Alleged abuse by hydro workers sparks calls for province to send trauma counsellors to First Nations


A damning report alleging sexual abuse and racism at the hands of Manitoba Hydro workers has sparked calls for the province to immediately send trauma counselling to First Nations communities.

The report, which documents allegations of abuse of Indigenous women by hydro development workers from decades ago, has reopened old wounds.

And as Dennis Ward reports, an independent investigative unit is also looking into the matter.

Host, Producer / Winnipeg

Dennis is Metis from southern Manitoba. After spending a decade working in TV in Alberta and Ontario, Dennis returned to Manitoba to join APTN’s Winnipeg bureau as reporter/correspondent in September 2014. In 2016, he won a Canadian Association of Journalists award for his story A Soldier Scorned for APTN Investigates. In 2017, he became a host/producer for APTN National News and Face to Face. In 2020, Dennis and co host Melissa Ridgen were nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best News Anchor, National.