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PLANTAGENET | Both the cleanup and the investigation of the Lac-Mégantic rail ex- plosion continue in Québec. Across the Ottawa River in Prescott-Russell plans are
afoot for a benefit supper to help ease the burden of all those who have lost family and friends as a result of the tragedy. The Outaouais chapter of Canadian Cu-
Enbridge has applied to the Ontario Energy Board with a 5-year rate plan. The plan would decrease rates in 2014 and then increase them in 2015 and 2016. The annual bill decrease for an average residential customer is $3 in 2014 followed by increases of $12 in 2015 and $27 in 2016. The bill changes in 2017 and 2018 will be filed with the Board at a later date. The rate plan is proposed to begin on January 1, 2014. Other customers, including businesses, may be affected as well. THE ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD IS HOLDING A PUBLIC HEARING The Ontario Energy Board (OEB) will hold a public hearing to consider Enbridge’s request. We will question the company on its case for its rate plan. We will also hear arguments from individuals and from groups that represent residential and business customers. At the end of this hearing, the OEB will decide on the rate plan. The OEB is an independent and impartial public agency. We make decisions that serve the public interest. Our goal is to promote a financially viable and efficient energy sector that provides you with reliable energy services at a reasonable cost. BE INFORMED AND HAVE YOUR SAY You have the right to information regarding this application and to be involved in the process. You can: • Review Enbridge’s application on the OEB’s website now. • Sign up to observe the proceeding by receiving OEB documents related to the hearing. • File a letter with your comments, which will be considered during the hearing. • Become an active participant (called an intervenor). Apply by August 17, 2013 or the hearing will go ahead without you and you will not receive any further notice of the proceeding. • At the end of the process, review the OEB’s decision and its reasons on our website. LEARN MORE These proposed charges relate to Enbridge’s distribution services. Our file number for this case is EB-2012-0459. To learn more about this hearing, find instructions on how to file letters or become an intervenor, or to access any document related to this case please enter that file number at the OEB website: www.ontarioenergyboard.ca/notice. You can also phone our Consumer Relations Centre at 1-877-632-2727 with any questions. Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. has applied to change its rates. Learn more. Have your say. ONTARIO ENERGY BOARD NOTICE TO CUSTOMERS OF ENBRIDGE GAS DISTRIBUTION INC.
linary Fédération culinaire canadienne (CCFCC) and La Cuisine Jean-Bernard in Plantagenet in Alfred Township are work- ing together on a benefit dinner in early September to raise funds for relief efforts in Lac-Mégantic and also continue public awareness of the disaster and its impact on the little Québec town. Chef Stéphane Paquet, CCFCC-Outaouais chapter president, and Chef Jacques Lep- age, CCFCC-Outaouais chapter secretary, announced that the goal of the benefit din- ner is to raise $15,000 for the Lac-Mégantic relief fund. “Our members are very touched by this tragedy,” Paquet said. Already a team of chefs from both sides of the Ottawa River is assembling for the ben- efit event under the direction of Paquet and Lepage. Included among them are Luc Bois- sy, a director with the Bocuse d’or Canada team, one of the most prestigious culinary groups in the world, Chef Robert Corneau of Resto du Marché in Hull, and Chef Ritesh Purran of Rissotto in Gatineau. Several regional food supply and service outfits like Sysco, Saputo, and others have confirmed their support for the fundraiser event. The Nation municipality has also agreed to provide use of the Centre com- munautaire Caledonia in the village of St- Bernardin for the event. Both Paquet and Lepage explained that the village is located within easy access along Highway 417 for event patrons and participants driving in from Ottawa, Montréal and Gatineau. The benefit supper is planned for Sept. 6. Tickets are $150 each and reservation dead- line is 4:30 p.m., Aug. 28. Reservations are available by phone to 613-673-4383.
ORAL VS. WRITTEN HEARINGS There are two types of OEB hearings – oral and written. The Board intends to hold an oral hearing on this matter.
PRIVACY If you write a letter of comment or sign up to observe the hearing, your name and the content of your letter or the documents you file with the OEB will be put on the public record and the OEB website. However, your personal telephone number, home address and email address will be removed. If you are a business, all your information will remain public. If you apply to become an intervenor, all information will be public.
This rate hearing will be held under section 36 of the Ontario Energy Board Act, 1998, S.O. 1998 c.15 (Schedule B).
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