Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
Posted: 12/23/2013 4:45 PM | Comments: 0
Manitoba Hydro is trying to recruit up to 45 linesmen to leave home at Christmas to help restore power to Toronto after it was hit by a weekend ice storm.
"We’ve been asked to supply some staff to respond to ice storm issues," said Manitoba Hydro spokesman Glenn Schneider.
He said Hydro heard about the call for help when Toronto Mayor Rob Ford announced today that Manitoba Hydro workers would be called on to help. Toronto Hydro will foot the bill and details of how much the Manitoba Hydro workers who agree to leave home at Christmas to help will be paid, Schneider said.
"They’d pay all the costs," he said. "They’ve asked for personnel, not equipment, or vehicles or supplies," said Schneider.
"We don’t know when or how many they’ll end up with," he said. "It’s real hard to predict."
Having problems with the form?Contact Us Directly
Cool today, with risk of thunderstorm
Cat shelter can't pay the bills
Elmwood student stabbed near school now in stable condition
Police violated man's rights, court rules
CFS chaperone snoozes in hotel
Gun lands U.S. man in trouble at border
Facts get in the way of Steeves' promises
East St. Paul MP, MLA change tune on mayor
All's well that ends well
Pay, but no work for ex-MPI boss
Spotlighting women in sport
Health officials vow alertness, prudence if Ebola arrives here
RCMP mum on dropped support of handbook
Hopefuls face cranky crowd
The Pas students to move into new spaces following fire
We're hoping for the Guggenheim effect
FP reporter honoured for Sinclair coverage