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This article was published 30/1/2015 (874 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
Don’t blame Manitoba Hydro
Regarding the comments on Manitoba Hydro increases in the Jan. 21 paper. Let’s put things in perspective. In northern Alberta, our son pays $400/month for electricity, basically for lights, as does the town they live in. This is because their hydro comes from burning coal in southern Alberta (but Fort McMurray gets all the publicity). The natural gas they use for appliances, heat, etc., is relatively cheap because that area sits on a bed of it. You only need to go a few feet down to reach it (not advisable). Don’t blame Manitoba Hydro, they told our government years ago that Bipole III should go down east side of Lake Winnipeg (look at a map), but the government had their own agenda and besides it made too much sense. As for employees’ wages, they can’t be paid enough for what they do in inclement weather away from their families for days, weeks even! They keep hydro up and running so we have heat and lights and our electronic devices working so we can send opinions to Sound Off.
The more we change the more we stay the same
Why has Brandon’s population never increased above 50,000 for years and years and years? Maybe someone should look into that.
Apology is a slap in the face
Regarding the premier’s recent visit to Cross Lake. Premier Greg Selinger is apologizing to aboriginal communities for the damage hydroelectric development has done to their traditional land, way of life and cultural identity. This is nothing but a gesture of hypocrisy on the premier’s part. To make an apology is one thing, but to flagrantly continue to support and construct power dams is a slap in the face to the aboriginal communities and, in fact, all Manitobans.
Hockey fans enjoy ‘real’ hockey
The Toronto Maple Leafs, who do not know how to win, should be forced after each game to watch a Winnipeg Jets game to see old-time hockey. Work hard and earn your big money. And fans will pay for this and love it.
Anyone could do better than the NDP
It shouldn’t be hard for Brian Pallister to do better with money management than the NDP. In the past 10 years, provincial spending has virtually doubled, made possible by lots of growing debt and also running deficits every year since 2008. I think that a Grade 12 math student could do as well.