Veridian Customers in Northeast Pickering without Power While Police Investigate Fatality

    AJAX, ON, Jan. 19 /CNW/ - Veridian customers in and around the community
of Greenwood in northeast Pickering have been without power since late
afternoon after Veridian emergency response staff discovered a body in a
utility substation. It is not known at this time when power will be restored.
    Veridian emergency staff was dispatched to investigate a power outage in
the area at about 3:30 p.m. They arrived at the substation shortly after 4
p.m. and found that an individual had entered the fenced and locked substation
compound, and then made contact with high voltage electrical equipment.
    The police investigation is ongoing. Power to affected customers will be
restored as quickly as possible following completion of the investigation.

    Veridian Connections Inc. safely and reliably delivers electricity to
more than 108,000 customers in the Cities of Pickering and Belleville, the
Towns of Ajax, Port Hope and Gravenhurst, and the communities of Uxbridge,
Bowmanville, Newcastle, Orono, Port Perry, Beaverton, Sunderland and
Cannington. Veridian Connections Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Veridian
Corporation. The City of Pickering, the Town of Ajax, the Municipality of
Clarington and the City of Belleville jointly own Veridian Corporation.

For further information:

For further information: George Armstrong, Manager of Regulatory Affairs
and Key Projects, Veridian Connections Inc., (905) 427-9870 extension 2202

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