Cross-border Manitoba Hydro project approved by federal government

The federal government has approved a $453 million Manitoba Hydro transmission line to Minnesota.The Manitoba-Minnesota Transmission Project – the subject of debate between the province and Ottawa for months – will see locally-produced hydroelectricity sent across the border.The project will include the Dorsey Interprovincial Power Line, a 213 km, 500 kilovolt power line that will cross the border near Piney, Man., as well as modifications to a pair of existing lines.Story continues below

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