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General News · 1st November 2018
For most of Cortes..... We've scheduled a power outage in your area and your electricity will be switched off temporarily. Sorry for the inconvenience.

The work we're doing is necessary to provide the most reliable service possible and we'll restore your power as soon as we can.

Scheduled power outage details (W01631600-01)

From: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 08:00 AM
To: Wednesday, November 7, 2018 06:00 PM

Reason: Pole Replacement

Unplug your electrical devices

Protect electrical devices from damage. Turn off items such as lights, heaters and major appliances and unplug all electrical equipment during this time.

Don't forget that elevators and garage doors may not work during the outage.

Be prepared and stay safe

To ensure you and our work crews are kept safe while we work in your area, we need to switch off power during the times noted above. Please be aware that the start and end times are estimated.

Also note this scheduled power outage may be cancelled without notice due to adverse weather conditions or availability of crews during an emergency.

Get the latest information on the status of your scheduled outage online or give us a call at 1 800 BCHYDRO (1 800 224 9376).
Hmmm! Just to be clear.
Comment by Peter Jackel on 8th November 2018
The BC Hydro press release reminded Cortes Islanders to remember that elevators may not work during a power outage. It was obviously a generic release aimed at a generic community, not a release aimed specifically at non-generic Cortes island, because it talked about elevators. Of which, as far as I know, there are none on Cortes Island.

I'm not a fan of generic releases (long ago in my short-lived career in management in an Ontario Government ministry, I changed a Cabinet Minister's press release to make it more human and a reflection of his easy-going, small town, personality. The bureaucracy after much worrying finally okayed it.)

So I poked a bit of light-hearted (I thought) fun at BC Hydro by referring to the elevator at Manson's Hall. There is of course no elevator at the Hall.

What I want to be publicly clear about is that I support all those who make the Hall the community benefit that it is - by working there, by serving on the Board, by helping in so many other ways. Also, that I support a tax to help fund the Hall.
Peter you can contact the dementia awarenes people.
Comment by Mike malek on 7th November 2018
I'm sure they can help you with the elevator..
No problem
Comment by Bertha Jeffery on 7th November 2018
No problem, Peter. Their new tax funded generator will run the elevator.
Not Fair
Comment by Peter Jackel on 6th November 2018
Does that mean the elevator at Manson's Hall won't be working? How are old people like myself supposed to get up to the second floor?