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The Timmins Fire Department will be transferring the sale of Fire Permits to Service Timmins effective March 1, 2021.
Residents will now be directed to Service Timmins, located at City Hall, to purchase their annual Burn Permits.  All permits will be issued directly by the agents at Service Timmins.  Residents and business owners will be able to obtain one, two or three year chimenea, bush pile, industrial and campground permits at one location with the added convenience to by debit. Permits will no longer be available for purchase at the Fire Department.
In order to continue providing the best in Fire Prevention Services, brush pile (windrow), industrial and campground permits will require an inspection and approval by the Fire Department prior to a purchased permit being valid.    
Tenants wanting to obtain a permit will require a signed Landlord Permission to Burn Statement.  Residents will be required to follow the guidelines noted within the permit.  Guidelines for burning and Landlord Permission Statements will be posted on the Timmins Fire Departments municipal website in the upcoming days.
Service Timmins agents are looking forward to taking on this new task and providing residents with a one stop shop! 

Permits will be available for purchase Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.  For more information contact Service Timmins 705-264-1331.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Feb 24, 2021 at 2:50 PM
Mayor Pirie would like to remind residents of the City of Timmins about mask wearing.  Whereas the majority of residents continue to follow the rules, there are those that are not.  

With the recent COVID-19 outbreaks in apartment complexes in both North Bay and Thunder Bay, we would like to provide a reminder that masks should be worn in common areas, including elevators, stairways, hallways and entrances.  Please be extra vigilant.  

“Individuals in apartment complexes that are not wearing their masks put everyone else that lives there at risk.  Protect yourself and your neighbours by wearing your mask.  We can beat this if we work together,” said Mayor Pirie.   
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Feb 23, 2021 at 3:05 PM
There is a tragedy unfolding in the Town of Kapuskasing and Mayor George Pirie would like to express his support to Mayor Dave Ploudre, Council as well as the residents of Kapuskasing.  

“This has been a difficult start to the year for Kapuskasing.  With sixteen deaths at the Extendicare facility, the City of Timmins would like to offer our condolences to the loved ones and friends of those who have passed.  This battle isn’t over and we will continue to assist in whatever capacity we can”, said Mayor Pirie. 

“I would also like to acknowledge the help provided to Extendicare from the staff at the Timmins and District Hospital.  This assistance was welcomed, as evidenced by the attached letter of thanks from Mayor Dave Plourde.  Kapuskasing is a sister community in our region and this goes to show that we can work together during these difficult times.”

According to Extendicare, “We are working with the team from Timmins and District Hospital to bolster our existing infection control practices, including ongoing education and training of our environmental / cleaning staff and deep cleaning of resident rooms. We remain thankful the Timmins and District Hospital team is onsite, lending their direct expertise in this regard. We continue with audits on all shifts, and with screening of everyone coming into our home at our front entrance.”

“These are unprecedented times that call for drastic measures”, said Mayor Pirie.  “I am pleased to hear the City of Timmins and the Timmins and District Hospital have offered a helping hand to our neighboring community.  We all have one goal and that is to keep our communities safe and healthy”, said Mayor Pirie.  “By working together, we can achieve that goal.”
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Feb 16, 2021 at 4:03 PM
The Province of Ontario has now announced that the Porcupine Health Unit area will re-open under the Orange Zone starting February 16, 2021. The Service Timmins office at City Hall will be open to the public, with mandatory public health measures being in effect for visitors.

Information in relation to the reopening of other facilities, including the arenas, the pool, and the museum will follow.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Feb 12, 2021 at 3:36 PM
The City of Timmins would like to advise that an extreme cold weather alert has been issued for February 10 to February 15, 2021, with temperatures reaching -25 Celsius (inclusive of windchill). 

Living Space will continue to operate 24/7, accommodating 25 people in the existing emergency shelter. 

People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (27 Cedar St. N.), at which time staff will assess and refer the individual to the most appropriate support. Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Feb 10, 2021 at 11:15 AM
Two long-term care facilities in the City of Timmins have recently received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccinations.    

The Golden Manor has vaccinated 152 residents, which makes up 94% of their occupancy.  Extendicare has vaccinated 164 residents, which makes up 95% of their occupancy. Extendicare was also able to vaccinate four high-risk staff members with the remaining vaccines.  

“This is great news for the City of Timmins and our most vulnerable population”, said Mayor Pirie.  “We have to continue to protect our loved ones in these facilities.  I’d like to thank the staff at these facilities and the Porcupine Health Unit for their continued work and dedication to their residents.  I know this hasn’t been an easy year for the residents and the families of long-term care facilities and the staff and management have gone above and beyond to protect their residents.”

Both the Golden Manor and Extendicare expect their second dose of the vaccine to be available within the next 28 days.  
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Feb 09, 2021 at 11:38 AM
With the recent announcement by Living Space to launch a primary care clinic for people experiencing homelessness, the City of Timmins would like to congratulate Living Space as well as thank the partners for this collaboration. 

“This is great news for Living Space and the people in our community experiencing difficult times”, said Mayor George Pirie.  “We have exceptional people in our City willing to put in the work and help those less fortunate.  These clinics will help provide basic necessities of life.  By doing so, we can help these people back on their feet and ideally away from homelessness. By aligning the services needed, we are one step closer to ending homelessness.”

The addition of new services from the Timmins Academic Family Health Team, which includes Dr. Marion-Bellemare, Dr. Samson, Dr. Armstrong as well as Dr. Clark, will include general and physical assessments, sexual health, immunizations, diabetic care and referrals as required.

Service providers already assisting Living Space including Rainville Foot Health, Canadian Mental Health Association, Pearly Whites Plus, CAST Clinical Services, and Porcupine Health Unit.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Feb 02, 2021 at 9:26 AM
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