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    12 2014 Espanola Leisure Services was successful in procuring funds from Participaction Teen Challenge to offer a free one month program this January Buddy Building puts a supportive twist on strength training and exercise programs to attract and support young women between the ages of 16 to 19 years Read more 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 Read more DOMTAR AND TOWN OF ESPANOLA REACH TAX AGREEMENT MEDIA RELEASE 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 Read more 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

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/media-a-communications?start=12 (2016-02-12)
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    Ontario May 9 2014 ESPANOLA OFFERS BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT DEVELOPMENT INCENTIVES Espanola businesses in the downtown core Highway six corridor can now access business improvement and development incentives thanks to Espanola s new Community Improvement Plan CIP Read more Council Term 2010 2014 News Release April 28 2014 On behalf of Council for the Town of Espanola I would like to thank the residents of Espanola for their patience and trust they have shown during my most challenging time on Council which can be attributed to the ARB Decision regarding Domtar s Assessment Appeal I am extremely proud of the way Council conducted themselves along with our staff and unions during these trying times The Town of Espanola was spared of significant tax increases due to the attentiveness of both Council and staff Read more Watershed Conditions Statement Flood Outlook Sudbury District NEWS Monday April 14 2014 Issued at 11 00am The Ministry of Natural Resources Sudbury District is advising area residents of the Aux Sables French Onaping Spanish Vermillion Veuve Wanapitei Whitefish Manitou and Mindemoya Rivers that a Watershed Conditions Statement Flood Outlook is in effect in the District Residents in these watersheds should keep a close watch on conditions

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/media-a-communications?start=18 (2016-02-12)
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    swim season Read more 2014 Municipal Elections Friday 15 November 2013 Espanola Ontario The Corporation of the Town of Espanola will be utilizing the Vote by Mail alternative method for the 2014 Municipal Election Instead of travelling to a polling station on Voting Day the ballot will be brought to your mailbox Voters will be able to fill out their ballots in the privacy and convenience of their own home Casting a vote will be as easy as mailing a letter Read more 2nd Annual Pumpkin Power Fibre Arts Festival Espanola Ontario October 20 2013 Annual Pumpkin Fibre Arts Festival Weighs in Heavy with Success Read more Wall of Fame Inductees Monday 07 October 2013 Espanola Ontario The Town of Espanola Wall of Fame will soon welcome its newest batch of inductees Mayor Lehoux is pleased to announce that the 1962 63 Espanola Eagles Clifton Carbin Caroline Ehrhardt and Natalie Waples have been unanimously approved by Council and the Wall of Fame Committee for induction into the Town of Espanola Wall of Fame They will be honoured for their contributions and achievements in sports and culture on a provincial national and international level Read more Wall of Fame Committee Thursday

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/media-a-communications?start=24 (2016-02-12)
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    slop through mud at the annual Warrior Dash held in Horseshoe Valley this past weekend Read more Espanola Scores NOJHL Team Espanola Ontario June 26 2013 Espanola Scores NOJHL Team Espanola Town Council has sealed an agreement with Tim Clayden a Governor in the NOJHL and franchise owner of the new NOJHL team The new Espanola team will launch their community presence by hosting a youth hockey school in Espanola in August followed by tryouts and training camp for the 2013 2014 season Read more Espanola Strategic Plan 2013 June 14 2013 Espanola Strategic Plan 2013 A safe healthy community in which to live work and thrive On May 28 2013 the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Espanola formally adopted the Strategic Plan 2013 Based upon a community consultation process with residents businesses community and regional partners the Strategic Plan consists of a number of initiatives or action items grouped into four priorities environmental economic and social sustainability and excellence in governance Action in these four areas will enable the Town to realize its vision for the future Read more Regarding Community Economic Development May 27 2013 Espanola ON Mayor and Council are pleased to announce that Cheryl Kennelly will assume added responsibilities in key areas of Community Economic Development for the Town of Espanola Cheryl s current role of Program Manager of Leisure Services will be expanded to include identified economic development priority functions and projects Read more Message from the Clerk Treasurer Administrator I am often asked why the Town does not respond to the many items being written on various forms of social media letters to the editor etc The answer is simply that Administration does not feel that this would be a wise use of taxpayers funds Administration will always respond to requests

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/media-a-communications?start=30 (2016-02-12)
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    is the level below the dam Levels and flows continue to build on the Vermillion and sensitive areas are being monitored Areas at high risk of localized flooding road closure include Read more Dedication of Volunteers Recognized Espanola Ontario April 24 2013 Espanola s Reliance on Volunteerism to Increase As the country celebrates the role of community volunteerism during National Volunteer Week the Town of Espanola is giving much thought to the celebration of volunteers as well as its need to grow the volunteer sector Read more Localized Flooding Possible NOTICE TO RESIDENTS Updated April 19 2013 LOCALIZED FLOODING POSSIBLE Over the next 7 10 days record amounts of water flow are expected resulting in melting snow from areas north of us in the Spanish and Vermillion watersheds As a result of this water there is a potential for some localized flooding areas at high risk where road closures are possible include Penage Lake Road at Black Darkie Creek Highway 6 at McCulloch Drive Mead Boulevard at Black Creek Read more Message from the Mayor March 28 Office of the Mayor March 28 2013 Dear Residents There are no updates to report on the assessment appeal process We assure you

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/media-a-communications?start=36 (2016-02-12)
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    We have released the 2nd draft of our 2013 municipal budget We have made significant reductions to our discretionary services to address the shortfall caused by the re assessment Read more Message from the Mayor March 15th 2013 Dear Residents of Espanola To protect the community from the impact of the re assessment today and in the future we need to remain focused on community economic retention and growth Read more Council Continues to Seek Solutions to the Appeal Process March 13th 2013 Since learning of the Assessment Review Boards decision on the Domtar assessment appeal in early February Town of Espanola Council and Staff remain focused on seeking solutions to a flawed assessment process Read more NOJHL Hockey is Good Business March 8 2013 NOJHL HOCKEY IS GOOD BUSINESS Securing an NOJHL Junior A hockey franchise for the 2013 14 season is an immediate and obtainable business opportunity says Jill Beer Chair of the Economic Development Committee and Deputy Mayor We need to embrace this as an economic opportunity 24 additional haircuts a month think of the impact 24 hockey players will have on grocery sales alone The impact to restaurants gas stations and hotels is significant we need

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/media-a-communications?start=42 (2016-02-12)
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    Winter Carnival January 30 2013 The North Bay Trappers will challenge the Blind River Beavers in a carnival opener game on Friday February 8th at 7 30pm at the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex Mayor Lehoux will drop the carnival puck for game start Mayor and Council are clearly throwing their support behind the Trappers management in their efforts to help secure an NOJHL franchise to play in Espanola starting in September 2013 This carnival game is Espanola s opportunity to back the organization and demonstrate to the management team that we as a community are excited about the possibility of an NOJHL franchise playing Junior A hockey once again here in Espanola says Mayor Lehoux This game stands to be an exciting open for the carnival events and could be an important showing to secure a Junior A hockey team for our community Read more Facebook comes to Town Espanola Ontario January 15 2013 FB ADDED TO www espanola ca Likes have been accumulating on The Town of Espanola s newly launched Facebook Page The use of Facebook social media will further strengthen our communication strategy says Cynthia Townsend Clerk Treasurer Administrator Facebook will be particularly effective in letting the community know of cancellations rescheduling or emergency notices It will augment our existing website and create digital tools to assist in the promotion and marketing of our town services Read more Domtar Supports Health and Wellness December 18 2012 In support and recognition of the importance of health and safety awareness Domtar has provided funding in the amount of 15 000 towards the purchase of the newly updated fitness equipment at the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex Increasing support of fitness incentive programs affirm that health and wellness is a social economic priority for businesses and communities stated Mayor Lehoux Domtar

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/media-a-communications?start=48 (2016-02-12)
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    area entrepreneurs Jeff Scharf and Trevor Tario Jeff Scharf is a Northern Ontario business owner of Roofing Done Right After leaving an Industrial Electrician position at Vale in 2009 Trevor Tario expanded his own business Green Power Solutions Inc In late 2011 the two business men started planning and the conception of Helios Developments began Read more New LED sign April 18 2012 Sign of the Times A new LED sign was erected to replace the original marquee which marks the location of the Espanola Regional Recreation Complex and Regional Public Library Read more Fat 2 Fit Targets Under Serviced Sector Monday April 2 2012 The Espanola Regional Recreation Complex will launch a new program this spring designed specifically for full figured men and women who ve never felt they ve belonged in a fitness class or gym environment Read more Council Accepts Offer to Purchase 8 Industrial Lots January 11 2012 Espanola Ontario Town of Espanola Accepts an Offer to Purchase 8 Industrial Lots Council for the Town of Espanola has accepted an offer to purchase 8 industrial lots in the Light Industrial Park on Panache Lake Road The closing date is set for March 31 2012 The Corporation

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/media-a-communications?start=54 (2016-02-12)
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