City ombudsman Fiona Crean moving to Hydro One
Toronto Star –Problem-riddled Hydro One has a watchdog.Fiona Crean, currently the ombudsman for Toronto city council, is taking her investigative skills to the utility that has been dogged with consumer complaints and is about to be partially privatized.
Recession hits steel in Sault, mining supply in Sudbury
CBC Sudbury –While there is some debate about whether or not Canada is in a recession, people in northeastern Ontario are feeling a downturn, with hundreds of layoffs over the last few months.Some of the largest layoffs have been in the steel industry at Sault Ste. Marie.
Ontario PCs want safety audit of all wind turbines after reports of parts flying off
CTV News –The Progressive Conservatives are demanding a safety audit of all industrial wind turbines in Ontario after reports of sensors flying off some of the huge blades.Tory environment critic Lisa Thompson says farmers in Bluewater near Sarnia are being advised not to harvest crops near the giant turbines until they notify the wind farm owners so the blades can be slowed down.
Dilkens urges province to rein in escalating hydrorates
Windsor Star -Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens says heplans to introduce a council motion, urging the province to rein inescalating hydro rates, which are hamperingthe city’s attempts to attract new companies and investment.
Canada’s major solar players go global to escape domestic bottlenecks
Toronto Star –Canada’s few major players in the solar industry are growing up and heading out into the world.Private companies like Amp Solar Group Inc. and SkyPower Global, both of which were raised on Ontario’s generous renewable energy subsidies, are now making big pushes into emerging markets as they outgrow limited opportunities in Canada.
Preem sticking with Hydro One sale despite Trudeau win
Toronto Sun -The Ontario government will proceed with the partial sale of publicly-owned Hydro One, despite prime minister-designate Justin Trudeau’s promise to provide federal infrastructure dollars.
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