Hydro rate increase begins today
Even though thousands of people in Niagara woke up without power this morning, increased electricty rates kick in today.
A typical residential customer using 700 kWh per month will see hydro bills increase by about $2 as the Ontario Energy Board sets new prices for households and small businesses.
This also marks the beginning of winter time-of-use hours.
Hydro will cost 10.1 cents per kWh during off-peak hours and 20.8 cents per kWh during on peak hours.
courtesy Ontario Energy Board
Customers may also notice new line on their hydro bills as the Ontario government introduces an expanded rebate program to help offset the price changes.
For most little boys and girls, now is the time of year for dreaming about the surprises they might find under their tree on Christmas morning. For parents in tight financial situations, it's the time of year they wish they could make all their children's holiday dreams come true.
You can help by donating new, unwrapped toys to the City of St. Catharines' annual Tree of Little Angels campaign, which supports Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold. Residents donated more than 500 toys to Community Care through the City's Tree of Little Angels campaign last year.
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