A contentious issue in the Northeast region continues to divide community leaders. It all stems from a proposal by Timmins Mayor Steve Black, who wants to see changes to the funding model with the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board—or Cochrane DSSAB. Black recently went to his own council to announce Timmins is renewing their […]

Timmins-James Bay MPP Gilles Bisson seen walking with NDP Leader Andrea Horwath and Timmins and District Hospital officials.  (MARK PARE/Rogers Media)

Ontario’s NDP is proposing a host of changes to the energy system that they say could save ratepayers up to 30 per cent on their hydro bills. The party wants to see mandatory time-of-use pricing eliminated, saying it hasn’t reduced peak demand by as much as the government intended, and is an added stressor for […]

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Five people will be laid to rest this week after a fatal collision west of the city. Paulette Turcotte-MacLeod, Aynsley MacLeod, Jamaal Nakogee and Cruz Nakogee were all killed when their SUV collided with a transport about 70km west of Timmins on Thursday morning.  It was later learned that Aynsley was six months pregnant. The […]


He told us Friday that we’ll know very soon of his decision. At an event in Toronto Sunday afternoon that was also streamed on his Facebook page, Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus announced he is running for the leadership of the New Democratic Party. “It’s time we mix things up in Ottawa,” he told the […]

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On Thursday, February 23, 2017, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Detachments, assisted by the Sault Ste. Marie OPP Crime Unit and the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service, arrested and charged a Chapleau male following a child pornography investigation. A search warrant executed at the accused’s Chapleau residence led to the seizure […]


The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority and the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation are encouraging everyone to take advantage of the mild weather and join them for the 6th Annual Timmins Winter Hiking Day at the Hersey Lake Conservation Area. This free fun family event takes place on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The event will start at […]

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The Timmins Police Service is investigating a Motor Vehicle Collision (MVC) involving a pedestrian which occurred on Saturday, February 11th, at the intersection of Algonquin Blvd East and the access road for J & B Cycle and Marine. The collision occurred at approximately 12:35 p.m. where an 81 year old female pedestrian was struck while […]


A brand new elementary school shuttered by flooding in a troubled indigenous community in Ontario will be reopening for business next week. The $30 million school on the Attawapiskat First Nation flooded in early January due to what band council members described as a malfunctioning sprinkler system. The school was opened with much fanfare in […]

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A local golf prodigy could have her old clubs back shortly. Sydney Lia, a freshman at Queen’s University of Charlotte in North Carolina and member of the schools golf team, had her clubs left behind at Pearson International Airport in Toronto in December due to weight restrictions. She was on her way to Timmins for […]


On February 23, 2017 at 10:25 a.m., members from the South Porcupine Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a motor vehicle collision involving a sport utility vehicle (SUV) and a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) on Highway 101, approximately 70 kilometers west of Timmins. The collision claimed the lives of all four people in the […]


The long-standing question of ‘will he or won’t be’ should be answered “very soon.” Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus has been long rumoured to be a candidate to replace Tom Mulcair as leader of the New Democratic Party. According to the Elections Canada website, Angus registered as a candidate this past Monday. However, Angus says […]


It’s never easy to say goodbye to a friend, a colleague, a father, a son, a leader…especially when it’s unexpected. That’s something hundreds upon hundreds have dealt with over the past week with the sudden loss of Michael Patry Tuesday at the age of 42. Patry was a longtime teacher at Ecole Secondaire Catholique Theriault […]

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On February 23, 2017 at 10:25 a.m., members from the South Porcupine Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) were called to a serious motor vehicle collision involving two vehicles on Highway 101, approximately 70 kilometers west of Timmins. It has been confirmed that two adults and two children have been killed as a result of the collision. One […]


The Mushkegowuk Cup is back in Timmins for another year, and this is a big one. They’re celebrating 10 years with games for kids of all ages from Friday to Sunday at arenas across the city. CLICK HERE for their Facebook page for full tournament details.

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The Timmins Police Service has completed its investigation into a robbery at the Timmins LCBO outlet which occurred on the afternoon of February 19th. Based on the investigation into the robbery, the Timmins Police Service have identified the two male and lone female suspects, who fled the scene on foot. One of the suspects, Lawrence […]

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Timmins-James Bay MPP Gilles Bisson wants to hear from residents on how skyrocking hydro prices is having an effect on life in the region. On his Facebook page, he acknowledges that MPPs return to Queen’s Park Tuesday and as such, the NDP will be putting pressure on the Liberals to reduce hydro bills. Simply visit […]

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The Timmins Police Service has completed its investigation into a two vehicle collision that occurred on February 10th at the intersection of Airport Road and Westmount Street in the north end of Timmins. The collision involved a 2016 Kia Sorento SUV, which was proceeding north on Airport Road, when it struck a 2014 Nissan passenger […]

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HOUSE FIRE The Timmins Police Service is currently involved in investigating a residential house fire on Balsam Street North in Timmins. The fire occurred during the evening hours of Sunday, February 19th and resulted in significant structural damage to the residence which is composed of a number of apartments. The Timmins Police engaged the use […]


Secondary schools in all corners of Ontario are showing signs of improvement, but far too many schools aren’t improving at all, or worse, have declined in their overall ratings, according to the Fraser Institute’s annual ranking of Ontario secondary schools released today. Looking locally, the highest rated secondary school is Renaissance at 279th among 740 […]

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Timmins’ own Frank Mahovlich is receiving an honour reserved for only the all-time greatest Toronto Maple Leafs. He, along with Leonard Patrick “Red” Kelly, Charlie Conacher and Wendel Clark have been named to Legend’s Row, a row of statues in front of the Air Canada Centre. An unveiling ceremony will be held for the new […]


The 2017 Ontario budget should look to balance the books while addressing infrastructure for Connecting Link highways and broadband, according to a pre-budget submission issued by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in partnership with the Timmins Chamber. These are among the 13 specific recommendations outlined in the submission, which was presented to Queen’s Park […]


It’s a Family Day weekend, and while it isn’t considered a stat holiday in Ontario, holiday hours are in effect. All retail outlets like the Timmins Square, the Beer Store and LCBO are closed and Timmins Transit isn’t running either. As well, garbage and recycling pick up is pushed from Monday to Tuesday. As for […]


As a longtime advocate for the Ring of Fire deposit in Northwestern Ontario, Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli has seen what the years have done to the region without government funding. Of course, that $1-billion dollar announcement from the provincial Liberals seems like a distant memory.  The Liberals will contend that the announcement was contingent on […]


For the 41st time, the South Porcupine Winter Carnival is on this weekend with many activities for those young and old. It’s highlighted by Friday’s opening ceremony at 6:00pm from Roland Michener Secondary School, the parade at 1:00pm Saturday starting at the Carlo Cattarello Arena and fireworks to finish things off Sunday night. Much like […]


Hydro, hydro, hydro. Ontario Progressive Conservative Leader Patrick Brown couldn’t have been more clear on what topic he’s heard the most frequently on his trip to Northern Ontario. As part of his 2nd Annual “Northern Driving Tour”, he and other PC MPP’s made a stop in Timmins to talk with residents and business leaders. Many […]