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Some new software is coming to the Timmins Police that can tackle things like eCrimes much quicker. Chief John Gauthier says they’re purchasing the device from Cellebrite—along with a one terrabyte hard drive—for about $30-thousand dollars. He says with a warrant, this device can access a slew of digital devices for evidence. This one in […]


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For the fourth year in a row, the Timmins Taxpayers Association got their chance to express their areas of concern to Timmins city council. But for the first year, the presentation left councillors speechless around the table. Alex Szczebonski and Bruce MacKinnon presented on behalf of the TTA. CLICK HERE for their slideshow presentation. Many […]


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Four teens from Cochrane are facing charges after a number of break ins and thefts in the area. OPP say since June 1st, there were 28 thefts and 19 break and enters reported to them, with a slew of items taken from homes, cars, garages and businesses. These items include electronics, bicycles, fuel, lawn ornaments, […]


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A pair of NOJHL contests take centre stage in our region this evening. The Timmins Rock (2-3) are home to the unbeaten Blind River Beavers (4-0) at 7:00pm at the McIntyre Arena. The Rock are coming off a 7-5 victory over the Cochrane Crunch Tuesday night. Speaking of the Crunch (2-2), they host the Rayside-Balfour […]


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The Ontario Provincial Police is out with a couple releases of note for our region. The first concerns multiple break in/thefts in Cochrane, while the other warns of counterfeit currency circulating in Timmins. OPP say since June 1st, Cochrane OPP have investigated multiple break and enter and theft cases. “Several areas within Cochrane have been […]


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Investing money into a new recreation facility could leave historical ones in the dust. Councillor Joe Campbell says before committing dollars into aspects of the Aquatic Centre—like the fieldhouse—it would be wise to look at a study to expand the existing McIntyre Arena. He says the city could add in box seats at the rink […]


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Forget everything you know about how the budget process goes in the City of Timmins. City CAO Dave Landers says they will be looking at it in a completely different way for 2018…one that won’t see the marathon of presentations from city departments. Landers says while city council “skated back and forth” on percentages, increases […]


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City council is steering clear of upcoming legal costs for one of their own. City councillor Rick Dubeau put in a motion to have the city cover his expenses. But with the city’s lawyer opting against the move, council didn’t acknowledge the motion when it came time. City Clerk Steph Palmateer first read out the […]


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A new Fire Chief has been named to replace the retiring Mike Pintar. City council has voted to approve the hiring of Normand Beauchamp, who was the Chief in Smiths Falls until announcing his resignation at a special meeting Monday. At Timmins council, it was noted by CAO Dave Landers that Beauchamp comes with over […]


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Provincial testing results are nearly at par with what they were in 2015-16. Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) says 81 per cent of first-time eligible students successfully wrote the Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test. The rate was the exact same in 2016, down slightly from the 82 per cent success rate in […]


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An investigation into the theft of numerous electronic devices at Timmins’ Mushkegowuk Council office has led to charges for a couple locals. Timmins Police say the break in happened both September 2nd and 3rd, with “numerous laptops, tablets, a flat-screen television and Canadian currency” all taken from the Birch South location. Police say the value […]


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For the first time, Timmins Police had to use a Naloxone kit for a drug overdose. And it turned into positive results. Police say they received a call Monday about someone suffering a suspected opioid overdose. When they got to the scene, the individual in question was unresponsive. “After officers received information from witnesses on […]


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Timmins city council’s 2018 budget wish list will be revealed Wednesday night. Councillors will present what they want to see factored into next year’s fiscal plan, including Mayor Steve Black, who is looking for an expenditure increase under two per cent. It’s a shorter list than in previous years. Councillor Rick Dubeau is again lobbying […]


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The Timmins Rock offense came back to life in a big way Tuesday night, defeating the Cochrane Crunch 7-5. Newest Rock forward Connor Hoffmann contributed two goals and an assist in his debut, while Stewart Parnell had himself a four point night (two goals and two assists). Eric Jackson made 27 saves in the victory, […]


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Two people have been charged with impaired driving in two separate incidents in the region. Last Thursday morning just after midnight, South Porcupine OPP conducted a traffic stop on Highway 101 east of Foleyet. After noting signs of impairment and investigation, 54-year old Paul Martin of Timmins was charged with Driving While Ability Impaired and […]


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The Timmins Police Service, in partnership with the Porcupine Health Unit, will host the annual Prescription Drug Drop-Off Day on Wednesday. The annual event was created to raise awareness about the proper disposal of medication. It will also serve to reduce the likelihood of prescription medication coming into the hands of those who should not […]


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A report is upcoming next month on how to roll out 10 new accessible taxi licenses proposed. It was back in June that the Timmins Police Services Board decided to proceed with looking into the licenses. On Monday, owners of the two local taxi companies got their chance to present their case and concerns to […]


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A total of 16 charges have been laid on a Timmins man after a Timmins Police vehicle was stolen Friday afternoon. An officer responded to a report of a suspicious person near Birch South and Dale Avenue. But during the course of the investigation, the vehicle was stolen. TPS and OPP conducted a search and […]


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An 18-year old woman from Quebec is facing a number of charges. OPP say they received a report of stolen gas from a gas station in Chapleau last Saturday evening. They received a description of the woman and the vehicle in question. The vehicle was later found driving on Highway 101, about 20 kilometres outside […]


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The four federal N-D-P leadership hopefuls had a final opportunity Sunday to make their cases before balloting begins to choose Thomas Mulcair’s successor. Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus, Manitoba MP Niki Ashton, Quebec MP Guy Caron and Ontario legislature member Jagmeet Singh took part in a leadership showcase at a caucus retreat in Hamilton. Each […]


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Downtown BIA President Jamie Roach has a vision for the downtown in the next few years. And one of them being talked about is how to incorporate the popular Urban Park in the winter time. He says he doesn’t have the answer to it as of yet, but “there’s something” there. “We’re a winter community,” […]


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Timmins Police had to utilize a taser in an arrest Friday afternoon involving a stolen TPS vehicle. Police responded to a call around 3:15pm about a suspicious person. They say during the course of the call, a police vehicle was stolen. With help from the Ontario Provincial Police, the vehicle was located near Norman Street […]


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The OPP wants to put a stop to what’s been a common occurrence in this day and age…pocket dialing. More specifically, pocket dialing 911. Police say the amount of calls to the emergency service reached over 142-thousand in 2017 (from January 1st to June 30th), but no word on how many of those were pocket […]


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For the next couple weeks, Second Avenue—more specifically, in front of the Timmins Public Library—will be construction central. The city says they are constructing four accessible parking spots in the front of the building. Due to the work, traffic is being reduced to two lanes (one each way) from Brunette Road to Spruce Street South. […]


Cathy Davis speaking to Timmins city council about Sunday's Terry Fox Run (Mark Pare/ROGERS MEDIA)

A run in honour of a Canadian legend goes for it’s 37th year in Timmins this weekend. The annual Terry Fox Run is scheduled for Sunday at noon from Gillies Lake, starting with the fun run at noon and a walk at 1pm. Organizer Cathy Davis says there is no set financial goal. She adds […]