After 60 years of operation and with abundant renewable hydro-electric power, Manitoba Hydro’s thermal Selkirk Generating Station is being taken out of service.
Manitoba Hydro will begin issuing temporary layoff notices today to members of two of its unions despite a month of discussions to meet labour-cost reductions needed to support the province’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Manitoba Hydro and the four Keeyask Cree Nations (KCN) came to terms Sunday on a plan to remove the current injunction order and blockades barring access to the Keeyask Generating Station.
View the injunction in PDF format.
Manitoba Court of Queen’s Bench issued an injunction yesterday ordering Tataskweyak Cree Nation to immediately remove their blockade of Provincial Road 280 and the Keeyask Generating Station construction site in northern Manitoba.
Aggressive scammers continue to target Manitoba Hydro customers throughout the province, threatening to shut off their power unless immediate payment is made.
Manitoba Hydro is scaling back work and suspending travel in and out of the Keeyask Project’s construction site to help protect the safety and health of workers as well as residents of nearby communities from the introduction and spread of the COVID-19 virus.
More Hydro customers are getting bogus e-mails and texts attempting to scam them out of their money. We do not ask for prepaid debit cards, payments over the phone, or ask customers to wire money.
Starting 8 p.m. on December 5, a transformer weighing about 179,000 kilograms will travel a carefully planned route from Winnipeg to Manitoba Hydro’s Riel Converter Station east of the city.
All communities that lost power in an unmatched Thanksgiving weekend storm are now restored — opening the way for evacuated residents to prepare to return home.