NOTICE – HOLLINGER PARK

August 7, 2018 – The purpose of this notice is to clarify the misinformation related to the cutting of trees at the Hollinger Park. NO TREES WILL BE CUT THIS WEEK.

The City has received and is reviewing a report from a professional arborist regarding the impact on the trees of the importation of fill in the park as required in the plans for remediation.

In the meantime, the City has requested quotations for the removal of trees, and will present advice to Council when a review of the report and the park plan are complete.

 

Background:

Previous soil sampling in the Hollinger Park indicated there are elevated metals contained within the soil. While the levels found are above what would be found in most parks, they are well below levels found in many similar communities in Ontario and Canada with metal smelters or past mining activities. They are not present at levels that would be expected to result in adverse health effects to park users. The City has conducted further testing to determine what additional remedial action is required, to be included in the five-year plan for the Hollinger Park.

A copy of the Hollinger Park Soil Survey is available on the City of Timmins website:

http://www.timmins.ca/download/reports_and_publications/Soil_Sampling_Program_Hollinger_Park.pdf

 

 

 

Media Contact: Heather Duhn, Corporate Communications Coordinator

705-360-2600, ext. 2212      heather.duhn@timmins.ca

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