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Detour plans are now in place for the next phase of Connecting Link construction. This year, motorists will have two options to divert safely around the work area.

Segment 6 of construction will see improvements along Algonquin Blvd. West from Theriault Blvd. to Mountjoy St. This is the second downtown segment and once again includes full-depth reconstruction of the roadway, replacement of underground services like water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer, and pole relocation.

At the start of construction, access to the Mountjoy St. intersection will be maintained. Two detour routes will be available extending north and south from Algonquin Blvd. W. Vehicles and cyclists can bypass construction heading north along Theriault Blvd. to Vimy Ave. proceeding to Mountjoy St. N. The southern detour route runs from Cameron St. S. to Commercial Ave. proceeding to Mountjoy St. S.

“In this segment of the Connecting Link construction, we are not hampered by the Mattagami River,” says Project Coordinator Eryk Rice. “With two detour options, the result will be less traffic congestion.”

To help maintain traffic flow, a temporary 4-way stop will be added at the intersection of Theriault Blvd. and Vimy Ave. and a temporary 3-way stop will be added at the intersection of Vimy Ave. and Mountjoy St. N. Temporary traffic lights will be installed along the southerly route on Cameron St. S. at Wilson Ave. and Commercial Ave. and on Commercial Ave. at Mountjoy S. Motorists should allow for some delay and be prepared to stop once signage is in place.

Commercial motor vehicles will be using the familiar truck detour along Shirley St. to Lafleur Dr. and onto Laforest Rd. before reaching Hwy. 655. Council has approved a temporary speed limit reduction along the truck detour on Airport Rd. The posted speed will be 50 km/h from Laforest Rd. through the area of the Kraft Creek Bridge.

We can also confirm that residents will have access to all businesses located in this section of Algonquin Blvd. W.,” adds Rice. “Most businesses have entry through a secondary road like Rea St. N. or Preston St. There are a handful of businesses that will be provided with temporary access from a neighboring property off of Rea St. N. This will be maintained by the contactor and signage will be in place directing traffic.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 18, 2022 at 2:53 PM
  

File No. Z-2022-09
5627 050 057 01600

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, to gather public input regarding a proposed Zoning By-law Amendment under Section 34 of the Planning Act, R.S.O 1990, c. P. 13, as amended.

Applicant: Calanit Inc. (Agent: Rivard Engineering, Kevin Russell)

Location: Concessions 1 and 2, Part of Lot 10, Registered Plan 6R1660, Parts 3 to 6, Parcel 13991WT, Tisdale Township, City of Timmins (northeast corner of Vipond Road and Gold Mine Road)

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands currently zoned Rural (RD-RU) to Light Industrial (Class 1) (EA-I1). This will allow for a proposed tractor trailer fleet parking lot and a future maintenance shop for the applicant’s tractor trailer fleet.

ANY PERSON may attend the public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of Council of the City of Timmins to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Timmins before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the City of Timmins before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the City of Timmins on the proposed zoning by-law amendment, you must make a written request to Steph Palmateer, City Clerk, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1B3.

For more information about this matter, including information about appeal rights, contact the Planning Division, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1B3, telephone number 705-360-2624 or via email at [email protected]

Dated at the City of Timmins this 17th day of May, 2022.

Calanit Inc. Location Map

Posted by David St.Onge  On May 17, 2022 at 8:28 AM
  

The City of Timmins Environmental Services Department, Waste Management Division has been working fast to address on-going delays in waste and recycling collection. Trouble started the end of April when mechanical issues began to plague waste collection trucks. With three garbage trucks beyond end of life, keeping these vehicles on the road has become a challenge.

The issue lies in the delay of two collection trucks purchased by the City in 2020 that are currently on back order. The primary reason given for the delay is supply chain issues resulting from the pandemic, but that reason does little to mitigate current concerns.

“We are looking at rental options for collection trucks and relying heavily on contractors to complete waste and recycling schedules,” says Scott Tam Manager of Environmental Services. “It really has been a perfect storm with limited heavy-duty mechanics available to work on our trucks while we wait for our two new vehicles to arrive. As of right now, we do not have a date of delivery.”

The City has been quick to post a notice of disruption online when delays or postponement are unavoidable, but Service Timmins has seen an increase in resident calls.

“Our staff have been addressing concerns about garbage pick-up, primarily with how late collection is occurring,” says Jennifer Chilton Manager of Service Timmins. “It’s spring and we have seen an increase in bear activity. People want to secure their bins. We are in constant contact with Waste Management to stay up-to-date on collection times and areas experiencing delays.”

The City is currently subsidizing operations with contracted support and there will continue to be minor delays while new contractors are added to rotation. As per City By-Law 2017-7977, if garbage and recycling has not been collected by 8:00 p.m. on collection day, the schedule will be postponed until the next day and bins should be removed from the roadway to a secure location.

The City will post notice of delays or postponement with affected areas online under our News and Alerts section on Timmins.ca. Residents can sign up to receive notice of disruptions via email or download the Timmins Recyclepedia app from the Google Play or App store for collection reminders.


Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 13, 2022 at 1:54 PM
  

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

From May 15 to May 19, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be doing nighttime street sweeping.

Sunday May 15 starting 9:30 PM:

Connecting Link: Riverside (Clifford to Shirley)

Monday May 16 starting 9:30 PM:

Connecting Link: Riverside (Shirley to Government)

Tuesday May 17 starting 9:30 PM:

Connecting Link: Schumacher HWY (655 to Flags)

Wednesday May 18 starting 9:30 PM:

Connecting Link: King (Gervais to Porcupine Bridge)

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

From May 16 to May 20, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be doing daytime street sweeping

Monday May 16 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins South: Balsam (First to Ogden), Cedar (First to Ogden) Kimberly (Spruce to Mountjoy)

South Porcupine: Golden, Legion

Tuesday May 17 starting 7:30 AM

Timmins North: Lincoln, Carlin, Polaris, Quartz

South Porcupine: Bruce, Strachan

Wednesday May 18 starting 7:30 AM

Timmins North: George, Jade (Maclean to Waterloo), Jade (Rea to Melrose), Belleview, Oneil, Hillside

South Porcupine: Lyall, Summers, Smith, Galbraith, McDougall, Goldrush

Thursday May 19 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Ann (Cameron to dead end), Cameron (Theriault to dead end), Pearl, McLeod, Powerline

Schumacher: Ankerite, Delnite, Blue Jay Lane, Cook Rd, Shaw Creek

Friday May 20 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Waterloo (Vimy to Jubilee), Rea (Metro rear entrance to Jubilee)

South Porcupine: Tisdale, Allen, Leighton, Dunn, Evans

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 May 13, 2022 at 1:27 PM
  

The City of Timmins, Environmental Services Department, Waste Management Division, wishes to inform the public that waste and recycling cart pickup in the area South Porcupine and Porcupine will be delayed or postponed. Collections are ongoing and will continue into the evening.

If your carts are not collected please have them curbside no later than 7:30 AM Friday, May 13, 2022. 

The following areas from Crawford to the Porcupine River Bridge will be picked up tomorrow Friday, May 13, 2022.   

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Environmental Services Department, Waste Management Division

Posted by Vickie Boudreau  On May 12, 2022 at 3:15 PM
  

fence by-law

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 Fence Regulation By-law 2011-7128.

My Side of the Fence

The expense of a fence can be worth it if you’re looking to add to your home’s security, add more privacy from prying eyes, or protect kids and pets at play. The City of Timmins by-law 2011-7128 regulates the construction and maintenance of fences to ensure they don’t obstruct sight lines or visibility for motorists and pedestrians when they’re built in the front yard. There’s also consideration given to zoning by-laws, encroaching onto City-owned lands, and the types of materials used when building a fence. The good news is, you don’t need a permit to construct a fence on your property.

Generally, your fence cannot encroach or intrude on City-owned lands. It can’t block visibility along a roadway or sidewalk. Fences cannot be electrified, unless you’ve installed invisible pet fencing. Residential fences installed in the front yard from your front property line to your front building line cannot be more than 3 feet high unless it’s made out of a material like chain link, in which case it can’t be more than 5 feet.

Jump In!

Pools have their own fence requirements for safety. If you have a pool, you are required to build a fence around the pool at least 4 feet high and be located at a distance not less than 5 feet from the swimming pool. The fence around your pool must have a gate that can be locked and be built out of materials that prevent climbing. The by-law also covers hot tubs and, while you don’t need a fence around a hot tub, you will need to made sure that it’s covered and locked in place when it’s not in use.

There are exceptions to the pool fence rule. If you have an above-ground swimming pool where the sides of the pool and deck are the same or greater than 4 feet, you don’t need a fence. The sides and any deck assembly should be constructed to prevent climbing and any ladder or stairs used to access the pool or deck should be able to be locked or latched in a position that prevents entry to the pool.

Construction Materials

The by-law states that your fence should be maintained without visible deterioration. The surface should be painted, stained, varnished or protected with a finish that offers protection against deterioration, or made with a material like cedar that offers protection against deterioration.

Acceptable materials include wood, wire, brick, or similar materials. Fences cannot be made out of sheet metal or corrugated metal.

Whose Side is it Anyway?

Fences can be built on or within your property line. You have the legal right to construct a fence right on the property line, but you run the risk of sharing ownership with your neighbour. You neighbour has the same legal right. The best location for your new fence is on your side of the property just inside the boundary line.

If a fence is built along a boundary between properties, it’s called a line fence. If you anticipate a problem with your neighbor, it is strongly recommended that the fence is built inside the property line to avoid any disputes. Ontario’s Line Fences Act provides a dispute resolution procedure to mediate between two neighbours when there is no current fence between properties and one owner wants to construct a new fence. Or, when a line fence already exists and one owner believes it needs to be repaired or rebuilt.

If Enforcement Services gets a complaint about your fence, you may be served with a notice to make modifications to the fence to bring it into compliance with the City’s Fence By-Law. The City doesn’t get involved with issues between private property owners beyond enforcing standards set out in our Fence By-Law. Disputes like a fence being across a property line need to be remedied through civil action.

Our By-Law Enforcement FAQ section provides more information on building and maintaining your fence.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 12, 2022 at 2:32 PM
  

Work continues on Airport Rd. between Lamminen Ave. and Lonergan Blvd. to complete work on watermain infrastructure. Temporary lane closures and traffic restrictions start Monday, May 16 as excavation begins.

Motorists should be prepared to slow down, stop, and merge to one lane. Eastbound traffic traveling along Airport Rd. will have left turn disruption onto River Park Rd. and Lamminen Ave. as work progresses.

Be alert and reduce speed while proceeding through the construction zone.

If you have any questions, reach out to Service Timmins at 705-264-1331 or online at service.timmins.ca.


Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 12, 2022 at 10:43 AM
  

(Timmins Fire Department)

The City of Timmins Fire Department needs people with a strong desire to help others and people with courage and dedication to the work they do.

Because the position of Volunteer Firefighter is so important, we make sure all of our volunteer firefighters are expertly trained and properly equipped.

So, if you want to do something important for your community and are willing to take on a challenging opportunity, being a Volunteer Firefighter may be the opportunity for you. 

The City of Timmins Fire Department operates six (6) Volunteer Fire Stations strategically placed throughout the City.  As a member of this dedicated team, you will respond to firefighting and rescue operations, operate and maintain fire apparatus and equipment, and participate in public relations and education. 

The City of Timmins is looking to fulfill multiple positions of Volunteer Firefighters in every station.

A Volunteer Firefighter must:

  • Not be less than 18 years of age
  • Have a secondary school Graduation Diploma or equivalent as approved by the Ministry of Education
  • Be able to conduct routine maintenance and cleaning of stations and all types of apparatus and equipment used
  • Be able to obtain an Ontario class DZ driver’s license during the probationary period
  • Be able to work in a highly structured work environment and follow the rules, regulations and procedures of the Timmins Fire Department
  • Be capable of learning and performing the various methods and techniques used in extinguishing and preventing fires and in rescue techniques
  • Have a valid Ontario class G driver’s license or higher with 0 demerit points satisfactory to the City of Timmins
  • Have the ability to acquire a general knowledge of hazardous materials, poisonous substances, arson detection, life safety systems and other job-related subjects, and be familiar with the procedures associated with these subjects
  • Have the ability to make decisions and to react calmly and quickly in emergency situations
  • Have visual requirements of at least 20/30 in each eye without corrective lenses, have normal depth perception, and have colour vision
  • Maintain the physical strength and agility to perform hard work and operate all firefighting/rescue apparatus and equipment, as well as safety equipment under adverse conditions, frequently, for prolonged periods of time
  • Not have any criminal convictions for which a pardon has not been granted
  • Successfully complete the recruit-training program
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination mandatory

Application package:   Volunteer Firefighters Recruitment Package.pdf

Please forward your application package to the Human Resources Department.

Via e-mail: [email protected]  
Via fax: 705-360-2685
  
 Phone:  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 May 12, 2022 at 10:07 AM
  
Road construction season has begun in the City of Timmins and if the sound of birdsong doesn’t signal warmer weather, the sound of trucks and paving machinery will. The City’s road maintenance plans are extensive and motorists should be prepared for detours and delays, both unavoidable for the sake of smoother roads. The City will work to keep traffic moving and appreciates your patience when navigating construction zones.

Connecting Link construction is set to begin late May and work will proceed just east of Theriault Blvd. up to and including the Mountjoy St. intersection. The work is extensive and includes full-depth reconstruction of the roadway, replacement of underground services like water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer and pole relocation. The province’s recent investment of $74 million for the Connecting Link means the City can make improvements to the Connecting Link corridor at a quicker pace and divert funds to other pressing infrastructure projects. The City is currently finalizing traffic management plans and will have an update shortly.

The City is also completing grind and pave work on 5.8 kilometres of roadway across the city. During grind and pave, the top 40 to 50 mm of road surface is removed before applying a new, smooth surface. The process is faster than full reconstruction and saves money, time, and materials. Sections of Riverside Dr., Highway 101 E., Commercial Ave., and Mountjoy St. are on the schedule. You can see the full list of roads online at Timmins.ca. Another 5.6 kilometres of rural road will also receive surface treatment.

Denise St. will be resurfaced from Westmount Blvd. to Demine Ave. This work is also extensive and will widen the road, improve drainage, and add new curbs and asphalt. Watermain lining is already underway down Airport Rd. between Lonergan Blvd. and Lamminen Ave. The extension to St. Jean Ave. and the Langmuir Rd. culvert replacement will also be completed and the bridge on Bruce Ave. will be replaced.

It’s a long list of road maintenance work after what felt like an even longer winter. Here’s how to navigate it:

• Subscribe for Connecting Link alerts and Notice of Disruption alerts online at Timmins.ca to have updates sent directly to your email.
• Watch for detour and traffic control signs along main routes like Algonquin Blvd., Riverside Dr, and Airport Rd.
• Reduce your speed and drive with caution through any construction zone and watch for crew and equipment.
• Allow yourself more time to travel through busy areas under construction.
• Merge responsibly when roads are reduced to one lane by merging early and using the zipper method to take turns entering one lane.

Thank you for your continued patience as we set to work repairing and maintaining our roads. If you have any questions, Service Timmins is happy to help. You can reach Service Timmins online at service.timmins.ca, by email to [email protected], or by phone 705-264-1331.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 09, 2022 at 11:46 AM
  

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

From May 8 to May 12, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be doing nighttime street sweeping

Sunday May 8 starting 9:30 PM:

Connecting Link: Algonquin (Spruce to 655)

Monday May 9 starting 9:30 PM:

Connecting Link: Riverside (Mattagami to Joseph)

Tuesday May 10 starting 9:30 PM:

Connecting Link: Riverside (Joseph to Shirley)

Wednesday May 11 starting 9:30 PM:

Connecting Link: Riverside (Shirley to Canadian Tire)

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

From May 9 to May 13, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be doing daytime street sweeping

Monday May 9 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins South: Elm (Second to dead end), Maple (Second to dead end), Birch (Second to Moneta)

Schumacher: Templeton, Vipond, Les Hall, Hollinger, Dwyer (Hollinger to Vipond)

Tuesday May 10 starting 7:30 AM

Timmins North: Cedar (Fifth to Ross), Balsam (Fifth to Ross)

Schumacher: Dwyer (Vipond to Boundary), Boundary, Lions Crest (Flags to Grant)

Wednesday May 11 starting 7:30 AM

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

South Porcupine: Shamrock, Bloor, Lakeview

Thursday May 12 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Fifth (Cedar to Mountjoy) Seventh (Pine to Mountjoy)

Schumacher: Father Costello, Lions Crest (Grant to McIntyre)

Friday May 13 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Eighth (Toke to Maclean), Ninth (Pine to Maclean)

Schumacher: Moore, Legion

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 May 06, 2022 at 1:26 PM
  
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