Wow, TooMuch, that's a cold blow. No pun intended since it is winter and that's your power bill, but that sounds like someone who doesn't care and probably won't pay. I'm sorry to hear this! Are you able to make it alright without power or get it changed over to your name? Sometimes you can start up the bill and get a little grace period for payments. I'm not at all sure how the power industry works in your province.
We have to become creative problem solvers, not just tolerant burden barers.