Power outage hits west end of Hamilton

A power outage took place at 1:50 p.m. at Mohawk College’s Fennell Campus this afternoon (Jan. 25). The outage lasted for almost an hour before power was restored to the campus.

“Sit tight. We’re talking with @HorizonLink to get ETA on restoring power to the Fennell campus #HamOnt”

“Their response time could have been quicker,” said student Jackie Andersen. “But given how many students were affected they did really well to update everybody on social media.”

Power was out through the west end of the Hamilton Mountain stretching from Garth Street all the way up until Wellington Street from 2-3 p.m.

The outage did not have a grave effect on classes running during the day at Mohawk College. Power was restored quickly enough so classes were able to remain on schedule and run as expected.

“Let there be light. @mohawkcollege Fennell campus back on business. #HamOnt”

Some students were not worried or confused in the least.

“I was thinking, the lights went off so the power must have gone out,” said student Mitchell Grant. “Seemed pretty straightforward to me.”

Meanwhile, some at the college were pleased with the efforts of the school.

“I didn’t think they made it a big deal,” says student Lino DiPaola. “It was good that they had some sort of power generator, and then it was good that they kept us up to date with their announcements because most places wouldn’t do that.”

The school alerted the OCAA of the power issues and therefore the OCAA men and women’s basketball games against Sheridan College have been postponed. The games have been rescheduled to take place at the David Braley Athletics and Recreation Centre on Tuesday, Feb. 7 starting at 6 p.m.

“Home game tonight vs Canada’s #1 ranked @sheridanbruins has been canceled. The power is out on the mountain. It is rescheduled for Feb.7.”

About the author  ⁄ Nick Birnie

Graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University in a June of 2014 convocation with a Bachelor’s Degree in Contemporary Studies. Has since began an Advanced Diploma in Journalism at Mohawk College. This has had me working with Cable 14 in Hamilton for Ignite News as a Host/Reporter. As of July 2015 became a Freelance writer for The Sportster covering all sports MLB, NHL, NFL, NBA, writing Top 10/15/20/25’s. As of January 2016, became a Play-by-Play/Colour Commentator for Mohawk College Mountaineers Men and Women’s Varsity OCAA Basketball. All home games broadcast live on the Youtube channel “mlink”, all games produced by Mohawk College students. As of May 2016 has joined 101.5 The Hawk FM, College and local area CRTC licensed radio show hosting my own show “The Locker Room” Monday’s 3-4 pm est talking all sports. Also focusing on local Hamilton teams such as the CFL’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats and OHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs as well as Mohawk’s Varsity Sports teams.

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