Originally Posted by esquire
I get the impression we're not getting the full story on the real rationale behind the proposed routing. On the surface it just doesn't make sense.
First Nations consider all crown land east of Lake Winnipeg as First Nations land, now tell me why MB Hydro was forced to use an alternate route. The provincial and federal governments caving to any sort of First Nations pressure on land disputes is where the problem arose in the first place.
Didn't read Drew's post above and yeah Hydro rerouted unnecessarily to avoid future disputes. Hopefully (one generation) First Nations will realize that they are also the beneficiaries of the provincial infrastructure.
So with increased Hydro costs, the huge expense to Manitoban's for Bipole 3 taking the more expensive western route thank our wonderful First Nations leaders.