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Work continues on Segment 6 of the Connecting Link between Wilcox St. and the Mountjoy St. intersection. All installation of in-ground pipes and infrastructure is completed. Crews will start to backfill the road, install curbs, concrete work, and traffic signals before paving and line painting can begin.

The contractor has also started on minor excavation and sign staging on Segment 7 east of the Mountjoy intersection to Cedar St. Once the Mountjoy intersection is fully reopened to traffic, crews will reopen Algonquin between Preston and Mountjoy and the detour along Brunette Rd. to Second Ave. will go into effect. The City will provide date and time.

We have been asked about the closed section between Waterloo and Preston. This area is part of the construction zone and is closed for motorist safety. The contractor uses this section as an access point for trucks and material delivery. We are anticipating that this will be open mid to late June.

Work is also being completed on the middle lanes of Segment 2 from Shirley St. to Government Rd. Traffic is currently reduced to one lane in both directions. Asphalt has now been removed. Crews will be removing existing concrete medians and doing some minor excavation before applying a layer of granule, new pavement, and installing new curbs and sidewalk.

The City continues to monitor traffic flow through the construction zone to prioritize vehicles moving east and west.

Commercial motor vehicles are reminded that the detour along Shirley St. to Laforest Rd. is now in effect. We have asked Timmins Police Service to take a more proactive approach in enforcing trucks bypassing the detour down Jaguar, Government or Sandy Falls. These roadways are not designated truck routes and heavy traffic can impact road conditions.

Thank you for your continued cooperation and patience as we expedite Connecting Link construction and complete work this season.


Posted by Amanda Dyer  at 2:57 PM
  

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Temporary Full-Time Registered Nurse

How to apply

To apply for this position, applications must be received by the Human Resources Department no later than 4:00 pm on the closing date of June 9, 2023.

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Posted by AnneMarie Fournier  at 12:50 PM
  

The City of Timmins Environmental Services department wishes to advise the Public of hydrant flushing/watermain cleaning activities in the following areas:

  • Timmins west (from Norman St. to Jaguar Dr.)
  • South Porcupine (On-Going)

Time of Disruption: June 5, 2023 at 8:00am on going for the month of June.

Homeowners and businesses may experience short-term loss in water pressure or experience brown or rust-coloured water following the testing. It is recommended not to drink or wash laundry with the discoloured water. While it is not harmful to your health, it can stain laundry. Should this occur, it is advised to turn off your tap for 10-20 minutes in order to allow the crew to complete the test. Once the test is complete and the work crew has left the area, turn on the COLD water tap closest to the source (usually your laundry tub tap) and let it run for approximately 15-20 minutes or until the water colour has returned to normal.

City staff would like to thank residents for their patience and cooperation during this necessary process, and advise that if there are any questions or requests for additional information, they may contact Service Timmins at 705-264-1331. After-hours emergencies should be directed to 705-264-1201.


Posted by Amanda Dyer  at 9:35 AM
  

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Child and Youth Services Librarian

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To apply for this position, applications must be received by the Human Resources Department no later than 4:00 pm on the closing date of June 16, 2023.

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Posted by AnneMarie Fournier  On Jun 02, 2023 at 10:07 AM
  
Water use across the city of Timmins stays high as residents seek ways to cool off and keep hydrated. During the summer months, water usage typically goes up as pools are filled and sprinklers are turned on. The City’s outdoor water use by-law, By-law No. 2001-5542, goes into effect during the months of May, June, July and August to regulate external use of water.

External use of water is permitted on even calendar days for municipal addresses ending with numbers 0, 2, 4, 6 and 8. External water use is permitted on odd calendar dates for municipal addresses ending with numbers 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

Outdoor recreational water use for small pools or children's sprinklers is allowed at all municipal addresses during those four months; however, a person MUST be present. This can be revoked during emergency periods to ensure adequate water pressure for safety and water supply.

We encourage users to be mindful of their needs and that of our community and above all stay hydrated, stay in the shade and stay safe.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 02, 2023 at 9:50 AM
  
Reduced load restrictions for commercial motor vehicles and trailers will be lifted as of Friday, June 2, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. on applicable roads within the city of Timmins.

Due to on-going construction, commercial motor vehicles are required to use the standard truck detour along Shirley St. to Laforest Rd. and Hwy. 655. The removal of half-load restrictions does not change or alter the approved truck detour route for construction along Riverside Dr. and Algonquin Blvd. Roadways like Jaguar Dr., Government Rd. and Sandy Falls Rd. are not designated as truck routes, and road conditions can deteriorate quickly from repeated heavy truck traffic.

By-law 2006-6275 governs load restrictions to protect our roads and highways during the spring thaw, when damage is most likely to happen. Typically, reduced load restrictions are in place until mid-June and are subject to the provisions of Section 122 of the Highway Traffic Act RSO 1990 Chapter H 8.”

The by-law (https://timmins.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/258?preview=7545) provides a list of the applicable roads under Schedule A.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 01, 2023 at 3:31 PM
  

Night Time Street Sweeping 9:30 pm to 7:30 am

From June 4 to June 8, 2023, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be doing night time street sweeping in the areas listed below.

Sunday, June 4, Starting 9:30 pm:

Timmins South: Mountjoy (Wilson to Sterling), Pine (Kirby to Sunset)

Monday, June 5, Starting 9:30 pm:

Timmins North: Pine (Sixth to Ross), Mountjoy (Messines to Maclean), Maclean (Mountjoy to Kaleidoscope)

Tuesday, June 6, Starting 9:30 pm:

Timmins North: Spruce (First to Sterling), Moneta (Vipond to Pine)

Wednesday, June 7, Starting 9:30 pm:

Timmins West: Shirley, Lafleur Bridge, College

Daytime Street Sweeping 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

From June 5 to June 9, 2023, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be doing street sweeping in the areas listed below.

Monday, June 5, Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins North: Reg Pope, Graye, JV Bonhomme, Ray Canie, Mascioli, Logan Kerr, Schneider, Argento, Brian Romain

South Porcupine: Clement, Renison, Girdwood, Bergeron

Tuesday, June 6, Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins North: Westmount, Donna, Louise, McClinton, Emilie, Fay, Lamminen

South Porcupine: Eric, Michener, Viola, Lawrence

Wednesday, June 7, Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins North: Spooner, Randal, Victoria, Shub, Rheaume, Morandin

South Porcupine: Ferguson, Rekela, Young, Ottolen

Thursday, June 8, Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins North: Martin, Delia, Couture, Jean, Malette,

Schumacher : Croatia, Battachio, Grant

Friday, June 9, Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins West: Hudson, Laval, Champlain, Frontenac, Carlton, Theodore, Brock

South Porcupine: Division, Remembrance, Henry, Florence

Note on the Plan:

Sweeping Operations will take several weeks to complete. There is a lot of sand to pick up every year, so we ask residents to remain patient. Weather conditions and mechanical issues play a major role in how quickly Public Works can complete the sweeping operations. Heavy rain and subzero temperatures will halt operations.

Posted No Parking Signs Advising Spring Maintenance:

Public Works would like to remind residents that yellow No Parking Signs will be posted to notify that Spring Maintenance will be taking place for daytime operations. Vehicles not complying with these No Parking signs will be ticketed and towed to allow for Street Sweeping Crew to advance.

Priority Sequence for Street Sweeping Operations:

Day Operation:

Street Sweeping is never done in the area where Sanitation is taken place.

High density residential areas (Older Section of City: one-ways, narrow streets);

Low density residential areas

Night Operation:

Highway sections;

High density commercial sections;

Main Arterial Routes.

Safety:

A reminder to respect safety signage as the safety of workers is very important.  

We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Public Works

 

Posted by Stephanie Tessier  On Jun 01, 2023 at 2:40 PM
  

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Engineering Technician

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To apply for this position, applications must be received by the Human Resources Department no later than 4:00 pm on the closing date of June 9, 2023.

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Posted by AnneMarie Fournier  On May 31, 2023 at 3:51 PM
  

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Co-Collection Truck

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To apply for this position, applications must be received by the Human Resources Department no later than 4:00 pm on the closing date of June 9, 2023.

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Posted by AnneMarie Fournier  On May 31, 2023 at 3:43 PM
  
Effective immediately, the Timmins Fire Department has issued a city-wide fire ban. This is due to a lack of precipitation and extreme dry conditions. The fire ban is in effect until further notice and includes all areas within the City limits. The fire ban means that no burning or open flame is allowed. All burning permits have been suspended and Service Timmins has ceased issuing burning permits at this time.

This means:
• No campfires
• No burning in outdoor fireplaces
• No burning in outdoor fire pits
• No incinerator burning
• No brush or slash pile burning

Any person setting an open-air fire will be responsible and liable for costs and possibly fined. For more information, please call the Timmins Fire Department at 705-360-2626.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 31, 2023 at 12:37 PM
  
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