Power outages

Spring storm across much of Eastern Canada, power outages increase in Quebec, Ontario

Spring storm across much of Eastern Canada, power outages increase in Quebec, Ontario

Apr 4, 2024 | 7:46am
More than 255,000 Hydro Quebec customers are in the dark this morning as a significant spring storm rolls through the region. The utility says on its web-based outage map that the affected area ranges from near Gatineau to Montreal’s suburbs, with strong gusts of wind and broken tree branches cutting power lines.  Hydro One, in […]

SaskPower beginning work to upgrade power infrastructure in Regina

May 12, 2023 | 2:47pm

SaskPower announced that it would begin work to upgrade the power infrastructure in Regina’s central business district. The $9 million investment will involve replacing or removing equipment that has reached the end of its life, including underground cables and duct banks. Planned outages required to complete this work will be kept to a minimum, and […]

SaskTel reports several service outages

Oct 24, 2022 | 10:57am

SaskTel has released a public service announcement about some major service outages in several communities just west of Regina. Due to the power outages from the first winter storm, all of SaskTel’s services including internet, landline, and wireless have been completely wiped out in Caronport, Tuxford, and Briercrest. All landlines services are facing an outage […]

Military en route to assist with recovery efforts

Sep 26, 2022 | 4:43am

Residents of Atlantic Canada and eastern Quebec are coming to terms with the full scope of the damage left behind after post-tropical storm Fiona tore through the region over the weekend as one of the strongest storms Canada’s East Coast has ever faced. Members of the Canadian Armed Forces are being deployed to help with recovery efforts, […]

Back-up power generators top of mind for many in Saskatchewan

Apr 7, 2022 | 9:53pm

With over 4000 SaskPower clients left without access to power in southwestern Saskatchewan in the last 48 hours – the topic of  generators is being discussed at many supper tables and on coffee row. Vance Shordee is the CEO of Shordee Generators – and he says with recent weather events leaving SaskPower scrambling to reconnect […]

Power restored for nearly all Sask. residents says SaskPower

Jan 16, 2021 | 7:17am

In an update last night from SaskPower, they say the vast majority of customers have had had their service restored. They say an estimated 10-40 customers scattered around the province were without power overnight, but they will be restored sometime today. SaskPower says they appreciate everyone’s patience as they work to get the lights back […]

SaskPower working hard to restore power to 80,000 customers after blizzard

Jan 14, 2021 | 11:29am

SaskPower crews are working hard to restore power to much of Saskatchewan after wind and snow ravaged the province last night. Crews were able to restore power to some customers last night, however in many cases, roads were impassable, and the weather was too severe for workers to do their jobs safely, meaning repairs had […]