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Fireworks

A by-law is a rule or law that is put in place by the City of Timmins to ensure that our community remains safe and orderly. The City of Timmins Enforcement Services Division is responsible for enforcing our by-laws. Staff enforce by-laws by investigating complaints and responding to the concerns of citizens.

Each month, we'll explore a different by-law and what it means for you. This month, we're looking at the City's Fire Crackers / Fireworks by-law 1984-2162.

Baby, that’s a firework

Fireworks are low-explosive pyrotechnic devices that are used most commonly for entertainment. A firecracker is also a small explosive device, but its primarily designed to produce a loud noise. In the City of Timmins, the sale and setting off of firecrackers and fireworks is regulated by by-law 1984-2162.

It’s a straightforward by-law. No person shall sell any fire ball, squib, cracker or fireworks on any day of the year within the City of Timmins. A fire ball is a firework that shoots a ball of fire up in the air. A squib are the fireworks that make a large hissing noise as they go off. No person shall set-off or fire any fire ball, squib, cracker or fireworks on any day of the year within the City of Timmins on private or public property.

Fireworks are banned as a safety precaution, especially in areas that are at risk for forest or brush fires or in residential areas where a misfired firework could cause injury or damage to property.

But I’m a professional

When Canada Day rolls around, the city wants to celebrate. Professional firework companies can obtain a permit from the Fire Chief that will allow then to set-off fireworks at a specific time and place as outlined in their permit by a qualified person.

Applications for permits must be submitted in writing at least two weeks in advance to the Timmins Fire Department.

That’ll cost you

If you do decide to sell or set-off fireworks or firecrackers, you would be considered guilty of an offence and if convicted, are liable to a maximum fine of not more than $2,000.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 24, 2022 at 3:54 PM
  
The City of Timmins is encouraging residents to attend a Public Information Centre (PIC) on transportation alternatives for the Porcupine River corridor on Monday, July 4, 2022.

The Porcupine River Bridge on Frederick House Lake Rd. was closed last November over concerns of safety and structural integrity. Since then, the City has been working with Associated Engineering to come up with a permanent solution for the transportation corridor.

Associated Engineering will now present three (3) possible design options that include replacement of the bridge on Frederick House Lake Rd., permanent detour around the closed structure or a new road alignment east of the Porcupine River. This is an important opportunity for residents and interested parties to provide public input on each transportation alternative.

Public Information Centre
Date: Monday, July 4th, 2022
Time: 6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.
Location: Hoyle Community Center
    25 Hoyle Rd.
    Porcupine, ON P0N 1H0

The PIC will consist of an open house format with City staff and technical representatives on hand to answer any questions.

The City of Timmins thanks residents for their participation in improving its active infrastructure.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 23, 2022 at 3:36 PM
  
The City is pedaling forward on plans to re-designate Jubilee Ave. and Theriault Blvd. in order to add dedicated bike lanes to both roads through a busy school and recreation area.

Centre two-way left turn lane signs have been installed along Jubilee Ave. and will be in effect once line painting is completed the week of June 27, 2022. The re-designation project will see Jubilee Ave. reduced to a three-lane road with a dedicated centre turn lane. Road markings for bike lanes will be painted at a later date.

For more information on the re-designation project, visit: https://bit.ly/3HTxURK.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 23, 2022 at 9:40 AM
  
When it comes to climate change, the City’s Environmental Coordinator is specific about what corporate initiatives need to happen now to give Timmins a green future.

“The City needs to lead by example,” says Christina Beaton. “Through our sustainability program, we have achieved success in reducing our corporate electricity consumption, natural gas consumption, and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It’s a start, but we have work to do to encourage community participation in our programs.”

Since 2018, the City has reduced electricity consumption by 9%. Over the same period, the City has reduced natural gas consumption by 16%. The City’s energy intensity, the amount of energy used to provide a service or product, has been reduced by 14%, which far surpasses the overall goal of a 5% reduction over 5 years. The goal now is to maintain or improve this rate of reduction until 2024. The City has also met and surpassed target reductions on GHG emissions with a decline of 15% since 2017.

At last night’s council meeting, the City’s new Climate Change Adaptation Plan was approved. The plan is designed to advance community engagement in long-term planning with the goal of creating a community that is resilient to the risks associated with climate change.

“Yesterday, we had the season’s first special weather statement warning of high temperatures and potential health risks to vulnerable populations,” adds Beaton. “It helped reinforce the need for a comprehensive strategy, led by the City, to help our community deal with climate change risks like extreme heat days, heatwaves, reduced air quality from high temperatures and increased wildfire activity. We are hoping to collaborate with interested residents and community groups as we implement the plan.”

The City’s Community Adaptation Plan will soon be available online. Learn more about the City’s commitment to a sustainable future at: https://www.timmins.ca/our_services/city_hall/environment___sustainability.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 22, 2022 at 6:47 AM
  
Pollinator week is a big deal in the world of bees. It’s an annual celebration that raises awareness about pollinator health and what we can do to protect our local pollinators.

Bee City Timmins is kicking off Pollinator Week this Sunday, June 19 at Gilles Lake. Residents are invited to learn more about how small changes can make a big impact on the health of pollinators like bees, butterflies, bats, birds, and even small mammals. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

“Bee City Timmins is excited to celebrate pollinator week with the community” says Environmental Coordinator Christina Beaton. “We have a number of fun activities planned. Residents can make their own seed balls, pick up a seed bookmark, and learn how to grow pollinator-friendly habitats in their own yard. Our pollinator partners will also be on hand, agencies and organizations who support the work of Bee City Timmins. It will be a fun afternoon.”

Why is it important to protect our pollinators? The world’s pollinator populations, the number of bees, butterflies, bats, and more are in decline. This is mainly thought to be a result of a loss in feeding and nesting habitats. As much as 75% to 95% of the flowering plants on earth need pollination from pollinators. The food that we eat like fruits, vegetables, and nuts all require pollination. The good news is that creating pollinator friendly habitats is fairly easy, with minimal effort. Supporting pollinator nesting is even easier and lets residents leave their lawn mower and rake in the shed for a little bit longer.

Bee City Timmins looks forward to sharing more about our pollinators and how we can protect them this Sunday, June 19 at Gilles Lake. 
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 14, 2022 at 11:20 AM
  

Canada Day 2022

Plans for Canada Day are well underway and this year, the City of Timmins has teamed up with Timmins Community Park Association to bring fun for the whole family.

First up, Hollinger Park will be the site of a Canada Day Family Fun afternoon complete with a DJ and foam party! Splash around in the suds, run the inflatable maze and take a ride in a bumper ball. Midnight Express will keep the music pumping. Enjoy a hotdog BBQ by donation and celebrate Canada in one of Timmins’ great green spaces. Festivities run from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1 from Hollinger Park.

That night, head to the shores of Porcupine Lake for a spectacular firework display from Rampant Fireworks. Where’s the best place to watch? Stare up at the night sky from locations along the shore like the White Waterfront Conservation Area. Fireworks start at 10:00 p.m.

For updates on the Canada Day Fun and Fireworks, follow the City of Timmins, Timmins Tourism and Timmins Community Park Association on Facebook.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 13, 2022 at 10:13 AM
  
A lasting effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been a driver shortage at Timmins Transit. In an effort to reduce driver fatigue and stress, City Council has approved a temporary frequency reduction effective Monday, June 13.

The revised schedule will be in place over the summer months from June through August and will reduce frequency times of some routes from service every 30 minutes to every forty-five minutes.

“Last summer, Management had to cancel summer vacation requests due to driver shortage,” says Director of Public Works and Environmental Services Ken Krcel. “Our drivers need time to rest and recharge. The immediate benefit is a reduction in lost time and employee turnover. This small change will prevent a greater loss of service that could happen if drivers end up burned out and calling in sick.”

Reducing the frequency of service will reduce the total number of driving hours each day, allowing for time off without having to cancel routes altogether. The timing is also ideal since past data shows a decline in ridership during the summer months.

“We need to give drivers their requested time off as per their collective agreement,” adds Krcel. “We are doing that with as little impact to transit riders as possible while providing adequate public transportation in the summer.”

The revised schedule will be posted online by Thursday morning. For more information on Timmins Transit schedule and updated routes, including those impacted by Connecting Link construction, visit Timmins.ca / Our Services / Timmins Transit.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 08, 2022 at 10:27 AM
  
June is Bike Month and the City of Timmins’ Cycling Committee wants to encourage more residents to get out and explore their neighbourhood by bike. Not only is it a clean mode of transportation, but biking improves physical fitness, creates safer roads, and can boost a city’s economy and talent retention. Cities across Canada are looking to expand their biking infrastructure and the City’s Cycling Committee is making sure Timmins stays on top of the trend.

This summer, two projects undertaken by the Cycling Committee will be completed, both of which help Timmins become more bikeable, or safe and suitable for cyclists of all ages. The multi-use path on Airport Rd. will be paved from Lamminen Ave. to Riverpark Rd., finishing up the extension added last summer. Dedicated bike lanes will also be added to Theriault Blvd. and Jubilee Ave. West. The addition of the bike lanes, approved by council on April 5, will improve visibility of cyclists through a busy school zone, making it safer for kids to bike to school.

One way that residents can celebrate Bike Month is by taking to the trails. The Cycling Committee has provided a list of cycling etiquette for trail use online at Timmins.ca. There are also handy tips for cycling safety and an interactive map that shows bike rack locations around the city. Learn more at: https://www.timmins.ca/find_or_learn_about/community_safety_and_well-_being/cycling_in_timmins.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 01, 2022 at 11:09 AM
  
June is National Indigenous History Month and the City of Timmins encourages all residents to reflect on the heritage, culture, and experiences of our Indigenous Peoples.

The lands on which we live, work and play are the traditional territory of many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit People. In order to understand the history of our city and region, it is important to understand the impact that Indigenous Peoples have made and continue to contribute to our community.

When we talk about truth, healing and reconciliation, it is a journey that all residents, all Canadians, must take together and it starts with a commitment to be part of the solution towards building a safe and inclusive city.

To learn more about how the City of Timmins’ is working to facilitate education and understanding, visit our Indigenous Relations and Inclusion page on Timmins.ca.

Additional Resources:

Indigenous Advisory Committee
City of Timmins Indigenous Days of Observance
City of Timmins Indigenous Engagement Framework
Memorandum of Understanding – Mushkegowuk Council, City of Timmins
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Jun 01, 2022 at 9:54 AM
  
The Public Works Department is lifting the reduced load restrictions for commercial motor vehicles and trailers effective Monday, May 30.

By-law 2006-6275 (https://timmins.civicweb.net/filepro/documents/258?preview=7545) is imperative to protect sensitive road infrastructure on certain highways and streets within the City of Timmins during a specified period of time.

Learn more about the how the City is working to maintain our roads online at https://www.timmins.ca/our_services/roads_and_infrastructure.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 27, 2022 at 11:32 AM
  

Through a collaborative partnership with the City of Timmins and Timmins and District Hospital (TADH), we are pleased to announce the appointment of Lia Fontana to the position of Administrator of the Golden Manor. Current Administrator Carol Halt announced her upcoming retirement late last year, with her final day slated for June 30, 2022. Lia will assume her new responsibilities effective June 13th, 2022 as part of an employee agreement between TADH and the City of Timmins.

 With over 30 years’ experience in the health care sector, Lia brings a wealth of knowledge in frontline health care, health care planning and development, rehabilitation and care of the elderly. Lia has held progressive leadership roles at the Timmins and District Hospital, including the Rehab/Stroke/Complex Continuing Care Coordinator, Interim Long Term Care Coordinator, Integrated Medical Manager and most recently the Director of Clinical Services where she oversaw Integrated Medical and the TADH offsite facility. A consistent leader, Lia has been instrumental in numerous change management and community integration projects, including the implementation of the Timmins Hospice Centre and offsite facility at TADH.

“If the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that we are stronger together,” states Kate Fyfe, President and CEO of Timmins and District Hospital. “Strong, collaborative partnerships, like the one with the City of Timmins, ensure that our community and district is well supported and cared for. Our community is fortunate to have exceptional leaders, like Lia, in it and we’re proud to support the Golden Manor, its residents and their families.”

“We are fortunate to have someone so experienced be able to step right into the role,” says Chief Administrative Officer Dave Landers. “Our partnership with the Timmins and District Hospital allows our two organizations to work that much more closely together, and is nothing but beneficial to those currently in or entering long-term care. This is also an example of two employers working collaboratively to address current staffing shortages in our area.”

“I’m very pleased that Lia will be replacing me as the Administrator at the Golden Manor,” says Carol Halt, Administrator of the Golden Manor. “I’ve had the privilege of working with Lia in the past, and I’m confident that her experience and leadership style will be a positive addition to the wonderful Golden Manor team! I wish Lia all the best as she transitions into her new role.”

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 24, 2022 at 2:59 PM
  
It’s World Bee Day and Bee City Timmins is reminding residents that our pollinators need protection. Bees and other pollinators like butterflies, moths, beetles, and wasps provide a fundamental role in protecting the earth’s ecosystems. Without them, a large percentage of our natural food source would disappear.

That’s why Bee City Timmins works year-round to promote the importance of our pollinators. Timmins’ status as a Bee City requires three commitments: Educate the public on pollinators; help create pollinator-friendly habitats; and, celebrate pollinators at events like Pollinator Week in June.

This year, Bee City Timmins will kick-off Pollinator Week on Sunday, June 19th at Gilles Lake. Residents can learn more about how Bee City Timmins is working to protect our pollinators. Event details are online at Timmins.ca.

“We’re inviting the community to come see why being a Bee City is important,” says Environmental Coordinator Christina Beaton. “Residents can make seed balls and pick up a seed bookmark to help create their own pollinator-friendly garden. A number of our community partners will also be on-hand to share how they’re working to help with promote, celebrate and create pollinator-friendly habitats across our community.”

Bee City Timmins is also working with Timmins Horticultural Society to update the garden space at the top of Lakeshore Rd. off Gilles Lake. Bee City Timmins will be transforming more municipal plots into pollinator-friendly habitats that will improve and promote sustainability across our community.

“Pollinator-friendly plants are hearty and beautiful for anyone’s garden,” adds Beaton. “It’s a great way to give our pollinators a fighting chance. The bees will love it!”
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 20, 2022 at 10:32 AM
  

File No. Z-2022-09
5627 050 057 01600

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 8, 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: Calanit Inc. (Agent: Rivard Engineering, Kevin Russell)

Location: Concessions 1 and 2, Part of Lot 10, Registered Plan 6R1660, Parts 3 to 6, Parcel 13991WT, Tisdale Township, City of Timmins (northeast corner of Vipond Road and Gold Mine Road)

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands currently zoned Rural (RD-RU) to Light Industrial (Class 1) (EA-I1). This will allow for a proposed tractor trailer fleet parking lot and a future maintenance shop for the applicant’s tractor trailer fleet.

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 at [email protected]

Dated at the City of Timmins this 17th day of May, 2022.

Calanit Inc. Location Map

Posted by David St.Onge  On May 17, 2022 at 8:28 AM
  

The City of Timmins Environmental Services Department, Waste Management Division has been working fast to address on-going delays in waste and recycling collection. Trouble started the end of April when mechanical issues began to plague waste collection trucks. With three garbage trucks beyond end of life, keeping these vehicles on the road has become a challenge.

The issue lies in the delay of two collection trucks purchased by the City in 2020 that are currently on back order. The primary reason given for the delay is supply chain issues resulting from the pandemic, but that reason does little to mitigate current concerns.

“We are looking at rental options for collection trucks and relying heavily on contractors to complete waste and recycling schedules,” says Scott Tam Manager of Environmental Services. “It really has been a perfect storm with limited heavy-duty mechanics available to work on our trucks while we wait for our two new vehicles to arrive. As of right now, we do not have a date of delivery.”

The City has been quick to post a notice of disruption online when delays or postponement are unavoidable, but Service Timmins has seen an increase in resident calls.

“Our staff have been addressing concerns about garbage pick-up, primarily with how late collection is occurring,” says Jennifer Chilton Manager of Service Timmins. “It’s spring and we have seen an increase in bear activity. People want to secure their bins. We are in constant contact with Waste Management to stay up-to-date on collection times and areas experiencing delays.”

The City is currently subsidizing operations with contracted support and there will continue to be minor delays while new contractors are added to rotation. As per City By-Law 2017-7977, if garbage and recycling has not been collected by 8:00 p.m. on collection day, the schedule will be postponed until the next day and bins should be removed from the roadway to a secure location.

The City will post notice of delays or postponement with affected areas online under our News and Alerts section on Timmins.ca. Residents can sign up to receive notice of disruptions via email or download the Timmins Recyclepedia app from the Google Play or App store for collection reminders.


Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 13, 2022 at 1:54 PM
  

fence by-law

A by-law is a rule or law that is put in place by the City of Timmins to ensure that our community remains safe and orderly. The City of Timmins Enforcement Services Division is responsible for enforcing our by-laws. Staff enforce by-laws by investigating complaints and responding to the concerns of citizens.

Each month, we'll explore a different by-law and what it means for you. This month, we're looking at the City's Fence Regulation By-law 2011-7128.

My Side of the Fence

The expense of a fence can be worth it if you’re looking to add to your home’s security, add more privacy from prying eyes, or protect kids and pets at play. The City of Timmins by-law 2011-7128 regulates the construction and maintenance of fences to ensure they don’t obstruct sight lines or visibility for motorists and pedestrians when they’re built in the front yard. There’s also consideration given to zoning by-laws, encroaching onto City-owned lands, and the types of materials used when building a fence. The good news is, you don’t need a permit to construct a fence on your property.

Generally, your fence cannot encroach or intrude on City-owned lands. It can’t block visibility along a roadway or sidewalk. Fences cannot be electrified, unless you’ve installed invisible pet fencing. Residential fences installed in the front yard from your front property line to your front building line cannot be more than 3 feet high unless it’s made out of a material like chain link, in which case it can’t be more than 5 feet.

Jump In!

Pools have their own fence requirements for safety. If you have a pool, you are required to build a fence around the pool at least 4 feet high and be located at a distance not less than 5 feet from the swimming pool. The fence around your pool must have a gate that can be locked and be built out of materials that prevent climbing. The by-law also covers hot tubs and, while you don’t need a fence around a hot tub, you will need to made sure that it’s covered and locked in place when it’s not in use.

There are exceptions to the pool fence rule. If you have an above-ground swimming pool where the sides of the pool and deck are the same or greater than 4 feet, you don’t need a fence. The sides and any deck assembly should be constructed to prevent climbing and any ladder or stairs used to access the pool or deck should be able to be locked or latched in a position that prevents entry to the pool.

Construction Materials

The by-law states that your fence should be maintained without visible deterioration. The surface should be painted, stained, varnished or protected with a finish that offers protection against deterioration, or made with a material like cedar that offers protection against deterioration.

Acceptable materials include wood, wire, brick, or similar materials. Fences cannot be made out of sheet metal or corrugated metal.

Whose Side is it Anyway?

Fences can be built on or within your property line. You have the legal right to construct a fence right on the property line, but you run the risk of sharing ownership with your neighbour. You neighbour has the same legal right. The best location for your new fence is on your side of the property just inside the boundary line.

If a fence is built along a boundary between properties, it’s called a line fence. If you anticipate a problem with your neighbor, it is strongly recommended that the fence is built inside the property line to avoid any disputes. Ontario’s Line Fences Act provides a dispute resolution procedure to mediate between two neighbours when there is no current fence between properties and one owner wants to construct a new fence. Or, when a line fence already exists and one owner believes it needs to be repaired or rebuilt.

If Enforcement Services gets a complaint about your fence, you may be served with a notice to make modifications to the fence to bring it into compliance with the City’s Fence By-Law. The City doesn’t get involved with issues between private property owners beyond enforcing standards set out in our Fence By-Law. Disputes like a fence being across a property line need to be remedied through civil action.

Our By-Law Enforcement FAQ section provides more information on building and maintaining your fence.

Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 12, 2022 at 2:32 PM
  
Road construction season has begun in the City of Timmins and if the sound of birdsong doesn’t signal warmer weather, the sound of trucks and paving machinery will. The City’s road maintenance plans are extensive and motorists should be prepared for detours and delays, both unavoidable for the sake of smoother roads. The City will work to keep traffic moving and appreciates your patience when navigating construction zones.

Connecting Link construction is set to begin late May and work will proceed just east of Theriault Blvd. up to and including the Mountjoy St. intersection. The work is extensive and includes full-depth reconstruction of the roadway, replacement of underground services like water, sanitary sewer and storm sewer and pole relocation. The province’s recent investment of $74 million for the Connecting Link means the City can make improvements to the Connecting Link corridor at a quicker pace and divert funds to other pressing infrastructure projects. The City is currently finalizing traffic management plans and will have an update shortly.

The City is also completing grind and pave work on 5.8 kilometres of roadway across the city. During grind and pave, the top 40 to 50 mm of road surface is removed before applying a new, smooth surface. The process is faster than full reconstruction and saves money, time, and materials. Sections of Riverside Dr., Highway 101 E., Commercial Ave., and Mountjoy St. are on the schedule. You can see the full list of roads online at Timmins.ca. Another 5.6 kilometres of rural road will also receive surface treatment.

Denise St. will be resurfaced from Westmount Blvd. to Demine Ave. This work is also extensive and will widen the road, improve drainage, and add new curbs and asphalt. Watermain lining is already underway down Airport Rd. between Lonergan Blvd. and Lamminen Ave. The extension to St. Jean Ave. and the Langmuir Rd. culvert replacement will also be completed and the bridge on Bruce Ave. will be replaced.

It’s a long list of road maintenance work after what felt like an even longer winter. Here’s how to navigate it:

• Subscribe for Connecting Link alerts and Notice of Disruption alerts online at Timmins.ca to have updates sent directly to your email.
• Watch for detour and traffic control signs along main routes like Algonquin Blvd., Riverside Dr, and Airport Rd.
• Reduce your speed and drive with caution through any construction zone and watch for crew and equipment.
• Allow yourself more time to travel through busy areas under construction.
• Merge responsibly when roads are reduced to one lane by merging early and using the zipper method to take turns entering one lane.

Thank you for your continued patience as we set to work repairing and maintaining our roads. If you have any questions, Service Timmins is happy to help. You can reach Service Timmins online at service.timmins.ca, by email to [email protected], or by phone 705-264-1331.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 09, 2022 at 11:46 AM
  
The City of Timmins acknowledges May 5 as the National Day of Awareness for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People (MMIWG2S) in Canada. May 5 is also known as Red Dress Day, which began as “an aesthetic response” by artist Jamie Black to call attention to the staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women.

On this day, we are encouraged to honour the memories of those lost and raise awareness of on-going harm and gender-based violence by:
• Wearing red or hanging a red dress in our windows
• Hanging a red dress or tying red ribbon or cloth to a tree in our yards
• Creating Red Dress artwork
• Participating in community Red Dress events and ceremonies

“The City of Timmins is committed to supporting initiatives that foster a deeper understanding of the critical issues faced by our Indigenous peers,” says Mayor George Pirie. “Our response is unequivocal: we will stand united in ending violence against Indigenous women, girls, and two-spirit people living in and visiting the City of Timmins.”

Red Dress Day can be triggering for those affected by loss related to missing and murdered women, girls and two-spirited people. Emotional support and assistance are available by calling 1-844-413-6649. Health Support Services including cultural support and mental health counselling is also available in Ontario by calling 1-888-301-6426.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 03, 2022 at 9:59 AM
  
The City of Timmins will host approximately 200 evacuees from Kashechewan First Nation, following evacuation of the First Nations community due to flooding on the Albany River. Flights began arriving Sunday, May 1 and will continue through Monday.

The City of Timmins has declared a State of Emergency as a preventive measure to allow for the quick mobilization of municipal support and personnel if required. Upon arrival, all evacuees will be processed and situated by the Red Cross before being transported to the Ramada Inn for temporary lodging.

The City of Timmins is working with the Provincial Emergency Response Organization (PEOC) and Indigenous Service Canada (ISC), along with community partners and service agencies, to ensure residents of Kashechewan have the support and resources they need while in Timmins. We ask that motorists traveling along Riverside Drive in the vicinity of Ramada Inn watch for increased pedestrian traffic.
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On May 02, 2022 at 9:19 AM
  
The flags at Timmins City Hall and other municipal buildings will be lowered to half-mast on Sunday, May 1 in honour of Ontario Police Memorial Day.

“This Sunday, the Timmins Police Service joins our colleagues across the province to honour those Ontario police officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty,” says Timmins Police Chief Daniel Foy. “This is an important occasion to recognize those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect their communities. My fellow Timmins Police Officers, past and present, join me in acknowledging fallen officers and pledge to honour their respective memories as we continue to serve the residents of Timmins and area.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer  On Apr 29, 2022 at 10:54 AM
  

File No. Z-2022-08
5627-030-100-37806

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 Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at 1:30 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: A. Bussiere Holdings and B. Potvin Holdings

Location: Tisdale Con 5 Pt Lot 12, RP 6R-8378 Part 3, City of Timmins (Laforest Road)

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands currently zoned Rural (RD-RU) to Highway Commercial (EA-CH) to permit all uses in the Highway Commercial (EA-CH) zone. The applicant is proposing to construct an office and shop for a construction business.

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 at [email protected]

Dated at the City of Timmins this 27th day of April, 2022.

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Posted by David St.Onge  On Apr 27, 2022 at 3:55 PM
  
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