Manitoba Hydro

Manitoba Hydro putting in new power transmission line to Saskatchewan

Mar 2, 2020 | 11:37am

The government of Manitoba is going ahead with a new power transmission line running from Birtle to Saskatchewan, with funding from the federal government’s Investing in Canada’s Infrastructure plan. Winnipeg M.P. Jim Carr, special adviser for the Prairies, made the announcement Monday. “This (…) will allow for the distribution of surplus electricity for Manitoba from our power […]

Former SK premier Brad Wall to review controversial Manitoba Hydro projects

Nov 1, 2019 | 3:48pm

Former Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall has been appointed to complete a review of two major Manitoba Hydro projects that have added billions of dollars to Manitoba’s debt. Wall is to serve as commissioner of the review into the planning and decision making that went into the Keeyask Generating Station and the Bipole Three Transmission line. […]

Clean-up continues in Manitoba after weekend snowstorm

Oct 15, 2019 | 4:17pm

The farm that has been in Jamal Abas’ family for four generations was without power for a sixth straight day Tuesday — one of thousands of homes and businesses across Manitoba still suffering after a massive snowstorm that brought down trees, transmission lines and large utility towers. “No tree was spared in our yard,” Abas […]

SaskPower providing assistance to storm-struck Manitoba

Oct 14, 2019 | 2:54pm

Help is on the way from a neighbouring province following a winter storm that has knocked out power for thousands of homes and buildings in Manitoba. SaskPower has confirmed they are supporting Manitoba Hydro through their mutual assistance agreement. Along with materials and equipment, 23 SaskPower employees will be assisting restoration efforts in Manitoba. In […]

Manitoba cleaning up after winter storm blasts through

Oct 12, 2019 | 3:36pm

Electricity is returning for many Winnipeg customers affected by an intense winter storm, but Manitoba Hydro says it can’t even estimate how long it will be before power is restored to thousands of people as the weather system moves north and west. By late Saturday morning, the utility said nearly 53,000 customers, including 7,000 in […]