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Within one day of the State of Emergency, the declaration supported the Porcupine Health Unit’s request for additional allocation of COVID-19 vaccines. As a result, vaccine clinics for all individuals 12 years and older have been added over the long weekend.

“This is exactly the response we hoped for,” says Mayor George Pirie. “Declaring a State of Emergency is not decided lightly. In order to get through this third wave, we need people to follow the public health measures and get vaccinated. We not only needed more vaccines, but more available clinics and appointments. We want to ensure that every eligible individual has access to a vaccine, so we’ve also made sure that free transportation is available for residents that require a reliable way to get to and from their appointment.”

Scheduled and “Pop-Up” Clinics

Residents can line-up on Friday, May 21 at Food Basics between 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 22 at Timmins Native Friendship Centre between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. No appointment required. Clinics will also be offered this weekend at the Mountjoy and Whitney Arenas by appointment only. For more information or to book an appointment visit the PHU online (https://www.porcupinehu.on.ca/en/your-health/infectious-diseases/novel-coronavirus/covid-vaccine/).

Transportation

This Friday to Monday, residents can ride Timmins Transit at no charge to their vaccine appointment and back. To make the route even simpler, from Saturday to Monday, Timmins Transit is adding a shuttle from the Transit Terminal direct to each vaccine clinic location. It’s a faster and more direct option to get residents to their appointments. Please note that regular bus service and shuttle service have been added to the holiday Monday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Vet’s Taxi is also offering complimentary service. Residents can call Vet’s Taxi (705-264-2333) for a ride to and from their vaccination appointment. No between stops are permitted. It’s important to thank Richard and Diane Lafleur for being great corporate citizens and partnering on this initiative with the City of Timmins and Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board (CDSSAB).
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 19, 2021 at 12:56 PM
  
On Wednesday, June 2, 2021, the City of Timmins will host a virtual Community Information Session to discuss the recent findings from the City’s Composting Feasibility Report.

Approximately 43% of all Timmins’ household waste is comprised of organic material. The City is committed to developing and implementing an organics diversion program in order to reduce the amount of organics sent to the landfill. Benefits include being able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the community and extending the lifespan of our landfill.

Hosted by Tetra Tech, the consulting firm responsible for the report, the Community Information Session will discuss findings from the City of Timmins Feasibility Report including the viability of offering an organics diversion program as part of the City’s waste reduction and recycling services.

Date: June 2, 2021
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Click HERE to join virtual presentation.

No registration is required. Please use the above link to join the public session.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 19, 2021 at 11:13 AM
  

File No. Z-2021-02
5627 040 120 68600

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins will hold a virtual public meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. 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: Surface Excavation Inc. (Agent: Barry H. Martin and Sabrina Saley)

Location: Concession 4, Part of Broken Lot 7, Parcel 9839SEC, Whitney Township, City of Timmins (79 Hallnor Road)

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands from Medium Industrial (Class II) – Holding (EA-I2-h) to Mineral Extraction (RD-MX) to allow for the extraction of earth (topsoil) from the subject lands.

This public meeting will be held in a virtual forum with electronic participation.

If you wish to provide oral comments at the virtual public meeting, please register in advance by emailing the City Clerk at steph.palmateer@timmins.ca or calling Service Timmins at 705-264-1331 during regular office hours prior to Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at 12:00 noon. Once you register, you will be provided information from the Clerk’s Department on how to make your submission at the virtual public meeting with electronic participation.

To participate in the virtual public meeting, you will need to have access to a computer with internet service or a telephone.

If you wish to make a written submission concerning this matter, it should be directed to the Planning Division, City of Timmins, 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, Ontario, P4N 1B3, telephone number 705-360-2624 or via email at planning@timmins.ca

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, however, advance registration is required.

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of Council of the City of Timmins to the Local Planning Appeal 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 Local Planning Appeal 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 planning@timmins.ca.

Dated at the City of Timmins this 18th day of May, 2021.

79 Hallnor Road Map

Posted by David St.Onge  On May 18, 2021 at 11:37 AM
  
Mayor George Pirie has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Timmins, effective today at, in response to the rapid and un-checked spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Mayor Pirie made the declaration at the request of the Timmins and District Hospital (TADH), the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU), and Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

The declaration of emergency is in accordance with Ontario’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and has been put in place to protect the health and safety of all citizens in the municipality.

Currently, the TADH reports that ten (10) COVID positive patients with an average age of 42 have been admitted to the hospital and COVID positive vented patients are being transported from its facility.

EMS reports that its resources are overextended and that its emergency response is threatened.

PHU reports that workplace transmission of COVID-19 is clear and present in our community and remains an ongoing source of exposure. Workplaces need to ensure that proper personal protective equipment (PPE), distancing and screening are followed diligently in every setting at all times, whether open to the public or not. Employees need to stay home if they are experiencing symptoms.

Small businesses are also reporting their fears of business failure if they are unable to reopen should Timmins remain in lockdown once the provincial Stay-at-Home order has been lifted.

“I want to send a very clear and strong message that COVID-19 is a threat to residents in the City of Timmins,” said Mayor George Pirie. “We are seeing a dramatic rise in cases in our region as we continue to battle COVID-19. We know that our regional hospital is currently experiencing a surge in patients requiring medical care and that the cases are affecting a younger population. We have declared a State of Emergency to insure that we can act fast to further protect our residents and local businesses. Our Municipal Emergency Control Group is taking the best course of action at this time and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”

The PHU has called upon the Government to recognize Timmins as a provincial “hotspot” to ensure that vaccines and supplies are readily available for the community; to enhance capacity for testing; and, support for a community isolation centre.

PHU reminds residents that it is imperative that people stay home and isolate even with mild symptoms and get tested. Getting tested is critical to stop the spread of COVID-19.

TADH calls upon the residents of the community to get vaccinated as soon as possible to ensure that health care services are not overwhelmed.

“I am asking the residents of Timmins to get vaccinated and follow public health measures to ensure that our businesses and our citizens survive the third wave,” adds Mayor Pirie. “Each community member must stay home immediately if they have any symptoms – even mild – and call to get tested; wear a mask properly, distance from anyone you do not live with, and treat every interaction in the community as a potential exposure. Vaccinations will get us there, but we need time for immunity, so these actions remain critical.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 17, 2021 at 4:44 PM
  
Mayor George Pirie has declared a State of Emergency for the City of Timmins, effective today at, in response to the rapid and un-checked spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Mayor Pirie made the declaration at the request of the Timmins and District Hospital (TADH), the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU), and Cochrane District Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

The declaration of emergency is in accordance with Ontario’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act and has been put in place to protect the health and safety of all citizens in the municipality.

Currently, the TADH reports that ten (10) COVID positive patients with an average age of 42 have been admitted to the hospital and COVID positive vented patients are being transported from its facility.

EMS reports that its resources are overextended and that its emergency response is threatened.

PHU reports that workplace transmission of COVID-19 is clear and present in our community and remains an ongoing source of exposure. Workplaces need to ensure that proper personal protective equipment (PPE), distancing and screening are followed diligently in every setting at all times, whether open to the public or not. Employees need to stay home if they are experiencing symptoms.

Small businesses are also reporting their fears of business failure if they are unable to reopen should Timmins remain in lockdown once the provincial Stay-at-Home order has been lifted.

“I want to send a very clear and strong message that COVID-19 is a threat to residents in the City of Timmins,” said Mayor George Pirie. “We are seeing a dramatic rise in cases in our region as we continue to battle COVID-19. We know that our regional hospital is currently experiencing a surge in patients requiring medical care and that the cases are affecting a younger population. We have declared a State of Emergency to insure that we can act fast to further protect our residents and local businesses. Our Municipal Emergency Control Group is taking the best course of action at this time and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”

The PHU has called upon the Government to recognize Timmins as a provincial “hotspot” to ensure that vaccines and supplies are readily available for the community; to enhance capacity for testing; and, support for a community isolation centre.

PHU reminds residents that it is imperative that people stay home and isolate even with mild symptoms and get tested. Getting tested is critical to stop the spread of COVID-19.

TADH calls upon the residents of the community to get vaccinated as soon as possible to ensure that health care services are not overwhelmed.

“I am asking the residents of Timmins to get vaccinated and follow public health measures to ensure that our businesses and our citizens survive the third wave,” adds Mayor Pirie. “Each community member must stay home immediately if they have any symptoms – even mild – and call to get tested; wear a mask properly, distance from anyone you do not live with, and treat every interaction in the community as a potential exposure. Vaccinations will get us there, but we need time for immunity, so these actions remain critical.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 17, 2021 at 4:41 PM
  
Timmins is ready to virtually host this year’s Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) AGM and annual conference. Held on Tuesday, May 18, FONOM provides an exciting opportunity for the City to promote how Timmins’ is positioned for a future of green energy, resource, and industry.

Timmins formal presentation has been optimistically called, “Timmins: Green, Growing, and Global,” and focuses on projects in the region that will advance Northern Ontario’s position in the electric vehicle supply chain, biomass energy fulfillment, and sustainable infrastructure.

“Timmins is growing and diversifying,” says Mayor George Pirie. “This is an exciting time. We are surrounded by rare earth elements, critical minerals, forests, and arable land. Four of the newly permitted gold and base metal projects are within a 200 kilometer radius of Timmins. Our location is optimal.

“We reached out to five leaders who are pivotal in forestry, green energy, and agriculture and asked them to share why they have chosen to invest in Northern Ontario. Participants will hear from Mark Selby, Chairman and CEO of Canada Nickel. Their Crawford Nickel Cobalt Sulphide Project has the potential to place Northern Ontario front and center in the electric vehicle supply chain, and it will do so while reducing our carbon footprint.”

Timmins’ presentation also includes remarks from Paul Rivet, incoming Board Chair of GreenFirst Forest Products. Their recent acquisition of lumber mills in Cochrane, Hearst, Chapleau and Kapuskasing make a strong case for why Northern Ontario’s future of sustainable forestry is set. Rounding out the presentation are comments from Robert Manseau of Commercial BioEnergy, Pat Chilton of Five Nations Energy Inc., and Ted Griffith with a discussion on the great clay belt and large-scale agricultural farming.

In addition to Timmins’ robust presentation is an opportunity for attendees to tour Timmins’ Virtual Showroom provided courtesy of Utopia VR. Using the latest technology for virtual meetings and events, Timmins’ showroom provides a quick glance at some of Timmins’ popular amenities like Mount Jamieson, Hersey Lake, and local businesses within downtown Timmins.

“We’ve made every opportunity to highlight all that Timmins has to offer,” adds Mayor Pirie. “We know that when Timmins is successful, the region is successful and we’re excited about the future.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 17, 2021 at 10:55 AM
  
Please be advised, paving will start this morning at Algonquin Blvd. and Mattagami Blvd. S. as part of Connecting Link construction. As a result, a section of Mattagami Blvd. S. will be down to one-lane affecting the Connecting Link detour route. Flaggers will be present alternating traffic. Please proceed through the detour with caution.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 17, 2021 at 10:05 AM
  

Night Time Street Sweeping 9:00 PM to 7:30 AM

From May 16 to May 21, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews may be doing night time street sweeping

Sunday May 16 starting 12:00 AM:

BIA: Elm (Second to Fifth), Pine (Kirby to Iroquois), Mountjoy (Algonquin to Iroquois)  

Connecting Link: Harold

Monday May 17 starting 12:00 AM:

Timmins North: Fifth, Sixth, Ross

South Porcupine: Bruce, Bruce Y

Tuesday May 18 starting 12:00 AM:

Timmins North: Jubilee, Maclean, Pine

South Porcupine: Main, Crawford

Wednesday May 19 starting 12:00 AM:

Timmins North: Vimy, Rea, Theriault

Connecting Link: Schumacher Highway  

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

From May 16 to May 21, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews may be doing day time street sweeping

Monday May 17 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins South: Rea, Preston, Wilcox

South Porcupine: Goldrush, Lyall, Evans   

Tuesday May 18 starting 7:30 AM

Timmins North: Westmount, Victoria, College

South Porcupine: Legion, Walter, Warner   

Wednesday May 19 starting 7:30 AM

Timmins North: Donna, McClinton, Louise, Emilie, Fay

Schumacher: Gold Mine, Vipond

Thursday May 20 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Laminnen, Spooner, Randall   

Schumacher: Father Costello, Les Hall, Hollinger   

Friday May 21 starting 7:30 AM:

Mountjoy: Craig, Lemieux, Lillian, Norman  

Schumacher: Croatia, Lionscrest, Grant     

Please note that due to the on-going COVID-19 pandemic and the extended Stay-at-Home Orders, sweeping operations may experience unplanned/unexpected delays. The Public Works Department would like to thank the Public with their continued cooperation and support during these time.

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 May 14, 2021 at 3:28 PM
  
The City of Timmins is happy to announce a new initiative to bolster community pride and help eliminate litter on our streets. Our Community Cleanup encourages residents to consider collecting litter and trash around their neighbourhood while they’re out walking for exercise or mental health.

The Community Cleanup runs May 25 to May 30 to coincide with the City’s clean up efforts when residential tipping fees at the Deloro Landfill Site have been waived. If a larger amount of litter is collected, it can be disposed of at no extra cost to residents. This is not a public event. Individuals are encouraged to participate within their household bubble while following public health guidelines. Those who take part can submit before and after photos for a chance to win the brand new and highly coveted “Golden Trash Bin” trophy. In addition to the trophy and bragging rights, the reward for all residents is a cleaner community.

“I’ve taken part in community cleanups for many years where neighbours join together to tackle the litter and waste that can accumulate along our roads, ditches, and sidewalks through the winter,” says Mayor George Pirie. “This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re asking individual households to consider picking up litter while they are outside going for a walk. If every household contributed to collecting just one small bag of trash found around their neighbourhood, imagine how much cleaner our City would be.

“The “Golden Trash Bin” trophy is a fun way for the City to show our appreciation,” adds Mayor Pirie. “We want residents to know that they are part of the solution and contribute to our community’s quality of life.”

This new initiative also includes a logo design contest. The City is looking for a Community Cleanup logo that embraces the idea of working together for a cleaner and more litter-free city. The person with the winning logo will receive a new Composter with a Kitchen Collector to go even greener in their own backyard. Submissions can be sent via email before Friday, May 21 to amanda.dyer@timmins.ca.

A reminder that tipping fees at the Deloro Landfill will be waived from Tuesday, May 25 to Friday, May 28 from 8:00am to 5:45pm and Saturday, May 29 to Sunday, May 30 from 8:00am to 3:45pm.

For more information, visit Timmins.ca or contact Service Timmins at 705-264-1331.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 14, 2021 at 9:05 AM
  
Over the past two days we have seen an alarming surge of COVID-19 cases in our city. It is disheartening for many of us who miss seeing our extended families; who miss dining and shopping at our local businesses; and, who know that our children want to be back in school with their teachers and friends.

Today’s provincewide extension of the Stay-at-Home Order is not surprising and it’s unlikely that Timmins would have left lockdown at this time regardless of provincial orders. Our situation is serious but our path forward is clear.

We must continue to follow public heath guidelines. That means during the May long weekend, we need to stay within our household bubble. No parties. No gatherings. No celebrating with anyone outside our immediate families. Yes, this is a sacrifice. This is difficult and it feels frustrating, but now is not the time to give up.

Once again I am asking Timmins residents to stay the course. Stay at home as much as possible and only go out for essential items. If you do have to leave the house, wear a mask and stay socially distanced. Get vaccinated as soon as you can. More clinics have been added and now all adults 18 and over are eligible to receive the vaccine.

My priority continues to be the safety of our residents. With our vigilance, I am hopeful that we can reopen when it is appropriate and enjoy our summer season.

Thank you and stay safe,

Mayor George Pirie
City of Timmins
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 13, 2021 at 2:07 PM
  
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