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Espanola has been forced to make changes to the way it does business after a 2013 reassessment by the Municipal Property Assessment Corp. ruled it must pay the Domtar sawmill $4 million in taxes.
Espanola: more than just a pretty faceCall Espanola the little community that could.In 2013, a reassessment of the Domtar sawmill by the Municipal Property Assessment Corp. (MPAC) threw the community for a loop. According to MPAC, Espanola owed the sawmill $4 million after Domtar paid too much in taxes — dating back to 2009. The town would have had to raise property taxes by 50 per cent in order to recover and pay back the funds.It’s not an easy task for a small community of just over 5,000, and the decision forced the town to re-e...


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Broadband service expands on Manitoulin
Cell and mobile broadband service, including high-speed internet service, has been expanded on Manitoulin Island.NetCentral Community Communications Network (NetCentral), the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC) and Rogers teamed up on a public-private investment to make it happen.Seven n...
Northern projects benefit from FedNor funding
FedNor is providing funding for three Northern Ontario enterprises in the areas of mining and agriculture.The Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation, located on the North Shore of Lake Huron, will receive $500,000 to build an industrial park to capitalize on immediate and long-term economic opportuni...
Accountability, co-operation among recommendations in Elliot Lake report
There’s plenty of blame to go around in the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall roof, according to a biting report released from the Elliot Lake Inquiry on Oct. 15.In the report, commissioner Justice Paul Bélanger said human error, occurring on multiple levels over the building’s 33-year history, ...
Domtar, Espanola reach tax agreement
The Town of Espanola and Domtar Inc. have reached an agreement that resolves outstanding tax matters.No details of the agreement were provided, but in a press release, the two parties indicated the agreement settles outstanding matters with respect to the mill's assessed value from 2009-2016 a...


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