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A By-law is a rule or law that is put in place by the City of Timmins to ensure that our community remains safe and orderly. The City of Timmins Enforcement Services Division is responsible for enforcing our by-laws. Staff enforce by-laws by investigating complaints and responding to the concerns of citizens.

Each month, we'll explore a different by-law and what it means for you. This month, we're looking at the City's Dog and Cat By-law 2021-8593

The purr-fect number

Did you know that the City’s Dog and Cat By-law limits the number of cats and dogs you can keep in a single-family dwelling? Each person (or family) in one house or unit can keep 6 domestic cats and 4 domestic dogs. If the property has more than 1 dwelling on the parcel of land, like a duplex or an apartment, it’s 2 cats or dogs per unit.

But why? While a house full of furry friends would be arguably delightful, municipalities place restrictions on pet-numbers to cut down on potential problems domesticated dogs or cats can cause. Feces, barking, damage to property and, at worst, aggressive behaviour can become an issue and while your cat may have a quiet purr, the purr-pose of a by-law is to provide a set of rules for the community.

Each furry friend also needs a license that is renewed annually and expires on December 31 of each year and can be purchased at from the Timmins Humane Society, PADS K9 Protection and Detection Services, Spoiled Rotten, or the Timmins Animal Hospital. Service Timmins does not sell cat or dog licenses.
The City’s Enforcement Services Supervisor oversees the contact for animal control, which is contracted and enforced by PADS K9 Protection and Detection Services.

I ran, I ran so far away

No pet owner is allowed to let their dog or cat run at large in the City of Timmins. Dogs should be kept on a leash or under the direct control of a competent person. For the purpose of the By-law, a dog or cat is considered “running at large” if they’re found in any place other than the premises of the owner and not on a leash or under control.
And it stands to reason that letting your dog or cat bite or attack without provocation another person or domestic animal is also not allowed.

We’ve got the scoop on poop

One sentence in the By-law is dedicated to poop, “Every owner or Guardian not being a blind person or disabled person shall immediately remove and dispose of any excrement left by their dog.” The key to understanding this sentence is to focus on what’s missing. Notice that there is no distinction about private or public property. Why? Because dog owners are expected to pick up dog poop everywhere, even in their own yard. Poop stinks and your neighbours have the right to call Service Timmins and make a formal complaint if your yard is full of doggy dumps. No matter where the droppings drop, they need to be picked up and properly disposed of to avoid odor.

Click here to learn more about the City’s Dog and Cat By-law 2021-8593.


Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jul 07, 2022 at 3:36 PM
  

(Timmins Transit)
(Competition # - ADM-2022-04)

Timmins Transit’s mission is “To excel in the provision of a safe, reliable, efficient and customer service focused public transportation system”.  As a transit driver you play a key role in providing this service. 

This is an opportunity to apply your skills in a unique customer-service role.  An ideal candidate for Transit Driver must meet the following:

  • Successful completion of Secondary School (Grade XII) education or equivalency
  • Must be physically capable of operating a vehicle safely, possess OR capable of possessing a Class “BZ” or “CZ” Ontario’s Driver’s License and have an acceptable driving record.  No transit experience is required, the employer will train
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills in dealing with the public, staff and outside agencies in a courteous and effective manner
  • Prior customer service experience preferred
  • Be able to work a flexible work schedule including shift work and weekend work 
  • Have good knowledge of City streets, bus routes and schedules
  • Ability to perform service duties in garage (if required)
  • Ability to compile various reports
  • Required to participate and support the City of Timmins Continuous Improvement Program in order to help foster a culture of operational excellence
  • Clear Driver’s Abstract required 
  • Clear Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screen required
  • Current WHMIS Certificate an asset
  • Ability to perform other duties as assigned
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination mandatory

Rate of pay

$27.13 per hour (In accordance with CUPE Local 1544 Agreement)

Please forward your application to the Human Resources Department.

Via fax: 705-360-2685
Via email: [email protected]

Ph.: 705-360-2628       

Although we may have your application on file, you must re-apply for this specific competition.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only candidates under consideration will be contacted. The City of Timmins is an equal opportunity employer in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 and the Ontario Human Rights Code. The City of Timmins will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment, selection and/or assessment process to applicants with disabilities. Personal information provided is collected under the authority of The Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.
 
Posted by AnneMarie Fournier  On Jul 07, 2022 at 3:19 PM
  
The Public Information Centre (PIC) held last evening at the Hoyle Community Centre had approximately 130 residents and stakeholders in attendance. The purpose was to discuss transportation alternatives for the Porcupine River corridor.

The Porcupine River Bridge on Frederick House Lake Rd. was closed last November over concerns of safety and structural integrity. Associated Engineering has presented three (3) possible design options that include replacement of the bridge; permanent detour around the closed structure; or, new road alignment east of the Porcupine River.

Now, the City of Timmins is providing a second opportunity for interested persons to provide comment on each transportation alternative in an online format.

Residents can participate online by viewing the information materials on the City’s project page (https://www.timmins.ca/our_services/roads_and_infrastructure/maintenance_and_repair/porcupine_river_bridge_closure/online_public_information_centre_-_submit_feedback). Comments will be accepted from July 5, 2022 to July 18, 2022. Comments received will be integrated into a re-evaluation of each design alternative before a presentation is made to City council for deliberation.

The City of Timmins thanks residents for their participation in improving its active infrastructure.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jul 05, 2022 at 12:49 PM
  
Construction is set to begin the week of July 5, 2022 on replacement of the bridge on Bruce Ave. The City of Timmins determined that the single span concrete structure needed to be replaced following structural review completed in 2021 by Associated Engineering.

Bruce Ave. will be closed to traffic from Gold Mine Rd. to Legion Dr. with vehicles detoured down Golden Ave. No Timmins Transit stops will be impacted by the detour. Please watch for detour signs once road closure is in place.

City of Timmins thanks residents for their cooperation and asks that they drive with care. For more information on the project, visit: https://www.timmins.ca/our_services/engineering/capital_works/2022_capital_works/bruce_ave__bridge_replacement.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 28, 2022 at 11:47 AM
  

Fireworks

A by-law is a rule or law that is put in place by the City of Timmins to ensure that our community remains safe and orderly. The City of Timmins Enforcement Services Division is responsible for enforcing our by-laws. Staff enforce by-laws by investigating complaints and responding to the concerns of citizens.

Each month, we'll explore a different by-law and what it means for you. This month, we're looking at the City's Fire Crackers / Fireworks by-law 1984-2162.

Baby, that’s a firework

Fireworks are low-explosive pyrotechnic devices that are used most commonly for entertainment. A firecracker is also a small explosive device, but its primarily designed to produce a loud noise. In the City of Timmins, the sale and setting off of firecrackers and fireworks is regulated by by-law 1984-2162.

It’s a straightforward by-law. No person shall sell any fire ball, squib, cracker or fireworks on any day of the year within the City of Timmins. A fire ball is a firework that shoots a ball of fire up in the air. A squib are the fireworks that make a large hissing noise as they go off. No person shall set-off or fire any fire ball, squib, cracker or fireworks on any day of the year within the City of Timmins on private or public property.

Fireworks are banned as a safety precaution, especially in areas that are at risk for forest or brush fires or in residential areas where a misfired firework could cause injury or damage to property.

But I’m a professional

When Canada Day rolls around, the city wants to celebrate. Professional firework companies can obtain a permit from the Fire Chief that will allow then to set-off fireworks at a specific time and place as outlined in their permit by a qualified person.

Applications for permits must be submitted in writing at least two weeks in advance to the Timmins Fire Department.

That’ll cost you

If you do decide to sell or set-off fireworks or firecrackers, you would be considered guilty of an offence and if convicted, are liable to a maximum fine of not more than $2,000.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 24, 2022 at 3:54 PM
  
The City of Timmins is encouraging residents to attend a Public Information Centre (PIC) on transportation alternatives for the Porcupine River corridor on Monday, July 4, 2022.

The Porcupine River Bridge on Frederick House Lake Rd. was closed last November over concerns of safety and structural integrity. Since then, the City has been working with Associated Engineering to come up with a permanent solution for the transportation corridor.

Associated Engineering will now present three (3) possible design options that include replacement of the bridge on Frederick House Lake Rd., permanent detour around the closed structure or a new road alignment east of the Porcupine River. This is an important opportunity for residents and interested parties to provide public input on each transportation alternative.

Public Information Centre
Date: Monday, July 4th, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Location: Hoyle Community Center
    25 Hoyle Rd.
    Porcupine, ON P0N 1H0

The PIC will consist of an open house format with City staff and technical representatives on hand to answer any questions.

The City of Timmins thanks residents for their participation in improving its active infrastructure.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 23, 2022 at 3:36 PM
  
The City is pedaling forward on plans to re-designate Jubilee Ave. and Theriault Blvd. in order to add dedicated bike lanes to both roads through a busy school and recreation area.

Centre two-way left turn lane signs have been installed along Jubilee Ave. and will be in effect once line painting is completed the week of June 27, 2022. The re-designation project will see Jubilee Ave. reduced to a three-lane road with a dedicated centre turn lane. Road markings for bike lanes will be painted at a later date.

For more information on the re-designation project, visit: https://bit.ly/3HTxURK.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 23, 2022 at 9:40 AM
  
When it comes to climate change, the City’s Environmental Coordinator is specific about what corporate initiatives need to happen now to give Timmins a green future.

“The City needs to lead by example,” says Christina Beaton. “Through our sustainability program, we have achieved success in reducing our corporate electricity consumption, natural gas consumption, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It’s a start, but we have work to do to encourage community participation in our programs.”

Since 2018, the City has reduced electricity consumption by 9%. Over the same period, the City has reduced natural gas consumption by 16%. The City’s energy intensity, the amount of energy used to provide a service or product, has been reduced by 14%, which far surpasses the overall goal of a 5% reduction over 5 years. The goal now is to maintain or improve this rate of reduction until 2024. The City has also met and surpassed target reductions on GHG emissions with a decline of 15% since 2017.

At last night’s council meeting, the City’s new Climate Change Adaptation Plan was approved. The plan is designed to advance community engagement in long-term planning with the goal of creating a community that is resilient to the risks associated with climate change.

“Yesterday, we had the season’s first special weather statement warning of high temperatures and potential health risks to vulnerable populations,” adds Beaton. “It helped reinforce the need for a comprehensive strategy, led by the City, to help our community deal with climate change risks like extreme heat days, heatwaves, reduced air quality from high temperatures and increased wildfire activity. We are hoping to collaborate with interested residents and community groups as we implement the plan.”

The City’s Community Adaptation Plan will soon be available online. Learn more about the City’s commitment to a sustainable future at: https://www.timmins.ca/our_services/city_hall/environment___sustainability.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 22, 2022 at 6:47 AM
  

The Hollinger Splash Pad will be closed for regular service the morning of Thursday, June 23rd. It is expected to be back on by early Thursday afternoon.

Thank you for your cooperation. 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 21, 2022 at 10:26 AM
  
The Prospector’s Trail at the Whitney-Tisdale Pump Station will be closed Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23, 2022 to complete trail rehabilitation from construction completed on the pump station. Work will also include hydroseeding of areas in the vicinity.

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.

Thank you for your cooperation.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 21, 2022 at 9:21 AM
  
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