Assessment Review Board Decision

February 6, 2013

The Town of Espanola has received the decision from the Assessment Review Board on the assessment value of our local mill. The returned assessment for the years 2009 through to 2012 is $9,937,000. The original assessed value for these years ranged between $19,000,000, through to $26,522,040. The $19,000,000 was the assessed value arising from the previous decision for the years 2006, 2007 and 2008.

Community Goal: NOJHL Team

February 1, 2013

Espanola Sets Goal to Score NOJHL Team

The goal has been set for Espanola to sell 400 season ticket passes to score an NOJHL team in Espanola!  "An NOJHL franchise hockey team in Espanola would be a significant win for both the community and hockey fans alike" says Deputy Mayor Jill Beer, Chair of Espanola’s Community Economic Development Committee.  "It's Junior 'A' hockey, but it's also a new business moving to our town, and bringing with it, huge spin offs for our restaurants, hotels, businesses and Complex. Moving an NOJHL hockey team here is a huge investment for the franchise Governor's & the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League – they both need to know they have the community backing to bring an NOJHL Hockey Team to Espanola to begin play as early as next season."

Facebook comes to Town

Espanola, Ontario
January 15, 2013


Likes have been accumulating on The Town of Espanola's newly launched Facebook Page.
"The use of Facebook & social media will further strengthen our communication strategy," says Cynthia Townsend, Clerk Treasurer/Administrator.  "Facebook will be particularly effective in letting the community know of cancellations, rescheduling or emergency notices.  It will augment our existing website and create digital tools to assist in the promotion and marketing of our town services."

Domtar Supports Health and Wellness

December 18, 2012

In support and recognition of the importance of health and safety awareness, Domtar has provided funding in the amount of $15,000 towards the purchase of the newly updated fitness equipment at the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex.

"Increasing support of fitness incentive programs affirm that health and wellness is a social & economic priority for businesses and communities," stated Mayor Lehoux. "Domtar's leadership in the area of health & wellness contributes to healthier employees, a healthier community & a less burdened health care system."

Pte. David Byers Drive

The Town of Espanola officially opened Pte. David Byers Drive on December 1st at 9:30 am during a dedication ceremony. This new access road to the Light Industrial Park is located between McCulloch Dr. and Penage Lake Rd.

Non-Residence Fees

Non Residence Fees help to equalize user costs

Increasing challenges to cope with escalating operational costs and maintain taxes has prompted the Town of Espanola to broaden its current scope of non residence fees.  Previously, non residence fees have applied to library & cemetery services, landfill and summer parks.

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