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The Ministry of Long-Term Care announced that it is investing up to $5 million to launch the Community Paramedicine for Long-Term Care programs in five communities across the province, including the Cochrane District.

This fully provincially funded program will help eligible seniors on the long-term care waitlists stay safely in the comfort of their own homes and communities for longer and will be operated in partnership with the five municipalities.  These communities will build upon the success of their existing community paramedicine programs.

As part of this program Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services will provide:
Access to Remote Patient Monitoring services 24-7;
In-home care and remote monitoring methods;
Online or virtual supports;
Home visits and in-home testing procedures;
Ongoing monitoring of changing or escalating conditions to prevent or reduce paramedic response and reduce Emergency Department visits; and
Connect participants and their families to home care and community supports.

"The Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services has been a leader in the deployment of community paramedicine for the needs of our residents,” said Mayor Pirie. "This innovative community-focused approach will provide support for the families who have a loved one waiting for long-term care through ongoing 24/7, non-emergency support, which will include home visits and remote monitoring that is responsive to changes or escalation of health conditions."

"This innovative partnership between the Ministry of Long-Term Care and Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services will immediately enhance and protect the lives of our most vulnerable citizens,” said EMS Chief Jean Carriere. “Through our highly trained and dedicated team of paramedics, we will ensure our seniors get the care they need at the right time and in the right place."

The Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services has helped reduce the number of 911 calls and emergency room visits through a community paramedicine approach.  Paramedics have been involved in remote patient monitoring, completing medical referrals and leading community clinics.  Recently, they have been supporting the health system through completing home visits for COVID-19 testing at the direction of the COVID Assessment Centre.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Nov 30, 2020 at 8:45 AM
  

WHEREAS pursuant to City of Timmins By-law No. 2019-8360 which sets out policies and procedures for the sale and disposition of municipal land.

AND WHEREAS Section 6.0 – Accountability, Transparency and Public Notice Requirements, requires that in considering a sale of City owned land, the land must be declared surplus to the needs and requirements of the municipality and prior to the land sale, notice of the disposition of the surplus lands posted on the City’s website and advertised in the local newspaper for two consecutive weeks. The purpose of such notice is to secure any comments from the public respecting this proposed land sale to be considered by Council so that Council may consider, and if applicable, incorporate into an implementing by-law.

AND WHEREAS the Council for the Corporation of the City of Timmins considers it desirable and expedient that the described land be declared surplus to the Corporation’s municipal requirements and sold directly to 2465232 Ontario Inc., hereinafter referred to as the “Purchaser”, subject to the following conditions:

  • That the subject land be sold for the appraised price of $13,650 plus HST. This price includes the appraised land sale value of $13,000 and the appraisal fee of $650 plus HST.
  • That the Purchaser shall be required to consolidate the subject part with the abutting property at 59 Father Costello Drive (Roll No. 5627-030-070-03800);
  • That all expenses for both the Municipality and the Purchaser related to this land purchase, including but not limited to the legal, survey and registration costs shall be the responsibility of the Purchaser;
  • That the Purchaser shall have 6 months to meet all conditions listed above and finalize this land transfer, otherwise this land sale shall be null and void; and
  • That this direct land sale shall be approved by Council by-law.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins does hereby declare the following described land as being surplus to the Corporation’s requirements.

Plan M-30-T, Part of Block K, Parcel 4048 WT
Tisdale Township
City of Timmins
District of Cochrane

Property on Father Costello Drive

COMMENTS

Letters of support or concern with regard to this land sale will be received by the undersigned up until Friday, December 11, 2020, 4:00 p.m. and will be presented for Council’s consideration.

Please contact the undersigned if you require further details or go online at www.timmins.ca.

Dave St.Onge, Community Development Planner
Corporation of the City of Timmins
220 Algonquin Boulevard East Timmins, ON P4N 1B3
705-360-2600 Ext. 3347 / dave.st.onge@timmins.ca

Posted by David St.Onge  On Nov 27, 2020 at 11:31 AM
  
The City of Timmins has received notice from the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care that the Golden Manor Home for the Aged has been allocated 16 additional beds.  

“This is exciting news,” said Mayor George Pirie.  “The Golden Manor is a major contributor to our quality of life.  This allocation is a significant step in our plans to establish a Campus of Care that will enable our seniors to ‘age in place’ and remain close to their families and friends.”  

Application was made to the Ministry in June 2020 to build a new 192-bed Home to replace the current 176- bed facility.   The new building will be constructed in the open space at the corner of Jubilee Avenue and Theriault Boulevard, to the northwest of the current site.  After the opening of the new facility, the existing building will be repurposed to establish a Campus of Care at the site.  

Montgomery Sisam, Architects, from Toronto, were selected to design the new facility through competitive Request for Qualifications and Request for Proposals processes.  The design is already underway with construction scheduled to begin in the spring of 2022.  Occupancy is planned for the summer of 2024.  

“Our team is very appreciative of this announcement by the Ministry of Long-Term Care”, said Carol Halt, Golden Manor Administrator.  “The new Home will be a comfortable and modern facility for residents to live and for staff to work.  It will incorporate many new design elements that address the infection prevention and control issues we have dealt with through the pandemic. The next three years will be an exciting time for our team as we work with Council and the architects to design this new facility.” 

The Golden Manor Redevelopment project is part of the Ontario government’s commitment to adding 30,000 new beds across the province over the next decade. Adding long-term care capacity will increase access to long-term care, reduce waitlists and ease hospital crowding issues.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Nov 23, 2020 at 1:53 PM
  

Mayor Pirie is inviting all elementary school-aged children to take part in a competition to design his acontest logonnual Christmas card. 

Three winning designs will be chosen as the Mayor’s official 2020 Christmas card.  The card will feature the winner’s photo as well as name and age on the back of the card.  The winners will also receive a gift certificate and a copy of the Christmas card personally signed by the Mayor.  

“This year has been tough on everyone, certainly the young kids. We thought of ways to create some joy and fun in the community for these kids.  Through this initiative, we hope to promote the festive spirit while showcasing the talents of our local youth,” said Mayor Pirie.  “We could all use some positivity at this time of year.  We will showcase all of the works of art received through our social media.”  

Please be sure to complete the entry form to submit with your artwork.  

Entries will be accepted through email to mayor@timmins.ca or they can be dropped off at Service Timmins at City Hall.  Be sure to include your name, age and school.  The deadline for submissions is November 27.  The winners will be announced December 1.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Nov 16, 2020 at 1:29 PM
  
By way of video conferencing technology, Mayor Pirie met with the Honourable Michael Tibollo, Associate Minister of Mental Health and Addiction yesterday. 

“While every city is dealing with the opioid crisis in tandem with the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation in Timmins is somewhat unique given our region,” said Mayor Pirie.  “I was able to discuss our situation with the Associate Minister who was receptive to our call for support.  In fact, in committed to come to our community to see first hard how the Government of Ontario can support the local solutions to these issues.”

The City of Timmins is currently working with the Northeast LHIN, the medical community, Timmins and District Hospital as well as service providers to find local solutions to the opioid crisis and to close gaps in the Addictions Treatment system.  
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Nov 13, 2020 at 3:22 PM
  

WHEREAS pursuant to City of Timmins By-law No. 2019-8360 which sets out policies and procedures for the sale and disposition of municipal land.

AND WHEREAS Section 6.0 – Accountability, Transparency and Public Notice Requirements, requires that in considering a sale of City owned land, the land must be declared surplus to the needs and requirements of the municipality and prior to the land sale, notice of the disposition of the surplus lands posted on the City’s website and advertised in the local newspaper for two (2) consecutive weeks. The purpose of such notice is to secure any comments from the public respecting this proposed land sale to be considered by Council so that Council may consider, and if applicable, incorporate into an implementing by-law.

AND WHEREAS the Council for the Corporation of the City of Timmins considers it desirable and expedient that the described land be declared surplus to the Corporation’s municipal requirements and a portion of the said land be sold directly to Accès Industriel Minier Inc., hereinafter referred to as the Purchaser, subject to the following conditions:

  • That the subject land be sold to the Purchaser for 80,828.00 plus HST. This price includes a land sale price of $79,662.00 and a survey cost of $1,166.00;
  • That the Purchaser acknowledges that the subject land is located within the cost recovery area indicated in Cost Recovery By-Law 2011-7133 (as amended). As such, prior to a building permit being issued, the Purchaser shall pay the cost recovery fee of $44,661.59;
  • That all expenses for both the Municipality and the Purchaser related to this land purchase, including but not limited to the legal and registration costs shall be the responsibility of the Purchaser;
  • That the Purchaser shall have 6 months to finalize this land transfer, otherwise this land sale shall be null and void; and
  • That this land sale shall be approved by Council by-law.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins does hereby declare the following described land as being surplus to the Corporation’s requirements.

Mountjoy Con 2, North Part of Lot 6, Plan 6R-9172, Part 1, Part of Parcel 24763 SEC
Mountjoy Township
City of Timmins
District of Cochrane

Acces Timmins Industrail Park

COMMENTS

Letters of support or concern with regard to this land sale will be received by the undersigned up until Friday, November 27, 2020, 4:00 p.m. and will be presented for Council’s consideration.

Please contact the undersigned if you require further details.

Dave St.Onge, Community Development Planner
Corporation of the City of Timmins
220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, ON P4N 1B3
705-360-2600 Ext. 3347 / dave.st.onge@timmins.ca

Posted by David St.Onge  On Nov 13, 2020 at 1:22 PM
  

WHEREAS pursuant to City of Timmins By-law No. 2019-8360 which sets out policies and procedures for the sale and disposition of municipal land.

AND WHEREAS Section 6.0 – Accountability, Transparency and Public Notice Requirements, requires that in considering a sale of City owned land, the land must be declared surplus to the needs and requirements of the municipality and prior to the land sale, notice of the disposition of the surplus lands posted on the City’s website and advertised in the local newspaper for two consecutive weeks. The purpose of such notice is to secure any comments from the public respecting this proposed land sale to be considered by Council so that Council may consider, and if applicable, incorporate into an implementing by-law.

AND WHEREAS the Council for the Corporation of the City of Timmins considers it desirable and expedient that the described land be declared surplus to the Corporation’s municipal requirements and sold directly to Corey Champagne subject to the following conditions:

  • That the subject land be sold for the price as determined by the Surplus Vacant Land Sales Chart plus HST;
  • That Corey Champagne, hereinafter referred to as the “Purchaser”, shall be required to consolidate the subject part with the abutting property at 9215 Kamiskotia Road (Roll No. 5627-010-130-11300);
  • That all expenses for both the municipality and the Purchaser related to this land purchase, including but not limited to the legal, survey, and registration costs shall be the responsibility of the Purchaser;
  • That a 4 metre easement be registered on title along the north-west section of the subject land, in order to permit the Municipality to access an existing storm sewer. If the storm sewer is located on the subject land, the easement shall extend to the north-west limit of the property line and extend southerly 4 metres from the center of the storm sewer;
  • That a 1 metre easement, centered on the existing cable/telephone utilities, be registered on title along the north property line, if applicable.
  • That the Purchaser shall have 6 months to finalize this land transfer, otherwise this land sale shall be null and void; and
  • That this direct land sale shall be approved by Council by-law.


NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins does hereby declare the following described land as being surplus to the Corporation’s requirements.

Part of Part 14, Plan P-7173-11
Robb Township
City of Timmins
District of Cochrane

9215 Kamiskotia Road


COMMENTS


Letters of support or concern with regard to this land sale will be received by the undersigned up until Friday, November 27, 2020, 4:00 p.m. and will be presented for Council’s consideration.

Please contact the undersigned if you require further details.

Dave St.Onge, Community Development Planner
Corporation of the City of Timmins
220 Algonquin Boulevard East Timmins, ON P4N 1B3
705-360-2600 Ext. 3347 / dave.st.onge@timmins.ca

Posted by David St.Onge  On Nov 13, 2020 at 10:46 AM
  
The flags at City of Timmins-owned buildings will be flying at half-mast in honour of Remembrance Day on Wednesday, November 11.

According to legion.ca: “2020 commemorations will look different from years past. Pandemic restrictions have meant significantly smaller ceremonies, or their outright cancellation. Other gatherings are being replaced with virtual ceremonies. For the first time ever, people are asked not to attend ceremonies in person.

Nevertheless, the tradition of Remembrance will continue, and Canada’s Fallen will not be forgotten. The Royal Canadian Legion encourages all Canadians to observe a moment of silence on November 11 at 11:00 a.m., to mark the sacrifice of the many who have fallen in the service of their country, and to acknowledge the courage of those who still serve.”

“It is a time to remember and honour those who served to preserve our way of life,” said Mayor George Pirie.  “We honour those who leave and never return and also those who return but are never the same.  We owe it to these men and women that fought and continue to fight for our country. Their sacrifice and courage are to be acknowledged by all.”
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Nov 10, 2020 at 3:21 PM
  
The City of Timmins is honouring Treaties Recognition Week and the important focus it brings in educating citizens about treaty rights and treaty relationships.

“Reconciliation is about healing and it begins with each and every one of us,” said Mayor Pirie. “True reconciliation requires we educate ourselves about the Treaties that have shaped our country, that we engage in addressing the historic injustices of colonialism, and that we walk together into a shared future.”

The Timmins Museum invites the public to experience the Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map until November 8.  Canadian Geographic has provided a 35 ft x 26 ft floor map that offers a wealth of information and diversity of stories to help in understanding the past, present and future of Indigenous Peoples in Canada.  On Friday, November 6, the Timmins Museum will also offer a Virtual Living Library – Live Viewing of We are all Treaty People.

Treaties are constitutionally recognized agreements between Indigenous Peoples and the Crown.  As part of City of Timmins’ ongoing commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action, we encourage citizens to learn more with resources such as:

https://www.ontario.ca/page/treaties

http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/en/explore/online/jamesbaytreaty/index.aspx
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Nov 02, 2020 at 1:27 PM
  
Calling all ghouls and goblins!  Decorate your front yard and submit a photo to Tourism Timmins to be entered in a draw for some great family-oriented prizes!  This contest is open to residents of the Timmins area.  You have until October 29th at 12:00 p.m. to submit your registration in full.  Please visit www.tourismtimmins.com to download the entry form.

Draw will be made on October 30th at 1:00 p.m.  Winners will be notified that day.

Photos will be on display at the Tourism Timmins Facebook page - www.facebook.com/tourismtimmins

For more information contact Marnie Lapierre, Coordinator Festivals, Events & Special Projects, Tourism Department – (705) 360-2600 ext 3785 or via email at marnie.lapierre@timmins.ca
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Oct 13, 2020 at 11:43 AM
  
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