BC Hydro makes improvements to increase reliability in Cranbrook’s core

BC Hydro has begun a project that will make improvements to distribution lines in Cranbrook’s core throughout 2019.

Residents will see power line crews working on the distribution system, starting at 4th Street South and working north towards Baker Street.

BC Hydro is asking the public to please follow directions from traffic control and make safety a priority when driving or walking around areas where crews are working. BC Hydro is adding more protection equipment to part of the distribution system that runs from Steeples Substation near the fire hall all the way to Elizabeth Lake.

These changes will improve system reliability and allow BC Hydro to sectionalize faults to a smaller area, decreasing the number of customers who are impacted by an outage in Cranbrook’s core.

Pictured: Power line technicians Derek Chambers and Brody Janzen work on a line in Cranbrook on February 21, 2019.

Just Posted

Kootenay Ice close out time in Cranbrook with emotional win

The Ice finished their 21-year run in Cranbrook with a 5-4 win against the Red Deer Rebels

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider in Cranbrook

Tom Cochrane and Red Rider returned to Cranbrook’s Key City Theatre, Saturday,… Continue reading

Ice caged by Tigers in 5-2 loss

Medicine Hat pulled out the guns, directing 55 shots at the Kootenay crease

Emergency services train for ice rescue

Local firefighters and search and rescue personnel fine-tuned their ice rescue techniques… Continue reading

College Fire Service grads feted

For the Townsman College of the Rockies’ Kimberley campus celebrated their latest… Continue reading

REPLAY: The best videos from across B.C. this week

In case you missed it, here’s a look at the replay-worth highlights from this week in the province

Leivo nets shootout winner as Canucks edge Stars 3-2

Schaller scores first 2 goals of season for Vancouver

UBC study shows honey bees can help monitor pollution in cities

Scientists analyzed beehives in high density urban areas to those off on Galiano Island

B.C. man mourns the loss of classmate killed in New Zealand mosque attack

When he heard news of the attack, he sent a message to his friend

“Not Very Okay At All”

Rev. Yme Woensdregt “Piglet?” said Pooh. “Yes Pooh?” said Piglet. “Do you… Continue reading

Hugs and Slugs

Hugs: To the employee at Pages Book Emporium who rushed to return… Continue reading

Most Read