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Premier Ford has announced an extension to Ontario’s current Stay-At-Home Order, which closes most outdoor recreational amenities across the province effective immediately. This preventative measure is anticipated to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 as Ontario continues to battle a third wave of the pandemic.

City owned sports fields, basketball courts, multi-use and tennis courts, beaches, skateboard parks, and picnic areas that would have the potential to attract a high density of users are now closed to the public.

The Ontario Government has reversed its decision to close playgrounds. Playground equipment can be used, but the current Stay-at-Home order also restricts outdoor gatherings to members of your immediate household. When exercising outside, maintain social distancing and wear a mask any time physical distancing is not possible.

Measures to ensure public safety will include installed signage and locking gate access to courts and fields to encourage compliance with provincial measures.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 19, 2021 at 11:48 AM
  
April 18 – 24 is National Volunteer Week, a time to celebrate, recognize, and thank our community volunteers. This year’s theme is ‘The Value of One, The Power of Many’ and it truly resonates with where the City of Timmins is now and how we envision our future.

During National Volunteer Week, we are asked to reflect on the acts of kindness by our volunteers and the power of what we can accomplish when we work together for a common goal. Volunteers in our community help many of our social service programs function. Whether it’s advocating for food-security or volunteering for initiatives that engage our youth, volunteers are the passion and the power that make it possible.

“There is no doubt that volunteers in our city work tirelessly, day after day and week after week,” says Mayor George Pirie. “I have had the pleasure of meeting volunteers from organizations like The Lord’s Kitchen, Living Space, and the Canadian Red Cross who are dedicated to this community: To making Timmins a better place to live. I know there are many more organizations who rely on volunteers and I am so very grateful for the time and commitment residents in our city are willing to provide.”

As Timmins moves forward with our first ‘Community Safety and Well-Being Plan’, there will be more opportunity for residents to get involved and give back. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, Timmins.Care can help connect you to a service agency looking for help. Learn more about our ‘Community Safety and Well-Being Plan’ and how you can get involved online at Timmins.ca.

This week, consider thanking a volunteer you know. #VolunteersBringChange.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 16, 2021 at 10:40 AM
  
Please be advised that Algonquin Blvd. W. will be reduced to one lane in both directions at Mattagami Blvd. South starting this Monday, April 19.

The lane reduction represents the start of Phase 1 of the Connecting Link Segment 5 construction and will see Mattagami Blvd. South closed between Algonquin Blvd. West and Wilson Ave.

Sign up today for our Connecting Link alerts and get the latest information on the Connecting Link construction straight to your phone. Visit Timmins.ca > News and Alerts > Connecting Link.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 14, 2021 at 12:53 PM
  
Please be advised that Algonquin Blvd. W. will be reduced to one lane in both directions at Mattagami Blvd. South starting this Monday, April 19.

The lane reduction represents the start of Phase 1 of the Connecting Link Segment 5 construction and will see Mattagami Blvd. South closed between Algonquin Blvd. West and Wilson Ave.

Sign up today for our Connecting Link alerts and get the latest information on the Connecting Link construction straight to your phone. Visit Timmins.ca > News and Alerts > Connecting Link.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 14, 2021 at 12:52 PM
  
With many downtown businesses relying on sales from curbside pickup, the City of Timmins wants to make it even easier to shop local without having to look for loose change.

Effective immediately, you can park at a downtown meter and turn on your four-way flashers while retrieving an order using curbside pickup.

“We’ve come up with a solution that will hopefully encourage more people to shop local and use the option of curbside pickup to support our downtown businesses,” says Sherry Laneville, Supervisor of Enforcement Services. “Turn on your four-way flashers to indicate that you’re picking up an order, which typically takes only a few minutes.”

Parking Control will be monitoring and ticketing anyone who is taking advantage of the arrangement in order to allow more people to make use of the opportunity.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 14, 2021 at 12:10 PM
  
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
  
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