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Algoma Power and Employees Donate $14,000 to United Way


Algoma Power Inc. (“API”) announced today that it along with employees are donating a total of $14,000 to the 2009 United Way Campaign.

Algoma Power Inc. and its employees, in Sault Ste. Marie and the Algoma District, launched their 2009 United Way Workplace Campaign in mid-February 2010. Bill Thornton, Campaign Chair, and Gary Vipond, CEO United Way of Sault Ste. Marie, attended an employee pancake breakfast and shared the impact of their programs on individuals, youth, families and seniors. The in-house campaign team met with employees in an effort to make their first campaign a success.

And what a success for a new company! Algoma Power Inc. Regional Manager, Tim Lavoie, along with employee representatives Chantal Dube-Tarabas, Denis Desjardins and Sue Barr presented a cheque for $14,000 to United Way 2009 Campaign Chair, Bill Thornton.

“Algoma Power Inc is designating their donation to the United Way District Grants program to give back to the communities where our customers live and work,” says Tim Lavoie. “Between our matched corporate funds and that of our employees we have made a great contribution to this program.”

Algoma Power Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of FortisOntario Inc. FortisOntario is headquartered in Fort Erie, Ontario, 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

For more information on the United Way of Sault Ste. Marie and district “District Grant Program” or any of the 50 funded programs and services visit

Without you, there would be no way.

For further information contact:

Gary Vipond
Executive Director — United Way
Bill Thornton
2009 Campaign Chair — United Way

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