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RCMP Call in OPP, Watchdog to Probe Alleged Assaults Linked to Hydro Projects

RCMP Call in OPP, Watchdog to Probe Alleged Assaults Linked to Hydro Projects

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Hydro power lines are photographed just outside Winnipeg, Monday, May 1, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Manitoba RCMP have called in outside investigators to probe historical alleged assaults linked to hydro projects in the province’s north, but First Nations leaders say the government should still commit to an inquiry.

A report released last month by the province’s Clean Environment Commission — an arm’s-length review agency — outlined discrimination and sexual abuse at the Crown utility’s work sites in the 1960s and 1970s. The report said the arrival of a largely male construction workforce led to the sexual abuse of Indigenous women and some alleged their complaints to RCMP were ignored.

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‘Second-Class Citizens:’ Grand Chief Says Racism Ongoing at Manitoba Hydro

‘Second-Class Citizens:’ Grand Chief Says Racism Ongoing at Manitoba Hydro

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Martina Saunders, former vice-president of Keeyask Hydro Power Limited Partnership, wipes a tear as she speaks about her experience and the social impacts of hydro development across Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) territory during a press conference in Winnipeg, Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – Indigenous people continue to suffer from racism connected to hydroelectric development in northern Manitoba, the grand chief for the area said two weeks after a review found abuse and violence dating back to the 1960s.

“Our people have been oppressed. Our people have been treated as if they are second-class citizens in their own lands,” said Garrison Settee, head of Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak.

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Rape, Racism Linked to Hydro Development ‘An Open Wound:’ Manitoba Chief

Rape, Racism Linked to Hydro Development ‘An Open Wound:’ Manitoba Chief

By The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Hydro power lines are photographed just outside Winnipeg, Monday, May 1, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG – The chief of a northern Manitoba First Nation says a report into the development of the hydro-electric industry decades ago only touches the surface when it describes allegations of sexual violence, racism and environmental degradation.

“Our experience is an open wound. The release of the report has triggered many emotions,” Chief Walter Spence of the Fox Lake Cree Nation said in a statement Wednesday.

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Hydro Development Led to Sexual Abuse in Northern Manitoba: Report

Hydro Development Led to Sexual Abuse in Northern Manitoba: Report

By Steve Lambert, The Canadian Press

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Manitoba Environment Minister Rochelle Squires responds to a question during a news conference after a Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment meeting in Vancouver on November 3, 2017. The Manitoba government is asking RCMP to investigate assertions that hydro development in northern Manitoba decades ago led to sexual abuse of Indigenous women. The allegations are contained in a report from the province’s arm’s-length Clean Environment Commission, which held hearings earlier this year on the effects of energy development. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government is asking the RCMP to investigate accusations that hydro development in northern Manitoba decades ago led to sexual abuse of Indigenous women.

The allegations are contained in a report from the province’s arm’s-length Clean Environment Commission, which held hearings earlier this year on the environmental and social effects of energy development from the 1950s to the 1980s.

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Manitoba Hydro Correcting ‘Inaccurately Estimated’ Bills

Manitoba Hydro Correcting ‘Inaccurately Estimated’ Bills

By Sarah Klein

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Manitoba Hydro Building (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro says it’s working to correct inaccurately estimated bills sent out to some customers.

Paul Chard, Manitoba Hydro’s director of customer care, says the Crown corporation believes the extremely warm summer weather is affecting estimate calculations for those customers who don’t have a lot of meter readings associated with their accounts.

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Crampton’s Market Moving to Headingley After Manitoba Hydro Cuts Lease

Crampton’s Market Moving to Headingley After Manitoba Hydro Cuts Lease

Erin Crampton, owner of Crampton’s Market in south Winnipeg, shows off fresh veggies in this 2011 file photo. (TED GRANT / CHRISD.CA)

Crampton’s Market is being forced to relocate from its south Winnipeg location beginning next season.

The local market at the southwest corner of Waverley Street and Bishop Grandin Boulevard has leased the land from Manitoba Hydro since 1997, but the Crown corporation has changed its policies and is no longer able to lease the space.

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