'Ridiculously out of reach' hydro bills have rural Ontarians turning to churches for help

Posted
March 20, 2017

From the story transcript of a CBC As It Happens radio program: Over the past decade, electricity rates have nearly doubled in Ontario. In rural areas, where the cost of delivery is higher, it's even worse  — and it's driven some people to turn to their local churches to ask for help.

But now the churches are having a hard time keeping up with demand.

Brian Horrobin is the pastor at the First Baptist Church in Wallaceburg, Ont. He spoke with As It Happens host Carol Off about the desperate measures people are taking in his community to try to cover their costs. Here is part of their conversation.

Read more and listen: 'Ridiculously out of reach' hydro bills have rural Ontarians turning to churches for help (6:03)