CKLB News – NTPC raises power rates

Main Street of the hamlet of Sachs Harbour on Banks Island in the Northwest Territories. (Erika Larsen/Redux)

The NTPC announced that power rates would once again be rising.
The company cited several reasons for the price bump, but many residents of the NWT can’t understand how these rates continue to rise.
Doug Lamalice of Hay River is infuriated with the continuously rising rates, and says he hopes the community will get of the NTPC grid as soon as possible.
“We have to start doing our own sources. That’s what I’m looking into right now, I don’t want to deal with Northland Utilities or the Power Commission anymore. Once I get off their grid, I will never go back to them again, ever, for the way they’re treating the Northwest Territories.”
Doug saying the rising rates will likely lead to people having to make the choice of keeping the lights on, or feeding their families.
Your last chance to have your say in front of the Public Utilities Board is today at the Explorer Hotel in Yellowknife until 4:30.

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