The Ontario Provincial Police detachment building in Smooth Rock Falls is closing up shop as part of a realignment. But they say to expect the same level of frontline services within the community. OPP say a recent review of North East Region detachments “identified opportunities for efficiencies and reinvestment,” thus the detachment office—now part of […]

A plan of action is in for the next three years with Timmins Police. Their business plan—that takes them from 2017 to 2019—includes carry overs from the previous plan, as well as suggestions from the public. TPS’ Kate Cantin says the public was heard loud and clear on such things as an increased focus on […]

Next time you see a parking ticket on your windshield in the downtown, there’s a possibility that the cost could be a little higher. City council is in favour of bringing back a report that looks at increasing fines, something that was talked about during the core services review in 2015. Councillor Pat Bamford says […]

A number of upgrades and construction projects is pushing the city to increase water and sewer rates. In all, officials are asking for a $40 flat rate increase—$10 for water and $30 for sewer. Some of the projects coming up include relining the water line on Riverside Drive between Shirley and Government Road, as well […]

On November 20, 2017, police received a report of alleged candy tampering from a Timmins resident. The resident indicated that a sewing needle was located inside a small chocolate bar that was part of a child’s Halloween candy. Information received indicates that the child was trick-or-treating in various areas of Timmins including Diane Cres., Gatineau […]

A changing of the guard is coming at the Timmins Police next year. The Timmins Police Services Board have decided to promote Inspector Henry DaCosta to the role of Deputy Chief as of June 1st, 2018. This is to fill in the role being left by Des Walsh, who will be retiring as of May […]

Two Timmins residents are facing charges after a six-figure drug bust by the Timmins Police. They seized “approximately 267 grams of cocaine, and approximately 8700 methamphetamine tablets, as well as $1100 in Canadian currency” in the search warrant. The street value of the drugs, police say, is estimated at $114,580. 46-year old Dean Leo Dubuc […]

Skate Hollinger is going ahead as planned, but the city’s financial contribution remains an unknown. City council gave officials the approval to build the figure 8 track, as well as 24 pond hockey rinks that will be the setting of the Hollinger Cup pond hockey tournament in February. However, the city is still looking at […]

Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN), the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada recognize the challenges in delivering health services in First Nations communities and are committed to working together to help overcome them. Friday, Grand Chief Alvin Fiddler of Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Canada’s Minister of Indigenous Services Jane Philpott, and Ontario Minister of Health […]

Seems as if Premier Kathleen Wynne and the Liberals are going to need to put in some extra hours this weekend to get that back-to-work legislation and get college faculty members and students back in class. With the Liberals holding a majority in Queen’s Park, the NDP say they can pass a “Conservative-style back-to-work bill” […]

Students and staff at R. Ross Beattie were placed under a hold and secure by Timmins Police, after reports of threats made by a student. TPS Communications Coordinator Kate Cantin says the hold and secure was in place for a short time while “police spoke to the individual in question.” “After investigation, it was determined […]

Renaissance High School has begun the authorization process to become an International Baccalaureate World School. The local school is recognized as a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate middle years program and diploma program. If successful, Renaissance would be the first school in Timmins to receive such status. CLICK HERE for the full release.

A basalt fibre plant may not be in the works for Timmins after all. Mayor Steve Black alluded to the situation Tuesday night, involving Chinese investors and development of an insulation plant at the east end’s rail industrial park. “Some (things) don’t come to fruition,” he told council, “We’ve reached the point with the basalt […]

Ontario’s striking college faculty have voted not to accept an offer that would have ended the nearly five-week job action. The Ontario Public Service Employees Union, which represents the 12,000 workers, had recommended the colleges’ contract proposal be rejected. The strike, which involves college professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians, began Oct. 15 and has left […]

Members of the Mushkegowuk Council have declared a state of emergency due to what they call a “pandemic caused by illegal drugs and alcohol.” See below for their full statement: A pandemic caused by illegal drugs and alcohol (including prescription drugs) continues to grow rapidly and is a very serious problem for the Mushkegowuk First […]

Before 5:00am. Before the sun rises. Even before certain radio personalities got in the building to help you start your day, a couple eager Timmins residents were already at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex at the front of the line to purchase Stars and Thunder 2018 tickets. It’s nothing new for Line Levasseur, who was first […]

An exclusive pre-sale begins Thursday for Timmins residents wanting to go to the 2018 Stars and Thunder Festival – Presented by Goldcorp – Porcupine Gold Mines. The sale starts at 9:00am and can be purchased either online ( or at the Archie Dillon Sportsplex, which will be open until 8:00pm. After Thursday, physical ticket sales […]

The latest research to come from Northern Policy Institute finds the prospects of Timmins securing a stand-alone English university to be limited based on a number of factors, including demographic considerations, the availability of other institutions, and the provincial government’s financial realities. While there may not be a strong case for a new post-secondary institution […]

The Timmins and District Hospital has officially put their sleep lab under review. The review process, they say, will allow for an informed discussion on what pressures the hospital faces with the lab, pursue any possible alternatives to keep it open and improve the financial sustainability. “Both Timmins and District Hospital and the North East […]

Timmins city council is moving away from a request by Councillor Joe Campbell to freeze the 2018 budget to 2017 levels. Campbell cites uncertain times ahead, and wanted to have staff come back with a detailed report on the city’s economic future from 2018 up to 2021. This was deferred from the previous council meeting […]

Timmins Police is on the lookout for a pick-up truck that failed to remain at the scene of a collision Monday night. Police say the collision happened around 7:25pm at the Cameron South-Belanger Avenue intersection. “Reports indicate that a vehicle travelling Eastbound on Belanger Ave. failed to stop at the stop sign, striking another vehicle […]

Call it another round of Black versus Dubeau. Mayor Steve Black and Councillor Rick Dubeau have clashed regularly during this council term. And a line in a report regarding management of detailed design work on the Aquatic Centre set the stage for more intensity. The administration report set out to hire Sierra Planning for just […]

A trio of Timmins residents face a number of charges after police seized around $22-thousand dollars in drugs, money and a firearm. Police say they located a number of illegal substances at a Timmins home during a search warrant on November 9th. The drugs include 16 grams of cocaine, 22 grams of heroin, 169 methamphetamine […]

Mrs. Claus was in Timmins Tuesday morning to do some scouting. That’s a given, when officials with the Timmins Santa Claus Parade are touting that Saturday’s edition will be the biggest they’ve ever had. It’s also the latest in the year they’ve held the event, due to Remembrance Day falling on a Saturday. “We have […]

Last week, it was revealed that Timmins is submitting a bid for Noront’s Ferrochrome Production Facility. On Monday, officials with the Timmins Economic Development Corporation, the Timmins Chamber of Commerce and the city gathered together to discuss the logistics of their submission. And preliminary discussions have already begun with Glencore to re-purpose the Kidd metallurgical […]