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Moosonee has been selected as one of nine locations for new Ontario Provincial Police detachments. This is part of Phase Two of the OPP’s Modernization initiative. The detachment will be located at 16 Butcher Road. In a release, the province says these new locations will “enhance community safety and create new local jobs.” They add […]


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A flood watch remains in effect for the Mattagami River. As part of the Timmins Flood Advisory Committee’s update Friday afternoon, they say high levels continue to persist on the Mattagami and the potential for flooding still exists. In a release, they state residents living near lakes and rivers should remove any unsecured material and […]


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This week, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (C3P) launched a new campaign designed to reduce the number of online sextortion cases among teenage boys. According to C3P, reported online sextortion cases has seen an increase of 89% over the past two years alone among teenage boys. Sextortion, essentially, is blackmail. Individuals threaten to send […]


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The Corporation of the City of Timmins is seeking better ways to serve its taxpayers in the City with the Heart of Gold. Several City staff have recently been appointed to a Customer Service Committee. The Committee has developed three surveys to get a better feel on what they’re doing right, and where they need […]


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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will be the first to tell you the province’s economy is doing great. However, the uneasy feeling from residents is also out there and is something the Premier isn’t ignorant to. But it’s all part of an economic uncertainty seen across North America as we have obvious strong ties to the […]


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The developing residential property on the Timmins Native Friendship Centre got a special visitor Wednesday evening. Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne arrived in the area around 5:00pm to a slew of media and TNFC officials to get a full-scale tour. It’s all part of a multi-stop tour of Northern Ontario.  Before arriving Wednesday, Wynne visited Kirkland […]


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Canada Road Safety week sure kept Timmins Police on their toes. City police handed down 68 Provincial Offense Notices from May 16-22, including 40 speeding tickets. The week saw a focus on the the “Big Four” dangerous driving behaviours—impaired driving, aggressive driving, distracted driving, and improper seat belt use—along with pedestrian and cyclist safety, and […]


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Another report from the Ontario Ombudsman is finding Timmins city council improperly called an in-camera meeting. The Ombudsman says an in-camera meeting was held March 30, 2015, regarding the Dome Avenue Reconstruction project and the potential for litigation from an unsuccessful bidder. Mayor Steve Black says based on the feedback, a solicitor should either be […]


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Maintenance work near Gogama has Highway 144 closed in both directions. The MTO says the road is closed between Old Gogama Road and Highway 661. A detour is available. The closure is expected to last until Thursday at 8:00pm.


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The biggest—and possibly most controversial—festival Timmins has ever seen is exactly a month away. Stars and Thunder will start on June 24th, but Timmins city council is tying up some loose ends ahead of the festival. For starters, the city is turning Brunette Road into a one-way street southbound for 12 days.  The change encompasses […]


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A plan to install a crosswalk at the intersection near St. Mary’s Gardens has been given the boot. Originially, it was noted that seniors at the Gardens were having a tough time crossing the busy Pine Street South roadway to get to the 101 Mall and the nearby St. Anthony’s Cathedral. On Tuesday, the Municipal […]


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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne will be in Timmins Wednesday afternoon, as part of a multi-stop day. According to her itinerary, she will be in Kirkland Lake and Matachewan First Nation before arriving at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre around 5:00pm. There’s no specifics into what, if anything, will be announced at that time. It was […]


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College Boreal’s culinary department is getting themselves a rather large boost. Goldcorp is donating $30,000 to go towards purchasing specialized kitchen equipment and to help organize future gourmet events known as “Bistro Boreal.” The money will be paid out over the next two years. As such, the cafeteria in Timmins will now be known as […]


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An honour for a Theriault teacher taken too soon. Michael Patry will be posthumously inducted in the ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE CATHOLIQUE THÉRIAULT (ESCT) Arboretum this Wednesday (May 24) at 7:00pm in a ceremony at the Arboretum. If there’s rain, the ceremony will go from the school’s music room. The Arboretum was created in 2000 by a […]


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A month away from the Stars and Thunder festival, it will have fingerprints all over city council tonight. First, there’s an item to reduce Brunette Road to a one-way southbound street for 12 days (eight-day festival, plus two days before and after) between Algonquin and Second Avenue. There’s also requests from Councillor Rick Dubeau regarding […]


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The Timmins Flood Advisory Committee has issued a Flood Watch for the Mattagami River. The Committee reports that the most recent streamflow information for the Mattagami River watershed shows many of the area rivers and streams are still rising in elevation in response to the recent precipitation. A Flood Watch message serves as notification to […]


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Ryan Woodward’s tenure with the Timmins Rock was a short one. The NOJHL team has announced in a press release they’ve parted ways with the recently hired Head Coach. “Our organization must always act in the best interest of our fans, season ticket holders, sponsors and team,” Team President Ted Gooch stated, “And will always […]


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Don’t forget Spring Cleanup starts Tuesday, May 23! The cleanup will run from Tuesday, May 23 to Friday, June 2, and during this time, residential tipping fees will also be waived at the Deloro Landfill. A full collection schedule has been posted to the City’s website (www.timmins.ca), and residents are to have their material at […]


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Residents of Schumacher and Gold Center can expect to see City employees testing and flushing fire hydrants beginning Tuesday, May 23. Crews will be starting in Schumacher, on Vipond Hill, working their way east into Gold Center. Timelines are subject to change depending on emergencies and weather. This is part of a regular maintenance program, […]


Accused killer Nathan Koostachin, 19,  is escorted by police in Timmins for the first court appearance in July 2016. (MARK PARE/Rogers Media)

With the preliminary hearings over with, accused killer Nathan Koostachin is still waiting word on his future. After taking in evidence—which is subject to a publication ban—Judge Ralph Carr will return to make a decision on May 30th in a Timmins courtroom. What he’s deciding on cannot be disclosed at this time. Koostachin is facing […]


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A $250,000 donation from Goldcorp has pushed the 2013-2016 Capital Campaign over the $15-million dollar goal. Representatives from Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines attended the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation’s 19th Annual Spring Gala held at The Senator Hotel on May 6 to present the quarter-million dollar cheque. On hand were Bryan Neeley, Sustainability Manager and […]


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The Victoria Day long Weekend is one of the busiest weekends of the year on Ontario’s highways. As possible signs of summer time approaching many families are heading out to get their cottages open. Others are finishing off college and university and heading home. What this means is that there will be many more people […]


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OPSEU’s Liquor Board Employees Division Chair Denise Davis has a message for Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. “Kathleen, take us seriously. We have some huge issues, you know what they are, make the LCBO get to the table and give us a decent deal.” Davis is speaking on behalf of LCBO workers at the Hollinger Court […]


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Whether you’re on a quick trip a few blocks away, or on the road for hours, Timmins Police want you to keep yourself and everyone else on the road safe. This week marks “Canada Road Safety Week,” when law enforcement agencies across the country will be focusing on the “Big Four” dangerous driving behaviours: impaired […]