Storm-related power outages

Despite experiencing the most damaging winter storm in BC Hydro's history last year, a new BC Hydro report finds many British Columbians remain unprepared for storm-related power outages.

Peterborough city council deciding on what to do with money from sale of PDI

Peterborough Distribution Inc. will be officially sold to Hydro One next year. And with that sale looming, Peterborough city council is now trying to decide what to do with the expected net of $50 million to $55 million. That was a big part of Tuesday night's general committee meeting which also included approval to rezone land in East City for a new multi-unit residential complex. Tricia Mason with the details.

Hydro-Québec looking into exporting electricity to New York City

Talks are underway to export Hydro-Québec electricity to New York city. Nothing has been finalized, but the public utility company is eager sell more hydro-electric power to the Big Apple. Global's Tim Sargeant went to find out the next steps as Hydro-Québec tries to double its exports.

Hydro utilities charge consumers for letters

Tue, Nov 14: Ontario’s hydro utilities will likely charge you a fee for a letter warning you that your account may not be paid up. As Sean O’Shea reports, the fees range, but are highest at Toronto Hydro—where you pay $55.

Voluntary ban on hydro winter disconnections

The Sub-metering Council of Ontario announced that its members, with roughly 240,000 customers, have voluntarily agreed not to disconnect their clients for non-payment of their electricity bills between now and April 30. Jamie Mauracher reports

SUV strikes hydro pole in Peterborough’s north end

No one was injured after a SUV struck a hydro pole in Peterborough's north end on Tuesday morning. Around 9:25 a.m., emergency crews responded to the single-vehicle crash on Armour Road. A driver in his 20s and two passengers were not injured. The hydro pole will have to be replaced, officials said. The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

Pickup slams into hydro pole in Peterborough

One person was taken to hospital after a pickup truck struck a hydro pole on Lansdowne Street near Shurburne Street early Saturday. Emergency crews were called to the scene around 1:30 a.m. where they found the vehicle and driver. The cause of the collision remains under investigation by Peterborough police.

SUV strikes hydro pole in Cobourg

Two people were taken to hospital after a SUV slammed into a hydro pole in Cobourg on Wednesday morning. Crews responded to the crash on Nagle and Danforth roads around 10 a.m. Police say the southbound vehicle on Nagle went through the intersection and struck the pole. The occupants were transported to Northumberland Hills Hospital with minor injuries.

Hydro workers continue to re-energize homes across the province

After thousands lost power during Friday's punishing storm, Hydro Quebec has made steady progress restoring power to customers on Sunday, maintaining hope that the a good majority of the province will be reconnected by Sunday night. Global's Brittany Henriques reports.

City makes plans for $50 million from Hydro One deal

The city of Peterborough is in the middle of selling it's energy distribution system to Hydro One. With fine tuning about to happen on the $50 million deal the city now looks to a plan for the cash. Peterborough Mayor Diane Therrien goes over the options with Lindsay Biscaia.