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The City of Timmins would like to advise that an extreme cold weather alert has been issued for Monday, December 12, 2022. Temperatures are expected to drop to -31 (inclusive of windchill) overnight into early morning December 13, 2022 with a risk of frostbite.

People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (316 Spruce St. S.). Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support; if you know of someone in need of shelter please contact 705-531-7233 for assistance.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Dec 12, 2022 at 11:50 AM
Timmins Transit is set to receive $233,039 from the provincial government as part of Ontario’s commitment to safe and reliable transit services. Phase 4 of the federal-provincial Safe Restart Agreement will provide a total of $505 million across the province for municipal transit systems.

The funds can be used to offset costs related to COVID-19 in 2022, including revenue loss, operating expenses, and priority projects. Since the start of the pandemic, Timmins Transit has relied on provincial and federal grants to help cover operating costs.

“Providing accessible public transportation is a priority for the City of Timmins,” says Mayor Michelle Boileau. “This Safe Restart Funding speaks directly to where we are in terms of restarting and rebuilding transit services post pandemic. I want to thank both the provincial and federal governments for their continued support of transit services in Timmins.”

“We appreciate the provincial government’s support,” says Ken Krcel, Director of Public Works and Environmental Services. “This funding helps us continue to deliver safe and reliable public transportation. We anticipate that this funding will be used to cover any shortfall in revenue from 2022.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Dec 08, 2022 at 11:43 AM

The City of Timmins Environmental Services & Public Utilities department wishes to advise the Public of a road closure due to a collapse sewer main assessment.

  • Area: Lonergan between Lozanne and Denise

  • Time of Disruption: Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 8am until Friday, December 9, 2022 at 5pm

All transport traffic must use Lozanne to Rene to Kelly Anne to Lonergan.

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

City staff would like to thank residents for their patience and cooperation during this work.

Posted by Vickie Boudreau  On Dec 07, 2022 at 8:22 AM
Mid-morning on a dairy farm in the heart of Timmins and Mayor Michelle Boileau and Councillor Rock Whissell are learning more about how Haasen Farms Ltd. operates. Not the Mayor’s normal Friday morning, but one that carries with it the opportunity for agricultural revival in Timmins and Northern Ontario.

On Friday, Mayor Boileau and Councillor Whissell joined Minister Lisa Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food & Rural Affairs, for a tour of four farming operations in Timmins and Matheson, part of a day long discussion hosted by Commerce Management and the Northeast Community Network (NeCN) as part of the Claybelt Agricultural Project. The project aims to enhance farm production in the north and highlight the tremendous potential for agriculture to become the third major pillar in the region’s economy. Timmins is part of a group of municipalities along the Hwy. 11 corridor who have invested in the project.

It was a small bit of history for Timmins, the first time a Minister of Agriculture has toured the area, more significantly with the Minister of Mines, and Timmins MPP, George Pirie. Collaboration across the regions economic pillars could be key to how quickly agriculture and farming joins mining and forestry as economic drivers for the area.

“We had an opportunity to talk about how Timmins’ economy can be diversified and flourish,” says Mayor Boileau. “It’s important for the City of Timmins to be front and centre in these discussions, to not only support our farming sector, but to emphasize the importance of stimulating agricultural development in a way that is sustainable and environmentally conscious.”

Timmins’ City Council received an update on the Claybelt Agricultural Project in July. The benefit to establishing agriculture in Timmins, aside from benefiting the economy, is the potential for job creation and food security. Ultimately, it’s part of future planning for our community and region.

“Our tour of Rubber Boot Farm highlighted how farming in the north has the capacity to support the environment,” adds Mayor Boileau. “Regenerative farming, working with nature and not against it, protects the land and delivers quality, nutritious food products. We have innovative farmers here, in our community, who are pushing the industry forward. We were happy to be able to show Minister Thompson what Timmins and the north has to offer.

For more information on the Claybelt Agricultural Project visit:
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Dec 05, 2022 at 11:52 AM
Timmins Transit bus fares will increase as of January 1, 2023. A single ride will go up 25 cents for all passengers, while the cost of monthly passes will see a nominal increase for all categories except students and children.

The price changes will bring current fares in line with the Transit User Fee by-law 2020-8488.

“In order for our rates to be realigned with the user fee by-law, the regular increase will be implemented for 2023,” says Ken Krcel, Director of Public Works and Environmental Services. “The alternative, continuing to freeze fare rates, would result in a significant increase at a future point in time.”

User fees are designed to offset the cost of operation and maintenance. Transit fares covered roughly 19% of operational costs in 2021, with the municipal tax base absorbing 68% of the cost to operate our public transit system. Timmins Transit continues to operate a modified schedule post pandemic based on ridership numbers. The schedule is designed to balance service, convenience, and cost.

“Ridership numbers have not bounced back from COVID-19,” adds Krcel. “We monitor them regularly and can act fast to adjust the schedule, if required. We have seen an increase in monthly bus pass sales, which we attribute to the start of the school year and the addition of the Northern College Express. It’s a step in the right direction.”

Passengers can track their bus online using or download the Timmins Transit app today from Google Play or App Store.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Dec 05, 2022 at 9:19 AM
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