Timmins Mayor Jamie Lim is making good on her promise to fight for northern lumber mills through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities with a letter-writing campaign south of the border. As part of a grassroots lobbying effort in challenging U.S. tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber, Lim has sent out letters to more than 50 U.S. mayors to gather support for the Canadian industry. Timmins area has 2,264 jobs dependent upon the forestry industry. The increase in lumber prices, she says, not only harms her community, but hurts American consumers with less selection and quality. She is urging U.S. mayors to pressure their respective senators to bring about a positive solution for consumers. Lim is one of four mayors on the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, a national task force on tariffs.