Power Outage News in Canada

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Power outage in Hamilton, over 1,156 homes and businesses affected

The power outage affects the area from Stone Church Road West to Mohawk Road West and from Upper Horning Road to Garth Road. In all, some 1156 homes and businesses were without power. Alectra Utilities crews are on site trying to resolve the problem.
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2,500 homes and businesses affected by power outage in northwest Brampton

The areas affected are: Winston Churchill Boulevard, Creditview Road, Mayfield Road and Queen Street. The power outage left 2,500 homes and businesses without power. Alectra crews are on site to resolve the problem.
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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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The East of the country affected by a power cut

This power outage, the reason of which is still unknown, has affected nearly 800 customers of the PUC. An investigation is underway to determine the cause of the outage. The areas affected by this outage are: Queen E., Varsity Avenue to Lake Street, as well as secondary streets (Elizabeth, Parkdale, Caddy, Drake, Oak Park Cres), Algoma University and the City of Ottawa.
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Kamloops: 1,500 B.C. Hydro customers affected by power outage

The outage, which is under investigation, affected properties north of Barnhartvale Road, west of Pinantan Lake Road, east of Westsyde Road and south of Mount Lolo Road. It has 1,522 B.C. Hydro customers.
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Manitoba First Nations Power Outage Likely Caused by Forest Fire Damage

Manitoba Hydro suspects that the cause of the power outage in a number of Manitoba First Nations and communities is due to damage caused by a forest fire. The power line that supplies Berens River, Bloodvein, Little Grand Rapids, Poplar River, Loon Straits, Pauingassi and Manigotagan is down, according to a spokesperson for the Crown Corporation. Manitoba Hydro's map shows 2,000 customers affected. Crews will patrol the line to determine the exact cause of the outages once the situation is safe, Manitoba Hydro says.
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Amherst: Scheduled power outage

Due to the relocation on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 of a historic home built in 1900 from 205 S. Pleasant Street to 21 Baker Street in Amherst, a power outage will be noted along the route. The outage will begin at 10 p.m. on July 28 and is expected to be completed by 6 a.m. on July 29.
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bowl affected by a power outage

The West Bowl area has experienced power outages, the cause of which is unknown at this time. The outage affected 1774 BC Hydro customers, but power was restored to all but 362 customers. The remaining outages are east of Ospika and west of Abbott Crescent.
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Belleville: power outage in a part of the west

Belleville West is experiencing power outages which according to a message from Elexicon on Twitter is due to "animal interference". Approximately 55 customers in the area of Purdy and Franks Streets are affected by this outage.
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Yellowknife region: power outage probably caused by lightning

According to NTPC spokesperson Doug Prendergast, the power outage was caused by a "lightning strike" on the transmission line at the Snare hydroelectric facility, affecting Yellowknife, Dettah and Behchoko. "Restoration is underway with support from Jackfish. Lightning is still present in the area and may continue to cause problems tonight," he added.
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Power outages expected in several northern communities after vehicle collision

This necessary power outage will affect 6,800 customers in La Ronge, Air Ronge, Stanley Mission, Weyakwin, Waskesiu, Timber Bay and Southend. A planned power outage will be required to make repairs after a vehicle hit a power line southwest of La Ronge, Scott McGregor of SaskPower told paNOW.
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Power outage due to high winds and heavy rains

Post-tropical storm Elsa caused power outages affecting more than 800 NB Power customers. Moncton and Dieppe experienced the most significant outage, affecting over 700 homes and businesses. An earlier outage in Charlotte County affected over 100 NB Power customers.
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Major power outage of almost an hour in Sarawak, with double circuit tripping in Murum

A power outage caused by a double circuit trip on the 275kV Murum transmission line affected customers in several parts of Sarawak. The main areas affected according to the Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB) statement were: Kuching, Sri Aman, Sarikei, Mukah, Sibu, Bintulu and parts of Miri. It added, "Restoration works started immediately and power supply was restored gradually in the affected areas, with almost full restoration by 10:30 pm."

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ST. CATHARINES: Power outage, about 500 homes and businesses affected after an accident

A car accident caused a power outage that knocked out 490 homes north of Lakeshore Road, between Vine Street and Welland Canals Parkway, according to Alectra Utilities officials. Crews were dispatched to restore power.
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Hamilton: downtown affected by power outage

The area of Barton Street and John Street North affected by power outages says Alectra Utilities. About 281 customers are affected and crews are on site. The utility has not yet posted an estimated time of recovery (ETR).
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Mississauga: power outage affects over 1681 homes and businesses.

Much of Mississauga is affected by a power outage that could result in numerous delays on area roads. 1,681 homes and businesses in the area from Britannia Road to Highway 403 and from Fallingbrook Drive to Kennedy Road are affected by the outage. A hydro crew was dispatched to the area.
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Power outage in northwest Barrie disrupts morning traffic

Hundreds of people are affected by this early morning power outage in the northwest of the city. In some neighborhoods, the power came back on a few minutes later, but at last count, hundreds of customers were still without power. The outage was caused by lightning striking Alectra Utilities' equipment. At the same time, traffic lights on Bayfield Street and Cundles Street, Anne Street and Leacock Drive, and Leacock Drive and Gibbon Drive were all down.
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British Columbia: Power outages for hundreds in Peace Region after severe storm

Important BC Hydro infrastructures were destroyed by the lightning storm causing power outages in many areas such as VANCOUVER, where thousands of people are still without electricity. Mora Scott, spokesperson, said BC Hydro hopes to restore power to all remaining properties on Monday. The destructive storm also left some Peace residents without access to water.
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Some attributed to storms, power outages were noted across NWT

According to The NWT Power Corporation, the power outages in Yellowknife were related to a storm on the city's hydroelectric system. Residents reported losing power two or three times. Outages were also reported in Behchokǫ̀, Hay River, Fort Resolution and Fort Smith.
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Power outage in Prince Edward County and Carrying Place

6,000 Hydro One customers affected by a power outage, a widespread outage for a few hours.
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Power outage caused by lightning in Shelburne

Shelburne County residents are without power, with approximately 2,900 customers left in the dark in cities from Shelburne to Upper Ohio, to Gunning Cove, and further southwest to Port La Tour. The cause of the power outage was a lightning strike at one of the substations, according to Nova Scotia Power.
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Power outage in Newburgh

A major power outage in the Newburgh area caused by damaged equipment in CenterPoint Energy's Broadview substation has affected over 1,700 CenterPoint Energy customers.
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Power outage caused by a runaway truck that hit a utility pole

The collision occurred at the intersection of Weaver Street and Queen Street West, where a runaway transport truck struck a power pole causing a power outage. The Waterloo Region Police Team was called in to investigate this accident.
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Downtown Shaunavon affected by a power outage on the weekend

The power outage was planned, according to SaskPower spokesperson Scott McGregor. It affected 23 SaskPower customers in downtown Shaunavon. The outage was due to crews replacing a power pole in the downtown area.
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In St. Albert and northwest Edmonton power outages for thousands caused by a Raven

Residents of St. Albert and northwest Edmonton were not expecting the unexpected power outage that occurred after a crow made contact with AltaLink's North Calder substation. This resulted in 9,000 people losing power.