Power Outage News in Canada

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Power outage impacted almost 2000 customers
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Power outage impacted almost 2000 customers

Power restored after outage in Kitchener. Initially, almost 1,500 customers were without power. The outage prompted the Kitchener Public Library to close all of its locations, and the Centre in the Square closed its box office.
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Falling tree knocks power out at Big White
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Falling tree knocks power out at Big White

Skivers and residents at Big White near Kelowna were affected by a power outage after a tree downed a power line that supplies the mountain community with electricity. The power outage was later restored. Activities in the park were cancelled.
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Power outages caused by storm
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Power outages caused by storm

Power outages caused by the destructive storm that swept across Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec stretched into the fourth day.
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Freezing rain causes power outages
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Freezing rain causes power outages

More than 55,000 customers lost power. Tens of thousands of Nova Scotia Power customers across the province lost power after freezing rain caused transmission issues. Customers were affected in Halifax, Dartmouth, Antigonish County, Port Hawkesbury and Cape Breton Regional Municipality.
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Massive Power Outage in Capreol
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Massive Power Outage in Capreol

A power Outage was caused by a serious issue at Hydro One’s Martindale Transmission Station, which supplies power to many GSH distribution substations. There were 9,918 customers affected by the outage. With the power outage, traffic lights and street lights were greatly affected.
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Customers impacted by power outage in Waterford
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Customers impacted by power outage in Waterford

Thousands of customers in the Waterford area are impacted by a power outage caused by a hydro pole fire. Crews were working and restored service a couple of hours later.
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Canada with power outages and chaos
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Canada with power outages and chaos

An enormous storm was battering a vast swath of the US and Canada, knocking out power to more than 1.4 million homes and businesses, grounding thousands of flights. The storm has intensified while sweeping east to achieve the status of a “bomb cyclone.
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More than 4000 customers impacted by power outages
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More than 4000 customers impacted by power outages

G&E reported that crews restored the power outages in Calaveras County. The initial number was over 4,000, but crews restored power to 712 customers in the Rancho Calaveras area and 2,634 in a larger outage on both sides of Highway 26 that was stretching from Rail Road Flat to Glenco, WiIlseyville West Poin. No cause has yet been given for these outages. The utility reports that crews are investigating the causes of all of these outages.
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Power outage affecting several homes west of Townline
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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.
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Power outage caused by stolen electrical wires
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Power outage caused by stolen electrical wires

Copper wire thieves have been charged with causing a 12-hour fire at a Sarnia shopping centre. According to Sarnia police, the city's fire department was notified of a fire at the electrical complex behind Eastland Plaza on Indian Road, causing a power outage for a couple of hours, affecting Sarnia's customers.
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Vancouver Island affected by a power outage
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Vancouver Island affected by a 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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More than 16,500 customers lose power
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More than 16,500 customers lose power

An unplanned power outage in the Fredericton area was affecting 16,653 customers, but lights started coming back on within half an hour. Power was restored to all customers. Belliveau said the cause of the outage seems to have been "an equipment issue at a substation, but more review will be done to assure this."
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Vancouver area power outage leaves 4,500 residents without electricity
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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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Truck hits a power line and causes a power outage
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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. 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 outages in parts of Colchester, Pictou counties
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Power outages in parts of Colchester, Pictou counties

Around 4,600 customers in the Tatamagouche area were without power, according to the Nova Scotia Power outage map.
The cause of the outage was a transmission interruption, and crews restored the power a few later. Crews were patrolling the transmission line by helicopter to identify the source of the problem.
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Thousands of power outages reported in the Valley
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Thousands of power outages reported in the Valley

Thousands of residents in Trumbull County and Mercer County were left without power. Just over 400 people were without power in Trumbull County at the height of the outage. WKBN reached out to First Energy to confirm whether this incident was the cause of some outages in Trumbull County. WKBN has not yet received a response.
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Mississauga: 150 homes and businesses affected by power outage
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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. Crews restored service a little later.
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Storm leaves thousands without power
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Storm leaves thousands without power

Entire province under rain, wind and flash freeze warnings. A windy and wet winter storm has left thousands in Nova Scotia without power and caused travel delays.
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More than 13,000 customers without power
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More than 13,000 customers without power

Several power outages in southern Manitoba, caused more than 13,000 customers to lose power. It notes that these outages are likely due to storm conditions. Crews across the province were working as quickly and safely as possible to restore the power.
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People without power following outage in downtown Victoria
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People without power following outage in downtown Victoria

A power outage in downtown Victoria has left more than 1,800 people in the dark, according to BC Hydro. Crews were assigned and en route to get the power restored. Service was later restored.
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Ottawa Power Outages
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Ottawa Power Outages

Power was back on for hundreds of customers in downtown Ottawa following a massive power outage. Hydro Ottawa reported several areas without power on and around Somerset Street, as well as in the south end of the Golden Triangle and at the Rideau Centre mall. A tweet from Hydro Ottawa says the outage was caused by animal contact.
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Driver causes power outage
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Driver causes power outage

A vehicle struck and downed Hydro One power lines in the vicinity of the intersection of Triple Bay Road and Highway 12, Tay Township, causing a power outage. Attending officers were forced to close Highway 12 in both directions at that location, including Rumney Road due to safety concerns of the downed high voltage power lines on the roadway. A couple of hours later, crews restored service.
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 A tree caused a large southeast N.B. power outage
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A tree caused a large southeast N.B. power outage

A massive power outage in southeastern New Brunswick was caused by a tree that was cut, N.B. Power says. It affected two transmission lines, and more than 50,000 customers lost power for several hours. Transmission lines feed smaller distribution networks. Couture compared it to a highway and street network.

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Thousands in hit with power outages
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Thousands in hit with power outages

A severe thunderstorm swept through much of southern Ontario, knocking out power to thousands of hydro customers. At its peak, Hydro One’s outage map showed nearly 40,000 customers without power. That number fell dramatically overnight, with more than 5,200 customers affected by outages. The statements said the thunderstorms brought torrential rain, damaging wind gusts and strong hail.
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Power restoration to Jasper, Alta.
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Power restoration to Jasper, Alta.

Jasper’s Chetamon Mountain wildfire continues to spread, setting some power poles alight and briefly shutting down power to the town site.
The entire town again briefly lost power Wednesday evening. Early Thursday morning it had been restored to more than 60 per cent of Jasper before experiencing another outage around 9:45 a.m.