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A Special Council Meeting has been called for July 26, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. in Council Chambers to discuss the following items:

• Additional payload integration hall at the Timmins Stratospheric Balloon Base - D. Dayment 

Motions of Council: 
• Wedding at 2030 Kraftcreek Road re: Noise exemption
• 2022-8734-Agreement with CGV Builders Inc. re: Additional Payload Integration Hall at the Timmins Stratospheric Balloon Base 

For more information, contact the Clerks Department:
220 Algonquin Blvd. East
Timmins, Ontario
P4N 1B3
[email protected]

Posted by Ashish Puri  On Jul 22, 2022 at 11:15 AM
The City of Timmins has taken over the duties of hiring local crossing guards to help keep our children safe during the school year. 

“We are looking to hire 35 crossing guards, in every area of the City”, said Steph Palmateer, City Clerk.  “This is a great opportunity for anyone looking for a part-time job in their own neighbourhood.”

The City of Timmins has taken over the management of the crossing guard contract after the all the submissions from the RFPs came in over budget.  

With the new school year started at the end of August, the City of looking to get everyone in place before that time.  The deadline for applications, which can be submitted to Human Resources, is July 20, 2022.  
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Jul 12, 2022 at 10:53 AM
The flags at Timmins City Hall will be lowered for the remainder of the week in honour of Alan Pope, following his passing at the age of 76.

Alan Pope was served as an Alderman from 1973-1974.  He was a member of the inaugural council of the City of Timmins in 1973.  In the 1977 provincial election, Alan was appointed as MPP for Cochrane South.  In 1981, he was promoted to Minister of Natural Resources. 

Alan Pope was an advocate for the City of Timmins and Northern Ontario.  He continued his legal practice in the city with Racicot, Maisonneuve, Labelle, Gosselin.  In 2006, Alan wrote a report on the Kashechewan Crisis, recommending that residents of the community be relocated to a new reserve site near Timmins.

The City would like to extend their condolences to the Pope family, including his wife and two children. 
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Jul 11, 2022 at 2:29 PM

A By-law is a rule or law that is put in place by the City of Timmins to ensure that our community remains safe and orderly. The City of Timmins Enforcement Services Division is responsible for enforcing our by-laws. Staff enforce by-laws by investigating complaints and responding to the concerns of citizens.

Each month, we'll explore a different by-law and what it means for you. This month, we're looking at the City's Dog and Cat By-law 2021-8593

The purr-fect number

Did you know that the City’s Dog and Cat By-law limits the number of cats and dogs you can keep in a single-family dwelling? Each person (or family) in one house or unit can keep 6 domestic cats and 4 domestic dogs. If the property has more than 1 dwelling on the parcel of land, like a duplex or an apartment, it’s 2 cats or dogs per unit.

But why? While a house full of furry friends would be arguably delightful, municipalities place restrictions on pet-numbers to cut down on potential problems domesticated dogs or cats can cause. Feces, barking, damage to property and, at worst, aggressive behaviour can become an issue and while your cat may have a quiet purr, the purr-pose of a by-law is to provide a set of rules for the community.

Each furry friend also needs a license that is renewed annually and expires on December 31 of each year and can be purchased at from the Timmins Humane Society, PADS K9 Protection and Detection Services, Spoiled Rotten, or the Timmins Animal Hospital. Service Timmins does not sell cat or dog licenses.
The City’s Enforcement Services Supervisor oversees the contact for animal control, which is contracted and enforced by PADS K9 Protection and Detection Services.

I ran, I ran so far away

No pet owner is allowed to let their dog or cat run at large in the City of Timmins. Dogs should be kept on a leash or under the direct control of a competent person. For the purpose of the By-law, a dog or cat is considered “running at large” if they’re found in any place other than the premises of the owner and not on a leash or under control.
And it stands to reason that letting your dog or cat bite or attack without provocation another person or domestic animal is also not allowed.

We’ve got the scoop on poop

One sentence in the By-law is dedicated to poop, “Every owner or Guardian not being a blind person or disabled person shall immediately remove and dispose of any excrement left by their dog.” The key to understanding this sentence is to focus on what’s missing. Notice that there is no distinction about private or public property. Why? Because dog owners are expected to pick up dog poop everywhere, even in their own yard. Poop stinks and your neighbours have the right to call Service Timmins and make a formal complaint if your yard is full of doggy dumps. No matter where the droppings drop, they need to be picked up and properly disposed of to avoid odor.

Click here to learn more about the City’s Dog and Cat By-law 2021-8593.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jul 07, 2022 at 3:36 PM
The Public Information Centre (PIC) held last evening at the Hoyle Community Centre had approximately 130 residents and stakeholders in attendance. The purpose was to discuss transportation alternatives for the Porcupine River corridor.

The Porcupine River Bridge on Frederick House Lake Rd. was closed last November over concerns of safety and structural integrity. Associated Engineering has presented three (3) possible design options that include replacement of the bridge; permanent detour around the closed structure; or, new road alignment east of the Porcupine River.

Now, the City of Timmins is providing a second opportunity for interested persons to provide comment on each transportation alternative in an online format.

Residents can participate online by viewing the information materials on the City’s project page ( Comments will be accepted from July 5, 2022 to July 18, 2022. Comments received will be integrated into a re-evaluation of each design alternative before a presentation is made to City council for deliberation.

The City of Timmins thanks residents for their participation in improving its active infrastructure.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jul 05, 2022 at 12:49 PM
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