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The City of Timmins Public Works is declaring the end of the Significant Weather Event effective Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. that was issued under the provisions of the Minimum Maintenance Standards for Municipal Highways (O.Reg 239).

We thank you for your cooperation in this matter.


Posted by Becky Cashmore  On Feb 29, 2024 at 2:50 PM
  
Timmins City Council has approved a new vacant building by-law and registry to hold property owners accountable for managing their vacant properties.

By-law No. 2024-8929 will require property owners with buildings that have been vacant for more than 30 days, to register with the City of Timmins and confirm that the property is being maintained and is effectively protected from unauthorized entry, risk of fire, accident, or other danger, and is compliant with the City’s standard property by-laws and regulations.

The Vacant Building By-law was an idea brought forward by Council last October, after researching what other communities were doing to reduce empty and derelict buildings. Council believes that enforcement will help mitigate problems often associated with vacant properties such as garbage, graffiti, vandalism, and other public nuisances.

The cost of initial registration is $300 per property for one year, increasing to $600 if the vacant building has remained on the registry for 12 months. Property owners will also risk fines for a number of offences, including allowing the property to remain vacant for a period exceeding a year, failure to maintain insurance on the building, and failure to protect the building from unauthorized entry.

“The vacant building by-law and registry is designed to improve the condition, safety, and maintenance of empty buildings in the community, some of which have already raised concerns from neighbours and residents,” says Mayor Michelle Boileau. “We would like to see property owners improve the state of their empty buildings for occupancy, or allow the space to be repurposed for housing infill or regeneration. This can be one more solution to improve access to affordable housing.”

The City’s Vacant Building By-law came into effect February 27, 2024. Property owners can contact Service Timmins for further information.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Feb 29, 2024 at 12:45 PM
  
The City of Timmins is issuing an extreme cold weather alert for Thursday, February 29, 2024. Temperatures are expected to drop to -34 overnight (inclusive of wind chill) Risk of frost bite.

Exposure to extreme cold temperatures can cause serious and sometimes even life-threatening health problems. Protection from extreme cold conditions includes avoiding wind exposure, dressing in warm layers, and covering exposed skin.

People requiring emergency shelter can attend the location at 316 Spruce St. S. for assistance.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Feb 29, 2024 at 9:58 AM
  

The City of Timmins Public Works Department would like to advise the public that a city wide snow plowing operation is planned to begin Thursday February 29th, 2024 at 12:01am.

Crews will be deployed to plow city streets, rural roads, laneways and parking lots across the city. Some areas may not be plowed overnight and will be plowed during the daytime hours.

We would also like to remind the public that the Winter Parking Ban is in effect. 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.

We thank you for your patience and cooperation during this time.

Public Works Department


Posted by Becky Cashmore  On Feb 28, 2024 at 3:37 PM
  

The City of Timmins has closed all municipal arenas and the Archie Dillon Sportsplex Pool effective 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. All planned programming and activities are cancelled for this evening. 

A Significant Weather Event called by the City's Public Works Department early Wednesday morning remains in effect. Motorists are encouraged to avoid all non-essential travel. 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Feb 28, 2024 at 2:37 PM
  

The City of Timmins has closed all municipal arenas and the Archie Dillon Sportsplex Pool effective 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, February 28, 2024. All planned programming and activities are cancelled for this evening. 

A Significant Weather Event called by the City's Public Works Department early Wednesday morning remains in effect. Motorists are encouraged to avoid all non-essential travel. 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Feb 28, 2024 at 2:24 PM
  
The final downtown segment of the Connecting Link will begin with demolition of the overpass on Algonquin Blvd. E. Contractors are expected to mobilize the week of March 25 to start staging the area, with removal of the overpass beginning the first week of April. Dates are subject to change.

Once Stage 1 of construction begins, Algonquin Blvd. E. will be closed east of the Spruce Ave. intersection to just east of the overpass, with traffic being diverted on Brunette Rd., down Second Ave. to Mountjoy St. S. Removal of the overpass is expected to take two weeks. This year’s detour route will see temporary traffic lights added at both ends of Second Ave., but the stop signs at the intersections of Spruce and Balsam will remain in place.

“We worked with AECOM’s Transportation Department to revise last year’s detour and ensure the east and west stop signs on Second Ave. at Spruce and Balsam were not removed,” says Scott Tam, Director of Growth and Infrastructure. “We’re confident this will not create any significant congestion along the detour route, but will certainly alleviate some of the concerns raised from last year.”

Stage 2 of construction will begin immediately following the demolition of the overpass. Algonquin Blvd. E. will be closed to all traffic from east of the Balsam St. intersection to west of Brunette Rd. Detour signs will be in place before Mountjoy St. for eastbound traffic.

“Algonquin Blvd. will remain open between Mountjoy and Balsam, but we’re trying to encourage motorists to plan their route, “adds Tam. “If you are bypassing the downtown, consider turning at Mountjoy. It will create less congestion at the point of construction and keep traffic moving.”

During construction, access to Service Timmins at City Hall will be from Cedar St. N. via a temporary pedestrian walkway to the main entrance. A pedestrian crossing will also be maintained across Algonquin Blvd. that will shift around the active construction area as work progresses. It’s important that residents obey signs and traffic controls to keep themselves and contractors safe at all times.

The City’s Engineering Dept. is also working with the local snowmobile club to minimize disruption to what has already been a short season. While the City anticipates that work will begin at the end of March, plans can change. Residents can sign up to receive Connecting Link updates directly at: www.timmins.ca/our_services/news_and_alerts/subscribe-to-city_news-alerts.

Work is also confirmed this summer for both bridges along the Connecting Link. Porcupine River Bridge and Mattagami River Bridge will be rehabilitated with temporary lane reductions beginning sometime in May. Contractors will begin site preparation in late March, which includes installing netting underneath the Porcupine River Bridge to deter nesting birds.

For more information on the Connecting Link, visit: www.timmins.ca/our_services/engineering/connecting_links.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Feb 28, 2024 at 12:31 PM
  
The final downtown segment of the Connecting Link will begin with demolition of the overpass on Algonquin Blvd. E. Contractors are expected to mobilize the week of March 25 to start staging the area, with removal of the overpass beginning the first week of April. Dates are subject to change.

Once Stage 1 of construction begins, Algonquin Blvd. E. will be closed east of the Spruce Ave. intersection to just east of the overpass, with traffic being diverted on Brunette Rd., down Second Ave. to Mountjoy St. S. Removal of the overpass is expected to take two weeks. This year’s detour route will see temporary traffic lights added at both ends of Second Ave., but the stop signs at the intersections of Spruce and Balsam will remain in place.

“We worked with AECOM’s Transportation Department to revise last year’s detour and ensure the east and west stop signs on Second Ave. at Spruce and Balsam were not removed,” says Scott Tam, Director of Growth and Infrastructure. “We’re confident this will not create any significant congestion along the detour route, but will certainly alleviate some of the concerns raised from last year.”

Stage 2 of construction will begin immediately following the demolition of the overpass. Algonquin Blvd. E. will be closed to all traffic from east of the Balsam St. intersection to west of Brunette Rd. Detour signs will be in place before Mountjoy St. for eastbound traffic.

“Algonquin Blvd. will remain open between Mountjoy and Balsam, but we’re trying to encourage motorists to plan their route, “adds Tam. “If you are bypassing the downtown, consider turning at Mountjoy. It will create less congestion at the point of construction and keep traffic moving.”

During construction, access to Service Timmins at City Hall will be from Cedar St. N. via a temporary pedestrian walkway to the main entrance. A pedestrian crossing will also be maintained across Algonquin Blvd. that will shift around the active construction area as work progresses. It’s important that residents obey signs and traffic controls to keep themselves and contractors safe at all times.

The City’s Engineering Dept. is also working with the local snowmobile club to minimize disruption to what has already been a short season. While the City anticipates that work will begin at the end of March, plans can change. Residents can sign up to receive Connecting Link updates directly at: www.timmins.ca/our_services/news_and_alerts/subscribe-to-city_news-alerts.

Work is also confirmed this summer for both bridges along the Connecting Link. Porcupine River Bridge and Mattagami River Bridge will be rehabilitated with temporary lane reductions beginning sometime in May. Contractors will begin site preparation in late March, which includes installing netting underneath the Porcupine River Bridge to deter nesting birds.

For more information on the Connecting Link, visit: www.timmins.ca/our_services/engineering/connecting_links.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Feb 28, 2024 at 12:29 PM
  
The City’s residential Curbside Bulk Item Collection is starting early this spring. From Monday, May 6 to Friday, May 17, 2024, the City’s contractor will be collecting bulky waste items that do not fit inside an approved residential garbage container, or cannot be collected during regular waste collection.

Items like bulky toys, rolled up tarps and carpets, couches, and small furnishings can be placed curbside with a maximum allowed volume of material no greater than 4 feet (1.2 m) wide, by 8 feet (2.4 m) long and 2 feet (0.6 m) high. Roughly the size of a standard half (1/2) pick-up truck cab. Mattresses and box springs can be discarded, but must be securely wrapped in plastic in order to be collected.

This year, each residential dwelling (based on address) will be allowed to dump one free load at the Deloro Landfill between May 6 and May 17, 2024. Residents must provide proof of address. Tipping fees will be waived on one (1) load only. For residents without access to a vehicle, they can accompany the driver and provide proof of address, or download and fill out a form authorizing another resident to drop off their waste material. The form will be available on the City of Timmins website before the Curbside Bulk Item Collection program begins in May.

Residents are reminded to have their material at the curb no more than two (2) days prior to their collection date. Collection crews will only do one (1) pass through each area. It’s also important to review the list of banned materials. Any materials not eligible for collection will not be picked up, and it will be the responsibility of the property owner to remove the items within 48 hours.

Before May 6, 2024, residents are asked to review the Curbside Bulk Item Collection information at: www.timmins.ca/our_services/waste_recycling_services/residential_curbside_bulk_item_collection_program.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Feb 28, 2024 at 12:10 PM
  
The City of Timmins is issuing an extreme cold weather alert for Wednesday, February 28, 2024. Temperatures are expected to drop to -37 overnight (inclusive of wind chill) Risk of frost bite.

Exposure to extreme cold temperatures can cause serious and sometimes even life-threatening health problems. Protection from extreme cold conditions includes avoiding wind exposure, dressing in warm layers, and covering exposed skin.

People requiring emergency shelter can attend the location at 316 Spruce St. S. for assistance.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Feb 28, 2024 at 9:53 AM
  
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