Friday, May 23, 2014

Council Concerned About Future of Land Titles Office

Kenora city council is joining a growing chorus of communities battling to keep their land titles offices open.

Council has passed a resolution asking the provincial government to maintain the Kenora Land
Registry office.

In the provincial budget two years ago, the province drafted legislation that would see land title
seaches centralized out of Thunder Bay.

Council says while much of the information may be available on-line, many people in the Kenora
area don't ahve access to high speed internet services and title searching service may not be
available to them.

Other critics worry about increased costs to homeowners and delays in getting the information.

Kenora council says it's circulating the resolution to all law offices, surveyors and municipalities
in the district.