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Hydro-Quebec said most of the outages were in Montreal.
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Canadians have come to expect that politicians will take a few liberties with facts as they spin issues to suit their purpose. A master practitioner of the art form is the B.C. government, with spin that can be light in the accuracy department.
Last July, whistleblower Alana James made a startling claim in an interview with the Vancouver Sun about allegations of corruption leveled at the B.C. Ministry of Health: "This was not about one ministry and less than a dozen individuals."
Winter brings its wrath once again.
Make no mistake, there's a price to pay when B.C. Hydro becomes a political arm of government. The intertwining of self-interests gets complicated, while the interests of ratepayers can take a backseat to political interests.
The weather service's Weather Prediction Center estimated that New York would receive 40 to 50 centimetres of snow.
Ontario's Hydro One tweeted that crews continue to restore power to over 31,000 customers.
The 2015-16 report of Quebec Auditor General Guylaine Leclerc stated Hydro-Quebec performed a "weak assessment" of the value of the equipment for the reactor's turbine and did not issue a formal call for tenders.
This weekend's freezing rain, high winds and a rapid drop in temperature continues to make getting around difficult for people living in the greater Montreal region and elsewhere in southern Quebec. O...
Oléoducs, gazoducs, pylônes, routes. Les projets qui nécessitent des expropriations sont nombreux. Deux propriétaires de New Richmond, expropriés par Hydro-Québec pour les besoins d'une ligne de trans...
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Hydro-Québec crews are restoring power to tens of thousands of customers after strong winds buffeted southern Quebec Tuesday night, downing branches and power lines. In Montreal overnight wind gusts...
More than 24,000 Quebec households and businesses are into their fourth day without power, almost all in the Eastern Townships and Montérégie regions of the province. Hydro-Québec says customers in th...
MONTREAL - Some hydro crews had to be called back from summer vacation on Saturday after a massive storm ripped through Ontario and southern Quebec, killing one person, injuring 10 others and leaving...
QUEBEC — The Parti Quebecois government has appointed outgoing Quebecor chief executive Pierre Karl Peladeau as chairman of Hydro-Quebec. The businessman was appointed during a special cabinet meeting...
Quebec gets to have a high quality of life without having to dirty its hands with things like energy and natural resource production, because Canada will make up the foregone revenues through equalization payments. But alas; with the free ride comes dependency, and eventually decay.
Some people are calling the deal that transferred exploration licenses from Hydro Quebec to two Quebec junior oil and gas companies 'the theft of the century'. The terms of the deal are private.
One President said he negotiated hard to get a good deal and he was satisfied with the result. This outraged opponents. When I said on twitter it was his job to negotiate a good deal, opponents said it only showed that Questerre was arrogant also.
Quebecers are coping with power failures, train delays and burst pipes as freezing temperatures sweep the province. Hydro-Québec said the province broke a record for energy consumption this morning w...
MONTREAL - Hydro Quebec is likely bracing for more potential blackouts as crews continue to repair the damage caused by a storm last Friday.At the height of that storm, more than 110,000 of the utilit...
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Kathy Dunderdale has mounted a defence of the proposed Muskrat Falls hydroelectric development, saying it's a matter of ensuring the province's fut...
Thunderstorms and high winds caused many power outages in the south of Quebec. Hydro-Québec said the damages were mostly caused by lightning and fallen branches. More than 90,000 people were left in...
Leaders in the Canadian hydropower industry believe North America can dam its way to a cooler climate, but some experts say that continual increases in energy supply -- whatever the source -- are not the optimal response to the climate crunch. The answer is not more energy, but much more efficient use of it.