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    Quote Originally Posted by Shwa Girl View Post
    But this. To penalize people for doing good and not wasting energy - that's awful.
    That has to be the worst part of it, it's been drilled into us that we waste hydro, that the winter before last we used way too much when we should've kept the thermostat at 16 and that was why our hydro went up in spring 2015.

    Well the CEO does need the bonus on his $4 million annual salary. >.>
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    Just how I feel about it all now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkonby View Post




    Just how I feel about it all now.
    I feel you! I'm getting so frustrated with this province. They are making it IMPOSSIBLE to be a young family. Housing costs are absolutely INSANE, hydro costs are flipping mental, the cost of groceries went up recently because our dollar sucks, our minimum wage is an absolute joke, the government keeps saying they will create jobs, but none are actually decent jobs that someone can support a family on... It's discouraging. My husband makes good money as an electrician, I'm a recent stay at home mom. We are frugal as hell and live a modest life. Our house is a small semi, our kids will share rooms, and we drive an old beater car. And I save every penny possible to afford food. I had to quit my job after my second son because daycare is so effing expensive it's a wash for me to return (thanks to the new legislature passed by our lovely government limiting spots...) I had a career.... And don't get me wrong I'm grateful we can "afford" me to stay home... But it'd be nice to have some breathing room from our greedy ass government. My political rant for the day.

    What's the government going to do when everyone in Ontario picks up and leaves because we can't afford to hear our houses in the winter AND feed our families? Lol asshats

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    BC doesn't have TOU billing either,

    Privatizing is the issue in all the nonsense energy management I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Natalka View Post
    I know I'm far away from you guys, but just so you have a form of comparison.
    We get our electricity from the city, who gets it from SaskPower, which is a crown corporation.
    Our latest increase was September.

    We don't have time of day pricing.

    We pay 14 cents/KWh
    Service charge is .73 per day

    Our last bill was 21.20 service charge, usage 512 KWh 71.12, GST 4.62 = $96.94
    Two adults in a very small house.

    There's an appliance usage chart midway down this page, I find it very interesting

    https://www.saskatoon.ca/services-re...ectrical-rates
    You don't have tiered pricing either, Natalka! In most parts of Ontario, residential customers are either on Time of Use or tiered rates. You have a flat rate!
    @Shwa Girl - as long as your library is not part of the Toronto Library system, where a no-board report was received by support staff. Could be a May 1 strike unless both sides reach an agreement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seylz_gurl View Post
    Yep, course they sneak this on us in May. Looks like I turned my heat down during the night to no avail.

    Its hurting business too private companies like Magna have stated they won't locate in Ontario because of our hydro rates. Ontario pays double what people pay in Manitoba and Quebec.
    That was the reason the last owner of Stoney Creek Dairy shut down the business. He said electricity was 7. - cents /kwh in QC and it was double in ON.

    I'm sure that all those churches that participated in the solar panel/MICROFIT program are worrying about rate changes for their electricity sent back to the grid. Ontario may consider revising the high MICROFIT payments for much less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GracieAnne View Post
    That has to be the worst part of it, it's been drilled into us that we waste hydro, that the winter before last we used way too much when we should've kept the thermostat at 16 and that was why our hydro went up in spring 2015.

    Well the CEO does need the bonus on his $4 million annual salary. >.>
    4 million dollar salary??
    That's disgusting.
    I think Premier Kathleen Wynne's salary is $208974+. And she runs a whole province, not just one company.
    And specialist doctors (e.g. surgeons) make up to $200,000+. And they save lives on top. And they have to have lots of malpractice insurance, in case they make mistakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciel View Post
    You don't have tiered pricing either, Natalka! In most parts of Ontario, residential customers are either on Time of Use or tiered rates. You have a flat rate!
    @Shwa Girl - as long as your library is not part of the Toronto Library system, where a no-board report was received by support staff. Could be a May 1 strike unless both sides reach an agreement.
    So far, have not heard about library strikes out here.
    Forgot to mention that the library with the fireplace and TV, has comfy couches and end tables and lamps too.
    Wonder if they would let us sleep there. You know, as night time security.
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    I'm in the shwa....and I think me, my DH and my puppy are going to join you in the library! This whole thing is absurd!!!! Charge us more for using more....charge us more for using less. F*%$!!!!! You can't win for losing!! I smell a coup......a.....real.....big....coup!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Shwa Girl View Post
    So far, have not heard about library strikes out here.
    Forgot to mention that the library with the fireplace and TV, has comfy couches and end tables and lamps too.
    Wonder if they would let us sleep there. You know, as night time security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cally View Post
    I'm in the shwa....and I think me, my DH and my puppy are going to join you in the library! This whole thing is absurd!!!! Charge us more for using more....charge us more for using less. F*%$!!!!! You can't win for losing!! I smell a coup......a.....real.....big....coup!!!!
    Yay.
    More votes for the library.
    And they have free books and DVDs and music CDs.
    They may be tough on the puppy, I think. lol.

    By the way, we pay for the library in our property taxes and other taxes, so we may as well go ahead and use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shwa Girl View Post
    Yay.
    More votes for the library.
    And they have free books and DVDs and music CDs.
    They may be tough on the puppy, I think. lol.

    By the way, we pay for the library in our property taxes and other taxes, so we may as well go ahead and use them.
    Does your library's computer towers still have DVD drives? Hamilton's computers have not had DVD drives in over a year. So Youtube is where it's at for me while online (music/ TV clips-have yet to do a big drama viewing as there is one series I want to get through if it's still available).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shwa Girl View Post
    4 million dollar salary??
    That's disgusting.
    I think Premier Kathleen Wynne's salary is $208974+. And she runs a whole province, not just one company.
    And specialist doctors (e.g. surgeons) make up to $200,000+. And they save lives on top. And they have to have lots of malpractice insurance, in case they make mistakes.
    Don't watch this then, it will piss you off.

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    It's absolutely sickening, we are not on TOU but tiered system and I pay $95 a month on average for delivery fees + my measly usage of $90, it sickens me because of al the increases along the way housing, groceries etc HYDRO IS the most expensive overall.
    Last edited by jasperandchar; Sun, Apr 17th, 2016 at 07:12 PM.
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    2017 is the year that we continue to save before we buy!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GracieAnne View Post
    Don't watch this then, it will piss you off.

    I heard about this 'speech' a week ago. She is very skilled at saying much, but saying nothing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ciel View Post
    Does your library's computer towers still have DVD drives? Hamilton's computers have not had DVD drives in over a year. So Youtube is where it's at for me while online (music/ TV clips-have yet to do a big drama viewing as there is one series I want to get through if it's still available).
    The computer are updated when they get funding. A little each year. So computers are upgraded each year and some don't have DVD drives.
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