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Look up and look out for overhead powerlines

At Alectra we are committed to ensuring the safety of the public and our employees. Throughout our service territory chances are you have seen overhead powerlines, likely within your neighbourhood or green transformer boxes that indicate underground services. The first step to ensuring your safety is to understand and be aware of the hazards surrounding…

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Imagine Canada designates Alectra Inc. a Caring Company

Alectra Inc. is the first electricity utility in Ontario to be awarded the Caring Company designation by Imagine Canada. Alectra earned this designation as a result of its alectraCARES community support program which invests in non-profit organizations and initiatives that span the 17 communities in its service territory. Alectra also encourages its employees to volunteer…

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April is Dig Safe Month

Spring is finally here and we know you can’t wait to get started on those outdoor projects you’ve been planning all winter! But before you break out your shovel, remember, although you can’t see them, there could be electrical cables and/or gas lines running below the ground on your property. Do you dig? Be safe.…

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What does International Women’s Day (IWD) mean to you?

In celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) at Alectra, two women from the Diversity & Inclusion committee, Indy Butany-DeSouza and Alona Andronikova are opening up on what IWD means to them, and how we can continue to support the #BalanceforBetter initiative.   What does International Women’s Day (IWD) mean to you and Alectra? Indy: International…

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Be prepared for unpredictable weather this winter

While some days can be delightfully mild, others can be unforgivingly harsh: from high winds to deep freezes, blizzards to ice storms, it can be difficult to predict what Mother Nature has in store from one day to the next. Bad weather can lead to a number of challenges that can pose safety risks, including…

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Let’s talk about mental health

At Alectra, we are proud to join millions of Canadians nation-wide by participating in Bell Let’s Talk. The goal is to end the stigma and to explore ways to improve our mental health. Mental health issues affect people of all ages and takes on many forms including depression, anxiety and schizophrenia, to name a few.…

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Alectra Utilities calls for National Lineworker Appreciation Day

Alectra Utilities joins electricity companies across Canada for an industry-wide call on the federal government to designate July 10 as National Lineworker Appreciation Day. “Alectra is proud to join the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) to recognize the hard and often times dangerous work our Lineworker’s complete on a daily basis,” says Max Cananzi, President, Alectra…

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Alectra Invests in Capital Infrastructure in Dundas

Alectra Utilities is continuing its efforts to re-vitalize critical electrical infrastructure in the Dundas area of Hamilton, announcing the beginning of a two-part modernization project totalling $2 million. The first of the two-phase project runs along Park Street East, Cross Street, Victoria Street and Caley Street and will replace the old four kilovolt (kV) system,…

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Alectra employees raise over $22000 for Heart and Stroke

Alectra Utilities’ employees showed real heart in fielding a total of seven teams to participate in the 2018 Heart and Stroke Foundation ‘Big Bike’ ride – raising over $22,500. Employees raised money for heart and stroke research and rode the 29-seat ‘Big Bike’ through communities in Alectra’s service territory including: Barrie, Brampton, Hamilton, Markham, Mississauga,…

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