ESPANOLA LAUNCHES “SUPPORT LOCAL” CAMPAIGN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Espanola, Ontario
October 14, 2014

The billboards at the North and South entrances of Espanola will be refaced with the launching of a new “Support Local” campaign.

“Small communities are facing a critical time.  Local businesses are now competing with both the big box draw of larger centres and the added escalating competition of online shopping,” says Cheryl Kennelly, Community Economic Development Officer.  “In tandem, our volunteer organizations which rely on the generosity of local businesses, are also facing challenges due to aging demographics and a changing social culture.” 

DOMTAR AND TOWN OF ESPANOLA REACH TAX AGREEMENT

Espanola colour                                              Domtar logo

 

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“We are relieved to arrive at a resolution with Domtar Inc.,” says Mayor Mike Lehoux,  “This agreement will help to stabilize taxation and contribute to an economic, social and cultural climate conducive to growth.”

“We are pleased to have reached this important agreement with the Town,” said Scott Mosher, general manager of the Espanola pulp and paper mill.  “We believe it is in our mutual interest to ensure a sustainable mill operation in Espanola and contribute to a sustainable community, and we believe this agreement accomplishes these objectives.”

The agreement settles outstanding matters with respect to the mill’s assessed value from 2009-2016 and industrial tax rates from 2013-2016.

After School Program

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Espanola, Ontario
August 8, 2014

Espanola’s After School Program to Operate Under New Umbrella

After four years of operating the After School Program the Town of Espanola is handing over the reins to a community partner.  As of this September, the free After School Program, funded by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism Culture & Sport, will operate under the leadership of Our Children Our Future out of A. B. Ellis Public School.

Espanola Artist & Activist Wins Leadership Award

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Espanola, Ontario, June 3rd, 2014

Espanola Artist & Activist Wins Leadership Award

Métis artist and activist Christi Belcourt has been awarded the Aboriginal Leadership Award by the Annual Influential Women of Northern Ontario Awards hosted by Northern Ontario Business.

Foodland Ontario Partnership

Espanola, Ontario
May 26, 2014

Pumpkin Seeds & Partnerships Growing in Espanola!

Pumpkin seeds and partnerships are growing in preparation of Espanola’s 3rd Annual Pumpkin & Fibre Arts Festival.  Foodland Ontario has come on board as a festival partner for this years’ event. 

Decision received on FOI Appeal

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May 26, 2014

Freedom of Information Requests Granted

It has been almost a year since requests for the Town’s February through May 2013 cheque registers and credit card information were first made.  Similar information had been provided for several months prior to this through similar requests.  The Town’s Freedom of Information Coordinator denied these requests under the “frivolous and vexatious” exemption under the Act.

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