Category - Letters

Hydro mismanaged

December 7th, 2017

Re: Hydro chairman urges rate hike relief (Dec. 2)

Manitobans cannot take more huge Hydro rate increases.

We pay our fair share...

Till debt do us part

December 7th, 2017

Let us look back a little as to what we expect of our politicians and those who handle our taxes.

A 7.9 percent hydro increase? Are you kidding?

December 6th, 2017

It’s amazing how the local media let politicians off the hook for the problems they helped create. For years, all we heard from former premier...

Hydro hikes outrageous

November 29th, 2017

Manitoba Hydro wants a 7.9 per cent increase for five years running and 4.54 per cent increase in 2024. On top of that, they talk about the...

New reality for Hydro

September 23rd, 2017

Re: Hydro rate hikes needed (Letters, Sept. 19.) see below.

Sanford Riley and the Manitoba Hydro board make the case for increasing...

Hydro rate hikes needed

September 20th, 2017

Columnist Dan Lett offered a number of selective assertions regarding Manitoba Hydro’s current financial picture that deserve proper context for...

Legacy of debt

July 25th, 2017

Thank you, NDP. The lies are over, now the truth is being told. Manitoba Hydro lawyer Patti Ramage now tells us the export revenues are down...

Hydro hikes need explanation

July 21st, 2017

The Public Utilities Board is requesting proof that Manitoba Hydro needs higher rates, a 7.9 per cent increase beginning Aug. 1, followed by the...

Steven Fletcher’s gumption

May 29th, 2017

Conservative MLA Steven Fletcher is opposing his own government’s bill to create a new Crown corporation because he thinks it will be wasteful,...

Doer in the news again

May 11th, 2017

My congratulations to Gary Doer for landing this important job, and I am sure he will do admirable work for the government of Alberta.

Fumbling on Hydro

May 10th, 2017

We are now facing rate increases that will total approximately 35 to 40 per cent in five years. Former premier Greg Selinger and his gang...

Doer shares the blame

April 15th, 2017

Friday’s editorial used the wrong preposition in its headline. It ought to have read: "patience with Doer." Never did I think I would be...

Big dam costs

March 9th, 2017

With news of yet another price increase of $2.2 billion and years more delay for the Keeyask dam, one might well ask, "When, if ever, will...

West side story

January 10th, 2017

When I first heard rumours the Bipole III west side route would continue, as if we hadn’t changed governments, I was in disbelief. The...

People, not province, good with debt

December 13th, 2016

Before Manitobans head out to catch up to other Canadians in the amount of debt we carry individually, we would be wise to remember that the...

NDP to blame for Hydro’s woes

November 10th, 2016

There has been much discussion in the Manitoba legislature about whether the NDP left Manitoba Hydro bankrupt or not. The minister responsible...

Hydro developments not low-cost

November 4th, 2016

John Loxley’s recent commentary would have been powerful had it been objective. Loxley described recent comments by Manitoba Hydro’s new board...

Hydro, Xcel’s relationship

October 28th, 2016

Will Braun is incorrect in his assumption that Xcel Energy has written Manitoba Hydro off as a supplier of renewable hydroelectricity.

Halt in construction needed

September 28th, 2016

Mr. Pallister, please suspend construction of Keeyask and Bipole III.

These projects are not "too far along" to suspend. The Limestone...

It can happen here

September 28th, 2016

Your editorial rails on Trump about his "poor me" routine and states "he’s suckered an entire segment of the American population." It is...

Government’s role with Hydro

September 19th, 2016

The new government has signalled its desire to pursue a "hands off" approach with Crown corporations, preferring to let them run their own...

Re-examine Bipole III

June 13th, 2016

The idea of moving the current construction in western Manitoba of the power transmission line to the east side of Lake Winnipeg continues to...

Hydro sets poor example

March 23rd, 2016

In Kristin Annable’s article (Hydro taking heat over large contract, March 2) she quotes Manitoba spokesman Bruce Owen’s justification for an...

Hydro practices careless

March 3rd, 2016

Most people in the area will be aware of the standoff south of Landmark last weekend where a group of landowners took on Manitoba Hydro and its...

Sorry, not good enough

February 23rd, 2016

Regarding Premier Greg Selinger’s open letter to Manitobans, I hope voters will look back further than just the last year when reviewing his...

Rethink Hydro’s capital plan

January 12th, 2016

In the run-up to the April election, hopefully political parties will face up to the critical state of affairs arising from the corporate...

Hydro hangover

December 26th, 2015

Re: Ratepayers on the hook for Hydro (Dec. 23). Manitoba Hydro is on a horrid downward trajectory, failed badly by its political overseers. As...

Hydro’s costly commitment

December 26th, 2015

The NDP is fond of putting up "Steady Growth, Good Jobs" signs; we know from the Dec. 23 articles Sinking deeper into deficit and Ratepayers on...

Tough talk on Hydro

November 12th, 2015

Can we talk about two of the largest expenditures ever planned in Manitoba -- the $4.6-billion Bipole III transmission line and $6.5-billion...

Hydro not the asset is used to be

November 9th, 2015

Manitoba Hydro may never be privatized, but if the day comes when there is no choice but to do so, we can thank Premier Selinger for all his...

Schreyer doesn’t mince words on Hydro

October 22nd, 2015

Before a full room at a Fort Garry Rotary Club luncheon in September, a man who knows what he is talking about when Manitoba Hydro is concerned,...

PC plan respects Hydro’s real owners

October 20th, 2015

Hydro minister Eric Robinson’s recent letter to Manitoba editors, which appeared in the Sept. 22 issue of the Roblin Review, shows how desperate...

Heed Schreyer’s Hydro creed

October 17th, 2015

In his Oct. 14 article Time for a reality check on Hydro's big-project meter, former premier and minister responsible for Manitoba Hydro Ed...

No reason for current Bipole route

September 23rd, 2015

As president of the Bipole III Coalition, I wholeheartedly support the position outlined in Pallister says party would re-evaluate Bipole III if...

Offices closed, execs get more pay

September 15th, 2015

The Manitoba NDP’s wasteful mismanagement has long threatened essential front-line services. The services cut under the NDP have now extended to...