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Connecting Link update for August 30, 2022. Crews are currently working on the intersection at Preston St. All new infrastructure at Preston St. and Algonquin Blvd. is complete. Crews will start the disinfection procedure on the new watermain system this week. Hydro One will be moving services from old utility poles to new poles within the work zone. Once this is complete, the old utility poles will be removed and crews will complete the subdrains and start preparing for curb and sidewalk installation from just east of Theriault Blvd. to Preston St.

Work in the Beer Store parking lot has been finished and paving is being scheduled.

As we head towards the Mountjoy intersection, we are expecting to hit bedrock and may have to blast. You can see some of the existing rock formation on Algonquin by the Senator Hotel. A pre-blast survey has been completed by the contractor with all area businesses and residents in the area.

Finally, with the downpour we got last night, crews had some minor pumping of the excavation site this morning, but it won’t have impact on work progress.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 30, 2022 at 1:06 PM

NOTICE: The Archie Dillon Sportsplex pool will be closed from August 27 to September 11 for our annual maintenance shutdown. Projects include paint, tile repair, pool cleaning, and more.

Public swims will resume on Monday, September 12 (Private lessons begin September 11)

The office will remain open Monday to Friday from 8:00am-4:00pm.

We'd like to thank our staff for an amazing summer - because of your hard work and dedication, 350 people have had the privilege of learning to swim. Well done team!

Click here for the new Fall 2022 swim schedule.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 29, 2022 at 3:42 PM
A water meter is a device that measures the amount of water used in a building that is supplied by the public water supply system. In Timmins, commercial and industrial property owners are required to install a water meter. Residential property owners can also choose to install a water meter. For residents with a large number of rooms, there can be potential benefit from being on a water meter if there is careful water consumption.

Water meters are purchased by the property owner through Service Timmins. Installation, maintenance and repair of the water meter is the responsibility of the property owner and must be carried out by a contractor approved by the City. No adjustments or reductions can be made to your water bill due to excessive water usage. Small home repair concerns like a leaking or running toilet, leaking faucets, leaking washing machine or dishwasher can have a dramatic impact on a property owner’s quarterly water bill.

It’s important to ensure an installed water meter is working correctly and that any repairs, like a leaking outdoor faucet, are made quickly. For property owners with rental units on a water meter system, it is particularly important that tenants practice sensible water use and communicate any potential water concerns quickly so that repairs can be made.

Finally, metered water is read and billed quarterly. It is the responsibility of the property owner to ensure that their water meter is accessible and can be clearly read.

There are numerous potential benefits to having or installing a water meter. Water meters can help property owners be more accountable for water consumption; they can lead to better leak detection and repair; they can result in more accurate water bills; and, they can help reduce daily water usage, which is good for the environment.

Learn more at:
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 29, 2022 at 2:57 PM
It’s been just over one year since City Council gave the green light to Timmins’ first-ever Community Safety and Well-Being Plan (the Plan) with the goal of achieving a sustainable community where everyone feels safe and has a sense of belonging. The Plan was robust and outlined a framework of four strategic priorities that, through public engagement, had been identified as primary concerns for the community.

Now, one year later, the Systems Leadership Committee responsible for overseeing the Plan are highlighting some of the advances made towards addressing homelessness, mental health and addictions, and overall safety and well-being.

“From the very beginning, this plan was based on community collaboration,” says Community Strategies Coordinator Meagan Baranyk. “The Plan cannot work unless it is considered a shared responsibility tackled by an engaged group of service providers, organizations and residents. After a year, we’ve seen an increase in agency collaboration; partnerships are being forged to share resources and improve care; and, programs are being developed that recognize how each priority interacts and impacts the community.”

Over the last year, Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board (CDSSAB) and Living Space have been working towards implementing a new program called the Homeless Individuals and Families Information System (HIFIS) that measures the number of people on the street and in shelters, including their length of stay. The program will allow service providers to access real-time data to coordinate care services and ultimately supports CDSSAB’s work as “Community Entity” for the federal government’s Reaching Home program. Work done through Reaching Home will build on the connection between Living Space operations and potential housing solutions to guide decisions and focus on sustainable solutions to homelessness.

With the opening of Safe Health Site Timmins (SHST) in early July, Timmins’ leapt to the forefront of the proactive reduction of opioid poisonings and overdose deaths. It is a first for Timmins and was preceded by an extensive education campaign to help address community concerns and reduce misinformation. Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) and Timmins and Area Drug Strategy (TADS) have been instrumental in the operation of SHST and, overall, there has been an increase in provincial government funding to increase specialized addictions treatment at both the TADH and Jubilee Centre. A needs assessment and feasibility study for a permanent Consumption Treatment Service has been completed and the application process, including a source of funding, is now underway.

TADS has also started work to engage people with lived experience navigating service systems related to mental health and substance abuse. Earlier this year, the People with Lived Experience (PWLE) action group was initiated to increase the representation and active involvement of persons with lived experience, since their expertise and guidance is invaluable in providing community support. TADS members representing over 25 agencies have also begun planning for recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD) in Timmins. IOAD is the world's largest annual campaign to end overdose, honour those who have died, and acknowledge the grief of friends and family. IOAD takes place August 31, 2022.

“We’ve learned a lot in our first year of navigating the Plan,” says Systems Leadership Committee Co-Chair Jamie Clark. “It is a community plan and we’ve been aided by a number of local organizations like the Timmins Police Service, Downtown Timmins BIA, and non-profits like the Anti-Hunger Coalition who have similar goals and key commitments. It’s rewarding to see the community come together and promote an overall sense of inclusion, understanding, diversity and well-being. All four priorities remain in place as we move forward and we intend on providing quarterly updates as we reach more targeted outcomes.”

When asked if he felt the Plan was working Clark added, “Anytime we can point towards more collaboration and an increase in partnerships amongst our service providers, it’s a win. Collaboration reduces repetition, makes more efficient use of resources, and makes navigating the service system easier for our most vulnerable. Each strategic priority is connected and impacts the community’s overall safety and well-being.”

Read the full annual update and learn more about the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan online at This is Timmins’ plan and together we are making it a success!
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 29, 2022 at 9:49 AM
The City of Timmins' grind and pave project continues tomorrow morning on Park Ave. starting at 7:00 a.m.
During grind and pave, the top 40 to 50 mm of road surface is removed before applying a new, smooth surface.
Watch for temporary lane reductions and work crews. Traffic controls will be in place. Please use caution when driving through the construction zone.
 Crews will be working on the west side of Timmins including sections of Riverside Dr.
Thank you for your cooperation.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 25, 2022 at 3:47 PM
Please be advised that heavy traffic from log hauling is expected on Gibson Lake Rd. until December 2022.

Motorists are advised to reduce speed and drive according to road conditions. Leave additional space when approaching from behind, as logging trucks can stir up dust and gravel from the road surface. Avoid passing a logging truck that is turning left or right off a road or highway. Logs can extend well beyond the rear of the truck and can block all or some of the lanes when turning.

Logging operations has also been contacted and advised to have their drivers reduce speed and drive according to road conditions.

Thank you for your cooperation. Drive safe.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 25, 2022 at 9:46 AM
On September 3, Timmins Transit will end its temporary summer service reduction and resume the modified schedule implemented during the pandemic. Route 16 (South Porcupine / Porcupine) and Routes 37 and 38 (Melrose / Riverside) will return to 30-minute frequency. Timmins Transit will continue to run a modified Saturday schedule Monday to Friday based on current ridership numbers.

Ridership refers to the number of the people who use the bus. That number has not returned to pre-pandemic levels. What does this mean for operations? Before COVID, transit fares covered roughly 35% of operating costs (fuel, wages, maintenance, and administration). On an operational budget exceeding $5 million, the municipal tax base had to absorb 64% of the costs with just 1% coming from other revenues. Since COVID, transit fares have covered just 19% of operational costs with the tax base now covering 68%. The City has also had to rely on operational grants to cover 12% of transit operations, even though the cost to operate was reduced through service reduction. The totals provided are based on actuals from 2019 to 2021. Add to that on-going labour shortages that have made hiring drivers post-COVID challenging.

At this time, a modified schedule works best to balance service, convenience, and cost. Timmins Transit tracks ridership numbers every month and can respond to an increase in demand if necessary. Management has also initiated a complete route analysis that will help to determine system efficiency. It’s the first step in evaluating how to increase ridership and find alternative modes of service delivery that better suit the needs of our community.

Timmins Transit’s popular Northern College Express will also hit the road on September 6 to help students travel back and forth from the Transit Terminal on Spruce St. direct to the Northern College campus. This seasonal service is another example of how Timmins Transit works to actively address demand and improve service.

The City of Timmins is currently hiring part-time bus drivers. The successful candidate will have an acceptable driving record and be capable of possessing a Class “BZ” or “CZ” Ontario’s Driver’s License. No transit experience is required, training is provided. Learn more at:

Track your bus online using or download the Timmins Transit app today from Google Play or App Store.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 23, 2022 at 11:31 AM

**Provided by dynaCERT Inc.**

dynaCERT Inc. (TSX: DYA) (OTCQX: DYFSF) (FRA: DMJ) ("dynaCERT" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that dynaCERT is installing ten (10) HydraGEN™ Units on a variety of diesel-powered vehicles for the City of Timmins (“Timmins” or the “City”) in Ontario, Canada.

Timmins has committed to run a very comprehensive pilot programme to determine the economic, social, and governance (“ESG”) objectives of the City. The deployment of the benefits of dynaCERT’s Technology, which are designed to reduce fuel consumption and carbon and NOx emissions, while reducing the Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) footprint of diesel vehicles, will be closely monitored on vehicles employed by the City of Timmins. Both fuel reductions and emissions will be meticulously monitored with dynaCERT’s HydraLytica™ proprietary telematics technology and other accepted methods of measurement for such purposes.

Deployment of these innovative technologies commences in September 2022 on an initial selection of the Timmins Fleet to determine emission reductions and fuel savings specific to their current utilization. Buses, co-collection trucks, landfill equipment, and Public Works diesel-powered equipment will have HydraGEN™ Technology installed.

Timmins recognizes the immediate imperative of utilizing commercially available technologies to reduce its Carbon Footprint and welcomes the Company’s patented HydraGEN™ Technology, which was granted the Smart Sustainable Company Rating in furtherance of the United for Smart Sustainable Cities Programme (U4SSC) of the United Nations.

Timmins is a City surrounded by a progressive mining and forestry community and distinguishes itself as being dynaCERT’s first City in Canada where the need for such GHG savings technologies requires the robust ability to function in Canada’s severe Northern climate on a year-round basis. dynaCERT and the City of Timmins have agreed that, for such purposes, the pilot programme will run well into the Canadian winter months to ensure compliance with the City’s short term and long term GHG objectives.

Ken Krcel, Director of Public Works and Environmental Services for the City of Timmins, stated, “We’re interested in finding a sustainable solution for lowering our GHG emissions without compromising performance or service standards. The opportunity to collaborate with dynaCERT allows us to gather real time data on how our diesel vehicles will perform in colder temperatures with the applied technology.”

Scott Tam, Manager of Environmental Services for the City of Timmins, stated, “The City of Timmins strives to be a leader of sustainability in northeastern Ontario. As a member of the Partners for Climate Protection Program, the City of Timmins has developed a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan to reduce GHG emissions and this project will help reach our reduction goals.”

Jim Payne, President & CEO of dynaCERT, stated, “On behalf of dynaCERT, I am looking forward to the deployment of our HydraGEN™ Technology with the progressive City of Timmins. Our proprietary and patented HydraGEN™ Technology is designed to reduce fuel consumption in internal combustion engines and reduce Carbon and NOx emissions, along with the proposed future benefits gained with dynaCERT Carbon Credits all of which is so important in providing a global solution to reduce pollution. Progressive governments, such as the officials of the City Council of Timmins and the City’s entire team of broadminded trailblazers are all fighting a noble battle against air pollution. dynaCERT warmly congratulates the City of Timmins and its citizens and leaders.”

About The City of Timmins

The City of Timmins is centrally located in Northeastern Ontario and serves as a regional hub for approximately 117,000 people. Known as the “City with a Heart of Gold”, Timmins is home to a diverse population of about 41,000 residents within an area that is considered one of the richest gold-mining districts in the world. Timmins is ideally situated for the exploration and production of critical minerals, which are integral to the electric vehicle supply chain, green manufacturing and decarbonization. For more information on City services and programs, visit

About dynaCERT Inc.

dynaCERT Inc. manufactures and distributes Carbon Emission Reduction Technology for use with internal combustion engines. As part of the growing global hydrogen economy, our patented technology creates hydrogen and oxygen on-demand through a unique electrolysis system and supplies these gases through the air intake to enhance combustion, resulting in lower carbon emissions and greater fuel efficiency. Our technology is designed for use with many types and sizes of diesel engines used in on-road vehicles, reefer trailers, off-road construction, power generation, mining and forestry equipment, marine vessels and railroad locomotives. Website:

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Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 22, 2022 at 8:41 AM

Theriault Blvd. will be reduced to one lane between Vimy Ave. and Jubilee Ave. on Monday, August 22 for paving. Traffic controls will be in place. Motorists are asked to reduce their speed and use caution when traveling through a construction zone.

We appreciate your continued patience and cooperation.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 19, 2022 at 11:57 AM

The City is temporarily closing the Hollinger Splash Pad for maintenance. The splash pad drain has become plugged and needs to be cleared to avoid further ponding on and around the pad surface. We're working quickly to complete the work and get the splash pad reopened.

Thank you for your patience.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Aug 18, 2022 at 1:58 PM
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