The City of Timmins would like to advise that an extreme cold weather alert has been issued for January 17, with temperatures reaching -25 Celsius (inclusive of windchill).
Living Space will continue to operate 24/7, accommodating 25 people in the existing emergency shelter. Overflow beds are also available at the Timmins Native Friendship Centre between 9 pm and 7 am daily, with the ability to accommodate an additional 50 people.
People in need of emergency shelter are asked to attend the Living Space location (27 Cedar St. N.), at which time staff will assess and refer the individual to the most appropriate shelter location. Living Space Outreach Workers will conduct street-level outreach with the goal of connecting people who are sleeping outside with shelter and/or support.

Environment Canada has also issued a special weather statement for Timmins, Cochrane, and Iroquois Falls.

  • Timmins – Cochrane – Iroquois Falls

Significant snowfall amounts expected Saturday through Sunday morning.

An approaching low pressure system will bring snowfall to Northeastern and Far-Northeastern Ontario starting overnight Friday night and will continue until Sunday morning. Total snowfall amounts of 10 to 15 cm are expected. Strong winds gusting up to 50 km/h will create areas of local blowing snow on Saturday afternoon. The snow will ease to light flurries Sunday morning.

Visibilities will be reduced in areas of blowing snow, which can make travel hazardous. Be prepared to adjust your driving with changing road conditions.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. To report severe weather, send an email to or tweet

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