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March 25, 2020 - Due to the ever-changing situation with COVID-19, the Timmins Victor M. Power Airport terminal is open to passengers and authorized personnel only.

In order to actively reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, all ‘meeters and greeters’ are asked to wait outside the terminal, and to continue practicing social distancing.

Scheduled services have declined, as follows:
• Porter ceased operations last Friday (March 20)
• Bearskin cased operations yesterday (March 24)
• Air Creebec and Thunder Airlines continue with some scheduled flight to the North
• Air Canada is reduced to three turns a day to Toronto
• Cargo flights remain operational
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 25, 2020 at 4:16 PM
  
March 25, 2020 - The Timmins Fire Department will not be issuing burning permits during this time, until further notice.

If you had a permit for your current residence in 2019, then you may burn, provided you follow all the regulations on the permit. In saying this, please respect the government regulation on social distancing. The intent is to respect your neighbours but have the opportunity to be able to get outside with other members of your household to enjoy the atmosphere of a small campfire.

Please do not gather with friends and extended family, as this is not the intent and goes against the government regulation. Once this pandemic is over, new permits will be required.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 25, 2020 at 4:14 PM
  
March 25, 2020 - The Timmins Fire Department will not be issuing burning permits during this time, until further notice.

If you had a permit for your current residence in 2019, then you may burn, provided you follow all the regulations on the permit. In saying this, please respect the government regulation on social distancing. The intent is to respect your neighbours but have the opportunity to be able to get outside with other members of your household to enjoy the atmosphere of a small campfire.

Please do not gather with friends and extended family, as this is not the intent and goes against the government regulation. Once this pandemic is over, new permits will be required.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 25, 2020 at 4:06 PM
  
March 25, 2020 - Due to the ever-changing situation with COVID-19, and the closure of a large number of businesses, Timmins Transit has made further refinements to operations.

Effective tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, our Transit Terminal will be closed to the public (save for ONR customers), and we will be reducing our regular service to a Sunday Service, seven days per week, for both conventional and Handy Transit Services. This means that daily service will be as follows:
- 8:30am start
- 6:30pm last bus
Passengers are reminded to please check schedules before travelling.

“These changes are necessary in order to help mitigate the spread of this virus while still offering Transit service to our customers who rely on it most,” explained Director of Community & Development Services Mark Jensen. “With the closing of many local businesses, including colleges, our ridership numbers have fallen significantly, and the need for extended Transit hours is not justified.”

Timmins Transit will continue to operate without requiring fares, along with requiring customers to enter and exit by the rear door only. , and with its enhanced disinfection and cleaning regiment.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 25, 2020 at 3:26 PM
  

March 25, 2020 - On Tuesday, March 24, Timmins City Council voted in favour of waiving penalties and interest on tax payments, with the intent of assisting taxpayers who may be struggling financially during this uncertain time.

“WHEREAS the COVID-19 public health situation is having an economic impact on the livelihood of residents and businesses in the City of Timmins

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the City of Timmins hereby authorizes the Treasurer to waive interest fees, charges and penalties on property taxes and water and sewer for the duration of the crisis.”

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE, actual taxes paid through the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan and post-dated cheques are still being processed. Any resident requiring payment deferrals who are signed up for these two forms of payments should contact City Hall to request being removed for the duration specified by the resident.


The City of Timmins will continue to provide services to residents.

Questions, concerns or request for service can be directed through Service Timmins at service.timmins.ca or by calling 705-264-1331.

Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 25, 2020 at 12:54 PM
  

(WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT)
(Competition No.: PWE-2020-04)

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Supervisor of Maintenance, the Planner will be responsible for:

  • Operating a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to support Maintenance and Operational objectives
  • Preparing job plans, preparing work orders, supporting scheduling applications, analysing job needs and ordering parts, monitor work backlogs, compiling data related to labour, financial and completion notes into work orders, close out work orders, preparing summary reports, monitor inventory levels
  • Review equipment PM inspections and frequencies to determine their effectiveness
  • Assist in the preparation of requisitions, purchase orders and proposals
  • Work independently, as well as carry out planning with Maintenance and Operational Supervisors
  • Assists with responding to new or unusual maintenance and repair problems, determining actions to be taken, contacting manufacturers, agencies, contractors, etc
  • Maintain records and library information necessary to provide up-to-date technical information for workers
  • Ensure health, safety and environmental precautions are included in all scheduled work
  • Prepare analysis and reports as required
  • Provide back-up and support to the Supervisor of Maintenance
  • Required to participate and support the City of Timmins Continuous Improvement Program in order to help foster a culture of operational excellence
  • Perform other related duties as required

Qualifications/Requirements

  • Successful completion of Secondary School (Grade 12) Education
  • Class G drivers license and a clear drivers abstract
  • Current WHMIS Certificate
  • Experience with computerized maintenance systems is a definite asset
  • Provincial (Ontario) Journeyman-Millwright license or similar trade is an asset
  • Level 2 Wastewater Treatment Licence in the Province of Ontario (or willing to obtain within a specified period of time)
  • Substantial knowledge of practices, tools and materials used in the maintenance, operation, and/or construction trades operations for wastewater or similar industrial environment
  • Estimating skills and Ability to schedule large volumes of work and recognize the critical path
  • Ability to use MS Office, work from blueprints and diagrams
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and written skills

Rate of Pay

$31.09 per hour (Non Certified Trade Person) or $32.63 per hour (Certified Trade Person) – 2020 rate 

All applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:00 p.m. on the closing date of April 3, 2020.

By mail: 220 Algonquin Blvd. East, Timmins, ON  P4N 1B3 
Hand delivery: 236 Algonquin Blvd. East, 2nd Flr., Timmins, ON   P4N 1B2
Via fax: 705-360-2685        Via email: human_resources@timmins.ca             
Phone: 705-360-2628    

Although we may have your application on file, you must re-apply for this specific competition.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. The City of Timmins is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The City of Timmins will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Pour de l’information en français, veuillez appeler le 360-2600, poste 2312.

 

Posted by AnneMarie Fournier  On Mar 24, 2020 at 3:33 PM
  
March 24, 2020 - Yesterday, the Government of Ontario ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces. This closure will be in effect for 14 days with the possibility of extending this order as the situation evolves. The government has provided a list of businesses that are permitted to stay open at https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/list-of-essential-workplaces-2.html.

Municipal emergency services include police and fire services remain in place. Additionally, services ensuring our critical infrastructure including roads, water and wastewater, and sanitation/landfill services will continue.

Inquiries about municipal government services through Service Timmins will continue to be accessible online at https://service.timmins.ca/ or by telephone at 705-264-1331.

We remind you that this is a critical time to ensure we are all promoting and following the important public health measures:
• Social distancing – staying 2 meters apart from others, avoiding crowds
• Staying home and reducing trips out for essentials only
• Staying home and self-isolating for 14 days after any international travel
• Staying home if unwell – call public health or primary care provider if any cough, shortness of breath, and/or fever
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 24, 2020 at 1:46 PM
  

As I stated last Friday, we know the next few weeks will be challenging. Last week we had our first identified case in Timmins, and the Porcupine Health Unit has released information that additional cases exist in Timmins. We can only assume that more cases will be identified in the upcoming days and weeks.

I want to re-emphasize that you need to follow the directions of public health - specifically to wash your hands and stay at home!

We have learned that the Premier will be making announcements tomorrow requiring non-mandatory workplaces to close. We will take our direction from the Province and implement it at the City, all the while ensuring the continuity of essential services.

In the meantime, our emergency response team continues to work in supporting the leadership of the Porcupine Health Unit during this emergency. We are coordinating our activities along with police and ambulance to best support the health system.

Make no mistake, these are serious times that require serious measures. Enforcement of the public health directives will occur by the Timmins Police Service as necessary.

I will repeat that there is no one with a greater vested interest in their own health or their family’s health than you. You can’t assume that anybody you’re dealing with has that same vested interest in it and that they are as concerned about your health as you are. You have to take the necessary precautions for the health of yourself and your family.

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Media Contact:

Heather Duhn
Corporate Communications Coordinator
705-360-2600, ext. 2212
heather.duhn@timmins.ca

Posted by Andy Yu  On Mar 23, 2020 at 4:35 PM
  

The City of Timmins Public Works Department would like to advise the public that a city wide snow plowing operation is planned to begin Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 12:00am.

Crews will be deployed to plow city streets, rural roads, laneways and parking lots across the city. Some rural areas may not be plowed overnight and will be plowed during the daytime hours.

We would also like to remind the public that the Winter Parking Ban is in effect. Parking on the street is not permitted on any day between the hours of 11:30 pm to 7:30 am, from November 1 through April 30.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Public Works Department

Posted by Alana Monette  On Mar 20, 2020 at 1:12 PM
  

The City of Timmins Public Works Department would like to advise the public that a city wide snow plowing operation is planned to begin Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 12:00am.

Crews will be deployed to plow city streets, rural roads, laneways and parking lots across the city. Some rural areas may not be plowed overnight and will be plowed during the daytime hours.

We would also like to remind the public that the Winter Parking Ban is in effect. Parking on the street is not permitted on any day between the hours of 11:30 pm to 7:30 am, from November 1 through April 30.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Public Works Department

Posted by Alana Monette  On Mar 20, 2020 at 1:11 PM
  
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