Executive Summary:

  • Manitoba Hydro recommended that Bipole III be built on the east side of Lake Winnipeg.
  • The NDP Government rejected the recommendation and ordered Hydro to build the line on the west side of the province.
  • Retired engineers, landowners, and concerned citizens have formed the Bipole III Coalition to inform the public on the benefits of building down the east side.
  • Additional cost of building on the west side will be over $1 Billion.
  • The NDP Government is prepared to spend over $1 Billion just to save 10 sq. km of boreal forest, which represents only 0.025% of the total proposed UNESCO heritage site.
  • Calculations of costs are presented in this report.
  • Other issues pertinent to the east-west decision are also presented.

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