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FFPC providing free block heater timers

The Fort Frances Power Corp. is giving an early holiday gift for those looking to save on energy—and their electricity bill—over the winter months.

The utility announced last Wednesday its “Block Heater Timer” program, a new initiative that offers a free block heater timer to Fort Frances customers to help them save energy while plugging in their vehicles.

Choir seeking in-kind donation

The Fort Frances Choraliers are hoping the mayor and council are in the Christmas spirit.

Choir director Diane Maxey is asking council if it would like to sponsor the Choraliers by way of an in-kind donation.

The group of 75 singers will be performing a Christmas cantata, “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” on Sunday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. at the Townshend Theatre.

Unifor slams latest U.S. softwood lumber duties

Amendments to the U.S.-imposed duties on softwood lumber exports doesn't change the crisis facing Canada's forestry industry, says Unifor.

“Nothing changes today [Nov. 2]. The tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber are outrageous,” Unifor national president Jerry Dias said Thursday.

“We expect our government's response to be bold and confident,” he added.

Library receives donation of book

Carol Livingston graciously has donated a copy of the book, “Susan & Me: A Collection of Love Stories,” to the Fort Frances Public Library Technology Centre.

The book will be available for anyone in the community to read when they visit the library as a part of our local history collection.

Livingston enlisted the help of library staff when compiling the book.