Power Outage Scheduled for Dec. 8th in Tsi Snaihne & Kana:takon



Hydro Quebec has announced that it will hold its scheduled power outage for maintenance this Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the districts of Tsi Snaihne (Snye) and Kana:takon (St. Regis).  Please see the following announcements related to the outage:

Hydro Quebec states that over 900 homes will be affected. In order to best prepare the community for the outage, MCA is advising the entire districts of Kana:takon and Tsi Snaihne to expect that they will be impacted, although some homes may not be.

Hydro Quebec has advised that water could be impacted as well. MCA’s Department of Technical Services Water/Waste Water Program will ensure generators and staff are in place to prevent any actual water disruption; however, MCA is advising the community to take precautions with regard to potential water impacts. If your home is without water during the power outage, please notify the Water/Wastewater Program Manager John Adams at 613-551-7411 or On-call Pager 518-404-2252. 

All Mohawk Council of Akwesasne buildings and offices in the Quebec districts of Tsi Snaihne and Kana:takon will be closed for the full day Thursday.

As a precautionary measure, MCA is opening warming centers for any community members who will need to stay warm during the outage. The weather forecast is hovering around the freezing mark for that day.  The locations will be announced when confirmed.

The Holiday Dinner with Council scheduled for this Thursday evening will be held as planned with no changes. The dinner is from 5 to 8 p.m. at the St. Regis Recreation.

If Hydro Quebec needs to postpone the outage, they expect to hold it instead the following day, Dec. 8, 2017.


If you have any additional questions, please contact the MCA Communications Unit, 613-575-2250 Ext. 2210, 2212 , or 2213, or email info@akwesasne.ca.


MCA thanks the community for their understanding as we work with Hydro Quebec to ensure as little disruption as necessary to the public.