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Winter Newsletter 2016


HAPPY NEW YEAR– Best wishes for a successful and prosperous New Year from President, Alan Spacek and the Board of Directors.


Meeting of the Board of Directors held November 20, 2015– The FONOM Board met in the City of North Bay for the November meeting. Newly elected local MP, Anthony Rota attended and discussed issues such as infrastructure funding and FedNor. FONOM looks forward to working with the federal government’s Northern Caucus. A number of issues were discussed such as public health funding, public health units, railway right-of-ways, the Ontario Ombudsman’s expanded mandate, and NEO Kids.


Meeting of the Board of Directors held January 15, 2016 – The FONOM Board met in the City of Temiskaming Shores for the January meeting. A number of issues were discussed including property inquiry reports, hospital funding, blue box legislation, the FONOM/MMAH annual conference and general meeting, and the multi-Minister delegation request during the OGRA/ROMA Conference.


2016 FONOM/MMAH Northeastern Municipal Conference– The 2016 conference will take place May 11-13 in Timmins at the McIntyre Community Centre, 85 McIntyre Road. Please visit the conference website more information about accommodations, location, registration, exhibitors and sponsorship. This year’s theme is, Sustainable Communities: The Northern Perspective.


2016 OGRA/ROMA Combined Conference– FONOM will be attending the annual conference and submitted a request for a multi-Minister meeting to discuss important issues affecting the north, such as the Ring of Fire, infrastructure funding, spring bear hunt pilot extension and expansion, MPAC’s upcoming assessment cycle, to name a few. A report is being prepared to present to Cabinet.


Membership Renewals– Membership renewals have been sent out for the coming fiscal year. The work that FONOM has been able to accomplish has been because of the support from our members and we look forward to another year working on issues that are important to the North. We thank you for your continued support of FONOM!



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