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Canada Day 2022

Plans for Canada Day are well underway and this year, the City of Timmins has teamed up with Timmins Community Park Association to bring fun for the whole family.

First up, Hollinger Park will be the site of a Canada Day Family Fun afternoon complete with a DJ and foam party! Splash around in the suds, run the inflatable maze and take a ride in a bumper ball. Midnight Express will keep the music pumping. Enjoy a hotdog BBQ by donation and celebrate Canada in one of Timmins’ great green spaces. Festivities run from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1 from Hollinger Park.

That night, head to the shores of Porcupine Lake for a spectacular firework display from Rampant Fireworks. Where’s the best place to watch? Stare up at the night sky from locations along the shore like the White Waterfront Conservation Area. Fireworks start at 10:00 p.m.

For updates on the Canada Day Fun and Fireworks, follow the City of Timmins, Timmins Tourism and Timmins Community Park Association on Facebook.

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

Please be advised that daytime programming at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex pool has been cancelled today, Monday, June 13 due to an unforeseen maintenance issue.

Evening programs are expected to resume as scheduled.

Thank you for your patience.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 13, 2022 at 8:39 AM
  
Please be advised that Riverpark Rd. will be closed between Airport Rd. and Suzanne St. starting Monday, June 13 for approximately three (3) days.

The closure will be conducted by Fer-Pal Construction Ltd. while work continues on the rehabilitation of the Airport Rd. watermain.

For more information on the project, visit https://www.timmins.ca/our_services/engineering/capital_works/2022_capital_works/watermain_lining.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 10, 2022 at 2:36 PM
  

Nighttime Street Sweeping 9:30PM to 7:30PM

From June 12 to June 16, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be doing nighttime street sweeping

Sunday June 12 starting 9:30 PM:

Timmins North: Jubilee

Monday June 13 starting 9:30 PM:

Timmins North: James, Toke, Ross

Tuesday June 14 starting 9:30 PM:

Timmins North: Ross, Pine

Wednesday June 15 starting 9:30 PM:

Timmins North: Maclean, Sixth

Daytime Street Sweeping 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

From June 13 to June 17, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be doing daytime street sweeping

Monday June 13 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins West: Lemieux, Lillian, Craig, Lemoyne, McDuff, School, Leonard. Bonaventure, Meadow, Pleasant, Castlewood, Majestic, Diamond, McBride

Tuesday June 14 starting 7:30 AM

Timmins West: Norman, Vanier, Center. Richard, Maurice, Chenier, Chantal, Christine, Philip, Marcel

Wednesday June 15 starting 7:30 AM

Parking Lots

Thursday June 16 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins West: Lynwood, Woodland, Forest, Champlain. Camille, Laurentian, Georgian, Viscount

Friday June 3 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins West: Frontenac, Hudson, Brock, Carleton, Theodore, Laval. Timcor, Acres, Park

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 Shannon Resetar  On Jun 10, 2022 at 1:38 PM
  
Connecting Link construction is ready to move ahead. Algonquin Blvd. will be closed Monday afternoon east of Theriault Blvd. and west of Mountjoy St. Traffic will be diverted down two possible detour routes and motorists should be prepared to stop at new traffic lights and stop signs.

“It has taken some time to get permissions in order, but mobilization is well underway with the focus on bringing materials to site and getting the detour and bypass routes in order,” says Chief Administrative Officer Dave Landers.

A temporary 4-way stop has been added at the intersection of Theriault Blvd. and Vimy Ave. and a temporary 3-way stop has been added at the intersection of Vimy Ave. and Mountjoy St. N. Temporary traffic lights have been installed along the southerly route on Cameron St. S. at Wilson Ave. and Commercial Ave. and on Commercial Ave. at Mountjoy St. S. Detour maps can be viewed at Timmins.ca.

Commercial motor vehicles will now use the standard truck route from Shirley St. to Lafleur Dr. and onto Laforest Rd. before connecting with Hwy. 655. A temporary speed reduction of 50 km/h is now in effect along Airport Rd. from Laforest Rd. through the area of the Kraft Creek Bridge.

This is the second downtown segment along the Connecting Link and includes full-depth reconstruction of the roadway, replacement of underground services like water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer, and pole relocation. It is part of a three-year plan to prioritize the downtown Connecting Link route.

Starting Monday, residents should plan ahead and allow an extra 5 to 10 minutes for detour. Sign up for Connecting Link updates today at Timmins.ca and stay up-to-date on the latest construction news.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 10, 2022 at 1:23 PM
  
A lasting effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a driver shortage at Timmins Transit. In an effort to reduce driver fatigue and stress, City Council has approved a temporary frequency reduction effective Monday, June 13.

The revised schedule will be in place over the summer months from June through August and will reduce frequency times of some routes from service every 30 minutes to every forty-five minutes.

“Last summer, Management had to cancel summer vacation requests due to driver shortage,” says Director of Public Works and Environmental Services Ken Krcel. “Our drivers need time to rest and recharge. The immediate benefit is a reduction in lost time and employee turnover. This small change will prevent a greater loss of service that could happen if drivers end up burned out and calling in sick.”

Reducing the frequency of service will reduce the total number of driving hours each day, allowing for time off without having to cancel routes altogether. The timing is also ideal since past data shows a decline in ridership during the summer months.

“We need to give drivers their requested time off as per their collective agreement,” adds Krcel. “We are doing that with as little impact to transit riders as possible while providing adequate public transportation in the summer.”

The revised schedule will be posted online by Thursday morning. For more information on Timmins Transit schedule and updated routes, including those impacted by Connecting Link construction, visit Timmins.ca / Our Services / Timmins Transit.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 08, 2022 at 10:27 AM
  
Now that Timmins’ outgoing Mayor, George Pirie, is MPP-elect for Timmins, City Council has 60 days to decide how the resulting vacancy on council will be addressed. Deputy Mayor Kristin Murray has currently taken over responsibilities of the position.

Council’s responsibility is to confirm the position of interim mayor and assign a new member to council by appointment within 60 days.

The next municipal election is scheduled for October 24, 2022.

See more information on Timmins’ 2022 municipal election.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 06, 2022 at 2:51 PM
  

Nighttime Street Sweeping 9:30PM to 7:30PM

From June 5 to June 8, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be doing nighttime street sweeping

Sunday June 5 starting 9:30 PM:

Connecting Link: King

Monday June 6 starting 9:30 PM:

Downtown Bia: Third, Second

Tuesday June 7 starting 9:30 PM:

Downtown Bia: Spruce (Sixth to Kirby), Pine (Sixth to Kirby), Cedar (Sixth to Second)

Wednesday June 8 starting 9:30 PM:

Downtown Bia: Balsam (Sixth to Second), Birch (Sixth to Second), Maple (Sixth to Second), Elm (Sixth to Second)

Daytime Street Sweeping 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM

From June 6 to June 10, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be doing daytime street sweeping

Monday June 6 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: JV Bonhomme, Westmount (College to Airport), Donna, Victoria (College to Denise)

Porcupine: Boucher, Ristimaki, Krznaric, Duke West

Tuesday June 7 starting 7:30 AM

Timmins North: Shub, Rheaume, Morandin, Demine, Lalonde, Rosemarie

Porcupine: Queen, Princess, Bellemare

Wednesday June 8 starting 7:30 AM

Timmins North: Emilie, Fay, Lamminen, Spooner, Randall

Porcupine: Collins Crt, Kenneth, Conley North, Earl N, Duke, Gervais

Thursday June 9 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Martin, Delia, Couture, Jean, Malette

Friday June 10 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins South: Spruce (Kirby to Sterling), Cedar (Moneta to Sterling), Balsam (Moneta to Sterling), Birch (Moneta to Sterling), Maple (Moneta to Sterling), Elm (Moneta to Sterling)

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

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 Shannon Resetar  On Jun 03, 2022 at 3:43 PM
  
Following the results of the Ontario General Election, Deputy Mayor Kristin Murray offered congratulations to Timmins’ newly elected Member of Provincial Parliament.

“On behalf of myself and City Council, I want to congratulate our new MPP-elect George Pirie on his successful campaign. It has been a privilege serving with you on council. As Timmins’ Mayor, you have been steadfast in your commitment to achieving a future for our community that is progressive, prosperous and ready for change. I look forward to working with you in your new role.

I also want to offer thanks to Gilles Bisson for serving as our Member of Provincial Parliament for the last 32 years. Thank you for your leadership and dedication to Timmins and thank you to the team at the Constituency Office who have worked tirelessly for our residents.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 03, 2022 at 11:52 AM
  
June is Bike Month and the City of Timmins’ Cycling Committee wants to encourage more residents to get out and explore their neighbourhood by bike. Not only is it a clean mode of transportation, but biking improves physical fitness, creates safer roads, and can boost a city’s economy and talent retention. Cities across Canada are looking to expand their biking infrastructure and the City’s Cycling Committee is making sure Timmins stays on top of the trend.

This summer, two projects undertaken by the Cycling Committee will be completed, both of which help Timmins become more bikeable, or safe and suitable for cyclists of all ages. The multi-use path on Airport Rd. will be paved from Lamminen Ave. to Riverpark Rd., finishing up the extension added last summer. Dedicated bike lanes will also be added to Theriault Blvd. and Jubilee Ave. West. The addition of the bike lanes, approved by council on April 5, will improve visibility of cyclists through a busy school zone, making it safer for kids to bike to school.

One way that residents can celebrate Bike Month is by taking to the trails. The Cycling Committee has provided a list of cycling etiquette for trail use online at Timmins.ca. There are also handy tips for cycling safety and an interactive map that shows bike rack locations around the city. Learn more at: https://www.timmins.ca/find_or_learn_about/community_safety_and_well-_being/cycling_in_timmins.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 01, 2022 at 11:09 AM
  
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