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Downtown Gas Leak Forces Evacuation of Winnipeg Office Buildings

Downtown Gas Leak Forces Evacuation of Winnipeg Office Buildings

Winnipeg Gas Leak
Emergency crews work at the scene of a gas leak in downtown Winnipeg on Thursday, February 7, 2019. (@MANITOBAHYDRO / TWITTER)

WINNIPEG — Several downtown office buildings were evacuated Thursday after a contractor hit an underground gas line.

The gas rupture happened at around 11:30 a.m., resulting in a high volume gas leak in the downtown area.

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Sexual Assault Investigations at Hydroelectric Project Alarming: Chief

Sexual Assault Investigations at Hydroelectric Project Alarming: Chief

By Kelly Geraldine Malone, The Canadian Press

Grand Chief Garrison Settee
Grand Chief Garrison Settee, Manitoba Keewatinowi Okimakanak (MKO) speaks about the social impacts of hydro development across MKO territory during a press conference in Winnipeg on September 4, 2018. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods)

WINNIPEG — The grand chief who represents First Nations in northern Manitoba says it’s alarming that RCMP have investigated nine sexual assault allegations at one power station construction site.

Garrison Settee expects the number could be higher, but says many Indigenous people do not report to police because other alleged assaults linked to Manitoba Hydro projects weren’t taken seriously.

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Manitoba Hydro Warns of Rise in Scammers Trying to Defraud Customers

Manitoba Hydro Warns of Rise in Scammers Trying to Defraud Customers

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Be aware of these common scams targeting Manitoba Hydro customers. (UUAS / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro says they have seen a spike in the number of scams targeting customers this year.

The public utility says scammers are using high-pressure techniques to threaten someone that their electric service will be disconnected until an immediate payment is made.

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Manitoba Hydro Offering Instant Rebate on CO Detectors

Manitoba Hydro Offering Instant Rebate on CO Detectors

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Manitoba Hydro’s rebate on carbon monoxide detectors runs until November 30. (HOMEDEPOT.CA)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Hydro is offering an instant $10 rebate for anyone who purchases an approved carbon monoxide detector from participating retailers.

The rebate program, running until November 30, coincides with National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, aimed at telling homeowners and businesses about what they can do to keep loved ones and employees safe from carbon monoxide (CO) exposure.

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Former B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell Will Probe Costly Manitoba Hydro Projects

Former B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell Will Probe Costly Manitoba Hydro Projects

By The Canadian Press

Gordon Campbell
B.C. Premier Gordon Campbell speaks during an interview in his office in Victoria on February 14, 2011. The Manitoba government has hired former British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell to review two major hydro projects that have added billions of dollars to the provincial debt. Campbell will look at whether the Keeyask Generating Station and Bipole Three transmission line — projects built under the former NDP government — were built based on sound economics. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward)

WINNIPEG – The Manitoba government has hired former British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell to review two major hydro projects that have added billions of dollars to the provincial debt.

Campbell will look at whether the Keeyask Generating Station and Bipole Three transmission line — projects built under the former NDP government — were based on sound economics.

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Manitoba Hydro Restores Power to Parkland, Neepawa Areas; More Outages May Remain

Manitoba Hydro Restores Power to Parkland, Neepawa Areas; More Outages May Remain

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Manitoba Hydro crews work to restore power after wet snow caused havoc in several areas of the province earlier this week. (MANITOBA HYDRO / HANDOUT)

Manitoba Hydro crews have restored power to the Parkland and Neepawa regions following wet snow earlier this week, but there may be more downed lines that still require attention.

Hydro spokesperson Bruce Owen tells ChrisD.ca they’re asking people who may be heading out of town for the long weekend in those regions to ask a neighbour to check their property for downed lines or trees on a line.

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