Manitoba

Unpaid bills pile up

Tens of thousands of households are behind on their utility bills this year, forcing officials to "strike a balance" between asking people to pay up as deficits pile up and showing compassion for cash-strapped Manitobans amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Authorities try to 'strike a balance' between utility deficits and chasing cash-strapped customers for payment

'It's all about finding a balance for Manitobans during these unprecedented times. We're here to help Manitoba families and businesses,' Minister of Crown Services Jeff Wharton said. (Mike Deal/Winnipeg Free Press)

Tens of thousands of households are behind on their utility bills this year, forcing officials to "strike a balance" between asking people to pay up as deficits pile up and showing compassion for cash-strapped Manitobans amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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