With winter weather on the
way, we can help you stay
cozy and save energy.

Sip and save
cider time

Door
decor

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Must-knows for the season
Avoid common hazards and
pitfalls this winter holiday

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Keep out of harm's way with these important electrical safety tips


Turn off holiday lights
at bedtime or use a
power bar with a timer
and auto shut-off


Never plug too many
decorations into an
outlet – it's a fire
hazard


Using a ladder to
decorate outside?
Always check for
overhead power lines


Remember to take
down decorations after
the holidays – wires
left out can deteriorate

Get storm ready! Stock your 72-hour emergency kit


Bottled water,
four litres per
person per day


Flashlight and
extra batteries


Non-perishable food
and can opener


First aid supplies,
including bandages
and alcohol wipes

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Savings tips: holiday edition

Simple ways to save electricity while celebrating this holiday season.

For those in need

If you qualify, these programs can help you manage your bill and make your home more comfortable

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Deck your Door!

Deck your Door
Add sparkle with this simple LED wreath

You'll Need:


  • 1 50 cm (20 inch) wreath form
  • 1 spool 5 cm (2 inch) wired burlap ribbon
  • 1 strand of clear battery-operated LED string lights
  • 1 cluster of ornaments
  • Ribbon
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Scissors and wire cutters

How to:


Under wraps

Place the wreath form on a flat
work surface. Wrap the wreath
form in burlap ribbon, leaving
no gaps.


In the loop

Use hot glue to secure the
ribbon ends at the back and
loop the LED string lights
around the wreath.


Add an accent

Make a loose bunch of
ornaments. Fasten near the
centre at the bottom of the
wreath with floral wire.


Hang out

Attach to a wreath hanger
with the ribbon. Hang on
your front door for a look full
of holiday cheer!

A cup of cheer

Applicious cider

Ingredients


  • 4 litres (4.25 quarts) fresh apple cider or unfiltered apple juice
  • 1 medium orange
  • 1 (4 cm/1 ½ inch) piece fresh ginger
  • 5 (7.75 cm/3 inch) cinnamon sticks
  • 15 ml (1tbsp) whole cloves
  • Orange slices for garnish
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Makes 16 (8 ounce) drinks

Directions


  1. Pour cider into the slow cooker (4.75 litres [5 quarts] or larger).
  2. Add fresh ingredients: cut the orange into thick rounds and cut the ginger into thick slices.
  3. Add the cinnamon sticks, cloves and optional spices.
  4. Cover the slow cooker and cook four hours on the low setting.
  5. Serve in mugs and garnish with additional orange slices.

This easy slow-cooker
recipe uses just a
dash of electricity.

From our Toronto Hydro family to yours,
Happy Holidays and best wishes for the new year!

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