Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Hydro One shake-up, 1998 sex-ed, Dresden concerts

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Weather forecast for Thursday, July 12, 2018

Today – Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this afternoon. High 30 except 27 near Lake Erie. Humidex 33. UV index 9 or very high.

Tonight – Partly cloudy. Becoming clear this evening. Low 18.

Hydro One shake-up

On Wednesday, Minister of Energy, Northern Development and Mines Greg Rickford released the following statement:

“Our government was elected on a promise to lower electricity bills for the people of Ontario. This included a promise to address governance at Hydro One.

Today, Hydro One has informed us that Chief Executive Officer Mayo Schmidt is retiring from the company, effective immediately.

The Board of Directors of Hydro One has also informed us of their intent to step down from their positions through a managed process that will conclude before August 15.

Given the critical importance of Hydro One to our province’s electricity system, our government will be closely engaging in the leadership transition at Hydro One to ensure the stability of the system is preserved and consumers are protected.

First, we will play a key role in appointing the new Board, and will expect it to act in the public’s interest.

Second, our government has prepared legislation that, if passed, will improve transparency and accountability at Hydro One. We will introduce this legislation during the upcoming sitting.

After years of rising electricity bills, this is a step towards our main goal—bringing down electricity rates for all Ontarians. Help is here.”

Dresden Rotary Concert Series continues tonight

The Dresden Rotary Club will continue their 2018 Summer Concert Series this evening.

The Sterling Blues Band will perform this evening.

Here is the full lineup for the rest of the summer:

– July 19: Marc and Kimberley Reid

– July 26: Don and Bonnie Cook

– August 2: Crystal Gage-St. Denis

– August 9: Jeremy Smith

– August 16: Jacklyn Wills

– August 23: Classic Vibe

A community barbecue will be held each week at 6 p.m. and the music beguns at 7 p.m.

Admission is FREE.

People are encouraged to bring a lawn Chair.

There will be a 50-50 draw and door prize draws each week.

Kinstock this weekend in Dresden

The two day Dresden Kinstock event is set for Friday, July 13 and Saturday, July 14, and will feature an assortment of talent.

Runaway Angel, Julia Haggarty, Dirt Country and The Chasers will perform on the Friday.

The Friday shows will run from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. Andrew Hyatt, The Reklaws, Kansas Stone, Kelsi Maye and Dresden’s own Jacklyn Wills will perform on the Saturday.

The Saturday shows run from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Two-day tickets are $40.

Camping is also available for $25.

For tickets information call 519-683-4368.

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