Strategic Direction for Espanola Regional Hydro

Espanola, Ontario
March 30, 2017

The Corporation of the Town of Espanola in partnership with the Township of Sables-Spanish Rivers have established a steering committee to evaluate a potential sale of Espanola Regional Hydro.

Reduced Skating Fees


Espanola, Ontario
December 14, 2016


Espanola Town Council supported a recommendation from Leisure Services to streamline and reduce skating & shinny fees for 2017.

Skating fees were previously categorized by child, youth and adult, each with an assigned fee ranging from $4.50 to $5.00 plus tax. “Our new rate structure is easy for the public to remember and easy for us to implement says Manager of Leisure Service, Dianne Polden.  “With an aim to increase participation, skates will be a flat $3, the family rate will be a flat 7.50, and shinny will be a flat $4 for kids and seniors. In addition, the Monday, Wednesday and Friday noon Recreation Skate, which historically, has attracted a small cluster of seniors will be free.” 

The new indoor ice rates will hopefully, coincide with the opening of the outdoor rink pending favourable weather conditions.  The outdoor rink on Second Avenue provides free opportunities to skate and play shinny.  “We are proud and excited to show off our new outdoor rink which is now a divided space to maximize usage for both shinny and public skating,” says Mayor Ron Piche.  “The divided space was the recommendation of Rock Taylor, a dedicated rink volunteer who identified the opportunity for improvement.  Reduced indoor fees and maximized outdoor space should encourage our community to get out and skate more.”

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For information contact Dianne Polden/Manager of Leisure Services
PH (705)869-1961 ext 2203
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Outdoor Fitness Equipment & Accessible Trail


Espanola, ON / November 3, 2016

Property at Clear Lake Beach new site for Outdoor Fitness Equipment & Accessible Trail

Thanks to the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities fund an under-developed and under-utilized area of the Clear Lake property will be the site for new Outdoor Fitness Equipment and an Accessible Trail.

Crossing Guard Program

Espanola, ON / October 28, 2016

Prior to the new school year a review of the School Crossing Guard Program was conducted through the Service Delivery and Operational Reviews. The roll of the guard is to help elementary school aged children cross roadways by creating a necessary gap in traffic to provide for a safe passage. 

Carver Kings Create a Heritage Bench

Espanola, Ontario
October 20, 2016

Carver Kings Create a Heritage Bench

Headliners for the Espanola Pumpkin & Fibre Arts Festival, Paul & Jacob Frenette & Doug Lingelbach of the HGTV show Carver Kings, created a heritage bench to memorialize this year’s festival.

Update on Threat Against Espanola High School

Espanola Police Service
Media Release

The Espanola Police service would like to report that a 16 year old male youth from southern Ontario is now in custody for making bomb threats and threatening Espanola High School and Chapleau High School.  The youth cannot be named as per legislation under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.  

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