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...
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...
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...
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, ...
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...