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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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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...
Espanola: more than just a pretty face
Call 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 w...
Redaction request rejected by mall inquiry judge
A request to omit portions of a report on the Elliot Lake roof mall collapse has been rejected by the presiding judge.The request was made by Robert Wood, who was charged with two counts of criminal negligence causing death and one count of criminal negligence causing bodily harm under the Cri...
North Shore receives $419,000 in provincial funding
Communities along Lake Superior’s north shore are receiving more than $419,000 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund for seven projects.The Town of Marathon is pocketing $148,160 to renovate its former visitor centre into office space for the local forest management corporation.The Township of Sc...



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