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The Ontario government announced today additional funding for long-term care projects that will directly benefit the City’s redevelopment plans for the Golden Manor. This is an advocacy win for the City of Timmins after concerns were raised about rising construction costs and long-term borrowing interest rates.

“Our provincial partners have listened to our concerns about the dramatic increases in the cost of construction,” says Mayor Michelle Boileau. “They have recognized that our community needs additional support to realize the vision of a modern and safe long-term care facility.”

Redevelopment of the Golden Manor follows the Ontario government’s commitment to build more than 30,000 net new beds by 2028 and upgrade and modernize current long-term care infrastructure. Plans to redevelop the current 177-bed facility would see the Golden Manor upgraded with an additional 15 beds with more space for programs, activities, and integration of infection prevention and control features.

“Following the recent municipal election, a new board of management has been appointed for the Golden Manor,” adds Mayor Boileau. “We look forward to providing leadership on this project as it is a priority for the City of Timmins and part of planning for our future.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Nov 25, 2022 at 2:37 PM
  

The City of Timmins is holding its inaugural meeting of council on Tuesday, November 15, 2022. The inauguration will see Mayor Michelle Boileau and Members of Council take their oaths of office for the 2022-2026 term.

The event will be held in Council Chambers and members of the public can view the ceremony online at: https://www.timmins.ca/our_services/city_hall/mayor_and_council/council_webcasts

The inauguration ceremony will include:

  • Pipe Major—Tom Luke
  • Singing of O Canada
  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Declaration of Office and Oath of Allegiance - Mayor Michelle Boileau
  • Declaration of Office and Oath of Allegiance - Members of Council
  • Inauguration Address by Mayor Michelle Boileau

Please note that attendance at Council Chambers is by invitation only. The public can view the ceremony online at the link provided above.

 

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Nov 14, 2022 at 10:33 AM
  
Help the City of Timmins kick-off the festive season on Saturday, November 26, 2022. It’s the 8th Annual Community Holiday Tree Lighting and this year’s yuletide includes Christmas caroling, free hot chocolate, 4,000 twinkling lights, and a very special guest.

The fun begins at 6:00 p.m. at Hollinger Park with a performance by the Timmins Symphony Choir. Next, we’ll flip the switch on our 40-foot white spruce with over 4,000 sparkling lights while residents enjoy free hot chocolate courtesy of Tim Hortons.

News of Timmins’ Christmas spirit has reached the North Pole and this year, Santa and Mrs. Claus are making the trek to see the tree in person. Meet Santa and deliver your Christmas wish in person!

Timmins Community Holiday Tree Lighting is proudly supported by the City of Timmins, Tourism Timmins, Timmins Community Park Association, and Tim Hortons.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Nov 11, 2022 at 1:33 PM
  
The flags at Timmins City Hall and all municipally-owned facilities will be lowered to half-mast in honour of Remembrance Day on Friday, November 11.

Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held at the cenotaph in Hollinger Park and in South Porcupine at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 287. In Timmins, the ceremony begins just before 11:00 a.m. The public are asked to be in place by 10:45 a.m. In South Porcupine, the public can watch from Legion Drive and are asked to be in place by 10:40 a.m.

For more information about Remembrance and the Poppy, please visit www.legion.ca
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Nov 10, 2022 at 3:17 PM
  

File No. Z-2022-12
5627 030 070 02300

NOTICE OF COMPLETE APPLICATION AND PUBLIC MEETING RE: PROPOSED ZONING BY-LAW AMENDMENT

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins will hold a public meeting on Monday, December 5, 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: Monica Van Berlo and Neil Clifford

Location: Tisdale Concession 2, Part of Lot 9, Plan M34S, East Part of Lot 18, Part BLK A, Parcel 13902WT, City of Timmins (35 Father Costello Drive)

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands currently zoned General Commercial (EA-CG) to General Commercial (EA-CG) SP6.184 to permit all uses in the General Commercial zone and to allow a total of three residential units in the building. Both the first and second floors will contain one residential unit each. The third unit will be two-stories and comprise a section of the first and second floor. Required number of parking spaces shall be reduced to one (1).

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.

Dated at the City of Timmins this 4th day of November, 2022.

35 Father Costello Driver property location map

Posted by David St.Onge  On Nov 07, 2022 at 11:48 AM
  

The City is wrapping up work on several construction projects to maintain and improve roads and infrastructure throughout the city. Here is the latest progress report as of Tuesday, November 1, 2022:

Connecting Link – all curb work is done. This week, crews are working on the roadway surface and will then move onto sidewalks. Electrical work (street lights, traffic signals) is also being scheduled. There is no final date for completion at this time.

Denise St. (COMPLETED SOON) – paving is scheduled for tomorrow. We anticipate that the road will be open to traffic by the end of the week. Crews have been keeping up with landscaping, but there will be some soft restoration to finish up (driveways and sod).

Airport Rd. (COMPLETED SOON) – there’s no impact to traffic. Crews are finishing up soft restoration on sod and have a couple of small patches to pave.

Work on the Bruce Ave. Bridge continues. The warm weather has worked in our favour as contractors push ahead. There is no final date for completion at this time.

Intersection of Brousseau and Hart – crews are finishing up with paving.

Intersection of Preston and Belanger – crews are finishing up with paving.

We appreciate your continued patience with detours, road closures, and other disruptions that happen during construction season. Improving and maintaining our infrastructure is necessary and important. Thank you for your cooperation.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Nov 01, 2022 at 3:27 PM
  

Effective today, March 1, proof of vaccination requirements and capacity limits have been lifted at City of Timmins’ arenas, including the Archie Dillon Sportsplex Pool and all arena spectator stands. The City of Timmins will continue to follow recommendations as outlined by the Province of Ontario.

Other protective health measures including mask/face coverings and COVID-19 screening will remain in place. Masks are required indoors at all times in all arenas when not actively engaged in an activity. Continue to wash your hands often, wear a mask, and stay home if you are experiencing symptoms.

All employees and contractors working on location at a City arena will still be required to provide proof of vaccination. 

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, visit the Porcupine Health Unit website at www.porcupinehu.on.ca.


Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Nov 01, 2022 at 9:40 AM
  
It’s inevitable: winter is coming. In preparation for the cold and snow, the City of Timmins is reminding residents of winter by-laws that will shortly go into effect.

The winter overnight parking ban takes effect on Tuesday, November 1 and helps ensure that Public Works can complete snow removal operations and keep Timmins’ roads safe and clear. From November 1 until April 30 any vehicle parked on the street between the hours of 11:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m. will be subject to a $50 fine and the vehicle may be towed at the expense of the owner (unless you are in an area exempt from the winter parking ban).

The City of Timmins will inform residents of winter road maintenance with temporary “no parking” snow removal signs (yellow and red in colour), posted before snow removal begins. A weekly snow removal schedule will also be posted online at Timmins.ca and shared to the City’s Facebook page. Remember to look for signs posted on your street to ensure parking has not been restricted in your area.

The City of Timmins Snow By-law 1993-4162 provides guidelines for clearing snow from your property. Snow must never be placed onto the street or sidewalk. Moving snow from your driveway onto the sidewalk or street can create various safety hazards, obstruct pedestrian traffic, or obstruct the view of drivers. Even a small amount of snow left on a sidewalk can cause accessibility issues for some our residents.

And finally, if you plan on installing a temporary structure such as a winter car shelter, you will require a permit from the City of Timmins. A seasonal structure permit is just $15. Approved seasonal structures can be erected between October 1 and April 30. You will need to submit an application (available online at Timmins.ca), your site plan, and payment to Service Timmins.

For additional information, contact Service Timmins at service.timmins.ca or by phone at 705-264-1331.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Nov 01, 2022 at 9:08 AM
  
The City of Timmins is scaring up some tips to make sure everyone has a safe and spooky Halloween. With children on the streets in search of treats, everyone needs to be alert and follow the rules of the road.

Tips for Trick-or-Treaters:
• Make sure you can be seen by carrying a flashlight or glow stick and sticking reflective tape to costumes.
• Walk on sidewalks and have an adult accompany young trick-or-treaters.
• Be careful crossing the street. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing and walk, don’t run, across the street.
• Obey traffic rules and signals.
• Stick to well-lit streets and stay alert.

Tips for Motorists:
• Be ready to stop at all times.
• Expect increased pedestrian traffic and watch for kids crossing the street or walking into traffic.
• Follow posted speed signs.
• Yield to pedestrians. That means stopping and yielding the entire roadway to pedestrians at crosswalks. Don’t proceed until all pedestrians have cleared the road.

Remind your little ghosts and goblins to be aware of their surroundings.

Consider visiting https://www.treataccessibly.com/ for ways you can make Halloween inclusive and fun for everyone. One idea is to host a trick-or-treat station at the end of your driveway if your entryway includes stairs. Make sure your entrance is well-lit and free from hazards. Have fun! Stay safe!
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 26, 2022 at 4:26 PM
  

Remembrance Day 2022

Pictured L-R: Fran Labine (Legion Member), Eugene St. Jean (Vice President, Youth Education Chair, and Legion bugler), Mayor Kristin Murray, and Andrea Villeneuve (Sergeant-at-Arms).

Today, members of Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 88 joined Mayor Kristin Murray to honour our veterans and in celebration of the Poppy Campaign, which kicks-off Friday.

Each year, Canadians wear a Poppy as a visual pledge to honour Canada’s Veterans and remember those who sacrificed for the freedoms we enjoy today.

The Poppy should be worn during the Remembrance period from Friday, October 28 to November 11, 2022. The Poppy should be worn on the left side, over the heart. When you remove a Poppy, it should be disposed of respectfully. You may choose to remove your Poppy at the conclusion of our local Remembrance Day ceremonies and place it on a wreath as a sign of respect.

Remembrance Day ceremonies will be held at the cenotaph in Hollinger Park and in South Porcupine at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 287. In Timmins, the ceremony begins just before 11:00 a.m. The public are asked to be in place by 10:45a. In South Porcupine, the public can watch from Legion Drive and are asked to be in place by 10:30 a.m.
If you're not attending a ceremony, you can still observe a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m. in honour of our veterans and service members. Watch for Poppy boxes around the city. All donations support our local Royal Canadian Legions.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 26, 2022 at 2:44 PM
  

If you are planning to vote in-person on Election Day, October 24, 2022, all polls are open from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Anyone in line at a polling station or voting online as of 8:00 p.m. will be allowed to complete their vote.

To vote in person, you will need to show one piece of identification that has your correct name and address in order to receive one ballot. Your Voter Information Letter is NOT a form of identification. You will need to show a valid Ontario’s driver’s licence, Ontario health card or any other acceptable form of identification listed here: https://www.ontario.ca/document/2022-voters-guide-ontario-municipal-council-and-school-board-elections/acceptable.

Your polling location is listed on your Voter Information Letter. You can also see our complete list of polling stations online: https://www.timmins.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=11976429&pageId=18910000.

Unofficial municipal election results will be posted on the City of Timmins website. Results typically begin posting between 8:30 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. All results are unofficial until certified by the City Clerk by end of day on October 25, 2022.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 21, 2022 at 9:13 AM
  
Upgrades to the McIntyre Community Centre’s curling rink have volunteers for the McIntyre Curling Club making ice in record time. What used to take seven days, now takes just 36-hours thanks to the installation of a new header.

The rink’s header is the primary part of a cooling system that allows water to freeze and be maintained. Headers rely on a brine system that doesn’t freeze to continuously pump chilled solution through small pipes under the arena floor. With time, the brine solution can corrode header pipes, so it’s common to see headers replaced.

In this case, the improvement has cut ice production time down dramatically, which is a bonus for the McIntyre Curling Club. Instead of hurrying hard to make ice, the club can concentrate on the start of the curling season this week.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 17, 2022 at 2:39 PM
  
The City is celebrating Waste Reduction Week, October 17-23, with a flurry of social posts dedicated to reducing the waste that ends up in our local landfills. The City’s Environmental Services Department, the group responsible for the City’s climate change adaptation plan and greenhouse gas reduction plan, know that extending the life of our landfills starts at home.

Waste Reduction Week began in 2001 as an education program focused primarily on recycling, but has now become part of a month-long campaign promoting the circular economy and a move towards resource sharing and smart product development. To help residents reduce waste, the City has implemented a number of programs and services designed to divert recyclables and reusable materials from the dump.

Timmins Recyclepedia is the City’s waste and recycling app that not only provides users with collection reminders, but includes the handy waste wizard. Type in a product for discard and learn how to properly divert and dispose of the material. The game feature is a great learning tool for young recyclers. It’s the first step in learning how to recycle more.

Electronic waste is becoming one of the largest waste streams in the world because of the rapid advancement of technologies. With new smart phones and gaming consoles coming out regularly, properly diverting electronics from the landfill has become crucial. The City takes part in “Recycle Your Electronics,” Ontario’s e-waste diversion program. Residents can drop off electronics with a cord or batteries at the Deloro Landfill electronics drop off bin. In 2021, over 59 tonnes of electronics were diverted at the Deloro Landfill Site.

Textiles are also a common item to hit the dump. Each year, the City partners with Recycling Rewards to offer textile recycling as part of the Household Hazardous and Special Waste Event. At this year’s event in June, over 2,600 lbs. of textiles were collected.

Over the next week, the City will be offering more tips for waste reduction that are simple to implement at home and can make a big difference in reducing waste, creating a more sustainable economy, and preserving our environment. For more information, visit https://wrwcanada.com/en.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 14, 2022 at 1:59 PM
  

The City of Timmins is looking for interested applicants to volunteer on a number of important boards and committees for the next term of Council.

Council establishes committees and boards as a way for residents to provide input and make recommendations on matters that impact our community. When you bring your unique background and expertise to a board or committee, you're helping the City of Timmins learn, listen, and be more engaged with our residents.

Are you interested in Timmins history and heritage? Are you interested in our parklands and green space? Are you interested in helping create a more accessible community? There is a board or committee that you would be great on!

The term is four years from November 2022 to 2026.

Opportunity is available on the:

- Timmins Committee of Adjustment
- Timmins Public Library Board
- Municipal Accessibility Advisory Committee
- Timmins Museum: National Exhibition Centre
- Timmins Police Services Board
- Mattagami Region Conservation Authority (MRCA)
- Municipal Accommodation Tax Advisory Committee (MAT Tax)
- Heritage Committee

Please forward resumes on or before November 4, 2022.

You can submit your resume by dropping it off at Service Timmins, e-mailing [email protected] or by mail to:

Steph Palmateer
City Clerk
220 Algonquin Blvd. E.
Timmins, ON P4N 1B3

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 14, 2022 at 1:05 PM
  

Effective Monday, October 17, the Deloro Landfill Site will return to regular winter hours. The Deloro Landfill will be open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and CLOSED Sunday.

Winter hours at the Tisdale Transfer Site begin Saturday, October 15, and are Tuesday and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Winter hours at the German Township Landfill Site begin Thursday, October 20, and are Thursday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

The Evelyn Township Landfill Site and Robb Township Landfill Site are closed for the winter effective Sunday, October 16.

For easy-to-access information on how to properly dispose of various items, download the Timmins Recyclepedia app. You will also receive service alerts, disruptions and more directly to your phone.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 12, 2022 at 12:56 PM
  
Earlier in May, we told you that this construction season would be one of the city’s busiest. We’ve been working on eleven key capital projects to maintain and improve infrastructure throughout the city. Here is the latest progress report as of Tuesday, October 11, 2022:

Connecting Link – controlled blasting for rock removal is now complete. Piping and granular fill is being done up to Wilcox. Curbs and sidewalks are proceeding on the south side of Algonquin Blvd. The utility poles on the north side are now removed and curb work has started from Theriault to Preston.

Paving (COMPLETED) – the City’s “Grind and Pave” project is complete. 5.8 km’s of roads have been paved and 5.6 km’s of rural roads have received surface treatment.

CCTV Inspection, sewer line cleaning, infrastructure repairs are all on-going.

Geotechnical Work (COMPLETED) – lab work related to the project is still ongoing but doesn’t affect the public.

Airport Rd. (COMPLETED SOON) – crews are now working on surface restoration like asphalt and sod replacement. All pit work and excavation are complete. Expect some short-delay road closures for paving as we head towards project completion. Bonus update: the Airport Rd. multi-use path will also be paved this week.

Work on the Bruce Ave. Bridge continues.

Denise St. (COMPLETED SOON) – paving is expected to begin this Thursday. All excavation is complete and curb work is finished up to Demine. Paving is tentatively set to begin Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Langmuir Rd. culvert replacement (COMPLETED)

St. Jean Ave. Extension (COMPLETED SOON) – Paving has been completed. Crews are finishing up some surface restoration and work on street lighting.

We appreciate your continued patience with detours, road closures, and other disruptions that happen during construction season. Improving and maintaining our infrastructure is necessary and important. Thank you for your cooperation.

For more information on each project, visit: https://www.timmins.ca/our_services/engineering/capital_works
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 11, 2022 at 2:45 PM
  
In response to recent media articles around the doctor shortage in Timmins reaching “crisis” level, the City of Timmins is clarifying the municipality’s role in supporting physician recruitment.

With the exception of the City of Greater Sudbury, the City of Timmins funds physician recruitment at a higher level than any community in Northeastern Ontario. The City has been providing $145,000 in annual funding to the Physician Recruitment Initiative since the early 2000s. At that time, the City was called upon by the local health sector to finance the Medical Specialist Building to address the need for access to specialists in Timmins. This commitment carries through until 2028. In fact, the City has been providing funding for physician recruitment since the early 1990s.

City officials met with members of the physician recruitment task force in late 2021 to discuss physician recruitment. The task force was asked to develop a recruitment strategy and, to date, no clear strategy has been received.

In the meantime, the City continues to work with the Timmins and District Hospital (TADH) in supporting the expansion of the hospital’s physician recruitment program.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 07, 2022 at 12:40 PM
  

The following municipal services will be closed or unavailable on Thanksgiving Monday (October 10):

  • Service Timmins will be closed
  • There will be no household waste collection. Residents who normally have waste collection on Monday will receive waste collection on Tuesday, October 11.
  • Deloro Landfill will be closed.
  • There will be no Timmins Transit services
  • The Timmins Public Library and Timmins Museum: NEC will be closed.
  • The Archie Dillon Sportsplex Pool remains closed for annual maintenance.

For more information about municipal services visit www.timmins.ca or call Service Timmins at 705-264-1331.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 07, 2022 at 10:07 AM
  

The City has proclaimed Oct. 4 as Sisters in Spirit Day, a day to honour the lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Gender Diverse people. It is an opportunity to support families who have lost a loved one and help create a safe space for understanding and healing.

Violence against Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people continues to be disproportionately high in Canada. We encourage residents to use Sisters in Spirit Day to help raise public awareness about how past and current trauma from racism, cultural genocide, and gender-based violence continues to impact First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities.

You can participate by attending the local Sisters in Spirit Vigil hosted by Timmins Native Friendship Centre on October 4 at 11:00 a.m. from their location on Kirby Ave. You can also light a candle and place it in a window of your home or reach out to local Indigenous agencies and ask how they are taking action to help bring an end to violence and, more importantly, how you can help.

Indigenous women, girls and gender diverse people have the right to be safe and free from violence. To learn more, visit the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls. The Native Women’s Association of Canada is also a great resource on how to create meaningful moments of dialogue and reflection that support Indigenous women, girls, and gender diverse people.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 04, 2022 at 10:20 AM
  

Timmins Public Library is excited to celebrate loving your library all month long.

Each week features a different aspect of loving your library, centering on all of the services, people, and places involved in making the Timmins Public Library successful. We encourage all residents who don’t already have a library card to come by and get their free membership. Celebrate with us at both branches, and out and about in your community. One card, one million possibilities.

The following events have been planned for all members!

StoryWalks – Author read – Paul Toffanello guided walk at Hersey Lake October 3 – 6 p.m.
Hersey Lake October 7-10
Terry Fox Trail – October 27-31
Downtown BIA Business windows – October 27-31

October 3-7 First Nations Public Library Week – Bekaa, Bzindaachagan – Wait and Listen
Featured collections – see Facebook
Sweetgrass Storytime – C.M. Shields branch October 4 - 6 p.m.
Timmins Fur Society: Trapping 101

October 17-21 Ontario Public Library Week
Book Sale!!! Come and purchase some wonderful new books for your own bookshelves. Pay what you can from Tuesday through Saturday.

Author Visits:
3 local authors are coming to present their works: Paul Toffanello October 3, Sophie Lemieux (child author!) October 8, and Susan Reimer October 22.

Bilingual ABC Yoga, movies, crafts, and many more! Please visit our website to view the full calendar of events to learn something new, have fun, and see what the people at the library have in store for you.

Reminder: see the library Facebook page and find October’s calendar of events online.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Oct 03, 2022 at 1:28 PM
  
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