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Due to an electrical issue, all ice time is canceled tonight, September 28, 2022, at the McIntyre Arena while repairs are made.

We apologize for the inconvenience. Thank you for your understanding.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 28, 2022 at 3:21 PM
September 26, 2022
By Email: [email protected]

Paula Puddy, Commission Secretary
Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission for Ontario
PO Box 37018 Southdale
London, Ontario
N6E 3T3

Dear Ms. Puddy,

RE: Impacts of boundary redistribution in Northern Ontario

On behalf of the City of Timmins, I am writing with concerns about the proposed boundary changes and recommended redistribution of federal electoral districts. Any reduction of Northern Ontario’s federal ridings would result in the underrepresentation of our northern communities.

I understand that adjustments are being considered to ensure citizens are adequately represented by Parliament. While the proposed changes may address population growth in Ontario’s southern centres, it would leave Ontario’s remote and rural regions struggling to be heard at the federal level.

This proposal will have the effect of diminishing Northern Ontario’s voice in Government and see MPs have to serve northern regions the size of countries in Europe. The Commission must take into consideration that our geographical size, not our population, already produces significant constraints on accessibility, immigration, and the conducting of business when access to supplies is hampered by long distance. Expanding the current boundaries would pose important challenges to maintain a level of engagement and representation from Parliament.

Further, the City of Timmins has established a Relationship Agreement with the Mushkegowuk Council to examine issues of joint interest. In the spirit of Reconciliation, I have reached out to the Mushkegowuk and the Nishnawbe-Aski Nation leadership and was surprised to learn that there was no federal consultation with the northern Indigenous communities. There is a vital link between the James Bay coastal communities and the City of Timmins for health care, transportation, education and economic development. This proposed redistribution does not take these important ties that bind our communities together into account. I cannot support any boundary redistribution plan that marginalizes our partners and does not respect the important right of our First Nations communities to be consulted.

In conclusion, I am asking that the Commission maintain the current number of electoral districts in Northern Ontario. We rely on our Member of Parliament as a liaison between our citizens and the federal government and strongly encourage the proposed boundary changes be reconsidered.


Mayor Kristin Murray, City of Timmins

CC: MP Charlie Angus – Timmins-James Bay ([email protected])
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 27, 2022 at 2:22 PM

Laforest Rd. at Hwy. 655 will be reduced to single lane on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022 for paving operations. This is the final "grind and pave" project for 2022. 

Traffic controls will be in place. Drive with caution when approaching any construction zone. 

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 26, 2022 at 4:54 PM

Lamminen Ave. will be closed between Airport Rd. and Suzanne St. beginning Tuesday, September 27 to Thursday, September 29, 2022.

The closure is necessary to finish watermain installation as crews work to complete infrastructure repairs.

Thank you for your continued patience.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 26, 2022 at 4:51 PM

We know that residents are concerned about people living along Algonquin Blvd. E. at the underpass and want to assure you that we are also concerned.

We have worked with Timmins Police Service on clean-up and waste collection and will continue to provide support from both our Public Works and By-law Departments. Please understand that this is both a short-term and temporary solution that solves the immediate problem. The City is also committed to helping find a long-term solution so that our most vulnerable are supported, while the area is kept accessible and safe for residents.

We continue to work with public service agencies who are providing consistent outreach, often every day, to help address the human element. Ultimately, we are talking about people who are experiencing homelessness with possible mental health and addiction concerns. A level of sensitivity is required to any proposed solution.

We will continue to listen to your feedback and provide updates as they are available.


Mayor Kristin Murray
City of Timmins

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 22, 2022 at 11:05 AM
This Sunday, help the Timmins Fire Department fill the shelves at the Timmins and South Porcupine Food Banks.

Back to school season is busy with higher demand on our local food banks. With Thanksgiving and the holidays not far behind, the need for community support is greater than ever. Beginning at 11:00 a.m., Fire Department trucks will be out collecting in neighbourhoods throughout the city. When residents see or hear a fire truck, they can bring out their non-perishable food or cash donations. Donations can also be dropped off at any of our community fire stations on Sunday between 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Residents wanting to volunteer and help collect donations can head to their local fire station for 11:00 a.m. Sunday morning.

Help the Timmins Fire Department fill our food bank shelves and help feed our community.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 21, 2022 at 12:03 PM
Due to high water levels, the City of Timmins has had to temporarily shut down a couple of portions of the Mattagami Boat Launch due to unsafe conditions.

Thank you for your cooperation.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 21, 2022 at 9:53 AM

**Updated September 15, 2022**

The City of Timmins will observe the National Day of Mourning to honour Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Monday, September 19, 2022.

City Hall and Service Timmins will be closed. The Provincial Offences off at City Hall will be closed. The Archie Dillon Sportsplex pool, Timmins Museum National Exhibition Centre, and both branches of the Timmins Public Library will also be closed on Monday.

There will be no disruption to waste collection or Timmins Transit. Garbage and recycling pick-up will happen on schedule. The Deloro Landfill will remain open. Timmins Transit will run as scheduled. 

The National Day of Mourning in Canada coincides with Her Majesty’s State Funeral in London and the end of the official period of mourning in Canada.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 16, 2022 at 4:08 PM

File No. Z-2022-11


TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, to gather public input regarding a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c. P. 13, as amended.

Applicant: Justin Morin

Location: Mountjoy Concession 5, North Part of Lot 1, Registered Plan 6R-8233, Part 4 (Laforest Road)

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands currently zoned Rural (RD-RU) to Highway Commercial (EA-CH) in order to permit all uses in the Highway Commercial (EA-CH) zone. The applicant is proposing to construct an office with attached shop for a construction business and eight self-storage units.

ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of Council of the City of Timmins to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Timmins before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Timmins before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Timmins on the proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to Steph Palmateer, City Clerk, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1B3.

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact the Planning Division, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1B3, telephone number 705-360-2624 or via email.

Dated at the City of Timmins, September 15, 2022.

Laforest Road property at MacLean Drive


Posted by David St.Onge  On Sep 15, 2022 at 9:32 AM

Please be advised that temporary traffic lights have been set up between Lonergan Blvd. and Riverpark Rd. as part of the Airport Rd. watermain work that is currently underway.

Traffic between this section of Airport Rd. will be reduced to one lane effective Tuesday, September 13 until Friday, September 16, 2022. Work to remove trench cages at two more locations along Airport Rd. is expected to take no more than 4 days.

Thank you for your continued patience as we work to complete this infrastructure project.

For full project details visit:

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Sep 13, 2022 at 10:20 AM
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