B.C. Hydro has asked its customers on Haida Gwaii to conserve their electricity use until the temperatures get warmer, fearing outages from high demand during the current sub-zero spell.
The company has asked that people in Queen Charlotte, Skidegate, Sandspit and Tlell turn off all unnecessary items whenever possible, especially around breakfast and dinner time when power usage is the highest.
Temperatures in the affected communities will be steady around -8 C until Friday, when they should start to climb back above zero. The fear of power outages should disappear with the warmer weather.
Alex Kurial | Journalist
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