Lots of us have experienced blackouts and power outages in the past days after strong winds in southwest Manitoba took down trees that capped power lines. Manitoba Hydro has apparently restored power to most places though. For some it was an inconvenience, some enjoyed the fact that they couldn’t cook and had to go to the Idle Thyme Restaurant for dinner.

For most of us in this area the outages only lasted for a few hours. Some parts of Vancouver on the other hand have been without power for 3 days already – and some won’t be able to turn on their electric stove till late Wednesday according to the BC Hydro Company. 2000 customers were without power there. The traffic lights didn’t work and absolute chaos resulted. I’m glad that didn’t happen here! Could you imagine being without traffic lights for 3 whole days? 


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