Blackout? No big deal at the National Post

Photo: Foreground: Chris Watson, Executive Editor Financial Post — Staff at National Post cope with a blackout after a power transformer flared up in an explosion on a Toronto Hydro powerline along Upjohn Road in the Toronto suburb of Don Mills, Ontario on Tuesday, October 23, 2007. The explosion caused a local power outage for the immediate area beginning in the mid afternoon just before 3 p.m.

As originally published on National Post’s Posted news feed:

There are few things a newsroom needs more than electricity (coffee and a healthy sense of sarcasm are some of the other requisites). So we were amused when a blown transformer plunged the National Post newsroom, located in suburban Toronto, into darkness at around 3 p.m.

Here’s a photo gallery of our unflappable newsroom working with the lights out.

The paper was produced on shared terminals operating off our emergency generator. There were a few lineups (including for pizza), but Wednesday’s Post hit doorsteps right on schedule.
~ Gayle Grin


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