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Ongoing concerns with Life Labs has come to the attention of the Mayor.  After being contacted by several residents regarding their concerns, the Mayor has reached out to Life Labs directly.  After speaking with the Manager of Northeastern Ontario, we would like to address the following steps that Life Labs has agreed to undertake: 

Appointments will be scheduled for up to 2 people every 5 minutes
Staffing will be increased from 6 staff to 8
A new manager has been hired
Hours of operation will be extended from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Hours of operation will now be from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm by mid-March
Staff have been added to address at-home services
There will be staff on-site who can schedule appointments for those that do not have internet access

“Hearing of the recent concerns with Life Labs did not sit well with me and I knew we had to engage in conversation with Life Labs,” said Mayor Pirie.  “Waiting upwards of three weeks for an appointment could be a matter of life and death and that is not good enough for the residents of Timmins.  After speaking with the Northeastern Ontario Manager, I feel confident that our concerns were heard and proactive steps will be taken to better improve their services.”
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Mar 03, 2021 at 3:56 PM
  
The City of Timmins would like to advise that Municipal Parking Lot Set Fines have increased, effective March 3, 2021.  

According to City Clerk Steph Palmateer, the by-law has not been updated in almost a decade.  “On December 8, 2020, City Council approved the by-law to increase the set parking fines.  The voluntary payment within five days has increased from $8 to $16.  After the five days, the fine is now $20, up from $12.  Previously, Timmins had some of the lowest rates in Northern Ontario and we wanted to be more on par with other municipalities.  The rates also had not been updated since 2014 and we felt that it was time to revisit those fees.”

A reminder that paying for parking tickets can be done in-person at Service Timmins or online at https://timmins.ezpayca.com/
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Mar 03, 2021 at 12:29 PM
  

Night Time Snow Removal 9:30 PM to 7:30 AM

From February 28 to March 5, 2021, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews may be doing snow removal in the following areas

Sunday February 28 Starting 9:30 PM:

Timmins North: Patricia (Ross to Murray), Hart (Ross to Murray), Kay, Murray, Diane, Gordon  

Monday March 1 Starting 9:30 PM:

Timmins North: Hemlock (Ross to Roche), Roche, Hendry, Tamarack (Ross to Dead end), Mont Sacre Coeur, Cedar (Ross to Hendry)   

Tuesday March 2 starting 9:30 PM:

Timmins North: Balsam (Ross to Brousseau), Maple (Ross to Brousseau), Jubilee East, Birch (Ross to Brousseau), Lavigne, Conrad

Wednesday March 3 starting 9:30 PM:

Mountjoy: Bonaventure, Meadow, Majestic, Diamond, Pleasant, Castlewood

Daytime Snow Removal 7:30 Am to 4:00 PM

From February 28 to March 5, 2021, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be conducting daytime snow removal in the following areas

Monday March 1 Starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Rosemarie, Demine, Lalonde, Lois, Lozanne, Renee  

Tuesday March 2 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Martin, Couture, Malette, Delia, Kelly Ann  

Wednesday March 3 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Randall, Spooner, Lamminen  

Thursday March 4 starting 7:30 AM:

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

Friday March 5 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins South: Cody, Coronation, Tonelli, Delmonte, Reliable, Graham

Note on the Plan:

The above plan or parts of the plan may be changed at any time and/or delayed if a winter storm is in effect or related to mechanical issues. The snow removal crew will change to a snow plowing operation. Those streets that may not be done will be done on the next available snow removal shift.

Illegal placement of Snow from Residential Property onto Sidewalk and Road:

A reminder that City BYLAW 1993-4162 does not allow a person to place snow from a person’s property and place onto the road or sidewalk.

Posted No Parking Signs Advising Winter Maintenance:

Public Works would like to remind residents that yellow No Parking Signs will be posted to notify that winter maintenance will be taking place for daytime operations. Vehicles not complying with these No Parking signs will be ticketed and towed to allow for snow removal crew to advance.

Winter Parking Ban:

A reminder that the winter parking ban is effect and parking on the street is not permitted on any day, between the hours of 11:30 PM to 7:30 AM, from November 1 through April 30.

Priority Sequence for Snow Removal Operations:

Day Operation:

Snow removal is never done in the area where waste and recycling collection 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 Feb 26, 2021 at 1:56 PM
  
The Timmins Fire Department will be transferring the sale of Fire Permits to Service Timmins effective March 1, 2021.
 
Residents will now be directed to Service Timmins, located at City Hall, to purchase their annual Burn Permits.  All permits will be issued directly by the agents at Service Timmins.  Residents and business owners will be able to obtain one, two or three year chimenea, bush pile, industrial and campground permits at one location with the added convenience to by debit. Permits will no longer be available for purchase at the Fire Department.
 
In order to continue providing the best in Fire Prevention Services, brush pile (windrow), industrial and campground permits will require an inspection and approval by the Fire Department prior to a purchased permit being valid.    
 
Tenants wanting to obtain a permit will require a signed Landlord Permission to Burn Statement.  Residents will be required to follow the guidelines noted within the permit.  Guidelines for burning and Landlord Permission Statements will be posted on the Timmins Fire Departments municipal website in the upcoming days.
 
Service Timmins agents are looking forward to taking on this new task and providing residents with a one stop shop! 

Permits will be available for purchase Monday to Friday between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm.  For more information contact Service Timmins 705-264-1331.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Feb 24, 2021 at 2:50 PM
  
Mayor Pirie would like to remind residents of the City of Timmins about mask wearing.  Whereas the majority of residents continue to follow the rules, there are those that are not.  

With the recent COVID-19 outbreaks in apartment complexes in both North Bay and Thunder Bay, we would like to provide a reminder that masks should be worn in common areas, including elevators, stairways, hallways and entrances.  Please be extra vigilant.  

“Individuals in apartment complexes that are not wearing their masks put everyone else that lives there at risk.  Protect yourself and your neighbours by wearing your mask.  We can beat this if we work together,” said Mayor Pirie.   
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Feb 23, 2021 at 3:05 PM
  

Night Time Snow Removal 9:30 PM to 7:30 AM

From February 21 to February 26, 2021, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews may be doing snow removal in the following areas

Sunday February 21 Starting 9:30 PM:

Mountjoy: Craig, Lillian, Lemieux, Lemoyne, MacDuff, Vanier, Paul, Louis, Leonard, Lynwood, Woodland, Forest  

Monday February 22 Starting 9:30 PM:

Mountjoy: Acres, Camille, Laurentian, Clifford, Greeningdon, Royale   

Tuesday February 23 starting 9:30 PM:
Timmins North: JV Bonhomme, Brian Romain, Mascioli, Argento, Logan Kerr, Ray Caine

Wednesday February 24 starting 9:30 PM:

Mountjoy: Marcel, Phillip, Christine, Chenier, Chantal, Richard, Maurice

Daytime Snow Removal 7:30 Am to 4:00 PM

From February 21 to February 26, 2021, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will be conducting daytime snow removal in the following areas

Monday February 22 Starting 7:30 AM:

Porcupine: Boucher, Duke, Krznaric, Earl, Marquis, Seguin, Ristimaki, Gervais North, Conley North

Tuesday February 23 starting 7:30 AM:

Porcupine: Mildred, Dixon, Coott, Haileybury (Coott to Lover’s Lane), Bob’s Lake, Jarvi, Lamarche, Gervais South, Gauthier, Conley South  

Wednesday February 24 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Richelieu, Rochdale, Simone, University, Melrose

Thursday February 25 starting 7:30 AM:

Timmins North: Donna, Louise, McClinton, Shub, Rheaume, Morandin

Note on the Plan:

The above plan or parts of the plan may be changed at any time and/or delayed if a winter storm is in effect or related to mechanical issues. The snow removal crew will change to a snow plowing operation. Those streets that may not be done will be done on the next available snow removal shift.

Illegal placement of Snow from Residential Property onto Sidewalk and Road:

A reminder that City BYLAW 1993-4162 does not allow a person to place snow from a person’s property and place onto the road or sidewalk.

Posted No Parking Signs Advising Winter Maintenance:

Public Works would like to remind residents that yellow No Parking Signs will be posted to notify that winter maintenance will be taking place for daytime operations. Vehicles not complying with these No Parking signs will be ticketed and towed to allow for snow removal crew to advance.

Winter Parking Ban:

A reminder that the winter parking ban is effect and parking on the street is not permitted on any day, between the hours of 11:30 PM to 7:30 AM, from November 1 through April 30.

Priority Sequence for Snow Removal Operations:

Day Operation:

Snow removal is never done in the area where waste and recycling collection 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 Feb 19, 2021 at 1:40 PM
  
There is a tragedy unfolding in the Town of Kapuskasing and Mayor George Pirie would like to express his support to Mayor Dave Ploudre, Council as well as the residents of Kapuskasing.  

“This has been a difficult start to the year for Kapuskasing.  With sixteen deaths at the Extendicare facility, the City of Timmins would like to offer our condolences to the loved ones and friends of those who have passed.  This battle isn’t over and we will continue to assist in whatever capacity we can”, said Mayor Pirie. 

“I would also like to acknowledge the help provided to Extendicare from the staff at the Timmins and District Hospital.  This assistance was welcomed, as evidenced by the attached letter of thanks from Mayor Dave Plourde.  Kapuskasing is a sister community in our region and this goes to show that we can work together during these difficult times.”

According to Extendicare, “We are working with the team from Timmins and District Hospital to bolster our existing infection control practices, including ongoing education and training of our environmental / cleaning staff and deep cleaning of resident rooms. We remain thankful the Timmins and District Hospital team is onsite, lending their direct expertise in this regard. We continue with audits on all shifts, and with screening of everyone coming into our home at our front entrance.”

“These are unprecedented times that call for drastic measures”, said Mayor Pirie.  “I am pleased to hear the City of Timmins and the Timmins and District Hospital have offered a helping hand to our neighboring community.  We all have one goal and that is to keep our communities safe and healthy”, said Mayor Pirie.  “By working together, we can achieve that goal.”
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Feb 16, 2021 at 4:03 PM
  

Night Time Snow Removal 9:30 PM to 7:30 AM

From February 15 to February 19, 2021, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews may be doing snow removal in the following areas

Monday February 15 Starting 9:30 PM:

South Porcupine: Bruce, Golden (Legion to Evans), King, Harold

Tuesday February 16 starting 9:30 PM:
Timmins North: Poplar, Willow, Ann, Oak, Fogg (Algonquin to Oak), Avenue (Algonquin to Dead end), Charles, Clouthier

Wednesday February 17 starting 9:30 PM:

Timmins North: Toke, Brousseau

 Daytime Snow Removal 7:30 Am to 4:00 PM

From February 15 to February 19, 2021, the Public Works Department wishes to inform the public that crews will not be completing daytime snow removal.

Note on the Plan:

The above plan or parts of the plan may be changed at any time and/or delayed if a winter storm is in effect or related to mechanical issues. The snow removal crew will change to a snow plowing operation. Those streets that may not be done will be done on the next available snow removal shift.

Illegal placement of Snow from Residential Property onto Sidewalk and Road:

A reminder that City BYLAW 1993-4162 does not allow a person to place snow from a person’s property and place onto the road or sidewalk.

Posted No Parking Signs Advising Winter Maintenance:

Public Works would like to remind residents that yellow No Parking Signs will be posted to notify that winter maintenance will be taking place for daytime operations. Vehicles not complying with these No Parking signs will be ticketed and towed to allow for snow removal crew to advance.

Winter Parking Ban:

A reminder that the winter parking ban is effect and parking on the street is not permitted on any day, between the hours of 11:30 PM to 7:30 AM, from November 1 through April 30.

Priority Sequence for Snow Removal Operations:

Day Operation:

Snow removal is never done in the area where waste and recycling collection 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 Feb 16, 2021 at 11:21 AM
  
The Province of Ontario has now announced that the Porcupine Health Unit area will re-open under the Orange Zone starting February 16, 2021. The Service Timmins office at City Hall will be open to the public, with mandatory public health measures being in effect for visitors.

Information in relation to the reopening of other facilities, including the arenas, the pool, and the museum will follow.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Feb 12, 2021 at 3:36 PM
  
The City of Timmins would like to advise that an extreme cold weather alert has been issued for February 10 to February 15, 2021, with temperatures reaching -25 Celsius (inclusive of windchill). 

Living Space will continue to operate 24/7, accommodating 25 people in the existing emergency shelter. 

People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (27 Cedar St. N.), at which time staff will assess and refer the individual to the most appropriate support. Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Feb 10, 2021 at 11:15 AM
  
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