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The Tyee
BC Education Funding Report Triggers War of Wordshurt not just by underfunding, but also by government decisions to download cos
BC Education Funding Report Triggers War of Words
The Tyee / Posted yesterday
hurt not just by underfunding, but also by government decisions to download costs like Medical Services Plan premiums and BC Hydro bills. Hemingway says the government could easily afford to restore education funding to its 2001 share of GDP by... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Traders Cove residents still evacuated, Bear Creek fire 75 % containedthe night across the fire area. No other issues were reported. RCMP security pa
Traders Cove residents still evacuated, Bear Creek fire 75 % contained
Lake Country Calendar / Posted yesterday
the night across the fire area. No other issues were reported. RCMP security patrols continue inside the evacuation area. BC Hydro crews worked hard yesterday, Aug. 23, and through the night to replace burned power poles and restored electrical... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
Wind causes damage, interrupts powerBy Carli Berry Strong winds caused power outages across the Shuswap Sunday nig
Wind causes damage, interrupts power
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted yesterday
By Carli Berry Strong winds caused power outages across the Shuswap Sunday night. According to BC Hydro, 15 reports of power outages occurred due to trees falling across power lines on Aug. 21 between 3:30 p.m. and Aug. 22 at 11:30 a.m. A Salmon... Read more
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Lake Country Calendar
Some Bear Creek Wildfire evacuees allowed to return homefires, food safety, water quality and septic tanks and disposal fields. Reside
Some Bear Creek Wildfire evacuees allowed to return home
Lake Country Calendar / Posted 3 days ago
fires, food safety, water quality and septic tanks and disposal fields. Residents returning are also advised to check BC Hydro for updates on power outages. RCMP officers will continue security patrols in the evacuated area overnight. The... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
Some Bear Creek Wildfire evacuees allowed to return homefires, food safety, water quality and septic tanks and disposal fields. Reside
Some Bear Creek Wildfire evacuees allowed to return home
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 3 days ago
fires, food safety, water quality and septic tanks and disposal fields. Residents returning are also advised to check BC Hydro for updates on power outages. RCMP officers will continue security patrols in the evacuated area overnight. The... Read more
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BC Local News
Some Bear Creek Wildfire evacuees allowed to return homefires, food safety, water quality and septic tanks and disposal fields. Reside
Some Bear Creek Wildfire evacuees allowed to return home
BC Local News / Posted 3 days ago
fires, food safety, water quality and septic tanks and disposal fields. Residents returning are also advised to check BC Hydro for updates on power outages. RCMP officers will continue security patrols in the evacuated area overnight. The... Read more
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Penticton Western News
Some Bear Creek Wildfire evacuees allowed to return homefires, food safety, water quality and septic tanks and disposal fields. Reside
Some Bear Creek Wildfire evacuees allowed to return home
Penticton Western News / Posted 3 days ago
fires, food safety, water quality and septic tanks and disposal fields. Residents returning are also advised to check BC Hydro for updates on power outages. RCMP officers will continue security patrols in the evacuated area overnight. The... Read more
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Kelowna Capital News
Some Bear Creek Wildfire evacuees allowed to return homefires, food safety, water quality and septic tanks and disposal fields. Reside
Some Bear Creek Wildfire evacuees allowed to return home
Kelowna Capital News / Posted 3 days ago
fires, food safety, water quality and septic tanks and disposal fields. Residents returning are also advised to check BC Hydro for updates on power outages. RCMP officers will continue security patrols in the evacuated area overnight. The... Read more
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BC Local News
Port McNeill prepares for UBCM conventioneducation and make it accessible to rural and remote communities; Review by the
Port McNeill prepares for UBCM convention
BC Local News / Posted 3 days ago
education and make it accessible to rural and remote communities; Review by the Utilities commission on the two tiered BC Hydro system; Our Mount Waddington communities have no access to an alternative fuel, unless it is firewood and many of... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
B.C.’s climate plan to leave out carbon price, greenhouse gas targetsinclude details of the electrification of upstream natural gas production. The
B.C.’s climate plan to leave out carbon price, greenhouse gas targets
The Globe and Mail / Posted 8 days ago
include details of the electrification of upstream natural gas production. The CLT had said B.C.’s strategy “should enable BC Hydro to commit to supplying new industrial projects with clean electricity by project startup, if necessary through the... Read more
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BC Local News
Wire fire takes out airport Hydro connectionEmergency and BC Hydro crews were called early Tuesday evening to the scene of
Wire fire takes out airport Hydro connection
BC Local News / Posted 8 days ago
Emergency and BC Hydro crews were called early Tuesday evening to the scene of a grass fire near the Smithers Regional Airport after a wire fell from its Hydro tower perch. Airport manager Rob Blackburn said a generator was used while Hydro crews... Read more
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BC Local News
Traffic changes coming at busy intersectionat this time. Part of that cost is due to the need to purchase property at the
Traffic changes coming at busy intersection
BC Local News / Posted 8 days ago
at this time. Part of that cost is due to the need to purchase property at the intersection, some of which is owned by BC Hydro. Council members said traffic on the road has grown significantly in recent years, and it is expected to grow more... Read more
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Mission City Record
Traffic changes coming at busy intersectionat this time. Part of that cost is due to the need to purchase property at the
Traffic changes coming at busy intersection
Mission City Record / Posted 8 days ago
at this time. Part of that cost is due to the need to purchase property at the intersection, some of which is owned by BC Hydro. Council members said traffic on the road has grown significantly in recent years, and it is expected to grow more... Read more
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The Northern View
LNG delays affecting hydro billsbill. If you’re starting to see your totals rise in the past few months, don’t
LNG delays affecting hydro bills
The Northern View / Posted 8 days ago
bill. If you’re starting to see your totals rise in the past few months, don’t fret (any more than you normally might). BC Hydro has filed its three-year Revenue Requirements Application to the BC Utilities Commission in late July, and permanent... Read more
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CTV News
Papers discuss fracking impact on B.C. dams, province defends approachreveal. Emails obtained through an access-to-information request by the Canadi
Papers discuss fracking impact on B.C. dams, province defends approach
CTV News / Posted 8 days ago
reveal. Emails obtained through an access-to-information request by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives show BC Hydro discussing the possible threat posed by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a mining technique that involves... Read more
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The Tyee
Alberta Offers Lessons in Keeping Dams Safe From FrackingBC Hydro is doing far less to ban potentially destructive fracking operations n
Alberta Offers Lessons in Keeping Dams Safe From Fracking
The Tyee / Posted 9 days ago
BC Hydro is doing far less to ban potentially destructive fracking operations near its biggest dams than an Alberta power producer, raising questions about why British Columbia isn’t taking more action to protect public safety. Documents obtained... Read more
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Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal
Ombudsperson mobile complaint clinic coming to Ashcroft and Cache Creekus.” Bodies that the ombudsperson can investigate include B.C. government mini
Ombudsperson mobile complaint clinic coming to Ashcroft and Cache Creek
Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal / Posted 9 days ago
us.” Bodies that the ombudsperson can investigate include B.C. government ministries; crown corporations such as ICBC and BC Hydro; government boards including WCB; hospitals, health authorities, and health-related agencies; schools and school... Read more
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Salmon Arm Observer
City supports status quo on herbicidesSalmon Arm council has opted for a diplomatic approach towards BC Hydro’s use o
City supports status quo on herbicides
Salmon Arm Observer / Posted 9 days ago
Salmon Arm council has opted for a diplomatic approach towards BC Hydro’s use of herbicides within the municipality. At its Aug. 8 meeting, council agreed to send a letter to the Crown corporation stating the city supports its practice of not using... Read more
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Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal
Rural dividend grants coming to Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Clintonplant generates electricity at a rate of 4.8 megawatts—enough to power more tha
Rural dividend grants coming to Ashcroft, Cache Creek, and Clinton
Ashcroft Cache Creek Journal / Posted 9 days ago
plant generates electricity at a rate of 4.8 megawatts—enough to power more than 2,500 typical households—and sells it to BC Hydro. Gervais says that the feasibility assessment will allow the village to examine what the options for the plant are... Read more
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BC Local News
BC Hydro concerned over impact of fracking on dams, documents revealOfficials at BC Hydro have been raising concerns as early as 2009 that earthqua
BC Hydro concerned over impact of fracking on dams, documents reveal
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
Officials at BC Hydro have been raising concerns as early as 2009 that earthquakes caused by a controversial gas-extraction method used in the mining industry may put the province's largest hydroelectric dams at risk, internal documents... Read more
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The Tyee
Hydro Officials Quietly Feared Fracking Threat to Peace River DamsSenior BC Hydro officials have quietly feared for years that earthquakes trigge
Hydro Officials Quietly Feared Fracking Threat to Peace River Dams
The Tyee / Posted 9 days ago
Senior BC Hydro officials have quietly feared for years that earthquakes triggered by energy industry fracking operations could damage its Peace River dams and put hundreds – if not thousands – of people at risk. Yet the Crown corporation has said... Read more
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BC Local News
High flying BC Hydro crews do maintenance workHelicopters hovering over Copper Mountain last week were lowering BC Hydro work
High flying BC Hydro crews do maintenance work
BC Local News / Posted 9 days ago
Helicopters hovering over Copper Mountain last week were lowering BC Hydro workers and equipment onto the power lines and transmission towers to do maintenance work. The crew, who are power line technicians based in Terrace, some of whom were born... Read more
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Terrace Standard
High flying BC Hydro crews do maintenance workHelicopters hovering over Copper Mountain last week were lowering BC Hydro work
High flying BC Hydro crews do maintenance work
Terrace Standard / Posted 9 days ago
Helicopters hovering over Copper Mountain last week were lowering BC Hydro workers and equipment onto the power lines and transmission towers to do maintenance work. The crew, who are power line technicians based in Terrace, some of whom were born... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
BC Hydro officials worry about risks of earthquakes triggered by frackingBC Hydro officials have worried that earthquakes triggered by fracking could da
BC Hydro officials worry about risks of earthquakes triggered by fracking
The Globe and Mail / Posted 9 days ago
BC Hydro officials have worried that earthquakes triggered by fracking could damage or destroy some of the utility’s dams in the province’s north, an issue that has been a point of discussion among staff over recent years, documents show. The... Read more
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Alberni Valley News
BC Hydro investigates partial power outages in Port AlberniBC Hydro is reporting power outages to nearly 250 homes in the Kingsway/ Montro
BC Hydro investigates partial power outages in Port Alberni
Alberni Valley News / Posted 10 days ago
BC Hydro is reporting power outages to nearly 250 homes in the Kingsway/ Montrose/ Third Avenue area of Port Alberni. They are looking into the problem and estimate it will be nearly 10 p.m. before they can resolve the... Read more
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BC Local News
BC Hydro investigates partial power outages in Port AlberniBC Hydro is reporting power outages to nearly 250 homes in the Kingsway/ Montro
BC Hydro investigates partial power outages in Port Alberni
BC Local News / Posted 10 days ago
BC Hydro is reporting power outages to nearly 250 homes in the Kingsway/ Montrose/ Third Avenue area of Port Alberni. They are looking into the problem and estimate it will be nearly 10 p.m. before they can resolve the... Read more
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The Chilliwack Progress
UPDATE: One dead in logging truck crash12:30 p.m. along the highway near Harrison Mills. A nearby power pole was knoc
UPDATE: One dead in logging truck crash
The Chilliwack Progress / Posted 10 days ago
12:30 p.m. along the highway near Harrison Mills. A nearby power pole was knocked down as a result of the incident and BC Hydro had to turn power off to allow traffic investigators into the scene. Fraser Valley Traffic Services, with support... Read more
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Abbotsford News
Power outage impacts more than 4,000 customers in Abbotsford and Missionand businesses in Abbotsford and Mission this morning (Friday). The outage too
Power outage impacts more than 4,000 customers in Abbotsford and Mission
Abbotsford News / Posted 13 days ago
and businesses in Abbotsford and Mission this morning (Friday). The outage took place just before 8 a.m., according to the BC Hydro website. The largest portion of the outage – affecting about 3,100 customers – encompassed an area north of Highway... Read more
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BC Local News
Power outage impacts more than 4,000 customers in Abbotsford and Missionand businesses in Abbotsford and Mission this morning (Friday). The outage too
Power outage impacts more than 4,000 customers in Abbotsford and Mission
BC Local News / Posted 13 days ago
and businesses in Abbotsford and Mission this morning (Friday). The outage took place just before 8 a.m., according to the BC Hydro website. The largest portion of the outage – affecting about 3,100 customers – encompassed an area north of Highway... Read more
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Mission City Record
Power outage impacts more than 4,000 customers in Abbotsford and Missionand businesses in Abbotsford and Mission this morning (Friday). The outage too
Power outage impacts more than 4,000 customers in Abbotsford and Mission
Mission City Record / Posted 13 days ago
and businesses in Abbotsford and Mission this morning (Friday). The outage took place just before 8 a.m., according to the BC Hydro website. The largest portion of the outage – affecting about 3,100 customers – encompassed an area north of Highway... Read more
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BC Local News
Company investigating local solar potentialwill consist of solar panels, access roads, a switchyard and a transmission lin
Company investigating local solar potential
BC Local News / Posted 13 days ago
will consist of solar panels, access roads, a switchyard and a transmission line to the point of interconnection with the BC Hydro electricity grid. According to a letter submitted by the company to the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
Parksville city council news: Lighting up the downtownline the downtown portion of the Alberni Highway, along with the labour to inst
Parksville city council news: Lighting up the downtown
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 14 days ago
line the downtown portion of the Alberni Highway, along with the labour to install/take down the lights and the increase in BC Hydro costs. Also from city council’s meeting Monday: • Trill Drive residents, still unhappy council decided to position... Read more
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BC Local News
Parksville city council news: Lighting up the downtownline the downtown portion of the Alberni Highway, along with the labour to inst
Parksville city council news: Lighting up the downtown
BC Local News / Posted 14 days ago
line the downtown portion of the Alberni Highway, along with the labour to install/take down the lights and the increase in BC Hydro costs. Also from city council’s meeting Monday: • Trill Drive residents, still unhappy council decided to position... Read more
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BC Local News
Be safe around dams, BC Hydro urgesBC Hydro is reminding East Kootenay residents to play it safe around dams and r
Be safe around dams, BC Hydro urges
BC Local News / Posted 15 days ago
BC Hydro is reminding East Kootenay residents to play it safe around dams and reservoirs this summer. On two occasions on July 26, workers performing spill tests at Aberfeldie Dam on the Bull River, 35 kilometres southeast of Cranbrook, noticed... Read more
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BC Local News
Campbell River spawning gravel placement coming this weekOceans Canada and the DFO Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Prog
Campbell River spawning gravel placement coming this week
BC Local News / Posted 16 days ago
Oceans Canada and the DFO Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program. The wildlife restoration program is a BC Hydro initiative to address watershed issues near BC Hydro facilities. The project will restore areas historically used... Read more
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Campbell River Mirror
Campbell River spawning gravel placement coming this weekOceans Canada and the DFO Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Prog
Campbell River spawning gravel placement coming this week
Campbell River Mirror / Posted 16 days ago
Oceans Canada and the DFO Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Program. The wildlife restoration program is a BC Hydro initiative to address watershed issues near BC Hydro facilities. The project will restore areas historically used... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Amnesty International call for halt to B.C.’s Site C damwomen, examining the role of resource extraction in the increased risk of viole
Amnesty International call for halt to B.C.’s Site C dam
The Globe and Mail / Posted 16 days ago
women, examining the role of resource extraction in the increased risk of violence to women in northern communities. BC Hydro, the public utility building Site C, says it has been consulting with area First Nations about the project since... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Storm causes power outages in Beaver Valley/Likely areasBC Hydro estimates the power will be back on later Friday for customers in the
Storm causes power outages in Beaver Valley/Likely areas
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 20 days ago
BC Hydro estimates the power will be back on later Friday for customers in the Beaver Valley Road and Likely area who have been without power since Thursday evening. "The manager in your region said power should be restored by 4 p.m. for people on... Read more
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BC Local News
New bike lanes will eliminate some parking on Mission's Seventh Avenueproject is moving forward. Seventh Avenue has been the site of several constru
New bike lanes will eliminate some parking on Mission's Seventh Avenue
BC Local News / Posted 20 days ago
project is moving forward. Seventh Avenue has been the site of several construction projects in the past few months. Both BC Hydro and Fortis have torn up the road to make repairs and the district has fixed a sewer line by Fire Hall 1 and replaced... Read more
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Mission City Record
New bike lanes will eliminate some parking on Mission's Seventh Avenueproject is moving forward. Seventh Avenue has been the site of several constru
New bike lanes will eliminate some parking on Mission's Seventh Avenue
Mission City Record / Posted 20 days ago
project is moving forward. Seventh Avenue has been the site of several construction projects in the past few months. Both BC Hydro and Fortis have torn up the road to make repairs and the district has fixed a sewer line by Fire Hall 1 and replaced... Read more
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Williams Lake Tribune
Fallen tree causes grass fire alongside Highway 20 west of Williams Lakea big flash and the fire started. The fire caused a power outage, impacting 21
Fallen tree causes grass fire alongside Highway 20 west of Williams Lake
Williams Lake Tribune / Posted 21 days ago
a big flash and the fire started. The fire caused a power outage, impacting 212 customers. Crews from the Williams Lake Fire Dept., BC Hydro, along with the Williams Lake RCMP and the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure attended the sce... Read more
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The Register
Ready for the Internet of Things big data firehose?large crowds during major events – including the forthcoming Olympic Games.Trac
Ready for the Internet of Things big data firehose?
The Register / Posted 22 days ago
large crowds during major events – including the forthcoming Olympic Games.Tracking rogue electrons Canadian power company BC Hydro has been upgrading its electricity meters to smart units as part of a $939 million modernization project that it... Read more
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CTV News
'I have no options': B.C. man has home dreams dashed by foreign buyer taxseller. Adding to Ahmadi's woes, he's months away from receiving a permanent r
'I have no options': B.C. man has home dreams dashed by foreign buyer tax
CTV News / Posted 22 days ago
seller. Adding to Ahmadi's woes, he's months away from receiving a permanent resident status and has a contract with BC Hydro. "I have no options. I cannot close the deal because I don't have the money and I cannot leave the deal because... Read more
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CTV News
'I have no options': B.C. man has home dreams dashed by foreign buyer taxseller. Adding to Ahmadi's woes, he's months away from receiving a permanent r
'I have no options': B.C. man has home dreams dashed by foreign buyer tax
CTV News / Posted 22 days ago
seller. Adding to Ahmadi's woes, he's months away from receiving a permanent resident status and has a contract with BC Hydro. "I have no options. I cannot close the deal because I don't have the money and I cannot leave the deal because... Read more
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CBC.ca
Federal approval for Site C dam draws criticism from First Nations, advocacy groupsto divert the Peace River and flood what will become an 83-kilometre reservoir.
Federal approval for Site C dam draws criticism from First Nations, advocacy groups
CBC.ca / Posted 23 days ago
to divert the Peace River and flood what will become an 83-kilometre reservoir. Site C is a $9-billion megaproject that BC Hydro says will provide British Columbia with clean, renewable electricity for more than a century starting in 2020,... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Liberal authorizations for Site C dam draw criticism$9-billion project won provincial and federal approvals in 2014 after undergoin
Liberal authorizations for Site C dam draw criticism
The Globe and Mail / Posted 27 days ago
$9-billion project won provincial and federal approvals in 2014 after undergoing a joint environmental review and BC Hydro has been forging ahead with preparatory work at the site on Peace River near Fort St. John. But construction of the... Read more
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CBC.ca
Trudeau government signals support for Site C dam, grants two permitsin northern B.C. will flood a valley 80 kilometres long and create enough elect
Trudeau government signals support for Site C dam, grants two permits
CBC.ca / Posted 27 days ago
in northern B.C. will flood a valley 80 kilometres long and create enough electricity to power half a million homes. (BC Hydro) "It's very critical to have them as the project moves on and Site C is on time and on budget," said B.C. Hydro CEO... Read more
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Vernon Morning Star
BC Hydro rates rise as demand slowsBC Hydro is going ahead with its planned four per cent rate increase this year
BC Hydro rates rise as demand slows
Vernon Morning Star / Posted 27 days ago
BC Hydro is going ahead with its planned four per cent rate increase this year and deferring more debt to future years as it revises its electricity demand forecast downward. The provincially-owned utility has not asked for an increase in its... Read more
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Parksville Qualicum Beach News
BC Hydro rates rise as demand slowsBC Hydro is going ahead with its planned four per cent rate increase this year
BC Hydro rates rise as demand slows
Parksville Qualicum Beach News / Posted 27 days ago
BC Hydro is going ahead with its planned four per cent rate increase this year and deferring more debt to future years as it revises its electricity demand forecast downward. The provincially-owned utility has not asked for an increase in its... Read more
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Surrey Leader
BC Hydro rates rise as demand slowsBC Hydro is going ahead with its planned four per cent rate increase this year
BC Hydro rates rise as demand slows
Surrey Leader / Posted 27 days ago
BC Hydro is going ahead with its planned four per cent rate increase this year and deferring more debt to future years as it revises its electricity demand forecast downward. The provincially-owned utility has not asked for an increase in its... Read more
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