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(Golden Manor Home for the Aged)
(Competition No. GM-2021-08)
(COMMUNITY COMMITMENT PROGRAM FOR NURSES - INCENTIVE PROGRAM)

INCENTIVE: $10 000 incentive funded by the Ministry of Health/Ontario Health

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: 

Not have been employed as a nurse in Ontario in the six (6) months prior to being hired
Commit to twelve (12) months of employment 
Please review additional RN eligibility criteria at www.healthforceontario.ca/ccpn

Duties

  • Ensure resident care is provided within established nursing standards and principles; physicians’ orders and administrative policies; as well as, observe, report and record symptoms & conditions of residents; and take appropriate action
  • Assist in assessing residents and develop, implement, review and evaluate resident care plans
  • Plan, direct, and supervise the work of nursing and personal support workers assigned to care for residents
  • Administration of medication as required
  • Liaise with the multidisciplinary team, residents, family and physicians to meet the needs of residents
  • Support a culturally sensitive and resident/family centered approach to care
  •  Active involvement in continuous improvement (CI) activities as required
  • Completion of RAI-MDS reporting
  •  Other duties as required

Qualifications

  • Current RN registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Recent Experience in Geriatric and Long Term Care
  • C.P.R. and First Aid Certificate required
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office Suite and Electronic Charting
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Bilingual in French and English an asset
  • Able to regularly attend and work; all shifts and weekends as required
  • Clear Criminal Record Check required with Vulnerable Sector Screen
  • Ability to adhere to all infection prevention and control protocols and screening requirements

Salary

$31.95 - $48.51 (2019) In accordance with the current O.N.A. Collective Agreement

All applications must be received in the Human Resources Department by 4:00 pm on the closing date of July 30, 2021.

Via fax: 705-360-2685   
Via email: human_resources@timmins.ca  

Phone: 705-360-2628   
Although we may have your application on file, you must re-apply for this specific competition.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. The City of Timmins is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The City of Timmins will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
 Pour de l’information en français, veuillez appeler le 360-2600, poste 2312.
Posted by AnneMarie Fournier  On Jun 30, 2021 at 10:16 AM
  
Communities in the east end will be able to cut down on the commute and the cost of grocery essentials later this year. Construction on a new Food Basics is scheduled to begin this August at the Porcupine Mall. The budget-friendly brand plans on being opened by late fall just in time for the busy holiday season.

The announcement comes just over a year after a delegation of east end residents presented a petition to mayor and council asking for assistance in securing a grocery store for the Porcupine Mall.

“This is great news for the community,” says Mayor George Pirie. “We know that having access to a full-service grocery store is a necessity for residents in our east end and I couldn’t be happier with this outcome. The new location and $3 million-dollar investment verifies Food Basics’ belief in the long-term future of that area. This helps reinforce that our economy is strong and will continue to recover and grow. I want to thank Metro Ontario Inc. for listening to the needs of the community.”

Food Basics has further announced that they will be donating $2,500 to the South Porcupine Food Bank and will continue to work directly with the non-profit to assist following a recent fire that forced the closure of the food bank.

“We are excited that we can share this news with the community of South Porcupine,” says Paul Bravi, senior vice president, Food Basics. “We heard the feedback from the people of South Porcupine – and while plans were delayed due to the pandemic – we are thrilled to let you know Food Basics is opening in Porcupine Mall in late 2021.”

Since 1995, Food Basics has been helping customers save money on their grocery needs by providing Always More for Less. Food Basics is the discount banner of Metro Ontario Inc. and currently operates more than 139 stores across Ontario. To learn more about Food Basics, visit foodbasics.ca.

About METRO Inc.

With annual sales of $18 billion, METRO Inc. is a food and pharmacy leader in Québec and Ontario. As a retailer, franchisor, distributor, and manufacturer, the company operates or services a network of some 950 food stores under several banners including Metro, Metro Plus, Super C and Food Basics, as well as some 650 drugstores primarily under the Jean Coutu, Brunet, Metro Pharmacy and Food Basics Pharmacy banners, providing employment to almost 90,000 people. For more details, visit corpo.metro.ca.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 30, 2021 at 9:22 AM
  
The possibility of a composting program for the City of Timmins moves forward with funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). The City of Timmins will receive $86,500 through FCM’s Green Municipal Fund to run a source separated organics co-digestion and beneficial use of biogas feasibility study in conjunction with the Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA).

The announcement comes after a recent public information session that outlined findings from a feasibility study on organic waste management. Offering a composting program in Timmins is a service that would be in line with the City’s commitment to sustainability.

There are numerous benefits to a municipal composting program. The City can reduce greenhouse gas emissions, transition to a low carbon circular economy, reduce waste and extend the life of the landfill, meet provincial targets, and add to job creation. The initial feasibility study looked at the collection, processing, stabilization, and end product operations that would be required. This next feasibility study will look specifically at the processing of organic waste collected through co-digestion. Co-digestion is the preparation and use of organic waste through a wastewater treatment digestion process that produces biogas, which can be used for electricity generation.

“Approximately 43% of household waste is made up of organic material that we could divert by putting a composting program in place,” says Scott Tam, Manager of Public Utilities and Environmental Services. “In this next feasibility study, we will be looking at how we can transform our current wastewater pollution control plant into a net-zero resource recovery facility used for the processing of organic waste. The benefit would optimize infrastructure and improve efficiencies. We would have a circular economy from start to finish aimed at eliminating waste and the circular or continual use of resources. This would be a big step towards providing sustainable services for our community.”

“Any time we can talk about upgrading our current programs and services to a sustainable operation, it is positive news for the City,” says Mayor George Pirie. “Add to that the possibility of adding a composting program, and we’ll have a system in place that will greatly lower the City’s carbon footprint. I want to thank Minister O’Regan, Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources and Joanne Vanderheyden, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), for helping us further explore this opportunity.

“Local green solutions create jobs, lower emissions and build a more prosperous and sustainable economy for all. This is how we get to net zero by 2050,” says the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources

“Municipalities own sixty percent of the country’s infrastructure. That is why local action is critical. And it is happening,” says FCM President Joanne Vanderheyden. “The City of Timmins is moving towards sustainable solutions. Empowering this local expertise is vital to meeting Canada’s climate goals. Supported by our strong federal-municipal partnership, FCM’s Green Municipal Fund helps municipalities do what they do best: deliver solutions that work.”

The Green Municipal Fund is a $1.65 billion program delivered by FCM and funded by the Government of Canada.

Related Links

View the City of Timmins’ Composting Feasibility Study at: https://www.timmins.ca/our_services/waste_recycling_services/recycling_and_composting
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 29, 2021 at 1:34 PM
  

The Porcupine Health Unit has announced that the region will move into Step Two of the provincial reopening framework on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.

Step Two of the Roadmap to Reopen allows for more outdoor activities and the resumption of limited indoor services with small numbers of people with PPE other restrictions in place. This includes:

• Outdoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 25 people;
• Indoor social gatherings and organized public events with up to 5 people;
• Essential and other select retail permitted at 50% capacity;
• Non-essential retail permitted at 25% capacity;
• Personal care services at 25% capacity with PPE and other restrictions;
• Outdoor dining with up to 6 people per table;
• Indoor wedding services and funeral services permitted at up to 25% capacity in a one-room venue;
• Outdoor fitness classes limited to the number of people who can maintain 3 metres of physical distance;
• Outdoor sports without contact or modified to avoid contact, with no specified limit on number of people or teams participating, with restrictions;
• Overnight camps for children operating in a manner consistent with the safety guidelines produced by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health;
• Outdoor sport facilities with spectators permitted at 25 per cent capacity;
• Outdoor concert venues, theatres, and cinemas, with spectators permitted at 25 per cent capacity;

Find the full list of activities permitted under Step Two here: https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario 

Business owners and operators must ensure strict adherence with all Step Two rules and instructions.

For more information:  https://www.porcupinehu.on.ca/en/your-health/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/


Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 28, 2021 at 3:20 PM
  

With Timmins entering Step One of the province’s reopening framework on Friday, we can expect to see more traffic on our streets and being directed through construction detours from the Connecting Link project. Please continue to drive with patience and stay alert.

This is a reminder to drivers that traffic along Algonquin Blvd. West continues to be detoured down Wilson Ave. with temporary traffic signals at the intersection of Wilson Ave. and Cameron St. With more vehicles navigating the detour, please anticipate delays.

Large trucks continue to use the northern truck detour around Laforest Rd. Please adhere to all speed limit reductions. When sharing the road with a large vehicle, remember that large trucks have increased blind spots, need more room to manoeuver, and take longer to speed up or stop.

 

 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 24, 2021 at 2:50 PM
  

The City of Timmins Environmental Services Department wishes to advise the public of hydrant flushing and watermain cleaning activities in the following areas.

  • Area: 1) All areas west of College thru to Lonergan areas

  • Time of Disruption: June 28 2021 7:30am until to July 8 2021 12:00pm

Homeowners and businesses may experience short-term loss in water pressure or experience brown or rust-coloured water following the testing. 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 off your tap for 10-20 minutes in order to allow the crew to complete the test. Once the test is complete and the work crew has left the area, 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.

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.

Posted by Vickie Boudreau  On Jun 24, 2021 at 10:34 AM
  
Timmins’ City Hall is ready to welcome back residents tomorrow morning as the City and region moves into Step 1 of Ontario’s re-opening framework.

Beginning Friday, residents can once again pay their municipal property taxes, water and sewer bills, parking tickets and permits in person weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Service Timmins. Fire permits can also be purchased in person using cash or debit. Provincial Offenses and City Building and Planning services will also be available.

In order to comply with social gathering and distancing requirements, capacity will be reduced within the City Hall lobby. The doors of City Hall will remain locked at all times and staff will monitor access to the building. Entry will be limited to three (3) people at a time, with one (1) person at each front counter representing Service Timmins, Building and Planning, and Provincial Offenses. As you enter, you will be handed a colour-coded card to indicate which service you are accessing.

It is mandatory that all visitors wear a mask and hand sanitize upon entering. The City of Timmins advises that the additional safety precautions (proper PPE, sanitizing, social distancing) may cause service delays.

Meetings with City staff will continue to be conducted virtually such as telephone, teleconferencing or video-conferencing.

Service Timmins can also assist residents online at service.timmins.ca or by phone at 705-264-1331.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 24, 2021 at 10:01 AM
  

The City of Timmins is getting ready to join the Province in reopening some of our businesses and/or enhancing previous lock down measures. Our By-law Department would like to help local businesses prepare for the pending reopening by providing information on what the By-law Department looks for when inspecting a business.

If business owners have any questions, By-law would be happy to answer them or meet with business owners and managers to go over the set up. To request a meeting, contact Service Timmins  by email: servicetimmins@timmins.ca or by phone at 705-264-1331.

Below are a few sections from the Reopening of Ontario (Flexible response to COVID-19) Act, 2020, that are mandatory for all businesses that are opened to the public.


These sections falls under O.Reg.82/20 of the act;

1. Screening

The person responsible for a business or organization that is open shall operate the business or organization in compliance with any advice, recommendations and instructions issued by the Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health or another public health official on screening individuals by, among other things,
(a) posting signs at all entrances to the premises of the business or organization, in a conspicuous location visible to the public, that inform individuals on how to screen themselves for COVID-19 prior to entering the premises; and
(b) Actively screening every person who works at the business or organization before they enter the premises of the business or organization.

2. Face Coverings

The person responsible for a business or organization that is open shall ensure that any person in the indoor area of the premises of the business or organization, or in a vehicle that is operating as part of the business or organization, wears a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin during any period when they are in the indoor area unless the person in the indoor area.


The person responsible for a business or organization shall ensure that every person who performs work for the business or organization and whose mask or face covering is temporarily removed to consume food or drink under sub clause (5) (i) (iii) is separated from every other person by,
(a) Plexiglas or some other impermeable barrier.
(b) Workers who are within 2 meters of an unmasked individual to wear PPE that consists of a mask and eye protection.


3. Capacity limits for businesses or facilities open to the public

Subject to any additional restrictions set out in this Order, the person responsible for a place of business or facility that is open to the public shall limit the number of persons in the place of business or facility so that,
(a) The members of the public are able to maintain a physical distance of at least two metres from every other person in the business or facility;

The person responsible for a place of business or facility that engages in retail sales to the public must post a sign in a conspicuous location visible to the public that states the maximum capacity they are permitted to operate under.

4. Physical Distancing and masks in lines, etc.

The person responsible for a business or place that is open must not permit patrons to line up inside the business or place unless they are,
(a) Maintaining a physical distance of at least two metres from other groups of persons; and
(b) Wearing a mask or face covering in a manner that covers their mouth, nose and chin, unless they are entitled to any of the exceptions set out in subsection 2 (5)

5. Safety plan

The person responsible for a business that is open shall prepare and make available a safety plan in accordance with this section or ensure that one is prepared and made available.
(2) The safety plan shall describe the measures and procedures which have been implemented or will be implemented in the business to reduce the transmission risk of COVID-19.
(3) Without limiting the generality of subsection (2), the safety plan shall describe how the requirements of this Order will be implemented in the location including by screening, physical distancing, masks or face coverings, cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces and objects, and the wearing of personal protective equipment.
(4) The safety plan shall be in writing and shall be made available to any person for review on request.
(5) The person responsible for the business shall ensure that a copy of the safety plan is posted in a conspicuous place where it is most likely to come to the attention of individuals working in or attending the business.

6. Cleaning requirements

The person responsible for a business or place that is open shall ensure that,
(a) any washrooms, locker rooms, change rooms, showers or similar amenities made available to the public are cleaned and disinfected as frequently as is necessary to maintain a sanitary condition; and
(b) Any equipment that is rented to, provided to or provided for the use of members of the public must be cleaned and disinfected as frequently as is necessary to maintain a sanitary condition.
(2) For greater certainty, clause (1) (b) applies to computers, electronics and other machines or devices that members of the public are permitted to operate.


For all documentation regarding these requirements, information on regulations or posters for your business please follow this link.

https://www.porcupinehu.on.ca/en/your-health/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/covid-business-and-workplace/workplace-resources/


Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 23, 2021 at 3:58 PM
  
Mayor George Pirie has ended the State of Emergency for the City of Timmins effective immediately. The decision was made after discussion with the Municipal Emergency Control Group ahead of the City and region moving into Step 1 of the province’s “Roadmap to Reopen” this Friday.

The State of Emergency, enacted on May 17, 2021, was declared for the following reasons:
- To mobilize additional resources for Timmins and the region;
- To increase access to vaccines and supplies;
- To enhance capacity for COVID-19 testing; and,
- To help aid support for a community isolation centre.

“Through the combined efforts of our community partners, we were able to quickly access additional vaccines and drop-in clinics to protect our residents and add additional community testing to help stop the spread of COVID-19,” says Mayor George Pirie. “The work of the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU), Timmins and District Hospital (TADH), Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board (CDSSAB) has been exemplary. It is due to their diligence that we can now lift the State of Emergency and prepare to reopen safely.”

The lifting of the State of Emergency does not remove any of the public health measures issued by the PHU. Residents are still required to maintain social distancing; follow indoor and outdoor gathering limits; wear a mask properly; and, continue to stay at home, isolate, and make arrangements to get tested if they experience symptoms.

“As always, the City of Timmins is committed to protecting the health and safety of our citizens,” adds Mayor Pirie. “We need to continue to follow the public health measures that are in place and get vaccinated so that we don’t repeat this cycle of reopening and lockdown. Being able to reopen our region is great news for Timmins and particularly for the local businesses who have been closed for an extended period of time. We can now do what we do best as a community, support each other by supporting local.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 23, 2021 at 3:01 PM
  

Whitney-Tisdale Pump Station #4 Bypass Report

Address: 5121 Hwy 101 E

Start date: June 21, 2021

Start time: Approx. 11:50am

End date:  June 21, 2021

End time: 2:30pm

Volume by-passed: 600.1 m3

Considerations for Healthy Use of Local Beaches and Water Ways:

It is not recommended to swim for two days after a heavy rainfall as this can cause high levels of bacteria in the water. Beach conditions can change frequently as a result of environmental factors and weather conditions such as heavy rain, wind condition, and presence of birds/aquatic life.

Posted by Vickie Boudreau  On Jun 22, 2021 at 3:24 PM
  
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