Timmins Promoted as Green, Growing and Global 
Timmins is ready to virtually host this year’s Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities (FONOM) AGM and annual conference. Held on Tuesday, May 18, FONOM provides an exciting opportunity for the City to promote how Timmins’ is positioned for a future of green energy, resource, and industry.

Timmins formal presentation has been optimistically called, “Timmins: Green, Growing, and Global,” and focuses on projects in the region that will advance Northern Ontario’s position in the electric vehicle supply chain, biomass energy fulfillment, and sustainable infrastructure.

“Timmins is growing and diversifying,” says Mayor George Pirie. “This is an exciting time. We are surrounded by rare earth elements, critical minerals, forests, and arable land. Four of the newly permitted gold and base metal projects are within a 200 kilometer radius of Timmins. Our location is optimal.

“We reached out to five leaders who are pivotal in forestry, green energy, and agriculture and asked them to share why they have chosen to invest in Northern Ontario. Participants will hear from Mark Selby, Chairman and CEO of Canada Nickel. Their Crawford Nickel Cobalt Sulphide Project has the potential to place Northern Ontario front and center in the electric vehicle supply chain, and it will do so while reducing our carbon footprint.”

Timmins’ presentation also includes remarks from Paul Rivet, incoming Board Chair of GreenFirst Forest Products. Their recent acquisition of lumber mills in Cochrane, Hearst, Chapleau and Kapuskasing make a strong case for why Northern Ontario’s future of sustainable forestry is set. Rounding out the presentation are comments from Robert Manseau of Commercial BioEnergy, Pat Chilton of Five Nations Energy Inc., and Ted Griffith with a discussion on the great clay belt and large-scale agricultural farming.

In addition to Timmins’ robust presentation is an opportunity for attendees to tour Timmins’ Virtual Showroom provided courtesy of Utopia VR. Using the latest technology for virtual meetings and events, Timmins’ showroom provides a quick glance at some of Timmins’ popular amenities like Mount Jamieson, Hersey Lake, and local businesses within downtown Timmins.

“We’ve made every opportunity to highlight all that Timmins has to offer,” adds Mayor Pirie. “We know that when Timmins is successful, the region is successful and we’re excited about the future.”
Posted by Amanda Dyer On 5/17/2021 at 10:55 AM  

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