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Fall Newsletter 2016



Meeting of the Board of Directors held September 9, 2016– The FONOM Board of Directors met in the City of Elliot Lake. A number of issues were discussed including Local and Regional Airports definition within the New Building Canada Fund, exclusion of Northeastern Ontario from FIT5 projects, natural gas price increases as a result of the Cap and Trade system, the need for campgrounds to be recognized as a small business for tax purposes and the collection of Provincial Offences Act fines.



Meeting of the Board of Directors held October 7, 2016– The FONOM Board of Directors held their meeting following the Northern Ontario Business Awards in the City of Greater Sudbury to show the business community support and recognize their contributions to communities across the North. The Board received a presentation from Northern Policy Institute President and CEO, Charles Cirtwill, who provided an update on current trends in Northern Ontario as well as information on a number of the Institute’s initiatives.



2017 Memberships – Membership for the upcoming fiscal year have been sent out to all members. Fees are to be paid by March 31, 2017 to ensure the member municipality remains in good standing. Without the support of our members, we would not be able to continue to advocate on behalf of Northern Ontario.



2017 FONOM/MMA Northeastern Municipal Conference – Planning is underway for the 2017 conference taking place May 10-12 in the City of North Bay. The conference will take place at Nipissing University and the host hotels include the Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn and the Comfort Inn. Further information will be available in the coming weeks and months.



2017 ROMA Conference– FONOM will be attending the standalone ROMA Conference January 29-31 in Toronto and have submitted a request to once again meet with members of the Provincial Cabinet on matters concerning the North. We encourage the FONOM membership to attend the ROMA conference which will be more focused on municipalities and rural issues.



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The next meeting of the FONOM Board of Directors will take place in January 2017.

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