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Hydro Chair Says Manitoba’s New Carbon Tax Could Be Used to Offset Rising Rates

Hydro Chair Says Manitoba’s New Carbon Tax Could Be Used to Offset Rising Rates

By The Canadian Press

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Sanford Riley, board chair at Manitoba Hydro, speaks to reporters after a speech to business leaders in Winnipeg on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017. Riley is hoping the Manitoba government will use some of the money collected through its proposed carbon tax to offset rising hydro rates for low-income earners. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Steve Lambert)

WINNIPEG – The board chairman at Manitoba Hydro says some of the province’s proposed carbon tax revenue should be used to offset rising electricity rates.

In a speech Friday to the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce, Sanford Riley said the money could be targeted to help low-income earners and people in remote areas deal with the rising cost of heat and power.

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Manitoba Hydro Relocating Taylor Avenue Staff to Downtown HQ

Manitoba Hydro Relocating Taylor Avenue Staff to Downtown HQ

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

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro is consolidating most of its staff from the south end of the city to its downtown headquarters.

The public utility is relocating approximately 500 to 600 employees from the office building at 820 Taylor Avenue to 360 Portage Avenue by next June.

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Building on the Move Cutting Power in Brandon Area

Building on the Move Cutting Power in Brandon Area

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A planned power outage on Tuesday, June 27 will affect customers near the Trans-Canada Highway in the Brandon area.

A large building being moved to Saskatchewan will need power lines temporarily shut off to ensure a safe passage. The move will begin at Riverbend Colony southeast of Carberry.

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Power Outage Planned for South Winnipeg

Power Outage Planned for South Winnipeg

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Manitoba Hydro is cutting power to an area in south Winnipeg on Sunday morning to perform maintenance on the electrical distribution system.

The outage will affect approximately 640 customers in the Niakwa and Southdale areas at 12:01 a.m. for about 30 minutes.

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Manitoba Hydro Applies to Raise Rates by Nearly 40%

Manitoba Hydro Applies to Raise Rates by Nearly 40%

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A hydro tower is shown in Toronto on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darren Calabrese)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro has put forward an application with the Public Utilities Board to raise its rates by 39.5 percent over the next five years.

The 2017-18 general rate application calls for a 7.9 percent increase effective August 1, 2017 and an additional increase of the same rate the next four years thereafter.

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Police Warn of Homeowner Furnace Inspection Scam

Police Warn of Homeowner Furnace Inspection Scam

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Winnipeg police are warning homeowners about aggressive and potentially fraudulent sales practices surrounding furnaces.

Police say fraudsters will knock on doors attempting to gain access to the residence. They may be wearing uniforms with corporate logos and have business identification as they ask to check the operating status of the homeowner’s heating system.

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Three Winnipeg Employers Named ‘Canada’s Greenest’

Three Winnipeg Employers Named ‘Canada’s Greenest’

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WINNIPEG — Three local employers are doing their part to incorporate a sustainable workplace and do what’s best for the environment.

As part of the 2017 Canada’s Greenest Employers competition, Assiniboine Credit Union, Manitoba Hydro and Red River College are the three Winnipeg winners out of 100 throughout Canada.

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Manitoba Hydro Offering Voluntary Buyouts to Employees

Manitoba Hydro Offering Voluntary Buyouts to Employees

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WINNIPEG — Efforts to reduce costs at Manitoba Hydro will include a voluntary departure program being made available to employees next week.

Hydro says the program will further reduce its workforce by eliminated 15 percent of positions reporting directly to vice-presidents. An earlier executive restructuring in February cut VP positions by 30 percent.

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Humidity, Winter Grime Can Spark Pole Fires: Manitoba Hydro

Humidity, Winter Grime Can Spark Pole Fires: Manitoba Hydro

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Humidity can mix with winter grime built up on hydro poles, sparking a fire. (MANITOBA HYDRO)

Warmer spring weather can end up leading to pole fires, Manitoba Hydro has warned.

The public utility says humidity is created as temperatures rise and then mix with built up winter grime on power line insulators to create electrical short circuits on wood poles.

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