September 22, 2016

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September 22, 2016

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Recently, employees at NS Power’s Trenton Generation Station entered a team in the Race On The River, The Pictou County Dragonboat Festival, with a mission to repeat last year’s win. The team, composed of current and former Trenton employees along with family members, gathered donations from friends, family and coworkers. Together, they successfully raised $1405.

This year marked the 15th Race On The River which benefitted three charities – the Women Alike Breast Cancer Survivors Society, the Pictou County Prostate Cancer Support Association and Special Olympics Northern Region (Nova Scotia). In total, $115,000 was raised for the charities.

When the crew, dressed in full pirate attire to match this year’s theme, took to the water they paddled hard but unfortunately came 4/10ths of a second behind first place. Don’t feel too bad though – the team’s great style won them ‘Best Dressed’!

“I could not be more proud of the team” said Dion Antle, Senior Plant Manager at Trenton. “We worked hard, had a great time and helped three amazing local charities!”

The team is looking forward to returning to the river in 2017 and claiming the corporate challenge title once again.

Driving the current

Have you ever wondered what it was like to drive an electric vehicle? How about what it would be like to drive one across the country? Well this summer the TeslaXCanada team, Rolf, Silke and their dog Kye, drove across Canada in their Tesla Model X electric SUV to promote sustainable energy and transportation. Their three month journey ended earlier this month after completing the last leg of their trip in St John’s, Newfoundland.


Last week on their way back, they stopped by Halifax to meet up with other electric vehicle owners in the area. Parked outside Nova Scotia Power’s Lower Water Street Building, the team greeted fascinated visitors and attracted many on-lookers from the boardwalk.

Even after the 15,000 km, 100% electricity fueled trip the TeslaXCanada team isn’t planning on heading back to their home of Victoria, BC anytime soon. They plan to continue promoting sustainable transportation by making their way through the United States this fall. To learn more about their one-of-a-kind journey and electric vehicles in Canada, visit

The show must go on

10 pm on the night Matt Mays is scheduled to perform his final show of his four night residency is not an ideal time for the power to go out at the Shore Club.
Two powerline technicians in the area had gotten a call that the power went out and the transformer feeding the building was arcing and sparking. The show was scheduled to begin shortly.
When our crews showed up shortly after receiving the call, they wasted no time getting to work. They safely de-energized the transformer and made the necessary repairs, trimmed back branches, and the service was re-energized safely. The power was back and the excited concert goers headed in to see Mays and a streaming of the Tragically Hip concert that aired the night before. The show went on.

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