Opposition calls for action after 5 SaskPower meters catch fire

Fire crews were called to a home on Parkland Drive in Regina over the weekend after a SaskPower meter caught fire. (Stephanie Taylor/CBC)

By CBC News, July 24, 2017 

SaskPower says older homes at higher risk

Five homes in the Regina area have caught fire in the last week caused by SaskPower meters. Now, Saskatchewan’s opposition party says something needs to be done to ensure safety.

Cathy Sproule, deputy whip and Crown critic with the NDP, said the lack of action by the governing Saskatchewan Party when it comes to SaskPower, is comparable to last year’s Husky oil spill, in which the provincial government delayed their response.

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