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Deloro Landfill Site Remains Open

The City of Timmins would like to advise residents that the Deloro Landfill Site remains open.  The hours of operation are listed below.

Monday to Saturday – 8:00AM to 3:45PM

Sunday - CLOSED

Please be advised that cash will not be accepted as a method of payment at the Deloro Landfill site until further notice. This is to reduce to risk of spreading COVID-19.  

Thank you in advance for your cooperation. 

Environmental Services Department, Waste Management Division

Posted by Vickie Boudreau  On Apr 07, 2020 at 1:14 PM
  

April 6, 2020 - Today, City of Timmins By-Law Enforcement Officers began actively patrolling, while educating the public and enforcing public health measures of social distancing.

The City of Timmins wishes to clarify, while it is asked that a single family member go out shopping for essentials, it is reasonable to believe that not everyone is capable of complying with these standards. There is a general understanding that some single parents, for instance, may need to bring their children with them while completing these essential errands.

City of Timmins By-Law, and Timmins Police Officers have been instructed to use their judgement and discretion in a polite and professional manner when, in the course of their patrols, or in response to calls for service, they become aware of a violation under the Emergency Management and Civil Protections Act (EMCPA).

“Our initial enforcement stance has been focused on education and a warning-based approach,” said Timmins Police Chief John Gauthier. “Should it become clear that our initial stance is not yielding the intended compliance or results, a more stern approach will be taken by the Timmins Police Service to remedy the situation and mitigate the overall effect of the pandemic.”

How to report a suspected violation:
- Any person wishing to report an apparent violation of the EMCPA or appended regulations, should contact Service Timmins directly to report the matter.
Online: service.timmins.ca
Phone: 705-264-1331
- Calling in any suspected violation by means of 9-1-1 is to be discouraged, as these circumstances fall below the threshold of an emergency.
- Calling in any suspected violation by means of the Timmins Police Service administrative phone line at 705-264-1201 will, in most circumstances, result in the caller being re-routed to Service Timmins.

Posted by Heather Duhn  On Apr 06, 2020 at 4:06 PM
  
April 3, 2020 - At noon today, the City of Timmins declared a State of Emergency in accordance with Ontario’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

The City of Timmins, and its partners in public health are currently working very hard to protect the health and safety of all citizens in the municipality. Declaring a State of Emergency is an important measure in supporting the Province of Ontario to provide a swift response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A State of Emergency was declared for the following reasons:
- To raise public awareness regarding the gravity of the current pandemic situation,
- To protect volunteers that are called to assist, and
- To ensure the Corporation can quickly respond to other unforeseen events should they arise.

“By declaring a State of Emergency I want the community to understand that we are acting in their best interests, and to also ensure that operations within the municipality will continue to run smoothly,” said Mayor George Pirie. “Our Municipal Emergency Control Group is taking the best course of action to protect our most vulnerable citizens.”

Declaring a State of Emergency offers protection to volunteers and preserves the rights of the municipality for future support related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Today’s decision is the latest step taken from the City of Timmins to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

“Our emergency declaration was necessary based on the evaluation of the Emergency Control Group and will further aid the City of Timmins as we work with our community partners across public health and in government to coordinate emergency response efforts,” said Timmins Fire Chief and Emergency Management Program Coordinator Tom Laughren.

The City of Timmins would like to remind the community that City Hall remains closed to public access at this time, but essential and emergency services remain in place. City services may be accessed through Service Timmins at:
- Online Citizen Service Centre: https://service.timmins.ca
- Phone: 705-264-1331
- After-hours emergencies: 705-264-1201

Municipal employees are committed to ensuring citizens receive the most accurate and up-to-date information possible regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, and appreciate the public’s patience and understanding throughout this quickly-evolving situation. A page has been created, and is updated regularly, on the timmins.ca website, offering information from credible sources regarding services and public health information. Various links are also provided for businesses and individuals on how to manage and cope during these uncertain times.

Stay connected while staying apart!
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Apr 03, 2020 at 12:23 PM
  
April 3, 2020 - Yesterday, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) issued a province-wide Restricted Fire Zone, taking proactive action to ensure emergency response capacity is maintained during these uncertain times.

“This is a proactive action by the Ministry to reduce the number of preventable human-caused wildfires to ensure that emergency response capacity is maintained,” MNRF Director Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services Chris Cuthbertson, in a memo to all Ontario municipalities. “Minimizing wildfires will ensure the province is able to address any emergency fire situations as well as will reduce necessary contact among staff, and between staff and the public.”

Restrictions on burning take effect today, April 3, 2020 until further notice, and applies to all Crown and private land within a municipality, as well as provincial parks and conservation areas.

“This ban covers all open burning, unless the fire is for cooking or warmth, and is in a stove or installation prescribed in the Outdoor Fires Regulation,” explained Timmins Fire Chief Tom Laughren. “While it is not typical to issue these types of regulations so early in the season, we are living in unprecedented times and we all need to do our part to ensure emergency resources remain available, while also making sure we don’t exhaust or compromise our emergency service personnel.”
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Apr 03, 2020 at 11:38 AM
  
March 31, 2020 - In light of a news release this past Monday night, Premier Ford announced a new Emergency Order under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act which effectively closes all outdoor recreational amenities across the Province effective immediately. This preventative measure is anticipated to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario communities.

The City of Timmins has reviewed this latest directive to determine what this means in terms of public access to specific municipally-owned recreational amenities.

Mark Jensen, Director of Community & Development Services, advises “that all City owned playground equipment, sports fields, basketball, multi-use and tennis courts, off-leash dog parks, beaches, skateboard parks, picnic areas, outdoor community gardens, park shelters, and other outdoor recreational areas that would have the potential to attract a high density of users are closed to the public effective immediately.”

City staff are reviewing its current inventory of recreation amenities and will be coming up with a plan to introduce appropriate mitigative measures to help ensure public compliance in this regard.

“We anticipate considering a range of temporary measures to be implemented in a phased manner as we move from winter to spring conditions,” said Glenn Thurston, Manager of Facilities and Parks. “Additional measures may include such things as installing signage, locking gate access to courts and fields, shutting off outdoor lighting, installing fencing or barriers, as well as other options.”

Despite this, Mayor Pirie advises that “as it stands now, residents can still take advantage of our many trails and open space areas within our park network as weather permits, and provided that everyone maintains a physical distance of at least two metres apart.”
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 31, 2020 at 4:24 PM
  
March 31, 2020 - Timmins Transit continues to offer a Sunday Service level to our customers during these challenging times, and would like to stress that this service should be used for essential travel only, meaning those requiring the service to get to and from work, or to secure essential good and services.

Buses are scheduled to depart from the main terminal daily at 8:30 am with the last run returning to the main terminal at 7:30 pm from the east end of the City. Once again, customers are encouraged to check the schedule before they make travel plans.

“Despite a notable drop in overall ridership, we have experienced a recent surge in transit use by non-regular passengers which is likely a reflection of our current ‘free fare’ structure and a lack of things to do and places to go given the closure of various community facilities and programs,” said Mark Jensen, Director of Community & Development Services. “This trend is not unique to Timmins and has been experienced by other transit authorities.”

In order to maintain safe physical distancing between Transit bus drivers and customers, access to the buses were recently restricted to the rear doors. Since the fare collection boxes are located at the front of the bus, fees are not being collected at this time. Similar arrangements have been implemented by many other transit operations.

Staff have reported that Thursday ridership numbers remain at near normal levels, reflecting the continued use of our services by the senior segment of our population – a trend that is concerning to City officials, in light of the current outbreak and that seniors are one of the most vulnerable segments of our population.

“Thursdays have historically been a preferred day for seniors to utilize our transit services for various appointments and to take advantage of discount shopping opportunities,” explained Fred Gerrior, Manager of Transit.

Transit will continue with current preventative measures, including its enhanced cleaning program for its fleet of buses. Also, the use of Timmins Transit for essential travel will be strongly encouraged.

“This will be reinforced through the use of Transit’s automated boarding announcement system installed on each of our buses, appropriate signage and monitoring by staff” added Gerrior. These additional measures will be implemented later this week.

Passengers who require public transport for essential travel are reminded to wash their hands and to maintain a safe physical distance from other riders. In some cases, this may mean customers catching the next bus if appropriate social distancing cannot be attained.

The City will continue to review ridership data, monitor what other transit operations are doing across the province and follow the direction provided by our Medical Officer of Health and the Province. Any additional changes to our services will be communicated via subsequent media releases and through the City’s website and social media outlets.
Mayor Pirie strongly advises that “in order to help reduce the spread of the virus, it is important for the public to stay home and to minimize non-essential travel whenever possible.”
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 31, 2020 at 3:25 PM
  
March 31, 2020 - On March 27, the Solicitor General and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing granted authority to by-law officers or agents to enforce emergency orders, where persons or businesses are found to be in violation.

Following the declaration of a provincial emergency on March 17, 2020, several emergency orders have been made under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act (EMCPA) to contain the spread of COVID-19. While these orders would typically only be enforceable by police, available resources are being stretched, prompting the decision by the province to allow other enforcement personnel to assist.

“The general population needs to understand that this is a serious matter relating to the health and safety of all our citizens,” explained Timmins Police Chief John Gauthier. “We are strongly urging everyone to do their part in preventing the spread of COVID-19, and reminding citizens that failing to comply with an emergency order is an offence that can carry serious consequences.”

To view the latest emergency order issued by the province, prohibiting gatherings of more than five people, visit https://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/ontario-prohibits-gatherings-of-five-people-or-more-with-strict-exceptions

How to report a suspected violation:
- Any person wishing to report an apparent violation of the EMCPA or appended regulations, should contact Service Timmins directly to report the matter.
Online: service.timmins.ca
Phone: 705-264-1331

- Calling in any suspected violation by means of 9-1-1 is to be discouraged, as these circumstances fall below the threshold of an emergency.
- Calling in any suspected violation by means of the Timmins Police Service administrative phone line at 705-264-1201 will, in most circumstances, result in the caller being re-routed to Service Timmins.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 31, 2020 at 2:50 PM
  
March 30, 2020 - On Tuesday, March 31, 2020, the Public Works Department is installing signs advising motorists that the Reduced Load by-law is in effect until further notice.

The by-law is imperative in protecting sensitive road infrastructure, and serves to regulate the loads of commercial motor vehicles and trailers on certain highways and streets within the City of Timmins when the roads are approaching a condition of compromise.

By-law No 2006-6275 states that “commercial motor vehicles and trailers other than public vehicles operated over or upon any portion of the highways and streets named or described in Schedule A to this by-law are subject to the provisions of Section 122 of the Highway Traffic Act RSO 1990 Chapter H 8 as amended.”

The by-law (https://timmins.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/258?preview=7545) provides a list of roads under Schedule A, and roads affected have been identified on www.municipal511.ca The City of Timmins is committed to advising the public when this restriction is lifted, on or before June 15.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 30, 2020 at 2:15 PM
  
March 25, 2020 - Due to the ever-changing situation with COVID-19, the Timmins Victor M. Power Airport terminal is open to passengers and authorized personnel only.

In order to actively reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, all ‘meeters and greeters’ are asked to wait outside the terminal, and to continue practicing social distancing.

Scheduled services have declined, as follows:
• Porter ceased operations last Friday (March 20)
• Bearskin cased operations yesterday (March 24)
• Air Creebec and Thunder Airlines continue with some scheduled flight to the North
• Air Canada is reduced to three turns a day to Toronto
• Cargo flights remain operational
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 25, 2020 at 4:16 PM
  
March 25, 2020 - The Timmins Fire Department will not be issuing burning permits during this time, until further notice.

If you had a permit for your current residence in 2019, then you may burn, provided you follow all the regulations on the permit. In saying this, please respect the government regulation on social distancing. The intent is to respect your neighbours but have the opportunity to be able to get outside with other members of your household to enjoy the atmosphere of a small campfire.

Please do not gather with friends and extended family, as this is not the intent and goes against the government regulation. Once this pandemic is over, new permits will be required.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 25, 2020 at 4:14 PM
  
March 25, 2020 - The Timmins Fire Department will not be issuing burning permits during this time, until further notice.

If you had a permit for your current residence in 2019, then you may burn, provided you follow all the regulations on the permit. In saying this, please respect the government regulation on social distancing. The intent is to respect your neighbours but have the opportunity to be able to get outside with other members of your household to enjoy the atmosphere of a small campfire.

Please do not gather with friends and extended family, as this is not the intent and goes against the government regulation. Once this pandemic is over, new permits will be required.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 25, 2020 at 4:06 PM
  
March 25, 2020 - Due to the ever-changing situation with COVID-19, and the closure of a large number of businesses, Timmins Transit has made further refinements to operations.

Effective tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, our Transit Terminal will be closed to the public (save for ONR customers), and we will be reducing our regular service to a Sunday Service, seven days per week, for both conventional and Handy Transit Services. This means that daily service will be as follows:
- 8:30am start
- 6:30pm last bus
Passengers are reminded to please check schedules before travelling.

“These changes are necessary in order to help mitigate the spread of this virus while still offering Transit service to our customers who rely on it most,” explained Director of Community & Development Services Mark Jensen. “With the closing of many local businesses, including colleges, our ridership numbers have fallen significantly, and the need for extended Transit hours is not justified.”

Timmins Transit will continue to operate without requiring fares, along with requiring customers to enter and exit by the rear door only. , and with its enhanced disinfection and cleaning regiment.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 25, 2020 at 3:26 PM
  

March 25, 2020 - On Tuesday, March 24, Timmins City Council voted in favour of waiving penalties and interest on tax payments, with the intent of assisting taxpayers who may be struggling financially during this uncertain time.

“WHEREAS the COVID-19 public health situation is having an economic impact on the livelihood of residents and businesses in the City of Timmins

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Council of the City of Timmins hereby authorizes the Treasurer to waive interest fees, charges and penalties on property taxes and water and sewer for the duration of the crisis.”

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE, actual taxes paid through the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan and post-dated cheques are still being processed. Any resident requiring payment deferrals who are signed up for these two forms of payments should contact City Hall to request being removed for the duration specified by the resident.


The City of Timmins will continue to provide services to residents.

Questions, concerns or request for service can be directed through Service Timmins at service.timmins.ca or by calling 705-264-1331.

Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 25, 2020 at 12:54 PM
  
March 24, 2020 - Yesterday, the Government of Ontario ordered the mandatory closure of all non-essential workplaces. This closure will be in effect for 14 days with the possibility of extending this order as the situation evolves. The government has provided a list of businesses that are permitted to stay open at https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2020/03/list-of-essential-workplaces-2.html.

Municipal emergency services include police and fire services remain in place. Additionally, services ensuring our critical infrastructure including roads, water and wastewater, and sanitation/landfill services will continue.

Inquiries about municipal government services through Service Timmins will continue to be accessible online at https://service.timmins.ca/ or by telephone at 705-264-1331.

We remind you that this is a critical time to ensure we are all promoting and following the important public health measures:
• Social distancing – staying 2 meters apart from others, avoiding crowds
• Staying home and reducing trips out for essentials only
• Staying home and self-isolating for 14 days after any international travel
• Staying home if unwell – call public health or primary care provider if any cough, shortness of breath, and/or fever
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 24, 2020 at 1:46 PM
  

As I stated last Friday, we know the next few weeks will be challenging. Last week we had our first identified case in Timmins, and the Porcupine Health Unit has released information that additional cases exist in Timmins. We can only assume that more cases will be identified in the upcoming days and weeks.

I want to re-emphasize that you need to follow the directions of public health - specifically to wash your hands and stay at home!

We have learned that the Premier will be making announcements tomorrow requiring non-mandatory workplaces to close. We will take our direction from the Province and implement it at the City, all the while ensuring the continuity of essential services.

In the meantime, our emergency response team continues to work in supporting the leadership of the Porcupine Health Unit during this emergency. We are coordinating our activities along with police and ambulance to best support the health system.

Make no mistake, these are serious times that require serious measures. Enforcement of the public health directives will occur by the Timmins Police Service as necessary.

I will repeat that there is no one with a greater vested interest in their own health or their family’s health than you. You can’t assume that anybody you’re dealing with has that same vested interest in it and that they are as concerned about your health as you are. You have to take the necessary precautions for the health of yourself and your family.

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Media Contact:

Heather Duhn
Corporate Communications Coordinator
705-360-2600, ext. 2212
heather.duhn@timmins.ca

Posted by Andy Yu  On Mar 23, 2020 at 4:35 PM
  

March 20, 2020 - City Hall will be temporarily closed to the general public as of noon today until further notice. Staff will be available to conduct business over the phone and electronically. Vendors, contractors and delivery personnel required to ensure the continuity of business will be allowed access after undergoing a screening process at all City facilities.

City employees remain committed to offering centralized services through Service Timmins at:
• Online Citizen Service Centre: HERE
• Phone: 705-264-1331
• After-hours emergencies: 705-264-1201

Concerned residents are encouraged to monitor the Porcupine Health Unit website and Facebook page for regular local updates. City of Timmins information is available at HERE

There are important actions EVERYONE should be taking every day to protect their health:
• wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
• sneeze and cough into your sleeve
• avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
• avoid contact with people who are sick
• stay at home if you are sick. In particular, do not visit a long-term care, retirement home or other congregate living situation.

The symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, new cough and difficulty breathing, and these may occur within 14 days of an exposure to another case.

Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 20, 2020 at 12:03 PM
  
March 19, 2020 - With guidelines from the Ontario Waste Management Association, the City of Timmins is advising citizens to practice safe waste disposal to help protect collectors and the public from the risk of spreading COVID-19.

As a precaution, we are asking citizens to follow these guidelines:
- Place used tissues and napkins in a waste bag before placing in your waste cart. Wash your hands afterwards.
- Bag all waste. Do not place waste loosely in waste containers.
- If you are sick: place ANY item that has come into contact with your mouth, nose or eyes into a waste bag before placing it in your waste cart. This includes items deemed recyclable (e.g. Water/beverage bottles, pop cans, milk/juice cartons, etc.)

Loose items placed in your waste cart often become wind-blown as bins are being emptied, which is why it is important to bag all waste. Recyclable items should be placed loosely in your cart, and should not contain any soiled items.

For more information on waste and recycling in Timmins, consider downloading the Timmins Recyclepedia app, or visit www.timmins.ca.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 19, 2020 at 11:54 AM
  
March 18, 2020 - The City of Timmins is announcing additional proactive measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, while there are still ZERO confirmed cases in the Porcupine Health Unit catchment area.

Timmins Transit customers are being asked to board transit buses from the rear doors only, and to keep a fair distance from the bus operators and other customers. Only customers with personal mobility devices will be permitted to enter and exit through the front doors.

As a result, Timmins Transit will not be collecting fares until further notice. In addition, pass and ticket sales will be suspended.

Customers are asked to stay behind the caution tape at the front of the bus, and to keep the seat(s) behind the operator free at all times, in keeping with health officials’ recommendations on social distancing.

Timmins Transit continues to be a safe method of travel, and will continue with precautionary measures in place. Cleaning and sterilization schedules for buses and facilities has been increased.

The City of Timmins will continue to monitor the emerging situation and follow the advice from Public Health, and take further precautions as necessary to help keep members of our community safe.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 18, 2020 at 4:12 PM
  
March 17, 2020 - It is with heavy hearts that we learn of the passing of Dan “Tixie” Hannigan, who has been running the skate sharpening shop at the McIntyre Arena for at least 25 years.

Tixie was well-known, not only in the hockey scene, but throughout the City of Timmins, as a generous and iconic member of our community.

To honour and pay respect to this wonderful man, the City of Timmins has decided to lower the flags at the McIntyre Community Centre for the next three days. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Tixie’s family and friends during this difficult time.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 17, 2020 at 2:50 PM
  

March 17, 2020 - The Corporation of the City of Timmins and its leadership recognize the concern many citizens are feeling during this uncertain time. We would like to assure citizens there are ZERO cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Timmins, and if we remain calm and work together, we can continue to protect those living in our community. We are working closely with the Porcupine Health Unit and other community partners to prepare and respond should the risk increase.

All citizens are being advised to follow enhanced public health measures, as stated by Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. David Williams, to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

Dr. Williams stated yesterday: “This is an evolving situation, and your role in helping to manage the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario is critical. It is imperative that we take steps now and take steps together to reduce opportunities for transmission. I am asking for your cooperation in following the advice below as best you can over the coming weeks. By working together, we can make a difference in this outbreak and protect those among us who are most vulnerable to COVID-19.”

The symptoms of COVID-19 include fever, new cough and difficulty breathing, and these may occur within 14 days of an exposure to another case.

He is strongly recommending a further limitation to public gatherings, advising Ontarians to avoid large gatherings of over 50 people. In addition, he is specifically requesting the closure of the following settings as soon as possible:
• All recreational programs and libraries
• All private schools
• All daycares
• All churches and other faith settings
• All bars and restaurants, with the exception of restaurants that can shift to takeout/delivery mechanisms
• Everyone in Ontario should be practicing social distancing to reduce their exposure to other people. This means that you can carry out daily activities, such as going to work (if you cannot work from home) and doing necessary shopping and appointments
• Everyone in Ontario is being asked to do their best to avoid close contact with people outside of their immediate families. Close contact includes being within 2 meters of another person

All employers in Ontario are being asked to facilitate virtual work arrangements to enable employees to work from home where possible to enable workers to limit their activities, care for children and to self-isolate. Where this is not possible, those employers are being asked to use their judgement to sustain operations in a manner that maintains social distancing.

All measures are being taken to continue operations and ensure the delivery of services, such as snow removal and other road operations, water and sewer, waste management, and emergency services, while complying with recommendations from the Chief Medical Officer of Health:
- The Golden Manor has suspended non-essential services and visits, in accordance with the recommendations of Ontario’s Medical Officer. Until further notice, the Golden Manor is closed to visitors, with the exception of those visiting residents who are critically ill or requiring end-of-life care. All staff presenting to work, and visitors attending the Home are being asked a series of screening questions upon arrival, before entry is permitted.
- City Hall remains open, but the public is being encouraged to access services from home:
o City employees remain committed to offering centralized services through Service Timmins, providing assistance with: lottery and licensing, by-law enforcement, leisure services, roads and sidewalks, tax, water and sewer, waste management, provincial offences and parking.
Online Citizen Service Centre: service.timmins.ca
Phone: 705-264-1331
After-hours emergencies: 705-264-1201

o Tax, water and sewer bills may be paid using the Pre-Authorized Payment Plan program (PAP) which allows for monthly payments on the 15th day of each month, or on the last business day of each month.
Enroll here
Taxes, water and sewer, and business licenses can also be paid through online banking or by cheque, mailed to 220 Algonquin Boulevard East, Timmins, ON, P4N 1B3
o Pay or appeal a parking ticket: https://timmins.ezpayca.com/
o Pay a traffic ticket: https://www.payfines.ca/index.php (705-360-2620)
o Proceed/Follow up with a Provincial Offence: https://www.timmins.ca/cms/one.aspx?pageId=13194290 (705-360-2620)
o Purchase or renew/update a parking permit: https://www.timmins.ca/cms/one.aspx?pageId=13267388
o Apply for a birth or death certificate: https://www.timmins.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=11976429&pageId=13193199
o Apply for a building permit: https://www.timmins.ca/cms/One.aspx?portalId=11976429&pageId=13193220
- Municipal Facilities that have been closed include all the arenas, the swimming pool, the museum, the library and the H.R. Bieleck Centre
- At the direction of the province large group meetings or bookings at City facilities have been cancelled until the end of April
- City staff is continuing to ensure increased sanitizing practices on all common touchpoints and public spaces at City facilities and public transit
- Public Health signage focusing on hand-washing and cough etiquette has been placed in high-traffic locations

Concerned residents are encouraged to monitor the Porcupine Health Unit website and Facebook page for regular local updates.

There are important actions EVERYONE should be taking every day to protect their health:
• wash your hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
• sneeze and cough into your sleeve
• avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth
• avoid contact with people who are sick
• stay at home if you are sick. In particular, do not visit a long-term care, retirement home or other congregate living situation.

Posted by Heather Duhn  On Mar 17, 2020 at 11:10 AM
  
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