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Manitoba Hydro’s Rate Increase Exceptional, But Unacceptable

Manitoba Hydro’s Rate Increase Exceptional, But Unacceptable

By Kate Jackman-Atkinson, Neepawa Banner & Press

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

NEEPAWA, Man. — Public hearings are currently underway and their outcome will determine how much Manitobans will be held responsible for past government action. Right now, the province’s Public Utilities Board is hearing arguments for and against an increase in Manitoba Hydro rates, which Patti Ramage, Manitoba Hydro’s legal council, called “exceptional.”

The proposed increase calls for rates to rise 7.9 percent per year until 2023/2024, the increases would then fall to what Hydro calls “sustainable” levels. The cumulative effect of those increases will see rates rise close to 60 percent above current levels.

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Plug Pulled on Manitoba Hydro’s ‘Power Smart’ Program: CUPE

Plug Pulled on Manitoba Hydro’s ‘Power Smart’ Program: CUPE

Manitoba Hydro Power SmartWith the announcement Wednesday of the province’s new energy-efficiency program, the wheels are in motion to wind down Manitoba Hydro’s Power Smart initiative.

“Power Smart is already an excellent program that has deep roots in the community as well as direct access to Hydro information to help Manitobans find energy savings, its hard to believe this new Crown will be able to offer anything new that Power Smart isn’t already doing,” said Chris Mravinec, president of CUPE Local 998, which represent Manitoba Hydro employees.

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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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