New Business Development in Espanola


ESPANOLA, Ontario, July 26, 2011 — The Honourable Tony Clement, Minister for FedNor, today announced a Government of Canada investment of $371,500 in support of the Town of Espanola’s Light Industrial Park development.

“The Government of Canada is committed to making strategic investments that support the development, growth and diversification of Northern Ontario’s economy,” said Minister Clement. “Today’s announcement will provide greater opportunities for attracting small business owners and entrepreneurs to Espanola, and that will lead to creating and maintaining jobs in the town and surrounding area.”

Council welcomes new Clerk Treasurer/Administrator

July 17, 2011/Espanola, Ontario

Council welcomes new Clerk Treasurer/Administrator

The Corporation of The Town of Espanola is pleased to announce that Cynthia Townsend, CA, CMA will be joining the Corporation of the Town of Espanola to fill the position of Clerk Treasurer/Administrator. Her orientation will begin Tuesday July 5th, 2011 with the statutory appointment being effective September 6th 2011.

Ms. Townsend worked as a Senior Manager at KPMG before accepting the position with the town.  She brings with her the education and management experience that is required to fulfill the duties of this position.  She will be working closely with the Deputy Treasurer as well as the Deputy Clerk to ensure a smooth transition into the municipality.

Industrial Park Development

May 25, 2011/Espanola, Ontario
Industrial Park Development Put On Hold

Council for the Town of Espanola has received an official confirmation that due to funding limitations the Kilganan Group Ltd. has withdrawn their proposal to purchase land in the Industrial Park.  The Kilganan Group with support from the Town had applied for funding from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund (NOHFC) under their mandate for promoting local economic development initiatives. The funding application was denied and as a result this very viable economic initiative was not feasible within the current time frame, culture, or the NOHFC targeted market.

Community News Channel

Thursday, 15 May 2008/Espanola, Ontario

Improved Community News Channel

Channel 10 on Cable T.V. features a community news bulletin board of information.

AMO Conference

Espanola, ONTARIO, August 14th, 2012

2012 AMO Conference Will Tackle Municipal Challenges

Espanola –Mayor Mike Lehoux and Deputy Mayor Jill Beer will be participating along with more than 1,600 delegates at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's 2012 AMO Conference in Ottawa from August 19 to 22.

For more than 100 years, Ontario’s largest municipal conference has united municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.

The Premier and the leaders of both opposition parties are featured speakers and as many as 15 federal and provincial ministers will participate in the conference.

This year’s program features close to 50 plenary sessions and workshops, and over 75 speakers, reflecting the broad scope of municipal responsibilities. Priority topics include leadership, municipal law, infrastructure, energy and conservation, public sector pensions, policing costs, accessibility, social housing, planning, water and wastewater treatment, waste diversion and biodiversity. Sessions will also cover pressing issues affecting municipalities, ranging from green energy and waste diversion to service delivery and infrastructure.

Mayor Lehoux and Deputy Mayor Beer are particularly interested in their discussions with the Minister of Natural Resources regarding the possible closure of the MNR office in Espanola. They will participate in many sessions and return to Espanola with information to be shared with all of council.

An abbreviated conference program can be downloaded from AMO’s website at Conference news releases, fact sheets and presentations from a number of key presenters will be posted on AMO’s web page throughout the duration of the conference at

AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system.

For more information about AMO or the 2012 Conference, contact:
Brian Lambie, AMO Media Contact, 416-729-5425, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Follow the conference on Twitter: @AMOPolicy Hashtag: #AMO2012


Espanola, Ontario/June 27, 2012

In an effort to support our neighbours in the City of Elliot Lake, Espanola’s Mayor & Council and municipal employees are collecting food in conjunction with the efforts of the United Church and churches of Espanola.

“The Elliot Lake Food Bank will need a sustained effort to keep their food bank stocked as many residents will be out of work as a result of the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall,” says Mayor Lehoux.  “This is a practical way for our community to lend support to our neighbours.”

Mayor and Council ask the community to join in support by dropping off donations for the Elliot Lake Food Bank at the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex.

For information contact:
Paula Roque/Deputy Clerk Town of Espanola
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