News Morning Power Outage Lasts 40 Minutes SHARE ON: Nick Birnie, contributor, Wednesday, Mar. 22nd, 2017 Kapuskasing lost touch with the outside world for a span of forty minutes this morning. A power outage took place starting just minutes prior to 9 am. Police Chief Pat Kennedy says there is no update just yet as to what caused the power outage. The outage lasted roughly forty minutes until the power returned around 9:40 am. Kapuskasing authorities have yet to discover the reason behind the power outage.