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Ridge Meadows RCMP traffic alert. (Ridge Meadows RCMP/Twitter)

UPDATE: Road closures in Maple Ridge after crash leaves hundreds without power

No injuries were reported in the single-vehicle collision

 

Results, first published March 12, say 20 per cent of homeowners who conducted renovations regret focusing solely on aesthetic upgrades. (Pixabay)

20% of B.C. homeowners regret 2020 renovations: report

More than half surveyed say they’ve made upgrades to their home since last March

 

BC Hydro is reporting a power outage is just north of the Lougheed Highway, between 203rd Street and Laity Street, and Dewdney Trunk Road and Powell Avenue. (BC Hydro)
BC Hydro is reporting a power outage is just north of the Lougheed Highway, between 203rd Street and Laity Street, and Dewdney Trunk Road and Powell Avenue. (BC Hydro)
Site C will go ahead, one year later and $5.3 billion more, the NDP announced Feb 26. (BC Hydro image)

B.C. to go ahead with Site C dam, with new $16B budget and delayed to 2025

Reviews recommend more oversight, beefed up foundation stability work

Site C will go ahead, one year later and $5.3 billion more, the NDP announced Feb 26. (BC Hydro image)
From bedrooms being too hot to too cold to blanket thieves, B.C. couples had their share of complaints according to a recent BC Hydro survey. (Pixabay photo)

Some B.C. couples admit to sleeping in separate rooms over temperature: survey

Even retreating under the covers can’t spare some B.C. couples from temperature issues

From bedrooms being too hot to too cold to blanket thieves, B.C. couples had their share of complaints according to a recent BC Hydro survey. (Pixabay photo)
Christmas may be over, but many B.C. neighbourhoods are still shining bright with the glimmer of holiday decorations and lights into 2021. (Black Press Media files)

British Columbians keep Christmas lights on past holidays to combat ‘COVID-19 blues’

One-third of households have kept their holiday decorations on display in 2021: B.C. Hydro survey

Christmas may be over, but many B.C. neighbourhoods are still shining bright with the glimmer of holiday decorations and lights into 2021. (Black Press Media files)
When the wind howls, trees can come down and bring power lines with them. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)

Heavy winds leave over 44,000 in Lower Mainland without power, 100,000 across B.C.

Crews working to restore 97 separate outages in Lower Mainland, 355 across province

When the wind howls, trees can come down and bring power lines with them. (Lexi Bainas/News Staff)
Thousands in Ridge Meadows are left without power on Wednesday, Jan 13 as a result of the windstorm. (BC Hydro)
Thousands in Ridge Meadows are left without power on Wednesday, Jan 13 as a result of the windstorm. (BC Hydro)
B.C. Hydro studies indicate mobile homes use 50 per cent more electricity than other home type. (File Photo)

Heating costs run high for mobile homes, but BC Hydro offers tips

Most mobile home customers in B.C. are low-income, seniors

B.C. Hydro studies indicate mobile homes use 50 per cent more electricity than other home type. (File Photo)
Crews were busy clearing the Eric Langton Elementary School parking lot on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 after the season’s first storm on Monday. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)

‘Some customers may be out for a second night’ says BC Hydro as crews work to restore power

Snowstorm required all fire crews from Ridge Meadows to respond

Crews were busy clearing the Eric Langton Elementary School parking lot on Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2020 after the season’s first storm on Monday. (Ronan O’Doherty/The News)
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British Columbians are using virtual methods to stay connected this holiday season (Pixabay)

BC Hydro predicts an electricity-usage high this COVID-19 holiday season

Zoom is the number one downloaded app this year, as more people connect digitally

British Columbians are using virtual methods to stay connected this holiday season (Pixabay)
A series of power outages are popping up across Maple Ridge this morning (BC Hydro outages map screenshot)

UPDATE: Power outages popping up across Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

More than 2,500 customers are affected in Maple Ridge, large outage in Pitt Meadows affecting 2,250

A series of power outages are popping up across Maple Ridge this morning (BC Hydro outages map screenshot)
Snow clings to tree branches as a woman crosses a street in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. British Columbia’s electrical supplier says homeowners are not ready for the upcoming winter storm season even though many households report they weathered COVID-19-related closures and shortages earlier this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

BC Hydro warns toilet paper stockpiles won’t help when storms cut power

Crown utility says its data show there has been a 117 per cent increase in storms over the past several years

Snow clings to tree branches as a woman crosses a street in Vancouver, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019. British Columbia’s electrical supplier says homeowners are not ready for the upcoming winter storm season even though many households report they weathered COVID-19-related closures and shortages earlier this year. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
BC Hydro has reported a power outage in Pitt Meadows on Saturday, Oct. 24. (BC Hydro)
BC Hydro has reported a power outage in Pitt Meadows on Saturday, Oct. 24. (BC Hydro)
BC Hydro map showing where power has been knocked out is dotted with over a dozen outages. (BC Hydro map screenshot)

Thousands without power in Lower Mainland on election day

One outage in Langley and Surrey is affecting over 4,000 customers

BC Hydro map showing where power has been knocked out is dotted with over a dozen outages. (BC Hydro map screenshot)
More and more electric cars are on the road, but one Chevy Bolt owner was shocked to see how much his BC Hydro bill skyrocketed once he started charging the vehicle. (Black Press file photo)

Lower Mainland man sees significant spike in BC Hydro bill after buying electrical vehicle

An increase should be expected, but Brian Chwiendacz experienced a 200-plus per cent hike

More and more electric cars are on the road, but one Chevy Bolt owner was shocked to see how much his BC Hydro bill skyrocketed once he started charging the vehicle. (Black Press file photo)
A tree blocks a road and brings down Hydro lines in east Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

BC Hydro reacts quickly to windstorm outages in Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge

Crews have restored power to 96 per cent of customers impacted by Tuesday’s windstorm

A tree blocks a road and brings down Hydro lines in east Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)
A tree blocks the road and brings down Hydro lines on 102nd Avenue in east Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)

UPDATE: High winds turning out lights in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

Over 40,000 power outages in Lower Mainland Tuesday afternoon

A tree blocks the road and brings down Hydro lines on 102nd Avenue in east Maple Ridge. (Colleen Flanagan/The News)