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Posted Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15 to 21 is Powerline Safety Week
 Don’t take safety for granted, always be aware of overhead and underground wires.
  GUELPH & WATERLOO REGION, ON (May 15, 2017) – The impact of coming into contact with a powerline is instant and often lethal. Within the past decade, 23 Ontarians have died due to contact with live powerlines, [1] and many more people have been seriously injured. Even getting too close to a powerline can kill you...

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Posted Tuesday, May 09, 2017

WATERLOO, ON (May 9, 2017) – Waterloo North Hydro Inc. is warning customers to be aware of a telephone scam targeting electricity customers across the province.
Electricity customers in Ontario have reported receiving phone calls from individuals claiming to represent the local electricity distribution company. The caller threatens immediate disconnection of electricity service if an overdue amount is not paid using a pre-paid credit card or wire transfer. To make...

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Posted Wednesday, December 21, 2016

no drone zone Waterloo, ON (December 21, 2016) - Drones and quadcopters are one of the hot Christmas items this year, and your local electric utilities remind new drone and quadcopter operators – children and adults alike – of the dangers associated with flying these machines near overhead power lines or other electrical equipment.
Excited children or adults may rush outside to try out their new drone on Christmas morning without looking up and around for overhead powerlines...

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Posted Thursday, December 15, 2016

December 15, 2016 – Waterloo, Ontario – Local hydro utilities in Waterloo Region are reminding their customers that the arrival of this latest cold snap means heating systems will have to work harder just to keep up.
Cold weather means electric baseboard heaters, furnace motors and fans will run more frequently during colder weather to maintain a constant temperature, regardless if a home or business is occupied. While no one can predict what Mother Nature will...

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Posted Friday, December 02, 2016

KITCHENER, ON (November 30, 2016)  – Energy+ Inc., Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc., Kitchener-Wilmot Hydro Inc. and Waterloo North Hydro Inc. want to help ensure customers have a cheerful – and safe – holiday season.
Holiday lights and decorations make our homes merry and bright during the festive season, but care should be taken to ensure the season is a safe one. Your local electric utility has tips to ensure you stay safe this holiday season.
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