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Timmins, ON – At the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s Annual Conference in Ottawa, Mayor Pirie met with Minister Ernie Hardeman, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. 

“The Great Clay Belt is Ontario’s next great economic opportunity.  The Great Clay Belt has potentially more arable land than Manitoba.  Changes in climate and advancements in agricultural techniques and technology make the condition right for a significant agricultural expansion in northeastern Ontario that would mirror what we have already seen occur across the border in northern Quebec,” explained Mayor Pirie.  “We have asked for Minister Hardeman’s support as we continue to explore and develop agricultural opportunities in the region along with our industry partners.”

The Great Clay Belt’s 10.2 million acres offers the opportunity for large scale farming for export markets.  Timmins with working alongside the Northeast Community Network to realize the economic opportunity this presents.  
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Aug 21, 2019 at 8:43 AM
  
Timmins, ON – A City of Timmins delegation led by Mayor George Pirie met yesterday evening with the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s Annual Conference in Ottawa. 

“We had a very positive meeting with Minister Mulroney,” said Mayor George Pirie.  “The City of Timmins was able to impress upon the Minister the importance of the Connecting Link and the financial impact to the residents of the reconstruction of 21km of four lane highway through the core of the City.  We discussed the key role our Connecting Link plays in moving industrial and provincial traffic and the need for funding to see the project through to completion.”

The City of Timmins has the longest Connecting Link roadway in Ontario at 21.35km and has reconstructed four sections of the highway as part of a 20 year, $100million+ infrastructure renewal project.  
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Aug 20, 2019 at 8:58 AM
  
Timmins, ON – Earlier today, Mayor Pirie had the opportunity to meet with the Chief of Staff for the Honourable Jeff Yurek, Minister of the Environment, Conservation and Parks at the Association for Municipalities of Ontario’s Annual Conference in Ottawa.  

“From the environmental, financial, logistical, stakeholder and regulator perspectives, waste management is a highly challenging issue for Timmins and for communities all across the province,” said Mayor George Pirie.  “Minister Yurek’s staff understands this and we discussed the government’s plans to transform the system and move responsibility to the producers of waste.  Waste management is a complex problem and we need to be at the forefront of finding solutions to Ontario’s waste problems.”

Ontario generates nearly a tonne of waste per person each year.  Waste diversion is Ontario has stalled at 30%, seeing 70% of that waste ending up in municipal landfills.  By reducing and diverting waste from landfill we can make the economy more productive.  According to the Conference Board of Canada, every 1,000 tonnes of waste diverted from landfill generates seven full-time jobs, $360,000 in wages and more than $700,000 in gross domestic product (GDP). 
Posted by Lisa Greer  On Aug 19, 2019 at 1:29 PM
  

Timmins, ON – Mayor George Pirie will join about 2,000 participants at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario's (AMO) 2019 Conference in Ottawa from August 18 to 21.

For more than a century, Ontario’s largest municipal conference has brought together municipal, provincial and federal officials to work collectively to overcome municipal challenges and plan for the future.

Ontario’s Premier, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and the three party leaders are featured speakers and several additional provincial ministers will participate in the conference.

The annual conference is a chance for municipal officials to discuss and move forward on shared challenges, to learn, and to create new opportunities that can benefit their communities. In addition to the conference program, municipal staff and officials will take part in municipal delegation meetings with provincial and federal ministries. Mayor Pirie will be meeting with Minister Caroline Mulroney to discuss the Connecting Link program, Minister Jeff Yurek regarding waste management concerns, and Minister Ernie Hardeman regarding agricultural opportunities in the Greater Clay Belt region.

Key session topics include cyber security, cannabis legalization, local economies in transition, changes to the health care system, recycling and the rise of plastics, affordable housing, municipal policing, rural economic development, climate change, addressing social and health problems facing our communities and much more.

Conference news releases, fact sheets and presentations from a number of key speakers will be posted on AMO’s website throughout the duration of the conference at www.amo.on.ca  

AMO is a non-profit organization representing almost all of Ontario’s 444 municipal governments. AMO supports strong and effective municipal government in Ontario and promotes the value of municipal government as a vital and essential component of Ontario and Canada’s political system. 

Posted by Lisa Greer  On Aug 16, 2019 at 10:43 AM
  
Please be advised that there will be a Budget Meeting on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the Clerks department at 705-360-2600.
Posted by Andy Yu  On Feb 19, 2019 at 10:43 AM
  

Please be advised that there will be an In-Camera Meeting on Friday, February 8, 2019 in regards to the following item:

  • Budget Training for the purpose of educating and training members of Council

If you have any questions, please contact the Clerks department at 705-360-2600.

Posted by Andy Yu  On Feb 06, 2019 at 2:02 PM
  
Special Council Meeting- Thursday, December 13, 2018

in regards to the following item:

2019 Water and Sewer Rates

If you have any questions, please contact the Clerks department at 705-360-2600.

Posted by Guest  On Dec 28, 2018 at 3:45 PM
  
 
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