MTS Allstream celebrates Earth Day all week

Employees look for new opportunities to lessen their impact on the environment

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, April 22 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream is pleased to announce that, in addition to celebrating the largest, environmental event worldwide today, it has been promoting environmental awareness throughout the week by challenging employees to find new ways to think 'green'.

Learning sessions with environmental experts were held over lunch hour each day this week and offered discussions on topics such as green cleaning, organic lawn care and the various recycling programs offered at MTS Allstream.

"Throughout the company, our people are taking action to preserve and enhance the environment," said Aliana Rozenek, Chief Human Resources Officer, MTS Allstream. "We offered these sessions as a way to further the discussion with our employees about how each and every one of us can make a difference when it comes to lessening our environmental impact."

In addition, MTS has gathered together a group of environmentally-concerned employees to form what is known as the MTS Allstream Green Team. The Green Team provides feedback on the company's Green Plan and discusses environmental issues that concern employees at work, as well as at home. They are involved in promoting Green activities such as today's Earth Day. In previous years, MTS Allstream has celebrated Earth Day by expanding its recycling program, setting up a cell phone recycling contest and encouraging employees to find eco-friendly ways to work.

MTS Allstream is continually working to improve its environmental performance and offers advanced technologies such as its virtual workplace solutions that give people more flexibility in where and how they work and offers the best-in-class collaboration and social networking applications, mobility capabilities, network infrastructure, and security to support a wide range of flexible work environments. Another program which aims to lower the number of employees commuting to work is "The Ride Exchange" program, which was launched in 2008. This is a company-wide initiative that gives employees the opportunity to make arrangements to carpool to work with their co-workers as a way to reduce their impact on the environment with a greener choice for transportation.

For more information regarding MTS Allstream's commitment to the environment, please visit our website at www.mtsallstream.com.

About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS Allstream has nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder value are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Gillian Giesbrecht, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 958-3392, (204) 223-1934, media.relations@mtsallstream.com

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