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Hydro rate cut coming

Energy minister and local MPP Greg Rickford has been taking steps to make good on Premier Doug Ford's campaign promise of reducing hydro rates by 12 percent.

Rickford's recent decision to scrap more than 750 “green” energy contracts, for a net savings of close to $800 million, is part of his plan for reaching that reduction.

'Little Free Library' helping to share woman's love of reading

The “Little Free Library” has been serving Fort Frances' reading community for exactly one year now, having started up last August.

The community library acts as a book exchange, where people can drop off and pick up gently-used books that interest them.

“Little Free Library” owner JoAnne Formanek Gustafson said the library has remained self-sufficient and is booming.

Deal to buy wood yard hailed

The purchase of the former Shevlin wood yard represents “boundless” possibilities for future development in Fort Frances.

Mayor Roy Avis announced at Monday night's council meeting that the town has struck an agreement with Resolute FP Canada Inc. to purchase the 22.6 acres of land right in the middle of town, as well as the former nurses' station on Mowat Avenue, for a nominal fee.