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March 31 is National Indigenous Languages Day, one of ten Indigenous dates of significance that the City of Timmins acknowledges throughout the year. Since 1993, Canadians have celebrated March 31 to honour the importance that language plays in Indigenous culture and tradition. 

This year’s date is particularly significant as the United Nations has declared 2022-2032 the International Decade of Indigenous Languages. One goal is to draw global attention to the importance of preserving our Indigenous languages. There are more than 70 Indigenous languages across Canada and it’s important that we recognize how crucial they are when ensuring the rights of Indigenous peoples. 

Languages connect individuals and families, often through generations, and speak to the rich oral history that is passed down from Indigenous elders and youth, the community leaders of tomorrow. Languages connect us with our past and help keep traditions alive that are integral to our community well-being and sense of identity. 

When we speak of reconciliation, we must support the effort by Indigenous communities to reclaim their voice through language education and promotion. To learn more about the City’s Indigenous relations and inclusion visit: https://www.timmins.ca/find_or_learn_about/indigenous_relations_and_inclusion. To learn more on the United Nation’s International Decade of Indigenous Languages visit: https://en.unesco.org/idil2022-2032. 

Posted by Lisa Greer  On Mar 31, 2022 at 8:59 AM
  

PUBLIC WORKS DECLARES SIGNIFICANT WEATHER EVENT

Timmins, ON – City of Timmins Public Works is declaring a Significant Weather Event under the provisions of the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways (O.Reg 239).

Due to the winter storm warning and the amount of snow and freezing rain forecasted, we are anticipating delays in the plowing of some city streets and roads along with most city sidewalks. Resources will be deployed when deemed appropriate.  

We are asking residents to avoid driving today if at all possible for their own safety.
We also remind residents not to block or plug sidewalks when clearing their own driveways. 

A reminder that the Winter Parking Ban is in effect and 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 cooperation in this matter. An additional notice will be posted to declare the end of the Significant Weather Event when the municipality determines is it appropriate to do so.

 

Media Contact: Amanda Dyer, Corporate Communications Coordinator

705-360-2600, ext. 2212      [email protected]

Posted by Shannon Resetar  On Mar 30, 2022 at 3:12 PM
  

Please note: The scheduled snow removal plan or parts of the plan may be changed at any time and/or delayed if a winter storm is in effect or due to mechanical issues. The snow removal crew will change to a snow plowing operation in the event of inclement weather. Those streets that may not be done will be re scheduled on the next available snow removal shift.

Night Time Snow Removal 9:30 PM to 7:30 AM

From March 27 to April 1, 2022, the Public Works Department has scheduled snow removal in the following areas:

Sunday, March 27 starting 9:30 PM

BIA: Third Ave, Second Ave, Spruce St

Monday, March 28 starting 9:30 PM

Timmins North: Poplar, Willow, Fogg, Ann

Tuesday, March 29 starting 9:30 PM

BIA: Pine, Cedar, Balsam

Wednesday, March 30 starting 9:30 PM:

Connecting Link: Algonquin from Highway 655 to Mountjoy St

Daytime Snow Removal 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

From March 28 to April 1, 2022, the Public Works Department has scheduled daytime snow removal in the following areas:

Monday March 28 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Lavigne, Conrad

Porcupine: Princess, Boucher, Duke, Earl West, Marquis, Krznaric

Tuesday, March 29 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Belleview, Hillside, Polaris, Oneil, Pearl

Porcupine: Division, Ottolen, Young

Wednesday, March 30 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Shub, Rheaume, Morandin, Mascioli, Argento, Brian Romain

Thursday, March 31 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Floral, Crescent, Lincoln, Reg Pope, Graye, Donna

Friday, April 1 starting 7:30 AM:

Reserved for Churches and Storefronts

Reserved for bucket loading

Illegal placement of Snow from Residential Property onto Sidewalk and Road:

A reminder that City BYLAW 1993-4162 does not allow a person to place snow from a person’s private property onto the road or sidewalk.

Posted No Parking Signs Advising Winter Maintenance:

A reminder that yellow No Parking signs will be posted to notify that winter maintenance will be taking place for daytime operations. Vehicles not complying with these No Parking signs will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense to allow for snow removal.

Winter Parking Ban:

A reminder that the winter parking ban is now in effect and 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.

Priority Sequence for Snow Removal Operations:

Day Operation:

High density residential areas (older section of City: one-ways, narrow streets)

Low density residential areas

Please note: snow removal is never done in the area where waste and recycling collection is taken place.

Night Operation:

Highway sections;

High density commercial sections;

Main arterial routes

Safety:

Please respect safety signage as the safety of workers is very important.  

We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Posted by Vickie Boudreau  On Mar 25, 2022 at 1:30 PM
  
– Reduced load restrictions for commercial motor vehicles and trailers will come into effect on Monday, March 28 on specific highways and streets within the City of Timmins.

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 will be 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.

Roads with reduced loads in effect will have signage posted. Learn more about the how the City is working to maintain our roads online at https://www.timmins.ca/our_services/roads_and_infrastructure.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Mar 25, 2022 at 8:57 AM
  
The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for Porcupine. The City of Timmins has conducted the required water sampling and the results are deemed satisfactory by the City of Timmins and the Porcupine Health Unit.

Background

A Boil Water Advisory was enacted as a precautionary measure on Monday, March 21, due to repairs on a watermain servicing Porcupine, including the area behind the Porcupine Mall. Water was shut off to complete repairs and later restored by Monday evening, but the Boil Water Advisory remained in effect until the City obtained drinking water results in two consecutive sets of samples taken 24 to 48 hours apart, or as otherwise directed by the medical officer of health.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Mar 24, 2022 at 4:09 PM
  
The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted for Porcupine. The City of Timmins has conducted the required water sampling and the results are deemed satisfactory by the City of Timmins and the Porcupine Health Unit.

Background

A Boil Water Advisory was enacted as a precautionary measure on Monday, March 21, due to repairs on a watermain servicing Porcupine, including the area behind the Porcupine Mall. Water was shut off to complete repairs and later restored by Monday evening, but the Boil Water Advisory remained in effect until the City obtained drinking water results in two consecutive sets of samples taken 24 to 48 hours apart, or as otherwise directed by the medical officer of health.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Mar 24, 2022 at 4:08 PM
  

File No. Z-2022-04
5627-050-040-07300

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, to gather public input regarding a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c. P. 13, as amended.

Applicant: Michael Gervais

Location: Plan M-22-S, Lot 86, Parcel 2087 SEC, City of Timmins (405 Belanger Avenue)

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands currently zoned Residential Third Density (NA-R3) to General Commercial (EA-CG)(SP6.183) to permit all uses in the General Commercial zone and reduce the rear yard setback for the commercial building abutting a residential zone from 7.5 metres to 1.5 metres.

ANY PERSON
may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of Council of the City of Timmins to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Timmins before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Timmins before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Timmins on the proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to Steph Palmateer, City Clerk, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1B3.

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact the Planning Division, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1B3, telephone number 705-360-2624 or via email at [email protected]

Dated at the City of Timmins this 23rd day of March, 2022.

405 Belanger Avenue property location

Posted by David St.Onge  On Mar 23, 2022 at 2:03 PM
  
Porcupine River Bridge on Frederick House Lake Rd. was closed on November 22, 2021 following concerns over safety and structural integrity. Since then, the City has been working with Associated Engineering to look at alternatives. 

Part of the process will involve public consultation, which is tentatively slated for May. Associated Engineering is currently carrying out an environmental assessment on the area and working with the Ministry of Transportation to provide options and cost estimates.

Residents are now accessing Frederick House Lake Rd. via Hwy. 101 and Carrigan Rd, which has prompted questions from the motoring public on the condition of Carrigan Rd. and safety while turning left from Hwy. 101.

“We have been monitoring the condition of Carrigan Rd. all winter,” says Pat Seguin, Director of Growth and Infrastructure. “We have also been in contact with the Ministry of Transportation to request that the Hwy. 101 juncture at Carrigan Rd. be assessed and that additional signage be added.

“Consultation with Associated Engineering continues, but with the amount of snow on the ground, we are just starting to survey the area and come up with recommendations that we can take to the public and council.”

With the onset of spring, the Public Works Dept. has deployed crews and equipment to open culverts along Carrigan Rd. and push back snow banks to drain excess water. There is also planned geotechnical work for Carrigan Rd. this summer. Geotechnical work refers to the evaluation of the current road construction and land to plan and build any future improvements.

“Council’s top priority is public safety,” adds Mayor George Pirie. “Closure of the bridge was warranted. I travel Carrigan Rd. regularly and have spoken to several residents impacted by the current detour. Public consultation will happen. City consultants are working to ascertain the best possible solution.”

A confirmed date for public consultation will be communicated to the public once the environmental assessment is complete.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Mar 23, 2022 at 12:48 PM
  

File No. Z-2022-05
5627-020-040-08300

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, April 13, 2022, at 3:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, to gather public input regarding a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c. P. 13, as amended.

Applicant: RC Episcopal Corporation (Agent: Normand C. Beaudry)

Location: Plan M-29-S, Lots 136, 137, Parcel 6791WT, City of Timmins (Crawford Street)

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands currently zoned Institutional (NA-IN) to Residential Third Density (NA-R3) to permit all uses in the Residential Third Density (NA-R3) zone.

ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of Council of the City of Timmins to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Timmins before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Timmins before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Timmins on the proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to Steph Palmateer, City Clerk, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1B3.

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact the Planning Division, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1B3, telephone number 705-360-2624 or via email at [email protected]

Dated at the City of Timmins this 23rd day of March, 2022.

Crawford Street Property Location

Posted by David St.Onge  On Mar 23, 2022 at 10:15 AM
  

Residents are reminded that the Boil Water Advisory remains in effect for Porcupine. Bring your water to a rolling boil for 1 minute. This is sufficient for drinking water.

In order to lift the Boil Water Advisory, the City is required to submit test samples to the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU). The first round of testing was completed last night following water main repairs. The second set of samples will be finished early tomorrow morning and submitted to the lab. If the samples come back clear, the results are then sent to the PHU to have the Boil Water Advisory rescinded.

This is a process that the City is required to complete. The earliest the Boil Water Advisory will be lifted is Thursday morning, but the public will be notified immediately soon as it's been removed.

Thank you for your continued cooperation.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Mar 22, 2022 at 3:15 PM
  
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