NSP crews ready for hurricane

Nova Scotia Power has mobilized over 300 crews from within the Atlantic Bubble to respond to hurricane Teddy. Crews are now positioned across the province from Yarmouth to Cape Breton to be ready to respond when it is safe to do so. Crews arrived into the province yesterday for safety checks that also included a...

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Nova Scotia Power opens Emergency Operation Centre in preparation for storm

Nova Scotia Power is activating its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at noon today (February 6) in advance of a winter storm forecasted to bring mixed precipitation and icy conditions to the province. Present forecasts are calling for snow then rain and freezing precipitation, beginning overnight Thursday and throughout the day Friday. “We are keeping a...

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The Local Climate – Lights Out

Hurricane Dorian struck down a great many power lines this past September, including the one which electrified my house, saddling me with the indignity of a small generator while some neighbours had to abandon their homes altogether, seeking warmth and water where the grid hadn’t yet failed. This was the case for hundreds of thousands...

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Power continues to be restored

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power says as of this morning, crews have restored service to approximately 85 per cent of the more than 400,000 customers who lost power due to hurricane Dorian. “We’ve made considerable progress but there is still much work to be done,” said Karen Hutt, president and CEO of Nova Scotia Power....

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Nova Scotia Power update on hurricane Dorian

HALIFAX – According to Nova Scotia Power, across Nova Scotia, the damage caused by hurricane Dorian has been severe. Nova Scotia Power crews have been assessing the extent of the damage and are now working to restore power all across the province. Restoration times are being updated this morning, as crews begin making repairs in...

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Storm update

As hurricane Dorian progresses toward and through the province, Nova Scotia Power has upwards of 1,000 personnel – including powerline technicians, forestry crews, planners, damage assessors, engineers, supervisors, communication staff, and customer care representatives, staged in communities from Yarmouth to Cheticamp ready to respond, as soon as it is safe to do so. Dave Downey,...

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NSP preparing for hurricane Dorian

HALIFAX – Nova Scotia Power is mobilizing personnel and resources in advance of hurricane Dorian’s expected arrival in Nova Scotia Saturday. “We have been tracking Dorian closely and preparing for several days,” said Karen Hutt, president & CEO of Nova Scotia Power. “We know this type of weather can cause fallen trees on lines and...

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Renewable Revolution

In the space of a few years around 2010 something wonderful happened, permanently altering our electrical landscape and bringing a sustainable future within the grasp of even us humble Maritimers. I’m talking about solar power, the price of which dropped a staggering 400 per cent in those aforementioned years, followed by ongoing improvements in output...

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Nova Scotia Power preparing for tropical storm Erin

Nova Scotia Power is activating its Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at noon today in advance of Tropical storm Erin. “There can be a lot of variability with tropical storms, so we’re activating our EOC to ensure we are fully prepared for any impacts Erin may bring,” said Matt Drover, Nova Scotia Power’s storm lead. “We’re...

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Fire destroys mobile home

CENTRAL CARIBOU – A fire destroyed a mobile home along the Central Caribou Road this (Thursday) morning. The dwelling’s occupants got out safely while the Caribou District Fire Department and four other departments were at the scene. Caribou District responded at 9:35 a.m., Chief Robert Weaver said. Pictou District RCMP responded at about 9:45 a.m....

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