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June 25, 2020 - In addition to the recent announcement relating to the reopening of Splash Pads at Hollinger and White Water Parks, effective immediately the following additional City-owned outdoor recreational amenities are open to the public subject to ongoing physical distancing and group size limitations:
• Gillies Lake Beach (maintained but not supervised);
• Public Washrooms located at Hollinger and White Water Parks;
• Open spaces and parks (excluding playgrounds and play structures); and
• Sporting fields (e.g., soccer, baseball, etc.), however sport teams can only train or practice with no scrimmages or games being permitted.

It is anticipated that the pool will reopen sometime in late August, 2020.

Mark Jensen, Director of Community & Development Services advises that “the City is taking advantage of the present pool closure to complete important capital improvements to this facility, to prepare a reopening plan to ensure staff and visitor safety, and to allow sufficient time for staff recertification and recruitment.”

Additional facilities and amenities including arenas and playgrounds/play structures will be opened as we move into Stage 3 of Ontario’s reopening plan. Once this direction is provided by the Province, the public will be advised accordingly.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 25, 2020 at 4:21 PM
  
June 24, 2020 - The City of Timmins is experiencing a high volume of calls related to yesterday’s heavy rain event, and the continuation of precipitation.

Bypasses have occurred and continue to be experienced at lift stations 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 due to high flows from the substantial amount of rain, and preliminary reports have been submitted to the province. Final reports will be submitted once the event has settled.

City staff recognized the severity of the situation, and are asking citizens to please be patient as issues are being dealt with on a priority basis due to the high number of those affected.

If you have experienced water in your basement, please contact your insurance company. If you do not have insurance, you can submit a claim to the City through Service Timmins:
Online: service.timmins.ca
Phone: 705-264-1331
Email: servicetimmins@timmins.ca

For more information on filing a notice of claim with the City of Timmins, or to download the Notice of Claim Form, visit our website HERE.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 24, 2020 at 11:31 AM
  
June 24, 2020 - The Timmins Fire Department would like to remind residents that new, residential fire permits are required as of July 1, 2020.

Earlier this spring, the Timmins Fire Department made the decision to extend all fire permits purchased in 2019, honouring those permits until July 1, 2020. Residents who were issued 2020 permits but who have not yet paid are also reminded that the amount is due on or before July 1.

Residential fire permits are $25 per year, and are typically valid for the period of January 1 to December 31 for each year of purchase, and can be purchased for up to three years at a cost of $75.
Payments can be made by money order, bank draft or cheque and mailed to:
Timmins Fire Department
133 Cedar Street South
Timmins, ON, P4N 2G9
Please include the following information:
Name, address, phone number and email address

If you do not own the property on which you wish to burn, you must obtain written permission from the property owner. This includes property which you are renting.

For safety and online information, please visit: www.timmins.ca/our_services/ermergency_services/fire_department/fire_permits

Please ensure that you continue to practice all of the public health measures put into place. Should you have any questions or concerns, please call 705-360-2626.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 24, 2020 at 11:17 AM
  
June 23, 2020 - Effective Friday, June 26, 2020, the Timmins Transit Terminal will be open to the public subject to ongoing safety precautions including self-screening, physical distancing and hand sanitizing. Timmins Transit will also be reinstating the collection of fares and will be transitioning from the current enhanced Sunday service level to a Saturday service level beginning Sunday, June 28, 2020. This affects both conventional and Handy Transit services.

This means conventional buses will leave the main terminal at 6:30am with the last bus departing the main terminal for the east end route (901 E) at 10:30pm. This service will be provided seven days a week and reflects the gradual and safe reopening of services to our customers.

“This change in service level is expected to better serve our ridership as the Province continues with its staged reopening plan,” stated Director of Community & Development Services Mark Jensen.

“Transit will be accepting debit and credit cards only to purchase passes and tickets,” added Transit Operations Supervisor Ash Patel. “Cash will only be accepted on buses for single trip payment with the exact fare required, to avoid the potential transfer of COVID-19. No change will be provided.”

The public is once again reminded that Transit should be used for essential travel only, and physical distancing of two meters (or six feet) should be respected at all times. Buses will continue to have seating cordoned off to ensure that this occurs. Customers are also reminded to now enter buses through the front doors and to use provided hand sanitizer. Passengers that are not feeling well and exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 should not board any bus and are advised by Public Health to self-isolate.
Posted by Ashish Puri  On Jun 24, 2020 at 9:29 AM
  
June 23, 2020 - Due to restrictions caused by the ongoing pandemic, the City of Timmins is finding new ways to celebrate our nation’s birthday!

With the Canada Day Steering Committee transitioning the July 1, 2020 Canada Day Celebrations to a virtual format, they are looking for unique ways to get the community involved in a show of patriotism.

For the first time, the City of Timmins will be holding a “Show your Canadian Pride” yard decorating contest! The rules are simple:
- Decorate your yard to show your Canadian pride and spirit.
- Take a photo and post it to Facebook HERE. Include your name, address, and contact information.
- Winners will be selected based on the number of ‘likes’ from the public.
- Prizes will be awarded to the top three, who will be contacted directly and announced during Canada Day virtual celebrations on July 1, 2020. Photos of the winners will be posted on the City of Timmins Facebook page.
Deadline to submit your photo is June 30, 2020.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 23, 2020 at 3:55 PM
  
June 23, 2020 - Effective Friday, June 26, 2020, the Timmins Transit Terminal will be open to the public subject to ongoing safety precautions including self-screening, physical distancing and hand sanitizing. Timmins Transit will also be reinstating the collection of fares and will be transitioning from the current enhanced Sunday service level to a Saturday service level beginning Sunday, June 28, 2020. This affects both conventional and Handy Transit services.

This means conventional buses will leave the main terminal at 6:30am with the last bus departing the main terminal for the east end route (901 E) at 10:30pm. This service will be provided seven days a week and reflects the gradual and safe reopening of services to our customers.

“This change in service level is expected to better serve our ridership as the Province continues with its staged reopening plan,” stated Director of Community & Development Services Mark Jensen.

“Transit will be accepting debit and credit cards only to purchase passes and tickets,” added Transit Operations Supervisor Ash Patel. “Cash will only be accepted on buses for single trip payment with the exact fare required, to avoid the potential transfer of COVID-19. No change will be provided.”

The public is once again reminded that Transit should be used for essential travel only, and physical distancing of two meters (or six feet) should be respected at all times. Buses will continue to have seating cordoned off to ensure that this occurs. Customers are also reminded to now enter buses through the front doors and to use provided hand sanitizer. Passengers that are not feeling well and exhibit any symptoms of COVID-19 should not board any bus and are advised by Public Health to self-isolate.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 23, 2020 at 11:35 AM
  
June 18, 2020 - Throughout this period of hot, dry weather, the City of Timmins is asking residents to abide by By-law #1974-253 and amended By-law #2013-7419, which provides for the management, maintenance and regulation of the waterworks supply system of the City of Timmins.

External Water Usage

38a.) During the months of May, June, July and August, the external use of water is permitted:
i) On even calendar dates at only those municipal addresses ending with the numbers 0,2,4,6, and 8;
ii) On odd calendar dates at only those municipal addresses ending with the numbers 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9.

38b.) During the months of May, June, July and August, the external use of water for recreational purposes only (i.e. small pools, children water sprinklers, etc.) is permitted for all municipal addresses. Such recreational use shall require the presence of children, teenagers or adults, otherwise penalties as set out in Clause 40 of this By-law shall apply.

38c.) During an emergency period when it appears likely that the demand for the consumption of water will reduce the water pressure below the normal pressure required for safety or supply of water, the Mayor or Acting Mayor of The Corporation of the City of Timmins is hereby authorized to issue a temporary proclamation regulating the use of the water during such temporary period. Any external use of water during an emergency period shall require a permit from the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the City of Timmins.


Residents with newly installed sod, seed, etc. can request a permit by contacting Service Timmins.
We thank you for your patience and cooperation.
For questions, please call Service Timmins at 705-264-1331.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 18, 2020 at 2:32 PM
  

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. 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: Bruce McDonald and Jocelyn Cossette

Location: Concession 2, Part of Lot 2, Registered Plan 6R-2233, Part 1, Parcel 11611WT, Tisdale Township, City of Timmins (70 Legion Drive)

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands currently zoned Hazard (RD-HAZ) and Residential First Density (NA-R1) to Highway Commercial (EA-CH) and Hazard (RD-HAZ) to permit the existing building located on the subject lands to be used for commercial purposes.

This public meeting will be held in a virtual forum with electronic participation.

If you wish to provide oral comments at the virtual public meeting, please register in advance by e-mailing the City Clerk Steph Palmateer or calling Service Timmins at 705-264-1331 during regular office hours prior to Tuesday, July 21, 2020, at 12:00 noon. Once you register, you will be provided information from the Clerk’s Department on how to make your submission at the virtual public meeting with electronic participation.

To participate in the virtual public meeting, you will need access to a computer with internet service or a telephone.

If you wish to make a written submission concerning this matter, it should be directed to the Planning Division, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1B3, telephone number 705-360-2624 or via e-mail at planning@timmins.ca.

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, however, advance registration is required.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of Council of the City of Timmins to the Local Planning Appeal 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 Local Planning Appeal 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 e-mail at planning@timmins.ca.

Dated at the City of Timmins this 18th day of June, 2020.

Property Location for 70 Legion Drive




Posted by David St.Onge  On Jun 18, 2020 at 9:24 AM
  
June 17, 2020 - During last night’s Council meeting, City of Timmins Environmental Services Manager Scott Tam presented the Drinking Water Quality Management System (DWQMS) 2019 Annual Report and the Timmins Water Filtration Plant 2019 Annual Summary Report, which coincides perfectly with the second phase of the Source Water Protection Program.

The DWQMS was completed under Ontario Regulation 188/07, and adopted by the legislated date of January 1, 2010, and the annual report outlined activities that occurred in 2019 and those slated for 2020.

The Water Filtration Plant report showed that all water supplied from the Timmins Water Filtration Plant has consistently met or exceeded all health-related Ontario Drinking Water Standards. There were no Adverse Water Quality Incident events reported in 2019. The Timmins Drinking Water System received 100 per cent on the 2019-2020 Annual Inspection Report conducted by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, Drinking Water and Environmental Compliance Division. The full report for the period of January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, can be found HERE.

While working to enhance awareness of the need to protect our drinking water source, Tam’s presentations illustrated that the combined efforts of the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority (MRCA), the City of Timmins and community members are paying off.

Ontario’s Clean Water Act was created specifically to protect drinking water at the source rather than simply relying on water treatment to deliver safe, clean water. Because of work completed under the Clean Water Act, Timmins has mapped Intake Protection Zones (IPZ) that are protected through policies in the Mattagami Region Source Protection Plan.

The Source Protection Plan outlines how to reduce or eliminate threats to our source of municipal drinking water – through education and outreach, prohibiting activities, requiring risk management plans, or provincial approvals, as well as guarding against overuse and contamination.

The City of Timmins Drinking Water System is comprised of a water treatment plant and distribution system which together provide a supply of clean, safe drinking water, drawn from the Mattagami River, to approximately 38,000 people in the City of Timmins.

For more information, visit www.dwsp.ca
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 17, 2020 at 9:25 AM
  
June 17, 2020 - With the arrival of the summer sun, and approval from the Porcupine Health Unit, the City of Timmins would like to announce that the Water Park/Splash Pads at both White Water and Hollinger Parks are scheduled to open for public use at noon today, Wednesday, June 17. Regular hours of operation moving forward are 8am to 9pm.

Those using the splash pads are reminded to practice social distancing and public health recommendations. Signage is being installed to this effect.

We would like to thank everyone for their patience, and wish you all a wonderful and safe summer.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jun 17, 2020 at 9:22 AM
  
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