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City Council has approved the purchase of recreation software that will move swim registration back online. Registration has been managed in-person and by phone through Service Timmins since April 2022.

“We appreciated everyone’s patience as we worked to find a solution that would be compatible with existing City software, and give us the functionality we need in the Recreation Dept.,” says Lynne Grenon, Manager of Facilities and Recreation. “The goal is to have the new registration system up and running by the end of the year.”

The new software will allow registration and payments to be processed through one system for swimming, with opportunities to move more of Recreation’s booking and rental processes online in the future.

Find out more about the swimming facilities and programs offered by the City of Timmins at
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jul 12, 2023 at 12:31 PM

Earlier this week, Mayor Michelle Boileau and Councillor Cory Robin had the opportunity to tour the Côté Gold mining project, located 125 km’s southwest of Timmins near Gogama.

During Mining Week in June, Mayor Boileau had commented that, while Timmins’ 110-year history of mining is well-documented, we can still confidently say that Timmins’ future is mining … and the future is now at Côté Gold.

The latest in autonomous mining technology is being incorporated into one of the most advanced open-pit gold mines, which will be the first in Canada with a fully-automated fleet. Not to mention, the second largest open-pit mine in the country.

Here’s what we discovered:

  • There are currently 6 autonomous CAT 793 haul trucks moving mining ore and waste to support commissioning later this year.
  • Autonomous mining is technology driven to improve mine safety, improve efficiency, improve productivity and operations.
  • The projected mine life is 18+ years with gold production anticipated to start in early 2024.
  • The mine will require a direct workforce of 500+ by the end of the year, supported by the opening of the Côté Gold Timmins bus terminal to shuttle employees back and forth to the mine site.

Côté Gold provides economic benefit to the Timmins’ area through direct and indirect labour development (there are currently 1800+ contractors and 261 full-time employees); is committed to supporting the community and engaging with our Indigenous partners; is environmentally responsible; and, works to maintain a high-level of health and safety standards.

There is unmined potential and opportunity in our city and region. We are ready.

Learn more about how your City Council is working to diversify and strengthen Timmins’ economy, and work with partner organizations to bolster and grow the current labour force: City Council Priorities 2023-26.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jul 07, 2023 at 1:31 PM

Please be advised that swimming at Gillies Lake beach is not recommended by the Porcupine Health Unit at this time following the latest tests that indicate high levels of bacteria.

Swimming Advisory signs are currently being posted.

For more information visit:

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jul 07, 2023 at 12:36 PM

Equipment updates and mechanical issues on the City's paint truck have caused a delay in the municipal line painting program this season. Staff in the City's Traffic Department have been working quickly to get the truck and paint system up and running. In the meantime, staff have been prioritizing painting of residential intersections, crosswalks, and stop blocks. 

With the paint truck now operational, a plan is in place to complete line painting of the city’s main arterial roads by the beginning of August, pending weather and further mechanical breakdowns. This includes the Connecting Link, Airport Rd., Laforest Rd., and Hwy. 67 (Municipal Rd.).

Residential and secondary roads will be completed by mid-September. The Traffic Dept. has 367 km’s of residential and secondary lines to paint. Some priority areas like Jubilee and Theriault Blvd. have already been completed. Updates on the location of line painting are provided daily on the City's official Facebook site. 

Intersection painting along the Connecting Link will be completed by the end of July, pending an alternative traffic protection plan that will allow line painting to be carried out during the day. The Traffic Dept. is working on this plan now.

We appreciate your continued patience while we continue painting.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jul 07, 2023 at 12:11 PM
The flags at Timmins City Hall will be lowered to half-mast on Thursday, July 6, 2023 to honour fallen paramedic Arjanan Sivasathiyarajah.

Sivasathiyarajah had been working as a paramedic in Kashechewan First Nation when he passed away earlier this week on a supply run to nearby Fort Albany First Nation by boat on the Albany River.

Mayor Michelle Boileau on behalf of Council and the City of Timmins offers her condolences to the family, friends, colleagues, and community impacted by this tragedy.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jul 06, 2023 at 12:57 PM

Mattagami Water Pollution Control Plant Secondary Bypass Report

Address: 551 Airport Road
Start date: July 5, 2023
Start time: 8:45 pm
End date: July 5, 2023
End time: 10:00pm
Volume by-passed: 742 m3

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jul 06, 2023 at 9:56 AM
City contractors working on Algonquin Blvd. are almost ready to wrap up Segment 6 and move forward on Segment 7 of the Connecting Link. Once crews have Mountjoy St. intersection reopened to traffic, work will progress up Algonquin Blvd. towards Cedar St. Motorists are being asked to divert down Brunette Rd. to Second Ave. back to Mountjoy St. S. to avoid construction. Mountjoy St. intersection could be open as early as Friday, but will most likely see traffic on Monday.

The new detour will move vehicles south of Algonquin Blvd., along one route that is designed to move traffic efficiently around a downtown construction area that is short on space. This is the second year of construction on a three-year plan that will replace crucial and aging infrastructure below the road surface.

“Segment 7 of the Connecting Link runs east of the Mountjoy intersection to just west of Cedar St.,” says Scott Tam Director of Growth and Infrastructure. “The work area is narrow and requires full-depth reconstruction of the roadway, replacement of underground services like water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer, and pole relocation. We’ve simplified the necessary detour to one route and optimized traffic control staging to keep vehicles moving.”

Contractors have added a temporary traffic light at Brunette Rd. and Second Ave. to allow more vehicles to make the left turn onto Brunette when heading east. The stop signs at Spruce St. S. and Second Ave. and at Balsam St. S. and Second Ave. will also be temporarily removed to prioritize traffic moving east and west.

“We will also review and adjust light timing at Cedar St. and Pine St. along Second Ave. if necessary,” adds Tam.

The City and contractors are working with Timmins Police Service to issue traffic advisories for the new detour route and temporary traffic controls. Once Mountjoy St. intersection is open, the temporary 4-way stop at Vimy Ave. and Theriault Blvd. will be removed. The 3-way stop at Vimy Ave. and Mountjoy St. N. will stay in place, now that a permanent stop for that intersection has been approved by City Council.

For more information on Connecting Link construction and to subscribe for Connecting Link updates, visit
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jul 05, 2023 at 3:55 PM
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