Sorry, I intended to finish another article over the weekend, but a power outage interfered.
See CBC.ca: http://globalnews.ca/news/2192533/strong-rain-winds-hit-metro-vancouver/
Here in Langley, BC, we lost power around 10:30am on Saturday .. and did not get it back until 9:35pm.
We still don’t have our cable internet service restored. Fortunately, even though the cell signal is poor, we could keep an eye on BCHydro’s twitter feed (their web site and phone support was also off-line), and we could still read on our tablets.
Apparently at one point 500,000 customers were affected… if you assume an average of three people per home, that is around 1.5 million people without power!
You have to love USB power banks, they kept our phones and tablets alive during the outage… and a spotty & slow internet is still better than no internet.
Update: I have cable internet again, and I managed to fix X11.org on the desktop where the configuration files got corrupted by the power loss. Whew.