Re: “Does Manitoba Have a Dirty Hydro Problem?” (Oct. 31, Online Exclusive)

In response to Does Manitoba have a dirty hydro problem?, published October, 31, 2013.

Scott Price’s story in the Uniter Oct 31 “Does Manitoba Have a Dirty Hydro Problem?” is poorly researched and unfairly insults Manitoba Hydro.

The story cites a circumstance where Manitoba Hydro was re-connecting  some homes in Cross Lake and then disconnected other homes. The other homes were disconnected (again) because they had previously been disconnected by Hydro for lack of payment but their service had been tampered with and power illegally restored in an unsafe manner. Not only was electricity being stolen but the tampering posed a safety hazard to the residents involved and also to other members of the community.

For this completely appropriate action, Price calls the utility “…a cynical, bullying Manitoba Hydro.”

We would appreciate it if you could publish this letter in the Uniter and provide your readers with the facts.

Glenn Schneider, Division Manger Public Affairs, Manitoba Hydro
via email

– Glenn Schneider, Division Manger Public Affairs, Manitoba Hydro

Published in Volume 68, Number 10 of The Uniter (November 6, 2013)

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