It's been a tough couple of weeks for many Canadians when it comes to their power supply. Ice storms caused power outages in Central and Eastern Canada that lasted for several days. Now, freezing temperatures are resulting in high power consumption in Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador, making it necessary for the utilities there to instigate rolling black-outs.
Electricity can be a fragile thing that should never be taken for granted. We don't say that to frighten you; Yukon Energy is working hard to provide you with reliable power. However recent events show that things can happen that result in winter power outages.
What about you? Are you prepared for an outage in the dead of winter? Do you have a back-up plan so that you and your family can be warm and safe? A few years ago, we produced this booklet in conjunction with the Yukon government's Emergency Measures Organization. We urge you to read it and perhaps print off a copy to have on hand. It's also available in French.
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