Power Outage News in Canada

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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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600 homes and businesses affected by power outage in Mississauga

The power outage affected 627 homes and businesses according to Alectra. The areas affected are the Eastgate Pkwy and Dixie Rd. area with an approximate date of when the power will be restored currently unknown. A team is being dispatched to resolve the problem.
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Grey Bruce: Major power outage closes some schools

According to Hydro One, most areas of the Bruce Peninsula are experiencing power outages. Hydro One said its staff is working on site. According to the Grey Bruce Student Transportation Consortium, several schools are closed today due to the outages. At 7:35 a.m., it was announced that elementary and middle schools in the Bruce Peninsula District, Peninsula Coast District and St. John's were closed.

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Over 1,800 homes and businesses affected by power outage in Hamilton

Alectra reports that approximately 1,825 homes and businesses are affected in the area from Hunter Street W to Robinson Street and from Pearl Street S to James Street S. The cause of the outage is under investigation. A crew has been dispatched to help resolve the problem.
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Eastern Hamilton Mountain affected by power outage, 3000 homes and businesses without power

Thousands of homes and businesses on the east side of Hamilton are without power on Wednesday morning, Sept. 15, with Alectra Utilities reporting that 2.964 customers in the area from Upper Gage to Mount Albion Boulevard and from Mohawk Road to Limeridge Road are without power, According to Alectra Utilities, 2,964 customers are affected by the limited outage. According to the utility, the outages are due to "problems with the underground power distribution system" and personnel are being dispatched to fix the problem.

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Mississauga: 1150 homes and businesses affected by power outage

More than 1,000 homes and businesses in Mississauga are expected to be without power on Monday night, September 13, with Alectra Utilities reporting outages in the Collegeway, Sheridan Park Drive, Winston Churchill Boulevard and Mississauga Road. The official customer count is 1,153.
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Power outages and extensive damage caused by Hurricane Larry in NL

Hurricane Larry's high winds, heavy rains and storm surge caused extensive property damage and power outages in the eastern Ousimaa region. Larry made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane with winds of 120 km/h, reaching 180 km/h in some areas. The wind gusts were so strong that trees and power lines were downed and buildings were damaged in many areas. "Hurricane Larry caused significant damage to trees and property in the city," St. John's Mayor Danny Breen said at a news conference Saturday, adding that "it could have been much worse." Up to 60,000 people lost power during the storm, but about 5,500 people were still without power Sunday, according to the Newfoundland Energy Authority.
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Shuswap: power outage caused by collision, several regions affected

Power Outage Blinds Over 2,400 BC Hydro Customers Caused by Crash in Shuswap More than 2,400 BC Hydro customers in the Shuswap area are in the dark. The outage occurred shortly after 1 p.m. on Wednesday and the cause is currently under investigation. BC Hydro crews have been dispatched to the scene, but have not yet arrived. It is not known when the power will be restored.

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Over 600 homes and businesses affected by power outage in Hamilton

Approximately 611 homes and businesses are without power in the area between East 27th Street and East 42nd Street and between E. Queensdale Avenue and Mountain Park Avenue. Alectra says the outage is due to an air distribution problem. Alectra says the outage was caused by an air distribution problem and officials are working to resolve the issue.

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Brampton: 3,000 homes and businesses affected by power outage

According to an Alectra notification at 11:36 a.m., approximately 3,000 homes and businesses are affected in the area from Heritage Road to Highway 410 and from Steele's Avenue W to Williams Pkwy. The origin of the power outage is still undetermined. There is currently no restoration schedule.
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Fort St. John and Taylor affected by power outages

Multiple power outages are occurring in the Fort St. John, British Columbia area. According to BC Hydro's outage map, four outages are affecting more than 1,300 people. The cause of each outage is under investigation, but may be due to high winds in the area. According to Environment Canada, at noon, the wind speed at YSF was 76 km/h.

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Power Outage in Ancaster Affects Over 300 Customers

In Ancaster Township, west of Hamilton, the outage is expected to last into the evening. according to Alectra Utilities, the outage affects 302 homes and businesses between Wilson Street East and Golf Links Road, Highway 403. The outage affected 302 homes and businesses between Wilson Street East and Golf Links Road, Highway 403.
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Power outage on the Great Northern Highway caused by an animal

More than 1,000 PUC Services customers along the Great Northern Highway were without power following an animal encounter. According to a release, the outage began at 8:47 p.m. and lasted until 9:46 p.m., affecting 1,225 customers. The outage occurred along the Great Northern Road from Northern Avenue to the Third Line.
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Sudbury, Manitoulin Island and Elliot Lake affected by power outage

SUDBURY - Hydro One says thousands of customers in the Sudbury, Manitoulin Island and Elliot Lake areas experienced numerous power outages Sunday night. According to its website, there were 15 outages in the Sudbury area, affecting just over 5,000 customers. It is currently expected to be restored around 9:45 p.m. On Manitoulin Island, meanwhile, more than 15,000 customers are affected. According to the website, there are currently nine power outages. Electricity is expected to be restored by 10 p.m. There are also seven outages in Elliot Lake, affecting 296 customers. Hydro One said it expects power to be fully restored by 9:30 p.m. The outage was caused by torrential rains and strong wind gusts in the northeast region Sunday night. According to Hydro One, "the outage management tool will be updated every 10 minutes as information is received from the field.
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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. According to the outage map, power should be restored within an hour in northern Sudbury, but Hydro One is "still looking into" when power will be restored along Highway 17, Espanola, Manitoulin Island and Killarney.

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Thunderstorms and strong winds uproot trees and cause power outages in Greater Toronto Area

Severe thunderstorms swept through the western GTA and Hamilton Thursday night, triggering widespread weather warnings and advisories. A cold front brought high temperatures and moisture, causing puddles and heavy rainfall that led to flooding in some areas. According to Environment Canada, about 60 millimetres of rain fell in less than an hour. Strong wind gusts also hit Etobicoke, causing several trees to fall and power outages. According to Toronto Hydro, many homes and businesses were left in the dark at the height of the storm and the company is working to restore power. In particular, residents on Evans Road, Lakeshore, Brown's Line and Etobicoke Creek will be without power at least until Friday morning. Our employees are working as quickly and safely as possible to provide power to our remaining customers," the company wrote on Twitter. - It wrote on Twitter.

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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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Oakville: Power outage slows traffic

According to Halton Regional Police, the stop is located in the area of Trafalgar Road and the Sixth Line. The line extends north to Dundas Street and south to Queen Elizabeth Way. Meanwhile, two lanes of Highway 401 are closed due to a collision at Trafalgar, according to the Ontario Ministry of Transportation.
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Power outage: Over 2,000 homes and businesses without power in Mississauga

A power outage in Mississauga affected more than 2,200 homes and businesses, Alectra Utilities reports.
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1000 Greater Moncton residents affected by power outage

According to NB Power's outage network, up to 1,090 customers in the Ryan Road area are affected by the power outage. NB Power spokesperson Dominic Couture said crews are patrolling the area to investigate the cause of the outage.
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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. Police, who also arrived at the scene, discovered that someone had cut the copper wires on two transformers and then severed the braid wires. According to police, a significant portion of the ground wire had been cut, causing power outages.
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Lake Country affected by power outage

Approximately 240 Lake County customers were affected by the power outage. B.C. Hydro says the outage, which occurred north of Pelmewash Parkway, was caused by a fire. Vernon Matters listeners say the outage caused traffic congestion on Highway 97. B.C. Hydro says crews are on their way to fix the problem.
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Power outage in Fort St. John due to violent winds

According to B.C. Hydro, several power outages have occurred, with the two largest outages affecting large parts of Fort St. John. At 4:50 p.m., Hydro said crews were dispatched to repair the two major outages.
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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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Burnaby power outage caused by garbage truck breaking power lines

Scotchhappy's Reddit photo shows a garbage truck caught in a power line; BC Hydro's outage map shows homes without power on Kitchener Street, east of Boundary Road. (Scroll above to see the BC Hydro map). It is not yet known when power will be restored; BC Hydro says crews are on their way.