Billed as a way to “save electricity, save money, and help the environment,” the “Power Savings Blitz” program is drawing area small businesses to sign up for a free assessment and $300-1,000 in energy retrofits.
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“Save electricity, save money, and help the environment. All in one move.”
Small businesses are encouraged to find out more about the “Power Saving Blitz” program, which offers up to $1,000 in free energy retrofits, this Wednesday (Feb. 4) during the Fort Frances Chamber of Commerce’s “Business After Hours” upstairs at La Place Rendez-Vous.
Besides turning up the heat and wearing warmer clothes, one thing the bitter temperatures have inspired a lot of local residents to do is seek warmer climates.
“It’s been really busy,” Pat Herr of International Travel Services said about local residents booking trips south. “And I think it’s because of the cold snap that we had.
FORT FRANCES—The Northwestern Catholic District School Board reported to being in a good financial position at Tuesday night’s monthly board meeting.
The 2007-08 audited financial statements and manager letter were presented for approval to the board, with one highlight being a surplus of $691,238.
Ontario and the federal government are investing $2.3 million to support a new marketing strategy that will help to grow the northern tourism economy by making it much easier for travellers to plan and purchase trips to the north.
FORT FRANCES—The student council at St. Francis School here was excited to learn it had been awarded almost $2,000 in grants, through the Ontario government’s “Speak Up: You are the Student Voice” initiative, to help make their school an even more inclusive and welcoming place.
Thunder Bay-Rainy River MP John Rafferty will be touring the riding for a series of pre-budget consultations from Jan. 5-12.
Constituents are encouraged to come to one or more of the meetings to discuss the needs of the riding, as well as to offer suggestions for a pre-budget letter that will be sent to the finance minister.
Ontario NDP leader Howard Hampton and Northern Development critic Gilles Bisson are expressing serious concern over the potential sale of Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.’s hydro dams in Iroquois Falls, Kenora, and Fort Frances.
Ontario Public Service Employees Union members, including those from OPSEU Local 735 here, hit the streets yesterday leafleting cars and businesses to promote their “Equal Pay for Equal Work” campaign.
The Northwest Catholic District School Board is pleased to announce the ratification of the collective agreement between the board and the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).
The agreement is in keeping with the Provincial Discussion Table (PDT) agreement and is for a four-year term (Sept. 1, 2008 to Aug. 31, 2012).