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Construction continues along a portion of the Connecting Link between Mattagami Blvd. South and Theriault Blvd. City contractors have completed 90% of the underground infrastructure work and will begin paving this Wednesday.

Concrete work continues this week and a traffic signal contractor will start on the signals at the Theriault Blvd. intersection.

 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 27, 2021 at 11:15 AM
  
Work on the Whitney-Tisdale Pump Station is nearing completion. City contractors begin a final phase of the project on Monday that will require that access to the Prospector’s Trail, part of the Bart Thomson Trail system around Porcupine Lake, be closed for approximately two weeks.

The trail will be closed at this location to facilitate construction while crews excavate the existing underground network of pipes. The closure is necessary to ensure public safety in an active construction zone. While access to the trail system is closed at the Whitney-Tisdale Pump Station, the public can access the Bart Thomson Trail from the Northern College property.

This work is necessary before final commissioning of the plant. We appreciate your continued patience as this important project comes to a close.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 24, 2021 at 2:19 PM
  

Effective September 22, 2021, access to City facilities will require proof of identification and proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as per the provincial health order.

Indoor meeting and event spaces and areas of facilities used for sports and recreational fitness activities where proof of vaccination is required includes:
• McIntyre Community Centre
• Archie Dillon Sportsplex and Pool
• Mountjoy Arena
• Whitney Arena
• Maurice Londry Community Centre

Proof of Vaccination must be provided by:
• Those attending adult workshops, meetings and events at the Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Center
• All patrons/players 18 years of age or older who are actively participating in an organized sport
• All spectators viewing a game/practice/event who are 12 years of age or older including parents or guardians of youth actively participating in an organized sport

Exemptions to providing proof of vaccination include:
• Children 11 years of age and under who do not qualify for a COVID-19 vaccine
• Those 12 to 17 years of age, who are entering the indoor premises of a facility used for sports and recreational activities to actively participate in an organized sport. This exemption does not apply to youth who are spectators at sporting events.
• Those entering an indoor area solely for the purposes of:
- using a washroom
- accessing an outdoor area that can only be accessed through an indoor route
- making a retail purchase
- placing or picking up an order
- paying for an order
- purchasing admission; or
- health and safety.
• Those entering indoor premises of a meeting or event space in a cemetery, crematorium or similar establishment that provides funeral, cemetery, or cremation services.
• Patrons who provide a written document, completed and supplied by a physician or by a registered nurse in the extended class, that sets out:
i) a documented medical reason for not being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and
ii) the effective time-period for the medical reason.

Security will be at identified screening points upon entry. Validation of identification must show the name of the identification holder and date of birth as well as verify that the date of administration of the final shot is at least fourteen days prior to the patron seeking access to a facility. All other public health measures including masking and physical distancing continue to apply.

Individuals needing to obtain a copy of their vaccine receipt can do so by downloading or printing their vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal at covid19.ontariohealth.ca, or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line at 1-833-943-3900.

Any individuals who have previously registered for City swimming programs that may not be able to participate may obtain refunds or credits by contacting the pool at 705-360-2655 or [email protected]

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 22, 2021 at 9:04 AM
  
The City of Timmins has implemented a workplace vaccination policy that requires mandatory COVID-19 vaccines for all municipal employees, students, contractors within City facilities, and volunteers. The City has a responsibility to take every reasonable precaution to ensure the safety and protection of its workers, their loved ones, the community, and our healthcare system.

Unless medically exempt, the workplace vaccination policy requires proof of full vaccination by end of business day on Friday, October 1, 2021. Employees who have received one vaccine dose as of the above date will need to complete Rapid Antigen Testing twice per week as they move towards full vaccination.

The policy was crafted following guidance and mandates recently set by the province regarding vaccine passports. The City of Timmins is committed to providing a safe work environment for all employees.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 21, 2021 at 11:40 AM
  
Please be advised that the City of Timmins is issuing a boil water advisory for the Pine Ridge Trailer Park effective immediately.

The City of Timmins is requiring you to take the following steps:
• Users of the water supply should bring their water to a rolling boil for one minute prior to consumption.
• Any dishes used for cooking/food preparation must be sanitized with a 100ppm chlorine solution for a minimum of two minutes.
• All water taps must be posted, indicating that the water is not safe to drink.

The BWA will remain in effect until the sample results confirm the water is fit for human consumption. Sampling must consist of two consecutive sets of samples taken at least 24 hours apart.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 15, 2021 at 4:28 PM
  
The City of Timmins wishes to remind residents that it is not necessary to contact City Hall or Service Timmins to register for the upcoming federal election.

For the September 20 federal election, you can register online at elections.ca or in person at the local Elections Canada Office located at 120-38 Pine St. North.

You must register to vote in the federal election by September 14 at 6:00 p.m. To register and vote in a federal election, you must be a Canadian citizen who is at least 18 years old on election day.

For more information and to verify that your address is registered, visit elections.ca.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 09, 2021 at 2:19 PM
  

The City of Timmins Environmental Services Department wishes to advise the public of mandatory flow testing activities in the following areas that could affect water quality.

  • Area: South Porcupine and Porcupine. All areas east of Crawford St

  • Time of Disruption: Sept 13 2021 8:30am until Sept 17 2021 4:00pm

Homeowners and businesses may experience loss in water pressure or experience brown or rust-coloured water during 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 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 Sep 08, 2021 at 3:25 PM
  

The City of Timmins Environmental Services Department wishes to advise the public of private fire flow testing activities in the following areas.

  • Area: Schumacher from Father Costello Dr to Hwy 655

  • Time of Disruption: Sept 07 2021 8:30am until Sept 07 2021 4:00pm

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 Sep 07, 2021 at 8:09 AM
  
 
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