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  • Fibre Arts Coral Reef Project
    for the fibre art reef stems from an internationally recognized project created by two sisters Christine Margaret Wertheim of the Institute for Figuring The Wertheim sisters began their project in 2005 and now it has become known as one of the largest community engagement art projects in the world Coral reef structures are beautiful stretches of sea bed that display great colour texture and form Sadly global warming pollution are threatening the existence of these fragile ecosystems The purpose behind this community fibre art collective is to bring together like minded individuals to create art together In this case there is an added benefit of increasing awareness regarding the plight of coral reefs in our world Meetings will be held at the Espanola Public Library the 1st 3rd Thursday of each month beginning February 19th If you are interested in learning crochet or knitting techniques this fibre art project may be of interest to you Each meeting will feature patterns information and inspiration for the creation of sea creatures and coral structures The Espanola Fibre Arts Festival will be accepting donations of yarn fabric knitting needles crochet hooks and other fibre arts related materials to be share within the collective

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/817-fibre-arts-coral-reef-project (2016-02-13)
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  • Media Releases
    house the giant aquarium installation at The Espanola Regional Recreation Complex for the duration of the festival says Dianne Polden Manager of Espanola Leisure Services our community festival will open with the unveiling of the Coral Reef Installation Project on Friday October 16th at 7 00pm The Espanola Regional Recreation Complex is the festival hub for the pumpkin and fibre arts events For festival info visit www espanola ca Cheryl Kennelly Community Economic Development Officer 705 869 1961 ext 2212 or email This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Read more Blue green algae bloom reported in Lake Apsey NEWS RELEASE Espanola ON October 13 2015 The Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has advised the Sudbury District Health Unit and the Town of Espanola that results from samples taken October 6 2015 from Lake Apsey are positive for blue green algae cyanobacteria The samples contained a species of cyanobacteria that can produce toxins Ontario Clean Water Agency has implemented standard operation procedures for water treatment with blue green algae present The water treatment plant is designed to effectively remove the algae and regular testing is on going to verify that it is effective Download more information on Blue Green Algae for Cottagers and Home Owners pdf here as well as the Sudbury District Health Unit Media Release pdf For Information Contact Joel Yusko CRS AScT Manager of Public Works PH 705 869 1751 Email This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Read more Business Resource Showcase FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Espanola Ontario September 17 2015 A Business Resource Showcase will be held to connect businesses with public organizations which provide services to support new and existing businesses Read more Espanola Receives SPLASH Funding

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/media-a-communications?limitstart=0 (2016-02-13)
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  • Partnership & Programming Packs a Punch for Kids!
    in boxing Justin Ceskauskas the Assistant Coach of the Top Glove Boxing Academy proceeded to put Shelley and her class through a series of boxing drills and Shelley was hooked Shelley identified the program as a good match for her students A proposed partnership to offer Box Fit Kids to Shelley s class was embraced by Justin and the Espanola Leisure Services Department There is a growing need for students to be active to promote their mental physical and academic well being says Shelley the opportunity to learn new skills in a non threatening environment is paramount to their success and willingness to try something new Justin Ceskauskas a former international amateur boxer says the program is designed to help promote physical activity along with instilling confidence and self discipline Boxing is a great sport for kids says Justin so much of the skills that you learn like focus and self control you use in everyday life Twelve students ranging from grade 6 to 8 are participating in the 6 week program at the Espanola Recreation Complex We are thrilled to see the enthusiasm expressed by students for this program and to hear them sharing how much they enjoyed this

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/790-partnership-programming-packs-a-punch-for-kids (2016-02-13)
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  • "Buddy Building" funded by Participaction Teen Challenge
    guidance motivation and support and reinforce healthy and realistic body image Young women are encouraged to sign up for the free program with a buddy to increase participant success The class is limited to 8 participants and each participant will be rewarded with a free month gym membership if they successfully commit to the program so they can practice what they ve learned on their own We recognize that young

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/789-buddy-building-funded-by-participaction-teen-challenge (2016-02-13)
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  • ESPANOLA LAUNCHES “SUPPORT LOCAL” CAMPAIGN
    challenges due to aging demographics and a changing social culture The new Support Local campaign reinforces the need to support local business local charity and local food growers A large red arrow on the new billboards points to the messaging EAT SHOP LIVE LOCAL and INVEST SUPPORT GROW LOCAL We need to join together to fortify our community on every level social political and economic says Mayor Mike Lehoux The

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/784-espanola-launches-support-local-campaign (2016-02-13)
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  • DOMTAR AND TOWN OF ESPANOLA REACH TAX 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 About the Town of Espanola The Town of Espanola is located on Highway 6 in the Sudbury District of Northeastern Ontario It has a population of roughly 5 000 people who enjoy the benefits of quality lifestyles natural and heritage amenities and essential services The Town is well established with a historical urban townsite and a significant rural area representing the amalgamation of two former municipal entities the Town of Espanola and the Township of Merritt The Town functions as a service and retail centre for the Lacloche Manitoulin area which has a population of approximately 40 000 Espanola serves as a junction between the Highway 17 east west corridor from Sudbury to Sault Ste Marie and Highway 6 to Manitoulin Island The Town also functions as a bedroom community for the urban centre of Sudbury which is only 45 minutes away About Domtar Domtar Corporation NYSE UFS TSX UFS designs manufactures markets and distributes a wide variety of fiber based products including communication papers specialty and packaging papers and absorbent hygiene products The foundation of its business is a network of world class wood fiber converting assets that produce papergrade fluff and specialty pulps The majority of its pulp production is consumed internally to manufacture paper and consumer products Domtar is the largest integrated marketer of uncoated freesheet paper in North America with recognized brands such as Cougar Lynx Opaque Ultra Husky Opaque Offset First Choice and Domtar EarthChoice Domtar is also a leading marketer and producer of a broad line of incontinence care products marketed primarily under the Attends IncoPack and Indasec brand names as well as baby diapers In 2013 Domtar

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/770-domtar-and-town-of-espanola-reach-tax-agreement (2016-02-13)
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  • After School Program
    Our Future out of A B Ellis Public School This is a natural and fitting evolution of the program says Dianne Polden Manager of Espanola Leisure Services Our Children Our Future provided the staffing for the program this year which prompted our mutual exploration of how to strengthen the outreach and impact of the program Our Children Our Future has an integrated network of parent and child services which we believe will position the program for growth Susan Nicholson Executive Director of Our Children Our Future is excited by the opportunity and the possibilities We are extremely pleased to be leading this initiative in partnership with the Rainbow School Board enhancing community services while focusing on the physical health and well being of our children youth and families in our community The Town of Espanola is working in partnership with Our Children Our Future for a seamless transition of the program and will continue to serve as a resource The program will continue to focus on the Ministry priorities of physical activity healthy eating and nutrition personal wellness health education The program is open to all children of grades 2 to 8 and will run from Monday to Friday 3

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/755-after-school-program (2016-02-13)
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  • Espanola Artist & Activist Wins Leadership Award
    Our Sisters a commemorative art exhibit comprised of over 1700 moccasin tops says Mayor Lehoux this collaborative exhibit speaks to Christi s ability to leverage her talent and scope of influence with other artists in a call of action for social awareness education and change Walking With Our Sisters is a commemorative Art Installation dedicated to missing and murdered indigenous Women of Canada and the United States In addition Christi s design work has been selected by the Government of Canada and rendered to stain glass in the House of Commons to honour residential school students and their families I accept this acknowledgement not for myself but on behalf of the contributions by thousands of families artists and community members across North America for whom Walking With Our Sisters sadly resonates and I thank the town of Espanola for recognizing the importance of this issue There have been more than 1181 murdered and missing Indigenous women and girls in Canada in the past 30 years alone With one Indigenous woman murdered every 12 days in this country we must find the resolve to change this growing national crisis The Town of Espanola is proud that Christi lives and works in

    Original URL path: http://www.espanola.ca/mediareleases/item/723-espanola-artist-activist-wins-leadership-award (2016-02-13)
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