Lasalle Legion could close because of tax woes
Published Friday, September 14, 2018 6:10PM EDT
Last Updated Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:58AM EDT
A community fixture in Lasalle could be forced to shut its doors.
The Lasalle Legion is used by more than a hundred veterans every week, along with cadets and other groups, but its days could be numbered.
The centre lost its status as a non-profit in 2013, meanings its taxes jumped tenfold.
They say a form may have been filled out incorrectly, resulting in the status change.
The Legion launched an appeal to the city, but it was denied.
“We are in a situation with the city where we are about to lose our home here,” said president Ray Cormie.
Now, it owes $54,000 in back taxes.
If it doesn’t pay, the city will seize the building on November 4, the date of the Legion’s Remembrance Day ceremony.