Re-energizing for 62,000 Vancouver customers affected by substation outage


VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Power is back on for about 62,000 customers in Vancouver who were affected by a substation problem Wednesday morning.The blackouts affected residents of the Kitsilano, Arbutus, Shaughnessy, Kerrisdale, Dunbar and Mount Pleasant areas for nearly an hour.

“These are the customers who are supplied by our Sperling substation on Arbutus Street,” Mora Scott of BC Hydro told NEWS 1130 at around 9:30 am.

Scott said crews were working to determine the exact cause of the outage, but noted the goal was to try and restore power to the thousands of people affected first.

Streetlights on and between major thoroughfares were also affected by the blackouts, including along Broadway east to Main Street.

rnr n Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was more diplomatic in his assessment of the US presidential election. rnrn “Everyone knows there is an electoral process going on in the US. Of course we are. Monitor it carefully and will continue over the days,” Trudeau said. rn


The fate of the US presidency hangs in the balance, with Trump and Biden battling for three familiar battlefield states – Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania – which could prove crucial in determining who wins the White House . Meanwhile, Trump’s campaign manager Bill Stepien told the Republican representative to “immediately” call for a recount in the battlefield state of Wisconsin, where the race remains tight. rn

rnrnr n In Wisconsin, if a race is less than a percentage point, the candidate who follows can force a recount. rnrn “The president is well in the threshold to ask for a recount and we will do it immediately,” said Stepien in a statement. “,” post_title “:” The leader of the Bloc Quebecois wonders why Joe Biden does not is still not president “,” post_excerpt “:” Bloc Québécois leader Yves-Frané7ois Blanchet has harsh words for Democrats who wonder why Joe Biden is still not president. “,” Post_status “:” publish “,” comment_status “:” closed “,” ping_status “:” closed “,” post_password “:” “,” post_name “:” bloc-quebecois-leader-biden “,” to_ping “:” “,” pinged “: “”, “post_modified”: “2020-11-04 10:40:47”, “post_modified_gmt”: “2020-11-04 18:40:47”, “post_content_filtered”: “”, “post_parent”: 0, “guid”: “https: / / /? p = 3348847”, “menu_order”: 0, “post_type”: “post”, “post_mime_type”: “”, “comment_count”: “0”, “filter”: “raw”, “permalink”: “https: / / / 2020/11/04 / bloc- quebecois-leader- biden / “,” post_title_shortened “:” The leader of the Bloc Quebecois wonders why Joe Biden is still not presi … “,” post_thumbnail “:”“}, {” ID “: 3348749,” post_author “:” 571 “,” post_date “:” 2020-11-04 07:21:59 “,” post_date_gmt “:” 2020-11-04 15:21:59 “,” post_content “:” CHILLIWACK (NEWS1130) – As the COVID-19 outbreak in Chilliwack continues to spread, the owner of a dance studio at the center says she has done everything, and more, that Fraser Health asked him. rnr nSarah Wood is the owner of the Capella Dance Academy. She says she was the one who had to track down her test results and says it took days before Fraser Health provided tangible or actionable instructions to help slow the spread of the coronavirus after she tested positive. R nr nThe outbreak has been dubbed a u2018superspreader u2019 and the Chilliwack Progress reports the owner, two instructors and 33 students fell ill. rnr nhttps: / / / AshDKelly / status / 1323994024974299138 rnrn u201c I did it my best and anyone who knows me knows that. I have been a business in Chilliwack for 20 years and have served the community the best humanly possible and will continue to do so, u201d she writes in a statement to the media and the public. rnr nWood says she had no idea the scale of the outbreak until she made headlines, despite her collaboration with Fraser Health. rnrn u201cI I didn’t know the number of cases until it came out on the news and sure enough my heart was broken. I have no control over how fast Fraser Health (sic) operates, she writes. R n

u2018 This virus did not start in my studio u2019

r nWhile more than two dozen people associated with Capella Dance Academy contracted COVID-19, people began to lash out on the internet, accusing Wood of trying to keep it a secret. rnrn accused of a cover up while working so hard to keep her dancers safe has taken its toll. rnrn u201c Our dancers are friends at school, in dance and outside of dance. I don’t know where I got this virus. I don’t leave town, don’t see friends or attend any gatherings, she says. R nr nWood says the backlash has been stressful, hampering his recovery from COVID-19 and causing him more anxiety about his small business. rnrn u201c The facts are that this virus did not START in my studio. It has affected 45 million people across the planet. I have been open and transparent which is more than (sic) many other companies that have been through this before. U201d rn

Days without instructions

r nOn Friday, October 23, Wood says she started to feel like she had a cold and was tested that morning. She says she isolated herself and waited three days without saying anything about the results, so called on Monday to find out she had the virus. R nr n The same day, Wood contacted Fraser Health to let them know, and although he was told was not needed, closed his dance school. rnrn u201c My gut told me otherwise so I immediately decided to close my business [and] contacted the parents, u201d his statement said. rnr nAccording to Wood, she waited another four days before Fraser Health contacted her with instructions to email only the families of students in classes she taught and that they are to self-isolate for 14 days. rnrn u201c There was not much contact tracing, they just told me when I would have been contagious and sent me a letter to send to my directly affected families on my contagious days. Thinking it wasn’t enough action, I chose to send it out to the whole studio, she says. R nrnrn

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r nShe says this email prompted u201ca many dancers to get tested and some asymptomatic people have been found to have coronavirus. rnr n About three days later, Wood says Fraser Health called again for help to facilitate contact tracing, as the health agency appeared to be overwhelmed by the growing number of people in BC rnr nThis stage, Wood alleges that Fraser Health changed course and instructed him to email his studio and ask dancers to self-isolate as an added precaution as contact tracing work continued . rnr n However, Wood points out that the instructions came 10 days after she first felt ill and sought a test, six days after she closed the studio. rnr nHowever, she provided phone numbers to her clients hoping that might help. rnrn u201c I have no control over how fast Fraser’s health is working. I have cooperated 110% from the start to get this ball rolling. I have no control over how quickly the school district is contacted. Fraser Health (sic) is in charge of the contact tracing. U201d rnr nWood hopes others will learn from her experience and be tested like she did, right away. It also calls for greater transparency on the part of businesses, schools and government health agencies. R nr n In an email to NEWS 1130, Fraser Health said it is reviewing the matter and would provide an update. “,” Post_title “:” Owner of Chilliwack Dance Academy Blames Slowness of Fraser Health Contact Tracing Amid COVID-19 Outbreak “,” post_excerpt “:” Owner of a studio in dance supposed to be at the center of a COVID-19 outbreak says she’s done everything, and more, that Fraser Health asked of her. “,” post_status “:” publish “,” comment_status “:” closed “,” ping_status “:” closed “,” post_password “:” “,” post_name “:” owner-chilliwack- dance-academy-fraser-health- contact-tracing-covid-19 “,” to_ping “:” “,” pinged “:” “,” post_modified “:” 2020-11-04 10:29:04 “,” post_modified_gmt “:” 2020-11-04 18:29:04 “,” post_content_filtered “:” “,” post_parent “: 0,” guid “:” https: / / /? P = 3348749 “,” menu_order “: 0,” post_type “:” post “,” post_mime_type “:” “,” comment_count “:” 0 “,” filter “:” raw “,” permalink “:” https: / / www.citynews11 / 2020/11/04 / owner-chilliwack-dance-academy-fraser-health-contact-tracing-covid-19 / “,” post_title_shortened “:” The owner of the Chilliwack dance academy blame Fraser Slow Health con … “,” post_thumbnail “:”“}]}; / *]]> * /


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