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...
Sixteen young leaders from across
Canada got a good taste of Northern Ontario thanks to the 2015
Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.Each year, around 230 of Canada’s
brightest up-and-coming leaders in business, labour, government and
the non-profit sectors tour different parts o...
Four Northern Ontario communities are in the running to potentially host a deep underground repository for Canada's nuclear waste.“The communities of Elliot Lake, Blind River, Manitouwadge and White River were assessed as having strong potential to meet the site selection requirements of the APM (A...
of Lively (outside of Sudbury) and the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation have
signed an agreement that outlines how the two organizations will work together
to pursue projects in the Sagamok traditional territories and beyond.Through the
agreement, Ionic Engineering, an enginee...
The Purvis Bros.,
a fishery based on Manitoulin Island, is getting money to expand aquaculture in
Northern Ontario by one millions pounds per year through the purchase and
installation of new equipment.The commercial
fishery, which has had operations in Lake Huron since the 1880s, sells whitefi...