Christmas morning power outage hits more than 1,000

Was your power out on Christmas Day? Blame the birds. For just over an hour, beginning around 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 25, about 1,425 customers were without BC Hydro’s services after birds struck lines.

The outage affected residents east of McLay Road, south of Braeburn Place, north of Koksilah Road and West of Genoa Bay Road. Power was restored by 11:30 a.m., likely saving many a turkey dinner from being spoiled.