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Night Time Street Sweeping 9:00 pm to 7:00 am

From April 29 to May 2, 2024, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be doing night time street sweeping in the areas listed below.

Sunday April 28 Starting 9:00 pm:

Connecting Link: Algonquin Boulevard (655 to Carium)

Connecting Link: King Street (Bobs Lake to Bristol)

Monday April 29 Starting 9:00 pm:

Timmins North: Brunette, James, Sixth

Connecting Link: HWY 101 East (Bristol to Crawford)

Tuesday April 30 Starting 9:00 pm:

Connecting Link: Algonquin (Mountjoy to Theriault)

Connecting Link: Harold (Crawford to Legion)

Wednesday May 1 Starting 9:00 pm:

Connecting Link: Algonquin/Riverside (Theriault to Norman)

Connecting Link: Highway 101 (Legion to Carium) Street

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

From April 29 to May 3, 2024, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be doing street sweeping in the areas listed below.

Monday April 29 Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins South: Elm (Second to Dead end), Maple (Second to Dead end), Birch (Second to Dale)

Porcupine: Florence N, Division, Remembrance, Henry N, Ottolen, Rekela N, Ruth N

Tuesday April 30 Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins North: Fifth, Cedar (Fifth to Ross)

Porcupine: Florence S, Sutherland, New, Young, Corporation, Rekela S, Henry S, Ruth S

Wednesday May 1 Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins South: Balsam (First to Ogden), Cedar (First to Ogden), First (Mountjoy to Pine)

Porcupine: Bristol, Spillenaar, Tyyne, Grace, Daniel, David

Thursday May 2 Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins South: Kirby, Kimberly, Dale

Schumacher: Father Les Costello, McIntyre, Les Hall, Battachio

Friday May 3 Starting 7:30 am:

Timmins South: Spruce (Kirby to End), Ogden, Moneta (Cedar to Spruce)

Porcupine: Michener, Viola, Eric, Girdwood, Renison, Bergeron

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 Becky Cashmore  On Apr 26, 2024 at 3:35 PM
  
The City of Timmins is simplifying how to have discarded needles or syringes picked up on public property. Starting May 1, residents can call Service Timmins Monday to Friday during regular business hours, to have Public Works carry out collection. Reports can also be made online through the Service Timmins customer portal.

The service is part of a pilot project to address drug-related litter, after City Council asked staff to explore if municipal collection was feasible.

“Discussions around safe needle pick up started last July,” says the City’s Community Programs Manager, Meagan Baranyk. “Collection was being completed by several local agencies, but without specific funding or direction, it was sometimes case-by-case, and resulted in some confusion around who to call. Our pilot project will test the capacity of Public Works to carry out collection on public property, with Service Timmins coordinating response.”

It’s important to note that the City of Timmins has no authority to enter private property for the purpose of collecting discarded needles or syringes. The service is available for public property only, such as municipal parks, trails, sidewalks, boulevards, and roadways. Collection is also limited to weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sharps reported over the weekend through the customer service portal will be addressed on the next available business day.

“Collaboration with local agencies and outreach will continue, to help address gaps in the collection schedule,” adds Baranyk. “This is a starting point. We will be collecting data around how many sharps are collected, from which areas, and how effective our response is. We are aware that the hours are limited; however, there is a commitment to monitoring and adjusting the hours as needed.”

Starting May 1, residents can request needle or syringe pick up by calling Service Timmins at 705-264-1331 or online at service.timmins.ca under roads and sidewalks.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 25, 2024 at 12:16 PM
  

The City of Timmins, Environmental Services Department - Waste Management Division, wishes to advise the public of a delay and rescheduling of waste and recycling pick up in the east end of town. Due to the road closure on Highway 101 East, we will be postponing pick up for Friday Morning April 26, 2024, for the following areas:

Areas:
Residents East of Frederick House Lake Rd
Connaught

Rescheduled Pick Up Date:
7:30AM on Friday April 26, 2024

City staff apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your patience and cooperation during this time.

Posted by Sara Perron  On Apr 25, 2024 at 11:29 AM
  
Timmins’ Good Roads delegation, led by Mayor Michelle Boileau, has returned from the annual conference in Toronto after speaking directly with provincial ministers and parliamentary staff on roads, infrastructure, and recreation.

This year’s conference was an opportunity to connect with the Honourable Prabmeet Sarkaria, Ontario’s Minister of Transportation, and bring him up to speed on the Hwy. 67 / Municipal Rd. file. Joined by Iroquois Falls’ Mayor, Tory Delaurier, both municipalities continued to push the province to upload the highway and assume responsibility, or pay for reconstruction of the transportation corridor between Timmins and Iroquois Falls.

Mayor Boileau and the City’s Chief Administrative Officer, Dave Landers, also met with Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Honourable Sam Oosterhoff, to discuss details of the province’s recent Community Sport and Recreation Infrastructure Fund announcement. Ontario is investing up to $200 million over three years to support new or revitalized recreation facilities across the province.

The City is currently conducting a feasibility study on a multi-use recreation centre, which could see construction of a full-scale facility with two ice surfaces, a municipal Class A indoor aquatic centre, and event space. The feasibility study will allow Council and staff to determine potential funding sources.

The Good Roads conference also serves as professional development for representatives from Public Works and Infrastructure and Growth. Attendees have the opportunity to learn best practices from municipalities around the world, with a focus on innovation and adaptable solutions that lead to good roads across the city.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 25, 2024 at 8:50 AM
  
Timmins Mayor Michelle Boileau and husband Andrew Morrish are excited to announce they are expecting their second child in October.

“We are excited to be expanding our family,” says Mayor Michelle Boileau. “The roles of Mayor and Mother are extremely important to me. Timmins is where I was born and raised, and it’s where I am choosing to raise my family.”

Mayor Boileau is the third woman to serve as Mayor of the City of Timmins, and the first of Timmins’ Mayors to have a baby while holding office.

“I am grateful for the support of my fellow Councillors and City Administration,” adds Boileau. “I was fortunate to help establish the City’s Pregnancy and Parental Leave Policy for Council Members prior to having my first child. I am passionate about creating a space where women and individuals with young families are encouraged to participate in local government.”

At this time, Mayor Boileau is planning to take a short five-month pregnancy leave, anticipated to start late September or early October.

As per the City’s Pregnancy and Parental Leave Policy for Council Members, Mayor Boileau can be absent from the meetings of council for a period of 20 consecutive weeks. Councillors Cory Robin and Andrew Marks will serve as Deputy Mayor during the Mayor’s pregnancy leave.

“While I focus on spending time with my family, I want to assure residents that there is a plan in place to keep Council’s positive momentum going,” adds Boileau. “We have a clear list of priorities in place, we know the work that needs to get done, and I will make sure to stay informed.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 24, 2024 at 10:58 AM
  
The flags at Timmins City Hall and other municipal buildings will be lowered to half-mast on Sunday, April 28 in honour of the National Day of Mourning, also known as Workers’ Day of Mourning.

The National Day of Mourning is dedicated to the memory of those who have lost their lives in a workplace tragedy, and to acknowledge the impact of work-related injury and illness.

The City of Timmins is committed to providing our employees with a healthy and safe workplace. Through our Health and Safety Department, we work dutifully to train, enforce, standardize, and ensure that safety protocols are in place that prevent both physical and mental injury and illness.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 24, 2024 at 9:18 AM
  

The City of Timmins, Environmental Services Department wishes to advise the public of a scheduled water infrastructure maintenance of the Standpipe (Water Tower) that may affect the color of water within the following areas:

Areas:
Tower Rd. & Brunette Rd. Area

Date and Time of Disruption:
April 25, 2024, from 8:00PM till April 30, 2024

The maintenance activities at the Hollinger Standpipe (Water Tower) will include the draining of the standpipe to allow for inspections and cleaning. During the draining of the standpipe water may accumulate in low lying areas within the Hollinger Park.

All homes and businesses in the affected area could experience coloured water and/or lower water pressure during this schedule water maintenance. 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 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 colour has returned to normal.

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

Posted by Sara Perron  On Apr 23, 2024 at 3:44 PM
  

The City of Timmins, Environmental Services Department wishes to advise the public of a water main break, which can cause temporary water service disruptions, in the following area:

Area:
Bristol Rd. between 100 Bristol Rd. & Hwy. 101 East.

Date & Time of Disruption:
April 22, 2024 – 8:00am – 6:00pm

Homeowners and/or businesses within the area might experience water service disruptions which can include but not limited to no water, low pressure and/or discoloured water. It is recommended not to drink or wash laundry with discoloured water. While it is not harmful to your health, it can stain laundry. Should the water be discoloured, it is advised to 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.

Road closure within this area might last longer than the estimated date and time of disruption once the repair is made.

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

Posted by Sara Perron  On Apr 22, 2024 at 9:53 AM
  

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