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Canada: Community gardens uprooted after Manitoba Hydro ends leases

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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

Excerpt:

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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