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**TIMMINS PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS RELEASE** The Timmins Public Library Board is charting a course for the next three years with the launch of their 2019-2021 Strategic Plan. The new plan outlines the library’s mission, vision, core values and four strategic priorities: (1) Community Engagement, (2) Facilities, (3) Staff and (4) Collections, Resources and Technology. The […]


**KIRKLAND LAKE OPP NEWS RELEASE** On Wednesday, February 20, 2019, officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) the North East Region Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU), the North East Region OPP Canine Unit (K9) and the North East Region OPP Emergency Response Team (ERT), executed a search warrant on Taylor Avenue in the Town of […]


**CITY OF TIMMINS NEWS RELEASE** This weekend’s Mushkegowuk Cup, anticipated to attract 52 teams and hundreds of family members and fans, promises to have a significant economic impact on the City of Timmins. Earlier this week, the Mushkegowuk Council released figures on the projected economic impact to the City of Timmins and its surrounding communities […]


This weekend is the 12th Annual Mushkegowuk Cup and it’s being hosted in Timmins. The Mushkegowuk Cup is a hockey tournament that will bring 52 teams from the Mushkegowuk First Nations and Quebec Cree Communities to the city of Timmins. With those teams comes their families and plenty of fans. It’s estimated that 2,500 hockey […]


Temperatures might feel warmer than usual on Saturday, but for Anti-Hunger Coalition Timmins, it’s the coldest night of the year. This Saturday, Feb. 23rd is the second annual Coldest Night of the Year Walk in Timmins. The 2km, 5km or 10km walk is a nation-wide fundraiser that raises awareness of the struggles that the homeless […]


**TIMMINS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NEWS RELEASE** Nearly 60 percent of northeastern Ontario businesses say they are confident in Ontario’s economic future, according to the 2019 Ontario Economic Report, issued this week by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in partnership with the Timmins Chamber of Commerce. This is a seven-point increase from the previous year, […]


**TEMISKAMING OPP NEWS RELEASE** On February 19, 2018 shortly before 12:30 p.m. members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a call for a theft on Jaffray Street, in the City of Temiskaming Shores, Ontario. Further investigation revealed that the suspect covered his face when he entered the store and stole […]


**NDP NEWS RELEASE** During question period on Wednesday, local NDP MPPs supported families in Timmins and Mushkegowuk-James Bay who are telling Doug Ford that his government’s autism cuts will hurt their children. About 200 people representing families from throughout the province joined the Official Opposition Wednesday at Queen’s Park to take their stories straight to the Ford […]


**TIMMINS PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS RELEASE** As the adage goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”. The Timmins Public Library is hosting a Human Library Event on February 26, 2019 at 5:30 p.m. Founded in Denmark in 2000, the Human Library “… is designed to build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes […]


**KIRKLAND LAKE OPP NEWS RELEASE** On Saturday February 16, 2019, members of the Kirkland Lake Detachment of Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a collision involving two motorized snow vehicles (MSV). The collision occurred on the Ontario Federation of Snowmobiles Club (OFSC) trail A108, near Kirkland Lake, Ontario.  Investigation determined that MSV’s were travelling in […]


In a bid on who will lease the Confederation Recreation Complex in Timmins, one organization has come out on top. At Tuesday’s city council meeting, council voted to allow Rock and Gold Gymnastics to move ahead with occupying the Recreation Complex. Rock and Gold was competing with Stella Nova Gymnastics for the bid. Stella Nova, […]


With the Whitney Volunteer Fire Department having moved into a new station, a group is eyeing its vacant hall. At the Feb. 19 council meeting, Timmins Porcupine Search and Rescue (TPSAR) asked to access the fire hall on Dixon Street in Porcupine. A working group is being created to iron out the details. For more on this, go to […]


**CITY OF TIMMINS NEWS RELEASE** With the winter’s continuous changes in weather and precipitation, the Timmins Fire Department would like to remind residents to keep all service meters and vented appliances clear of snow and ice. Snow and ice buildup on gas meters can block carbon monoxide from leaving your home, and could result in […]


**MATTAGAMI REGION CONSERVATION AUTHORITY NEWS RELEASE** The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority and the Wintergreen Fund for Conservation are inviting City residents to come out to the Hersey Lake Conservation Area on Sunday, February 23rd to help celebrate Timmins Winter Hiking Day.  The event will start at 12 Noon with a short winter survival course put […]


**PORCUPINE SKI RUNNERS NEWS RELEASE** Porcupine Ski Runners was well represented at the Ontario Cup at the Nipissing Nordic Center this past weekend collecting ten top three finishes over the two day event. Kristen Kornell in the Junior Girls placed 5th in the 7.5 km classic and 11th in the 7.5 km freestyle while Xander […]


**NORTHERN COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE** Northern College students at our Kirkland Lake celebrated Lohri in January, a traditional winter solstice festival celebrated in the Northern region of India. Traditionally celebrated by the Punjabi, Hindi, Sikh and Muslim communities, the festival marks the end of winter and acts as a welcome to longer days, sunlight and warmth. […]


**TIMMINS SKI RACERS NEWS RELEASE** After a two-day speed training camp, the Timmins Ski Racers (TSR) took to the slopes at Searchmont Resort in Sault Ste. Marie taking home a total of five medals. Under the direction of team head coach Cameron Grant, the TSR travelled to the Sault for the annual Mealey Classic U14 […]


**DSB 1 NEWS RELEASE** Timmins High and Vocational School is very proud to host this year’s OFSAA “AA” Boys’ Basketball Championship from March. 4-6, 2019. Timmins will be welcoming 20 of the top “AA” boys’ basketball teams from around the province. On Sunday, March. 3rd, 2019 the tournament will kick off with a banquet hosted […]


**JAMES BAY OPP NEWS RELEASE** On February 15, 2019, at approximately 2:45 p.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), responded to a suspicious vehicle that was parked on the sidewalk on Sixth Avenue in the Town of Cochrane, Ontario.   Police investigation revealed that the male driver was impaired […]


**TEMISKAMING OPP NEWS RELEASE** On February 16, 2019 at approximately 2:00 a.m., members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) stopped a motor vehicle on Lakeshore Road South in the City of Temiskaming Shores, Ontario. Further investigation revealed that the male driver had been consuming alcohol. Ryan GERRARD, 29-years-old, of Hilliard Township, Ontario is […]


Longtime City Council member and beloved public figure, Lou Battochio, will be honored with a banner at the McIntyre Arena in Timmins. At the city council meeting on Tuesday, council approved hanging a commemorative banner honoring Battochio’s legacy. The banner will hang in the rafters of the McIntyre Arena. Battochio passed away in November, 2018. […]


**TEMISKAMING SHORES OPP NEWS RELEASE** On February 7, 2019 shortly after 6:00 p.m. members of the Temiskaming Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Temiskaming Shores Fire Department, responded to two calls for large blue recycling bins that had been set on fire.   Police are seeking information to help solve the suspicious fires […]


**COCHRANE CLASSIC VINTAGE RIDERS CLUB AND MUSEUM** Cochrane has some of the best snowmobile trails in all of Ontario and the 10th Annual Tom Saul Memorial Vintage Snowmobile Ride 2019 will not disappoint! Each year the Cochrane Classic Vintage Riders honour Tom Saul, one of the six founding members of the club and the snowmobile […]


**TIMMINS AND DISTRICT HOSPITAL NEWS RELEASE** The Timmins and District Hospital Foundation is pleased to accept a $5,027 cheque from the Duciaume family of the McIntyre Coffee Shop. The funds were raised at their Christmas Charity Gala, an event that took place in December.   Michael Duciaume said both his mother and sister have had […]


**CITY OF TIMMINS NEWS RELEASE** According to the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority’s 10-year snow depth analysis, Timmins has not seen this much snow on the ground since April 2008 and March 2009, with a current snow depth of approximately 34 inches. This amount of snow has called for some changes to be made to snow […]