News Lights back on in Mackenzie following massive power outage SHARE ON: Brendan Pawliw, staff Thursday, Jul. 19th, 2018 Photo Courtesy of BC Hydro The Town of Mackenzie is breathing a sigh of relief after power was restored following a massive outage that affected over 2,000 people. BC Hydro crews restored all power just after 9 PM on Wednesday. The causes of the blackout included a motor vehicle accident, birds contacting wires and equipment failure. The crown corporation thanks the community for their patience.