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As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Province recognizes that many residents and businesses are facing challenges in making their scheduled property tax payments.
To support unincorporated area residents and businesses, the government is extending the amount of time that taxpayers have to pay their property taxes without interest or penalties. Each of the four property tax installments due in 2020 will be deferred 90 days for those taxpayers that need more time. For example, taxpayers who would be required to pay the April 7 property tax installment will have until July 6 to pay this installment without interest or penalties.
This deferral of unincorporated area property tax payments applies to all of the levies that are collected through the consolidated Provincial Land Tax (PLT) bill. This includes PLT, education property tax, and any Local Road Board and Local Service Board levies that are paid through the PLT bill.
In order to support the work of Local Roads and Services Boards, and to ensure this deferral does not have a financial impact on these boards, the Province will continue to make payments to local boards for levies that have been billed as previously scheduled. In addition, to ensure this does not have a financial impact on school boards, the Province will adjust payments to school boards to offset the deferral.
If you have any questions about PLT payments or billing, please contact the PLT administration office in Thunder Bay at firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional questions about PLT, please contact the Provincial Land Tax Policy Unit of the Ministry of Finance at email@example.com.
Assistant Deputy Minister
Information for our community on the Corona Virus
When to seek answers and treatment for COVID-19
If you develop a fever, cough, and/or have difficulty breathing AND within 14 days have traveled to an impacted area, OR had close contact with a confirmed or probable case of COVID-19, OR close contact with a person with acute respiratory illness who has been to an impacted area, call Telehealth Ontario, the North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit, or your health care provider.
If you need immediate medical attention, such as severe difficulty breathing, you should call 911 and mention your travel history and symptoms. Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency.
Who to call if you’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19:
• Tele-health Ontario at 1-866-797-0000
• North Bay Parry Sound District Health Unit - 1-800-563-2808 ext. 5229 - www.myhealthunit.ca
If you are told to visit the WPSHC Emergency Department, please call before arriving (705 746-9321) and tell our Emergency Department about your travel history and symptoms.
You can help protect yourself and the people around you by following simple hygiene practices such as: regular hand washing or using alcohol-based sanitizers, not touching your face, covering your cough or sneeze, and staying home when sick.
There are no specific treatments for COVID-19, and there is no vaccine that protects against coronaviruses.
Most people with COVID-19 will recover on their own.
Should you show mild symptoms and have called the Health Unit or your health care provider you should then:
• Stay home.
• Self-isolate – limit your contact with other people.
• Drink plenty of fluids.
• Get rest and sleep as much as possible.
For more information please visit www.health.gov.on.ca
CLICK HERE for the Coronavirus pamphlet with some very useful information.
CLICK HERE for Meeting Notice & Agenda of the upcoming LSB Meeting on February 20, 2020
CLICK HERE for the meeting notice & agenda of the upcoming 01/16/2020 meeting
We were asked to share – the NOW Program has been extended until further notice.
CLICK HERE for the flyer
The NOW Program’s objective is to stimulate Women-owned and Women-led business start-ups and scale-ups in Northern Ontario. The NOW Program was developed to assist female entrepreneurs with accessing one-time professional services they might not typically be able to afford and to assist with the financial burden of setting up mentoring relationships. The NOW Program does not fund capital expenditures or ongoing professional fees.
If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Catherine Mayne at NECO:
Catharine Mayne, Services Director
NECO Community Futures Development Corporation / Société d’aide au développement des collectivités
222 McIntyre Street West, Suite 312 / 222 rue McIntyre ouest, suite 312
North Bay ON P1B 2Y8
T: 705-476-8822 x 101
CLICK HERE for the meeting notice & agenda of the upcoming December 19, 2019 meeting
The Advancing Northern Maple Program aims to expand the maple sector by enabling producers to increase production, grow markets, adopt new technology and create innovative maple products.
Program assistance up to $20,000 at 50% cost share towards the purchase of:
· Food processing equipment
· Building materials
· Production equipment
· Technology upgrades
Program Applications Received: In-take 1: Nov 18th 2019 – Feb 28th 2020
· New Product / Product Development
· Productivity Enhancement
Producers interested in receiving more information can contact:
David Thompson, RAIN Project Coordinator 705-942-7927 x3027 firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the Program will be available in November.
Here is the link to their website: http://rainalgoma.ca/maple/re to edit.
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