Prince George residents have access to a full-range of utilities including electricity, natural gas and telecommunications, as well as solid waste and water services.
BC Hydro provides high-value, reliable power to fuel economic growth in BC. As the third largest electric utility in Canada, BC Hydro serves customers in an area containing over 94% of BC’s population. BC Hydro endeavours to provide energy solutions to its customers in an environmentally and socially responsible way by balancing British Columbians’ energy needs with the concerns of the environment.
The Fortis energy companies in British Columbia provide electricity, natural gas, piped propane and alternative energy solutions. Delivering more energy than any other utility in the province – approximately 21 per cent of the total energy consumed in BC – the companies employ more than 2,000 people and serve more than 1.1 million customers in 135 communities.
Bell is Canada’s largest communications company, providing consumers with solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services, wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology (ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs).
Rogers Communications Inc. is a diversified Canadian communications and media company engaged in three primary lines of business. Rogers Wireless is Canada’s largest wireless voice and data communications services provider and the country’s only national carrier operating on both the world standard GSM and HSPA+ technology platforms. Rogers Cable is the second largest Canadian cable services provider, offering cable television, high-speed Internet access, and telephone products for residential and business customers, as well as a retail distribution chain that offers Rogers branded wireless and home entertainment services. Rogers Media is Canada’s premier group of category-leading broadcast, specialty, print and on-line media assets with businesses in radio and television broadcasting, televised shopping, magazine and trade journal publication and sports entertainment.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company that specializes in several primary lines of business. Shaw provides residential and business customers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunication services, satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw also offers integrated on-board computing technology and wireless data solutions for the Canadian transportation, mobile workforce and logistics industries.Shaw made its first cable connection in 1971 and now serves 3.4 million Canadian customers through an extensive network comprised of 625,000 kilometres of fibre.
For more than 100 years, Telus has been delivering innovative telecommunications solutions to Canadians. Their dedication to improving the lives of Canadians has helped spread their roots from British Columbia and Alberta to become the country’s second largest telecommunications company. Today, Telus is unleashing the power of the Internet to deliver the best solutions to Canadians at home, in the workplace and on the move. They provide a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, wireless, entertainment and video.
Virgin Mobile Canada
Virgin Mobile’s network covers 98% of Canadians, with the majority having access to LTE network speeds. Customers can use their own phone when they sign up with Virgin and get exclusive deals.
Water & Solid Waste
City of Prince George drinking water comes from six municipal wells that draw 17.8 billion litres of water each year from underground aquifers. The City of Prince George operates and monitors the water system for the entire region within city limits.
Solid Waste Services staff is responsible for the collection of residential garbage within the boundaries of the City of Prince George. With approximately 23,000 homes to collect from the City of Prince George implemented an Automated Garbage Collection system that has completely changed the delivery of Solid Waste Services.