this explains the power outage in vancouver.
"This is Rachelle Nixon. I'm calling on behalf of the NowPublic Team about the Vancouver fire.
It's Monday, the 14th of July. I've previously reported on NowPublic there are severe power outages in Downtown Vancouver because of electrical fires.
The BC Hydro Website is talking about more than 1,000 clients that are located around the Waterfront area of Vancouver, in Gaston and also the Seymour Street area. I went down from the street and saw smoke coming from a building on Richard Street where police had cordoned and were re-directing traffic.
BC Hydro says it could be a few hours before the power comes back on. This is Rachelle Nixon reporting for NowPublic."