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February 19, 2020 - The flags at all City of Timmins facilities will be flying at half-mast, in honour and memory of local politician and broadcaster, Don Dewsbury, who passed away yesterday at the age of 77.

Don, who moved to Timmins from Toronto, was well-known in the community for his time at CFCL-TV and MCTV, and the 30 plus years he spent on Council.

“We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Don’s family and friends,” said Mayor George Pirie. “Our community has lost an outstanding citizen, who served this city for 30 plus years on Council, and continued to offer support to our current administration up until very recently. He was a true gentlemen, and his knowledge and goodwill shall be truly missed.”
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Feb 19, 2020 at 9:18 AM
  
February 19, 2020 - The City of Timmins would like to advise that the extreme cold weather alert issued yesterday, has been extended into today, February 19, with temperatures remaining below -25 Celsius (inclusive of wind chill).

Living Space will continue to operate 24/7, accommodating 25 people in the existing emergency shelter. Overflow beds are also available at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre between 9 pm and 7 am daily, with the ability to accommodate an additional 50 people.

People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (27 Cedar St. N.), at which time staff will assess and refer the individual to the most appropriate shelter location. Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Feb 19, 2020 at 9:10 AM
  
February 18, 2020 - The City of Timmins would like to advise that an extreme cold weather alert has been issued for February 18, with temperatures remaining below -25 Celsius (inclusive of windchill).

Living Space will continue to operate 24/7, accommodating 25 people in the existing emergency shelter. Overflow beds are also available at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre between 9 pm and 7 am daily, with the ability to accommodate an additional 50 people.

People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (27 Cedar St. N.), at which time staff will assess and refer the individual to the most appropriate shelter location. Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Feb 18, 2020 at 8:54 AM
  
February 14, 2020 - The City of Timmins would like to advise that the extreme cold weather alert remains in effect today, February 14, with temperatures remaining below -25 Celsius (inclusive of windchill).

Living Space will continue to operate 24/7, accommodating 25 people in the existing emergency shelter. Overflow beds are also available at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre between 9 pm and 7 am daily, with the ability to accommodate an additional 50 people.

People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (27 Cedar St. N.), at which time staff will assess and refer the individual to the most appropriate shelter location. Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Feb 14, 2020 at 8:50 AM
  
February 13, 2020 - Fostering healthy lifestyles, unity and personal development, the 13th Annual Mushkegowuk Cup will once again be held in the City of Timmins.

“The game of hockey has always brought people together, and we are excited to welcome such a large number of people to our community, who are coming together for the love of the game,” said Mayor George Pirie. “The City of Timmins has been fortunate to host this tournament every year, bringing a large number of teams, as well as their families and fans, to our community. We would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone who will be visiting Timmins this weekend, and encourage our residents and businesses to show all our visitors why we are the City with a Heart of Gold.”


For more information, like and follow Mushkegowuk Cup on Facebook.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Feb 13, 2020 at 3:41 PM
  
February 13, 2020 - The City of Timmins would like to advise that the extreme cold weather alert issued yesterday remains in effect, with temperatures remaining below -25 Celsius (inclusive of windchill).

Living Space will continue to operate 24/7, accommodating 25 people in the existing emergency shelter. Overflow beds are also available at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre between 9 pm and 7 am daily, with the ability to accommodate an additional 50 people.

People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (27 Cedar St. N.), at which time staff will assess and refer the individual to the most appropriate shelter location. Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Feb 13, 2020 at 9:36 AM
  
February 12, 2020 - The City of Timmins would like to advise that an extreme cold weather alert has been issued for February 12, with temperatures reaching -25 Celsius (inclusive of windchill).

Living Space will continue to operate 24/7, accommodating 25 people in the existing emergency shelter. Overflow beds are also available at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre between 9 pm and 7 am daily, with the ability to accommodate an additional 50 people.

People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (27 Cedar St. N.), at which time staff will assess and refer the individual to the most appropriate shelter location. Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Feb 12, 2020 at 10:53 AM
  

  The City of Timmins (City) is contemplating the sale of a key piece of municipal surplus real estate. The municipality is interested in exploring the level of public interest in purchasing these lands based on the receipt of detailed proposals from interested proponents. The lands, which housed the Whitney Volunteer Fire Hall, is located at 114 Dixon Street. There is a two storey building on the subject lands, with an approximate building area of 188.378 square metres (2,027.77 square feet). Including the second floor, the approximate area is 376.76 square metres (4,055.54 square feet). The property has a frontage of approximately 26.18 metres (85.89 feet) on Dixon Street and a depth of 37.8 metres (124.02 feet) for a total lot area of 989.60 square metres (10,651.94 square feet). The location of the lands is generally depicted in the map below:

  Map showing 114 Dixon Street

 

Interested proponents must submit eight (8) original hard copies of their proposal by 2:00:00 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday March 31, 2020 in a sealed envelope clearly identified as to the contents, to:

Mr. Steph Palmateer, City Clerk
City of Timmins, City Hall
220 Algonquin Blvd. E
Timmins, Ontario P4N 1B3

Please note that the City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all submissions. The City will not accept any submission received after the deadline set out above.

For additional information and a detailed copy of the Request for Proposal concerning this opportunity, please visit the  “Tenders, Bids and RFPs” link. If proponents do not have an account, one must be created. Proponents who will be submitting a proposal must register as a plan taker for this RFP.

The proponent shall be required to be registered as a plan taker and attend the mandatory site visit. If the proponent is not registered as a plan taker for this bid or does not attend the mandatory site visit, the submission will not be considered.

Posted by David St.Onge  On Feb 07, 2020 at 11:15 AM
  
Timmins, ON – The City of Timmins would like to advise that an extreme cold weather alert has been issued for February 7, 2020, with temperatures reaching -25 Celsius (inclusive of windchill). 

Living Space will continue to operate 24/7, accommodating 25 people in the existing emergency shelter. Overflow beds are also available at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre between 9 pm and 7 am daily, with the ability to accommodate an additional 50 people.

People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (27 Cedar St. N.), at which time staff will assess and refer the individual to the most appropriate shelter location. Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Feb 07, 2020 at 9:09 AM
  
February 5, 2020 - The City of Timmins and the Mushkegowuk Council are happy to announce the renewal of a Memorandum of Understanding, initially signed on September 29, 2011, as we continue to develop stronger relationships to build more vibrant communities.

“The further development of this agreement will promote cross-cultural awareness, balance, and understanding of cultural and linguistic groups in Timmins as we work collaboratively in the spirit of reconciliation,” said Timmins Mayor George Pirie. As he motioned to current Fire Chief Tom Laughren, he added: “Our former Mayor was criticial to the development of the original MOUs.”

In 2019, Mayor George Pirie, CAO Dave Landers, Grand Chief Solomon, and the administrative staff from Mushkegowuk Council met to review the existing memorandum and to recommit to joint activity. The numerous meetings led to a shift in focus from being largely about joint economic development to establishing a broader relationship agreement.

“We’ve moved from an economic alliance agreement to a broader relationship agreement, which I think is a very positive step for our community,” said city CAO Dave Landers. “We have started some of the work on the work plan already, in particular, at the Victor M. Power Airport where we’ve been working and advocating on behalf of Northern communities for enhanced screening to stop or slow the flow of illicit drugs.”

This Memorandum of Understanding recognizes and respects that Timmins is situated in Treaty 9 and respects the Spirit and Intent of the Treaty, including the oral agreements between the Crown and First Nations. It also recognizes there is a growing population in Timmins of Mushkegowuk citizens that desire social, economic and cultural growth, while promoting a healthy environment and addressing racism.

“As someone who’s an urban Indigenous person, it’s nice to see that this agreement was signed, because sometimes, if you’re urban and you’re living in a city centre, your First Nation doesn’t necessarily support you in the way that you’d like them to, so I appreciate the fact, that me living in Timmins, my First Nation has signed on, so I’m really looking forward to what’s to come,” said Councillor Kristin Murray.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Feb 05, 2020 at 1:36 PM
  
February 5, 2020 - Budget deliberations at the City of Timmins Council table have led to the approval of the 2020 budget with a 0.92 per cent overall net increase – reflective of a 0.08 per cent reduction in operating costs, and a 5.53 per cent increase on capital spending.

“We are extremely pleased with the outcome of this year’s budget process,” said City CAO Dave Landers. “Our staff and Council worked very hard to ensure we are investing in the right places for the future of our community. By holding the line on operating costs, we are able to focus on our infrastructure.”

2020 Revenue Highlights
- Increased Ontario Municipal Partnership Fund (OMPF) - $303,500
- New MAT - $270,000
- Increase in Transit revenues due to increased ridership - $50,000
- Increase in bingo and business licenses - $100,000
- Recovery of online contractor training - $9,000
- New revenue source in Building due to services provided to other municipalities - $120,000
- Decreased building permit revenue for Timmins operations due to decreased building permit activity - $100,000
- Reduced arena rental revenue - $23,000
- Reduced cemetery fees due to less casket burials - $22,000

2020 Expense Highlights
- Communication Strategy in lieu of management position - $50,000
- Financial Strategy - $35,200 (funded with a provincial grant)
- Corporate and Community Environmental Sustainability plan - $40,000
- Economic increase for staff at 1.5 per cent – all new positions included a business case showing cost neutrality
- Employee benefit package savings - $360,000
- Reduction in Fleet Manager salary - $140,000
- Energy project payment finalized - $160,000
- Reduction in Transit maintenance costs - $74,000
- Increased consulting fees in EMO budget to meet legislative requirements on Community Risk Assessments and training requirements - $35,000
- Increased Landfill closure reserve by $90,000 (from $90K to $180K)
- Increased recycling processing fees - $244,000

2020 Operating Budget
The 2020 Operating Budget is $35,115,117, reflecting a net reduction of $30,297.

2020 Capital Budget
The $8,086,923 capital budget will fund a number of projects, including:
- McIntyre Head Frame repairs budgeted at $250,000
- IT Network environment - $500,000
- New flooring on pool deck - $250,000
- Emergency Response Pumper for Fire Department - $400,000
- Whitewater Park splashpad - $375,000
- Outdoor multi-use pad at Roy Nicholson Park - $260,000
- Traffic lights - $550,000
- Public Works’ yards need study and preliminary design - $350,000
- Landfill gas project - $225,000
- Transfer to future infrastructure - $275,000
- Timmins Transit
o Bus wash refurbishment - $200,000 (offset with funding)
o Conventional bus - $670,000 (offset with funding)
o Farebox system upgrade - $500,000 (offset with funding)
- Roads
o Connecting Link - $3,786,885 (with a funding budgeted of $3 million)
o Laforest Road paving - $500,000
o Grind and pave - $850,000
o Bridge repairs to Langmuir Culvert and Frederick House Timber Culvert - $720,000

The City of Timmins administration is committed to notifying residents once official tax increases have been determined, and a budget summary will be posted to the City’s website later this week.

The budget presentation can be found HERE
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Feb 05, 2020 at 10:48 AM
  
MTO visit to TimminsFebruary 3, 2020 - On Friday, Timmins Mayor George Pirie welcomed Parliamentary Assistant Vijay Thanagasalam of the Ministry of Transportation to Timmins to meet with industry and government officials.

“I was pleased to meet with Parliamentary Assistant Thanagasalam to discuss a number of issues,” stated Mayor Pirie. “We talked about our Connecting Link project and about the important role that the Ontario Northland plays in economic development and community sustainability.”

Mayor Pirie added that he was impressed to learn that Mr. Thanagasalam indeed traveled the Northern Ontario highways to arrive in Timmins.

The City of Timmins has applied for funding under the Province of Ontario’s Connecting Link program for work scheduled for 2020. More information on that project can be found HERE
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Feb 03, 2020 at 4:28 PM
  

The City of Timmins invites qualified and experienced consultants to submit a proposal to conduct lake capacity assessments for Porcupine Lake and Cook’s Lake.

The purpose of the assessments is to protect and preserve water quality for present and future use by residential, seasonal and recreational users. The assessment outcome(s) will assist the City in determining current and future land-use thresholds related to shoreline development.

Interested proponents must submit five (5) original hard copies of their proposal by 2:00:00 p.m. (EDT) on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in a sealed envelope clearly identified as to the contents, to:

Mr. Steph Palmateer, City Clerk
City of Timmins, City Hall
220 Algonquin Blvd. East
Timmins, Ontario P4N 1B3

Please note that the City reserves the right to accept or reject any or all submissions. The City will not accept any submission received after the deadline set out above.

For additional information and a detailed copy of the Request for Proposal concerning this opportunity, please visit the City of Timmins “Tenders and Bids and RFPs” page.  If proponents do not have an account, one must be created.

The proponent shall be required to be registered as a plan taker for this RFP. If the proponent is not registered as a plan taker, the submission will not be considered.

Posted by David St.Onge  On Jan 31, 2020 at 9:37 AM
  

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the City of Timmins will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, at 4:00 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: Arthur Mick

Location: Concession 2, Part of Lot 2, BG Registered Plan 6R-5403, Parts 1 and 2, Parcel 13455 WT, Tisdale Township, City of Timmins (98 Bruce Avenue West)

THE PURPOSE AND EFFECT of the proposed Zoning By-law Amendment is to rezone the subject lands currently zoned Institutional (NA-IN) (SP6.107) and Hazard (RD-HAZ) to Highway Commercial (EA-CH) and Hazard (RD-HAZ) to permit the existing building located on the subject lands to be used for commercial purposes.

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 Local Planning Appeal 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 Local Planning Appeal 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 e-mail at planning@timmins.ca

Dated at the City of Timmins this 31st day of January, 2020.

Zoning By-Law Amendment Map -98 Bruce Avenue West

Posted by David St.Onge  On Jan 31, 2020 at 9:11 AM
  
January 21, 2020 - The City of Timmins would like to advise that the ongoing extreme cold weather alert issued Friday, January 17 has been lifted, as we look forward to warmer weather.

Living Space will continue to operate 24/7, accommodating 25 people in the existing emergency shelter. Overflow beds are also available at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre between 9 pm and 7 am daily, with the ability to accommodate an additional 50 people.

People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (27 Cedar St. N.), at which time staff will assess and refer the individual to the most appropriate shelter location. Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jan 21, 2020 at 9:42 AM
  
January 17, 2020 - Thanks to some consistent cold weather and a dedicated maintenance team, the Hollinger Park skating oval will be open to the public as of this evening.

The approximately 430m outdoor skating path is ready just in time for this weekend’s Winter Wonderland, hosted by the Timmins Community Park Association.

“City staff have demarked some peripheral areas of the skating path that should be avoided due to a few rough areas,” explained Director of Community and Development Services Mark Jensen. “These areas are marked off with orange spray paint and orange construction cones for the safety of all users.”

While the ice is open for public use this evening, residents are being advised that the warming trailer and washrooms, operated by the Timmins Community Park Association, will not be available immediately but will be open Saturday, January 18 for the Association’s event.

Regular operating hours for the warming trailer and washrooms will begin January 23, as follows:
- Thursday and Friday, 4pm to 9pm
- Saturday, 10am to 9pm
- Sunday noon to 6pm

Questions or concerns regarding the warming trailer and washrooms should be directed to timminscommunitypark@gmail.com
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jan 17, 2020 at 4:29 PM
  
January 17, 2020 - In Northern Ontario, we are no strangers to the slips and slides on our roads, leading City of Timmins crews to use approximately 16,000 metric tonnes (that’s 35,273,962 pounds) of sand on our streets, roads and sidewalks every winter.

The addition of our frigid cold temperatures has led our teams to mix salt into our sand at a ratio of three per cent to prevent our sand from freezing, but has no melting properties at that ratio.
Straight salt is only used on Class 1, 2 and 3 roads to try and maintain bare pavement throughout the winter, and only when pavement temperatures are -15C or warmer. These include roads such as the Connecting Link, Shirley to Lafleur, Lafleur, Laforest, Airport, Theriault, Ross and Jubillee. The salt is used to create a brine and prevent the bond of snow and ice to the road so it can be plowed off.

A small number of high-speed Class 4 roads are treated with a sand salt mix, such as Municipal, Fredrickhouse Lake Road and Kamiskotia, the rest of the roads and streets under Class 4, 5 and 6 are only sanded for traction and are allowed to form snow-pack conditions.

On average, the City spreads between 6,500 and 7,000 metric tonnes of salt per winter on our class 1, 2 and 3 roads.
Sand is delivered mixed and stacked for less than $10 per metric tonne, while salt has increased in price by 12 per cent since last year and is in excess of $120 per metric tonne.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jan 17, 2020 at 3:22 PM
  
January 17, 2020 - The City of Timmins would like to advise that the extreme cold weather alert issued this morning will remain in effect until further notice.

Living Space will continue to operate 24/7, accommodating 25 people in the existing emergency shelter. Overflow beds are also available at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre between 9 pm and 7 am daily, with the ability to accommodate an additional 50 people.

People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (27 Cedar St. N.), at which time staff will assess and refer the individual to the most appropriate shelter location. Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jan 17, 2020 at 2:48 PM
  
January 17, 2020 - The City of Timmins would like to advise that an extreme cold weather alert has been issued for January 17, with temperatures reaching -25 Celsius (inclusive of windchill).

Living Space will continue to operate 24/7, accommodating 25 people in the existing emergency shelter. Overflow beds are also available at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre between 9 pm and 7 am daily, with the ability to accommodate an additional 50 people.

People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (27 Cedar St. N.), at which time staff will assess and refer the individual to the most appropriate shelter location. Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.
Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jan 17, 2020 at 10:26 AM
  
January 16, 2020 - The City of Timmins would like to advise that an extreme cold weather alert has been issued for January 16, with temperatures reaching -25 Celsius (inclusive of windchill).

Living Space will continue to operate 24/7, accommodating 25 people in the existing emergency shelter. Overflow beds are also available at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre between 9 pm and 7 am daily, with the ability to accommodate an additional 50 people.

People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (27 Cedar St. N.), at which time staff will assess and refer the individual to the most appropriate shelter location. Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.

Posted by Heather Duhn  On Jan 16, 2020 at 9:47 AM
  
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