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Effective Monday, April 19, the Deloro Landfill Site will return to regular summer hours.

The Deloro Landfill will be open Monday to Friday from 8am to 5:45pm, and Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 3:45pm.

Summer hours at the Tisdale Transfer Site begin today, April 14, and are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Summer hours at the German Township Landfill Site begin Saturday, May 1, and are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 6:45pm.

Those using a landfill are reminded to practice all public health measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

For easy-to-access information on how to properly dispose of various items, download the Timmins Recyclepedia app online at Timmins.ca. You will also receive service alerts, disruptions and more directly to your phone.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 14, 2021 at 11:35 AM
  
At the April 6 council meeting, City Council approved a 10-year financial plan for water and wastewater services that will see an approximate 5% increase to your water and wastewater bill year-over-year starting this year.

The long-term financial plan is required for the City’s licensing under the Safe Drinking Water Act, 2002 with the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks. The benefit of a long-term financial plan for water and waste water is that it provides a framework for the City to prioritize infrastructure upgrades, maintenance, and improved services.

The City of Timmins currently provides potable water to approximately 14,000 households through the Timmins Water Filtration Plant. Approximately 13,600 residents are provided with wastewater treatment services. In total, the City manages 546 km of linear piping for water, wastewater, and sewer. 92% of water and wastewater customers are invoiced on a semi-annual basis with rates based on the number of rooms in your home.

To mitigate some of the impacts of the rates, City Council previously approved a “Low Income Utility Assistance Credit” to provide relief for low income households for the water and wastewater bill. Eligible homeowners can see a $50 credit applied to their utility account.

The full long-term financial plan for water and wastewater is now available to view on the City of Timmins website under Our Services > Water and Sewer. The application form for the Low Income Utility Assistance Credit is also available online at Timmins.ca
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 13, 2021 at 11:53 AM
  
With the province-wide stay-at-home order now in effect, the City of Timmins would like to remind residents that holding or attending a yard sale is not permitted under provincial guidelines.

Residents are currently asked to stay at home and only go out for necessities such as grocery and pharmacy items and health care services.

“We are anticipating that yard sales will be allowed once the stay-at-home order has been removed,” says City Clerk Steph Palmateer. “Safety measures such as mandatory masks and social distancing will have to be maintained.”

The City of Timmins is committed to protecting public safety through our Enforcement Services Department. Our Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers will be monitoring reports of yard sale activity as we continue to navigate Ontario’s stay-at-home order.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 13, 2021 at 9:54 AM
  

Effective this coming Saturday, April 17, 2021, Timmins Transit will be moving to a modified Sunday schedule for Saturday with the following changes:

First Run from Transit Terminal  Time  
 901E to South Porcupine  6:30am
 901W to Melrose  7:30am
 7/6 Park Ave/Riverside  9:00am
 902N  9:00am
 902S  9:30am
   
 Last Run from Transit Terminal  Time
 901E to South Porcupine  7:30pm
 901W to Melrose  6:30pm
 7/6 Park Ave/Riverside  6:00pm
 902N  6:00pm
 902S  5:30pm

Regular Sunday Service continues on Sunday and regular Saturday Service is still in effect on weekdays until further notice.

For the safety of you and your fellow passengers, please wear a mask and maintain physical distance when riding with us.

We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and understanding during this time.


Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 13, 2021 at 9:39 AM
  

Daytime Street Sweeping 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

From April 12 to April 16, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews may be doing day time street sweeping

Monday April 12 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins South: Maple (Second to Dead end), Elm (Second to Dead end), Birch (Second to Iroquois)

Porcupine: Bob’s Lake, Lamarche, Gervais South, Gauthier, Conley, Jarvi

Tuesday April 13 starting 7:30 AM

Timmins North: Spruce (Sixth to Ross), Cedar (Sixth to Ross), Balsam (Sixth to Dead end)

Porcupine: Marquis, Earl West, Duke West, Boucher, Bellemare, Krznaric, Seguin, Ristimaki   

Wednesday April 14 starting 7:30 AM

Timmins North: Birch (Fifth to Ninth), Maple (Fifth to Ninth), Elm (Fifth to Ninth)

Porcupine: Mildred, Dixon, Haileybury, Remembrance

Thursday April 15 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Eighth, Ninth

Schumacher: Delnite

Friday April 16 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Borden, Laurier, Floral, Crescent, Lincoln

Porcupine: Corporation, New, Sutherland, Bristol

Evening Street Sweeping 4:00 PM to 11:30 PM

From April 12 to April 16, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews may be doing evening street sweeping

Monday April 12 starting 4:30 PM:

Timmins North: Cedar (Ross to Hendry), Balsam (Jubilee to Brousseau), Birch (Jubilee to Brousseau), Maple (Jubilee to Brousseau), Jubilee (Balsam to Cedar)

Porcupine: Kenneth, Earl East, Duke East, Falcon

Tuesday April 12 starting 4:30 PM:

Timmins North: Lavigne, Conrad, Brousseau

Porcupine: Princess, Queen, Lover’s Lane, Percival, Carlos

Wednesday April 12 starting 4:30 PM:

Timmins North: Lincoln, Crescent, O’Neil, Hillside, Belleview

Porcupine: Ruth North, Ottolen, Young North, Rekela North, Division, Florence North

Thursday April 12 starting 4:30 PM:

Timmins North: Cameron, Ann, Pearl, McLeod, Powerline

Porcupine: Rekela South, Ruth South, Henry, Young, Florence South

Friday April 12 starting 4:30 PM:

Timmins North: Laidlaw, Lang, Knox, Dale (Railway to Dead end), Ogden (Railway to Dead end), Rose

South Porcupine: Spillenaar, Tynne, David, Daniel, Grace

Note on the Plan:

Sweeping Operations will take several weeks to complete. There is a lot of sand to pick up every year, so we ask residents to remain patient. Weather conditions and mechanical issues play a major role in how quickly Public Works can complete the sweeping operations. Heavy rain and subzero temperatures will halt operations.

Posted No Parking Signs Advising Spring Maintenance:

Public Works would like to remind residents that yellow No Parking Signs will be posted to notify that Spring Maintenance will be taking place for daytime operations. Vehicles not complying with these No Parking signs will be ticketed and towed to allow for Street Sweeping crews to advance.

Priority Sequence for Street Sweeping Operations:

Day Operation:

Street Sweeping is never done in the area where Sanitation is taken place.

High density residential areas (Older Section of City: one-ways, narrow streets);

Low density residential areas

Night Operation:

Highway sections;

High density commercial sections;

Main Arterial Routes

Safety:

A reminder to respect safety signage as the safety of workers is very important.  

We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.

Public Works Department

Posted by Alana Monette  On Apr 09, 2021 at 3:04 PM
  
With the provincewide stay-at-home order now in effect, the City of Timmins Enforcement Services Department will have Municipal By-law Enforcement Officers on patrol this weekend to ensure area businesses are in compliance.

“We will be actively visiting all retail stores that are legislated to remain open during the lock down in order to enforce the provincial order and new regulations,” said Sherry Laneville, Supervisor of Enforcement Services. “We will also monitor any stores that must remain closed during this time.”

Many retailers that can be open have been provided direction if they must close off sections of their store as per the provincial legislation and will be inspected regularly.

The City of Timmins Enforcement Services Department has actively provided COVID-19 education to customers and retailers over the past year. Compliance is now mandatory and charges will be laid if found in contravention of the provincial order.

“Our department has always been available to give direction and have assisted many retailers and residents in navigating through the ever changing legislation,” added Laneville. “We are dedicated in keeping our community safe.”

The City of Timmins By-law Enforcement Officers work together with the Porcupine Health Unit and Timmins Police Service to help protect public safety.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 09, 2021 at 2:50 PM
  

Earth Day is coming up on April 22 and our Environmental Services Department wants to know what Earth Day means to you?  This year's theme is "Restore our Earth."

Maybe you're a champion recycler. Or you love planting new trees and flowers. Draw a picture of how you celebrate and support our Earth and send it to environmental.services@timmins.ca. We'd love to see it. You could win a fun prize too!

Deadline is April 21, 2021 at 4:30 pm

Make sure you get an adult's permission before sending us your picture.

Earth Day is April 22

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 09, 2021 at 2:26 PM
  
Just as construction is set to begin on Segment 5 of the Connecting Link project, the City of Timmins is pleased to announce confirmation of $3 Million in funding from the Ministry of Transportation through their 2021-22 Connecting Links Program.

The Timmins connecting link is one of the largest in the province, including just over 21 km of highway. Ontario is helping municipalities repair their roadways and bridges that connect two ends of a provincial highway through a community or to a border crossing. Following delays due to COVID-19, work on the city’s connecting link can now proceed. This year’s work will see reconstruction of Algonquin Blvd. West between Mattagami Blvd. South and Theriault Blvd.

Timmins CAO Dave Landers explained that the work will be extensive with full-depth reconstruction of the roadway, replacement of underground services like water, and pole relocation.

“The work in this area is necessary due to the condition of the roadway and underlying infrastructure,” said Landers. “It has been identified as priority and we are happy to be able to move forward with assistance from government funding. This is the third time that the City of Timmins has successfully lobbied and received the maximum funding allowed under the provincial program.”

“Timmins’ connecting link is the main artery through the city. It connects residents, businesses and industry and helps drive our economy,” said Mayor George Pirie. “The extent of work required to upgrade and maintain our roads would not be possible without funding from the Ministry of Transportation and Ontario government. I want to thank our engineering team and staff who have helped us secure this funding by working with the Ministry and emphasizing the importance of this project. I would also like to thank Minister Mulroney with the Ministry of Transportation on behalf of the Government of Ontario for continuing to work with the City of Timmins to complete work on this critical roadway.”

Details on the full Connecting Link Segment 5 project, including the stages of construction and applicable detour routes can be found here.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 09, 2021 at 12:26 PM
  
The flags at Timmins City Hall are flying at half-mast today in honour of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh following his passing earlier this morning at Windsor Castle.

“We would like to offer our sincere condolences to Her Majesty The Queen,” said Mayor George Pirie. “We join the Royal Family and people around the world in mourning his loss.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 09, 2021 at 8:51 AM
  
The City’s Public Works Department has begun work to remove sand from the streets, sidewalks, municipal parking lots, and medians across the city. Due to the amount of sand used to contend with our Northern Ontario winters, sweeping operations will take several weeks to complete.

While sweeping operations have begun, they remain weather-dependent as these activities cannot take place when temperatures drop below zero degrees.

Yellow ‘No Parking’ signs are posted on the streets the day prior to sweeping, and indicate the day of the week that operations are to take place. Failure to comply can result in the vehicle being towed or ticketed, and may prevent areas of the street from being cleaned.

A sweeping schedule will be posted weekly on the City’s website, which is subject to last-minute changes based on changes in weather and potential equipment break downs.

We kindly ask residents to comply with the ‘No Parking’ signs as our crews work to clean the streets, reducing the amount of sand and dust throughout the City.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 08, 2021 at 9:16 AM
  
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