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42 Manitoba Hydro workers head to Ontario

Manitoba Hydro crews prepare to depart for Toronto Tuesday.

MANITOBA HYDRO

Manitoba Hydro crews prepare to depart for Toronto Tuesday.

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This article was published 24/12/2013 (2182 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

Manitoba sent Ontario an early Christmas present today: 42 Hydro workers.

The skilled power professionals boarded a plane in Winnipeg this morning to fly to Toronto to help with crises resulting from an ice storm that has left 115,000 Ontario customers without power during dangerously cold winter weather.

The workers, who volunteered to help even though it means leaving their homes and families during the holidays, are not expected home any time soon.

"Right now we’re shooting for one to two weeks, so around January 6," said Bruce Riehl, distribution construction manager at Manitoba Hydro.

Manitoba is not sending Hydro trucks, however, despite what Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says.

In a press conference Monday, Ford claimed that 100 trucks were being sent from Windsor, Ottawa, Michigan, and Manitoba. But Manitoba Hydro says Manitoba trucks are staying here.

"[Mayor Ford] may have been briefed in a general sense," said Manitoba Hydro spokesman Glen Schneider.

jordan.power@freepress.mb.ca

 

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