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Canadian Niagara Power Donates a $15,000 to Fort Erie Skate Park

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Canadian Niagara Power Donates a $15,000 to Fort Erie Skate ParkOctober 21, 2009 (Fort Erie, Ontario) - Canadian Niagara Power Inc. (“CNPI”) announced today that it is making a $15,000 donation in support of the new Fort Erie Skate Park. This donation will be earmarked for the purchase of new high efficient electric lighting being installed at the park. This donation was made possible through an initiative agreement between CNPI and the Ontario Power Authority’s Conservation programs. 

“Our Company recognizes the need for such a valuable community project that offers a safe and fun environment for our children and their families. With this donation, CNPI is once again able to partner with the Town to enhance Fort Erie’s parks and recreation system for the benefit of our residents,” said Bill Daley, President & CEO of CNPI.

“The Fort Erie Skate Park is a much needed and long awaited addition to Fort Erie's parks system”, stated Fort Erie Mayor Douglas Martin. “Members of the community have spent many years working towards this goal. I join them in applauding Canadian Niagara Power for its continued commitment to this community, and for helping to turn this dream into a reality.”

FortisOntario is headquartered in Fort Erie, has operations in electricity distribution and transmission and serves approximately 65,000 customers primarily located in Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Cornwall, Gananoque and the Algoma district of Ontario and meets a peak demand of 296 MW. FortisOntario is 100% owned by Fortis Inc. of St. John’s, Newfoundland. For more information on FortisOntario, please visit the corporate website at www.fortisontario.com.

For further information contact:
Kristine Carmichael
Manager, Corporate Communications, Customer Service
& Human Resources
FortisOntario Inc. (905) 871-0330, ext. 3209

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Eastern Ontario Power Lights Up Gananoque

Friday, October 2, 2009

Eastern Ontario Power Lights Up GananoqueOctober 2, 2009 (Gananoque, Ontario) – Eastern Ontario Power (“EOP”) announced today that it is making a $10,000 donation to the Town of Gananoque’s King Street Lighting Beautification project.
 
“With this donation, EOP is helping provide energy efficient lighting to this project promoting the need for energy conservation, and thereby saving energy costs for the Town and reducing their carbon footprint.  Through this and other energy conservation initiatives offered, the Company is dedicated to providing various conservation programs to all sectors of the community,” said Michael Pescod, Regional Manager.
 
“The Town is very pleased and grateful that EOP has recognized our efforts to reduce our energy use with our new street lighting on King Street West.  This funding commitment is another example of EOP’s willingness to partner with the Town to help achieve a more sustainable community”, said Jim Garrah, Mayor of the Town of Gananoque.

As an advocate of responsible energy usage, EOP encourages customers to consider conservation measures such as changing to energy efficient lighting, installing programmable thermostats, weather-stripping doors and windows, and take advantage of the energy conservation programs offered by the Ontario Power Authority in conjunction with the Conservation Bureau.

Eastern Ontario Power is a division of Canadian Niagara Power Inc. which is a wholly owned subsidiary of FortisOntario Inc.  FortisOntario Inc. is headquartered in Fort Erie and has operations in electricity distribution and transmission and serves approximately 52,000 customers primarily located in Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Cornwall and Gananoque, Ontario and meets a peak demand of 256 MW.  FortisOntario is 100% owned by Fortis Inc. of St. John’s, Newfoundland.  For more information on FortisOntario, please visit the corporate website at www.fortisontario.com.

 
For further information contact:
Michael Pescod
Manager, Eastern Region
FortisOntario Inc. (613) 382-2118, extension 4228

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