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7 damaging myths about digging safety

Do you know how far down natural gas lines are buried? Do you know what to do if you accidentally hit a gas line while digging? With questions like these, assumptions can be dangerous. Learn the myths—and facts—about safe digging.
September 13, 2019

Construction is underway: what you need to know

Bucket trucks, excavators and wood chippers are just a few the specialized equipment to keep an eye (and ear) out for in the coming months in urban centres, small towns and back country.
May 1, 2019

Why are we trimming and removing trees?

Sometimes trees and other vegetation present hazards for our natural gas lines and electric power lines. We hire skilled contractors to remove vegetation that could be problematic, before it causes any damage.
December 17, 2018

Keeping the natural gas network safe, every day

Here’s how we put your safety first, every day.
September 20, 2018

From floods to fires — how we stay prepared every day

From flood to fires. A behind the scenes look at how FortisBC stays prepared.
August 27, 2018

Have your heating systems serviced while the sun shines

Have your natural gas or electric heating systems serviced by a licensed contractor and you could get up to $50 in rebates.
June 13, 2018

Know what’s below when you’re digging

In 2017, there were more than 1,200 incidents of damage to underground natural gas lines across British Columbia.
April 25, 2018

Supporting fire safety and training in your community

We’re finding ways to keep your community safe by continuing to support first responders with up-to-date safety information about natural gas and electricity whether it’s online or in person.
January 18, 2018

7 damaging myths about digging safety

Do you know how far down natural gas lines are buried? Do you know what to do if you accidentally hit a gas line while digging? With questions like these, assumptions can be dangerous. Learn the myths—and facts—about safe digging.
September 13, 2019

Construction is underway: what you need to know

Bucket trucks, excavators and wood chippers are just a few the specialized equipment to keep an eye (and ear) out for in the coming months in urban centres, small towns and back country.
May 1, 2019

Why are we trimming and removing trees?

Sometimes trees and other vegetation present hazards for our natural gas lines and electric power lines. We hire skilled contractors to remove vegetation that could be problematic, before it causes any damage.
December 17, 2018

Keeping the natural gas network safe, every day

Here’s how we put your safety first, every day.
September 20, 2018

From floods to fires — how we stay prepared every day

From flood to fires. A behind the scenes look at how FortisBC stays prepared.
August 27, 2018

Have your heating systems serviced while the sun shines

Have your natural gas or electric heating systems serviced by a licensed contractor and you could get up to $50 in rebates.
June 13, 2018

Know what’s below when you’re digging

In 2017, there were more than 1,200 incidents of damage to underground natural gas lines across British Columbia.
April 25, 2018

Supporting fire safety and training in your community

We’re finding ways to keep your community safe by continuing to support first responders with up-to-date safety information about natural gas and electricity whether it’s online or in person.
January 18, 2018

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