Are You Prepared for A Minimum of 72 Hours?

During a power outage you can be left without heating, lighting, or running water. You can lessen the impact of a power outage by taking the time to prepare in advance. If an emergency happens in your area, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. Are you prepared to be without power? You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. Preparing the following supplies in advance can help lessen the impact of an emergency situation: Water Flashlights Batteries, candles, and matches Non-perishable food Medical supplies Alternative heat source Battery operated radio Generator Visit www.getprepared.gc.ca for more information on how to prepare i

Energy Saving Tips: Drafts

Drafts account for heat loss in your home, and as a result, your furnace has to work harder to maintain the same temperature, resulting in an increase in your overall energy consumption. While duct tape may be handy for a lot of things, but is not meant to effectively fix drafts. Researchers believe the adhesive is why duct tape fails as a sealant. When heating systems reach certain heats, the glue holding duct tape causes the tape to fall off leaving areas vulnerable to energy waste. Fix your drafts with caulking, weather stripping and or insulation and save your duct tape for other projects around the home. By fixing your drafts, you will reduce the amount of heat loss, and decrease your o

Rural Roots Award: Deadline to Apply-March 2, 2020.

If you are part of a rural club or organization, you could be eligible for the Wild Rose REA Ltd. 2019-2020 Rural Roots Award. ​This award was established in 2016 by Wild Rose REA Ltd. It was created to support the development of rural clubs, societies, community groups and or programs within our service area and highlight the enhancements these groups make within our community. Awards of $500.00 are granted annually. Applications are available online and from our office. For more information call: 780-349-3655 www.wildroserea.com/rural-roots Don't forget to apply, the deadline is March 2, 2020.

GenerLink- Never worry about a storm again!

Never worry about another winter storm with a GenerLink installed. GenerLink is a product that makes connecting a generator easy and safe while providing homeowners the opportunity to run critical items in their homes during a summer power outage. With GenerLink, using your portable generator during a power outage is easy and safe! GenerLink eliminates the hassles of running multiple extension cords, or hiring an electrician to install a transfer switch. The device detects when a generator is operating and automatically disconnects from the utility grid, eliminating dangerous back feed.It is a five-inch device that is easily installed behind a customer’s electric meter by WRREA and requires

WRREA Scholarship: Deadline to Apply- March 2, 2020

Are you currently pursuing post secondary education, or will be enrolling within this upcoming year? If you are.then the Wild Rose REA Ltd. Scholarship might be for you! This scholarship was established in 2013 by Wild Rose REA Ltd. It was created to recognize the academic accomplishments of children of Wild Rose REA Ltd. members and to assist and encourage further education for the betterment of the community. Scholarships of $500.00 are granted annually. Applications are available online and from our office. For more information call: 780-349-3655. Don't forget to apply, the deadline is March 2, 2020.

Energy Saving Tips

Did you know that using less energy around your home is easier than you might think? Reducing your energy consumption saves you money, and can also create a more comfortable living space for you and your family. Try tapping into the sun's warmth and light to heat and light your home instead of turning up the furnace or turning light fixtures on during the day. Also. changing simple things like turning off a light before you leave the room, can make the savings add up and have an impact on your overall consumption.

Are you currently pursuing Post Secondary Education?

Are you currently pursuing post secondary education, or will be enrolling within this upcoming year? If you are.then the Wild Rose REA Ltd. Scholarship might be for you! This scholarship was established in 2013 by Wild Rose REA Ltd. It was created to recognize the academic accomplishments of children of Wild Rose REA Ltd. members and to assist and encourage further education for the betterment of the community. Scholarships of $500.00 are granted annually. Applications are available online and from our office. For more information call: 780-349-3655. https://www.wildroserea.com/scholarships-awards

Are You Part of A Rural Club or Organization?

If you are part of a rural club or organization, you could be eligible for the Wild Rose REA Ltd. 2019-2020 Rural Roots Award. ​This award was established in 2016 by Wild Rose REA Ltd. It was created to support the development of rural clubs, societies, community groups and or programs within our service area and highlight the enhancements these groups make within our community. Awards of $500.00 are granted annually. Applications are available online and from our office. For more information call: 780-349-3655 www.wildroserea.com/rural-roots

Energy Saving Tips

By following the below noted tips, you can reduce your overall consumption. Turn off the lights when they're not in use. Don't leave your mobile phone plugged in overnight. Typically, it only takes a couple of hours to charge. Turn off the oven a few minutes before cooking time runs out. Your food will continue to cook without using the extra electricity.

Happy Family Day!

Happy Family Day! Spend the day with those who are important to you. The Wild Rose REA Ltd. office will be closed on Monday February 17, 2020 for Family Day, and will re-open on Tuesday February 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM.

EPO February 13, 2020

Please note that between 12:45 PM to 2:00 PM today, there will be an emergency power outage (EPO) affecting members in the following locations to conduct Emergency Repairs: 61-25-4 60-25-4 60-24-4 Thank you for your patience and understanding during this emergency power outage.

Are You Part of A Rural Club or Organization?

If you are part of a rural club or organization, you could be eligible for the Wild Rose REA Ltd. 2019-2020 Rural Roots Award. ​This award was established in 2016 by Wild Rose REA Ltd. It was created to support the development of rural clubs, societies, community groups and or programs within our service area and highlight the enhancements these groups make within our community. Awards of $500.00 are granted annually. Applications are available online and from our office. For more information call: 780-349-3655 www.wildroserea.com/rural-roots

Are You Prepared for a Winter Storm?

Never worry about another winter storm with a GenerLink installed. GenerLink is a product that makes connecting a generator easy and safe while providing homeowners the opportunity to run critical items in their homes during a summer power outage. With GenerLink, using your portable generator during a power outage is easy and safe! GenerLink eliminates the hassles of running multiple extension cords, or hiring an electrician to install a transfer switch. The device detects when a generator is operating and automatically disconnects from the utility grid, eliminating dangerous back feed.It is a five-inch device that is easily installed behind a customer’s electric meter by WRREA and requires

Are You Prepared for A Minimum of 72 Hours?

During a power outage you can be left without heating, lighting, or running water. You can lessen the impact of a power outage by taking the time to prepare in advance. If an emergency happens in your area, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. Are you prepared to be without power? You should be prepared to take care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. Preparing the following supplies in advance can help lessen the impact of an emergency situation: Water Flashlights Batteries, candles, and matches Non-perishable food Medical supplies Alternative heat source Battery operated radio Generator Visit www.getprepared.gc.ca for more information on how to prepare i

Are you currently pursuing Post Secondary Education?

Are you currently pursuing post secondary education, or will be enrolling within this upcoming year? If you are.then the Wild Rose REA Ltd. Scholarship might be for you! This scholarship was established in 2013 by Wild Rose REA Ltd. It was created to recognize the academic accomplishments of children of Wild Rose REA Ltd. members and to assist and encourage further education for the betterment of the community. Scholarships of $500.00 are granted annually. Applications are available online and from our office. For more information call: 780-349-3655. https://www.wildroserea.com/scholarships-awards

GenerLink- Never Worry About Another Storm Again!

Did you know that a GenerLink can be used in all four seasons during a power outage, and ensure that you never have to worry about a storm rolling in? GenerLink is a product that makes connecting a generator easy and safe while providing homeowners the opportunity to run critical items in their homes during a power outage. It is only meant to run critical items in your home during an outage and not the whole house. With GenerLink, using your portable generator during a power outage is easy and safe! GenerLink eliminates the hassles of running multiple extension cords, or hiring an electrician to install a transfer switch. The device detects when a generator is operating and automatically dis

Laundry: Energy Saving Tips

Keep the following tips in mind the next time you have a load of laundry to wash. Wash full loads: Your washing machine will use the same amount of water regardless if you fill the machine with clothes or not. Take advantage of the fact that the machine is already running, and ensure you only run it when it is full to also reduce extra future loads of laundry. Wash laundry in cold water: By switching from hot to cold water your washing machine will not use as much power to heat the water to wash your clothes, thus reducing your overall consumption. Toss a towel in the dryer: A dry towel added to your dryer load can significantly reduce drying times, by absorbing moisture in other articles of

Kitchen: Energy Saving Tips

Keep the following tips in mind, to possibly reduce your overall kitchen consumption. Be efficient with refrigeration: Keep your fridge and freezer at their ideal temperature. For your fridge this is between 2°C and 3°C and your freezer should be at -18°C. Unplug your second fridge: Unplug that second fridge or freezer that only has a couple of items in it, and find room in your current one to cut your consumption in half. Use the microwave: A microwave takes 15 minutes to do the same job as 1 hour in an oven. Use a microwave instead of your oven, to reheat leftovers or to speed up your overall cook time by defrosting meat and or vegetables.

Your Safety Matters- Stay 7 Meters Safe

Did you know you and your equipment MUST stay a minimum of 7 METERS away from overhead power lines when parked or operating equipment. The operator of overhead power lines or communication lines shall ensure that the lines are installed and maintained to permit the safe movement under the lines of equipment, buildings or objects not exceeding the following height: 3.6 m (11.8 feet) for areas normally accessible to pedestrians only 4.1 m (13.5 feet) for driveways to residences or residential garages 4.2 m (13.7 feet) for areas where agricultural equipment is normally used 4.3 m (14.1 feet) for right-of-way of underground pipelines 4.8 m (15.7 feet) for lanes, alleys or entrances to commercial

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