According to Environment Canada, Greater Victoria will experience winds of 40 to 90 kilometers per hour from the west, and winds will increase in the morning as a cold front moves through the area. Winds of 40 to 60 km/h will be prevalent over most of Greater Victoria. However, exposed coastal areas near the strait will experience westerly winds of 60 km/h with gusts up to 90 km/h," said a statement from Environment Canada.
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Power outage caused by an accident a part of eastern Belleville affected

Parts of eastern Belleville lost power for more than five hours overnight. Just after 9 p.m. Sunday night, a car crashed into a utility pole in the area of Hastings Drive and Montgomery Boulevard, near McDowell's Independent Grocer. The driver of the dark-colored SUV fled the scene and police are investigating his whereabouts. crews from Elexicon Energy made repairs and restored power around 3 a.m. Monday.
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On Vancouver Island, thousands of people were affected by the power outage.

Thousands of BC Hydro customers suffered power outages Tuesday morning as a result of storms that hit Vancouver Island and the southern Gulf Islands. At 7 a.m., BC Hydro staff surveyed dozens of outages, mainly in Colwood, Langford, Nanaimo and Courtenay, and found more than 7,000 customers on the island were without power.
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Power outage due to severe wind storm in British Columbia, approximately 25,000 people affected

More than 25,000 homes in southwestern British Columbia are without power after a severe storm hit the area overnight. Most of the outages are concentrated in the Lower Mainland, where more than 20,000 customers are without power, according to B.C. Hydro. Much of the North Coast is similarly in the dark until this afternoon because of damage to several critical power lines. Hydro spokesman Kyle Donaldson said emergency crews arriving on the scene found three broken power poles that need to be repaired. In addition, about 3,000 people on Vancouver Island and about 2,000 people in North Vancouver are without power.
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Truck hits a power line and causes a power outage

A transformer was damaged when a transport trailer crashed into a power line on private property near Parkdale Avenue and Windsor Drive in north Brockville around 6 a.m. Thursday. The crash caused a power outage in the area, city police said. Hydro crews and the Brockville Fire Department responded to the scene. A portion of the road was closed while repairs were made.
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Power outage in Grey County and Muskoka, schools affected

The power outage affected over 3,500 Hydro One customers in the Bracebridge and Gravenhurst areas. The Trillium Lakelands District School Board issued a special message advising students who were not in school to stay home. More than 5,000 Gray County customers are also starting their day in the dark. Areas affected by the outage include Hanover and West Gray.

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Brampton: Power outage leaves thousands without electricity

About 5,000 homes and businesses in Brampton were affected by a power outage Tuesday morning. According to Alectra Utilities, 4,654 homes and businesses are affected by the outage in the area of Vodden Street and Main Street in Brampton. Crews have been dispatched to make repairs, but there is no estimated date for power to be restored.

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Power outage affecting several homes west of Townline

A power outage, the cause of which is still undetermined, is underway west of Townline. Line crews are currently on site investigating the cause of the outage.