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Canada: Community gardens uprooted after Manitoba Hydro ends leases

Manitoba Hydro said new standards dictate the crown corporation must have access to corridors 24/7 in case of an emergency, and the gardens are an obstacle.

By Jeff Keele
CTV News
June 21, 2017


For 40 years, Alex Kizuik and Marilyne Vandel have been growing their own fruits and veggies two doors down from their house at a community garden near Harrow Street.

“It’s great to be able to go outside, pick your lettuce, pick your onions, don’t have to go to the store,” Vandel said.

Alex Kizuik, a retired Manitoba Hydro worker, said they share the fruits of their labour with the neighbourhood.

“It’s too much for me. I don’t want to throw it out. Everybody gets tomatoes and cucumbers,” Kizuik explained.
Now his former employer said it’s time to plow the garden under permanently.

“Well I couldn’t believe it,” Kuzuik said.

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