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Building Bipole III

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Just a quick update for those following along on Bipole III and its approval process.

Download a pdf of the route.

The building of Bipole III is now open for public comment.

For the terms of reference, see here.

More information, including participation, is here.

The Clean Environment Commission is to hold public hearings on the project in the coming months.

These hearing are separate from the Sec. 35 hearings with Manitoba’s First Nations, of which about 20 could be affected in some way by the new transmission line.

For everything you ever wanted to know about Bipole III, and the Environmental Impact Statement on it prepared by Hydro, go to Manitoba Hydro’s website.

-- Bruce Owen / Under the Dome

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About Larry Kusch and Bruce Owen

Larry Kusch has been a journalist for 30 years, the last 20 with the Winnipeg Free Press. His is one of the newspaper's two legislative bureau reporters.

Raised on a Saskatchewan farm, he received an honours journalism degree from Carleton University in 1975.

At the Free Press, Larry has also worked as a general assignment reporter, business reporter, copy editor and assistant city editor.

Bruce Owen joined the Winnipeg Free Press in 1990 after four years working in other media.

He's worked in a number of positions at the Freep, including pet columnist, assistant city editor and police reporter. Right now he takes up space at the Manitoba legislature.

Bruce is one of five reporters who won a National Newspaper Award for the paper’s coverage of the 1997 Flood of the Century. He's also the recipient of the 1996 Volunteer Centre of Winnipeg Media Golden Hand Award and the 1995 Canadian Federation of Humane Societies Media Commendation Award.

In a past life Bruce worked at YMCA-YWCA Camp Stephens. He has a blog where he and others write about camp and the people who worked and played there.

You can also find Bruce on Twitter where he posts and retweets all sorts of stuff.

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