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**CITY OF TIMMINS NEWS RELEASE** At noon today, the City of Timmins declared a State of Emergency in accordance with Ontario’s Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. The City of Timmins, and its partners in public health are currently working very hard to protect the health and safety of all citizens in the municipality. Declaring […]


**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT NEWS RELEASE**   COVID-19 is circulating in our area. Take preventive measures to reduce the spread: physical distancing — keeping at least 2 metres or 6 feet distance — between yourself and others. Everyone, not just travellers, please stay home if you’re feeling ill. Even if this feels like just a cold. […]


**TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE NEWS RELEASE** The Timmins Police Service has charged six local men with kidnapping and assault related offences stemming from a sequence of criminal occurrences which began at a local motel in Timmins on Thursday, February 13th. Based on a conspiracy to harm a 21 year old Timmins resident linked to an alleged […]


**MNR NEWS RELEASE** The Ontario government is taking action to protect people and communities from the risk of preventable human-caused fires and to ensure that the province’s emergency response system remains strong during the COVID-19 outbreak. Starting April 3, 2020, Ontario’s entire legislated fire region will be designated a Restricted Fire Zone. Residents who live […]


**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT NEWS RELEASE** The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is officially reporting two new COVID-19 cases among residents in the health unit area, with a third case currently being confirmed for details. COVID-19 is circulating in our area. Take preventive measures to reduce the spread: physical distancing — keeping at least 2 metres or […]


On Tuesday March 31, Premier Doug Ford and the Minister of Education Stephen Lecce, announced that schools across the province will remain closed until May 4th for students. With that said, Lecce and the provincial government came up with what they call “Phase 2” which is online learning. “Our online learning program is about re-connecting […]


**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT NEWS RELEASE** The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is reporting three new COVID-19 cases among residents in the health unit area.     COVID-19 is circulating in our area. Take preventive measures to reduce the spread: physical distancing — keeping at least 2 metres or 6 feet distance — between yourself and others. […]


**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT NEWS RELEASE** The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is reporting six new COVID-19 cases among residents in the health unit area. Close contacts of cases are currently being called and followed by the PHU. COVID-19 is circulating in our area. Take preventive measures to reduce the spread: physical distancing — keeping at least […]


**LAKE SHORE GOLD NEWS RELEASE** Lake Shore Gold, a subsidiary of Pan American Silver, today announced that it has offered employees of the company the option of a voluntary temporary layoff in order to enable them to remain home to care for their families, while accessing the government programs available to support them in their […]


Ontario’s education minister is expected to announce an e-learning plan for the province’s students during COVID-19 school closures. Earlier this month, Stephen Lecce ordered schools closed for two weeks following March break, and the premier said last week schools will not be reopening April 6. Lecce and Colleges and Universities Minister Ross Romano are set […]


**TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE NEWS RELEASE** Early morning robbery at the Shell station on Algonquin is currently under investigation by the Timmins Police Service. Expect a heavy police presence in the area for the time being. No threat to public safety exists. Suspicious activity related to this event should be reported immediately to the Timmins Police […]


**PHU NEWS RELEASE**   The Porcupine Health Unit is reporting two new COVID-19 cases among residents in the health unit area.     Case number Age, Gender Exposure category Status Tested yyyy/mm/dd 11 60s, Female Close contact of a case Self-isolating 2020/03/28 12 30s, Female International Travel and close contact of a case Self-isolating 2020/03/26 […]


Ontario health officials are reporting 351 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the provincial total to 1,706 #BREAKING: Ontario health officials are reporting 351 new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the provincial total to 1,706 — 680 NEWS Toronto (@680NEWS) March 30, 2020 With Files from 680News


**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT NEWS RELEASE** Today, Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health of the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU), is reporting three more cases, for a total of 10 cases of COVID-19 in the PHU. We believe the cases are linked to international travel or contact with another case we are investigating. The individuals are […]


Ontario is reporting 135 new cases of COVID-19 this morning including three more deaths. That brings the provincial total to 967 confirmed coronavirus cases and 18 total deaths. #BREAKING: Ontario is reporting 135 new cases of COVID-19 this morning including three more deaths. That brings the provincial total to 967 confirmed coronavirus cases and 18 […]


**OPP NEWS RELEASE** On February 27, 2020 at approximately 10:17 a.m., members of the Matheson Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a multi-vehicle collision on Highway 11, in Benoit Township.   As a result of the investigation. Jordan CLARKE, 28-years-old, of Port Sydney, Ontario has been charged with Dangerous operation causing death, […]


ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE NEWS RELEASE** On March 25, 2020, at approximately 9:30 a.m., members of the James Bay Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) located a stolen motor vehicle on Highway 11 south of the Town of Cochrane.   When officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the suspects fled in the passenger vehicle, […]


Ontario is reporting 170 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the provincial total to 858. That’s the largest single-day spike in cases by far. At least 12 people of the new cases are hospitalized, including two people in their 20s. More to come With Files From 680News


**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT NEWS RELEASE** 5TH CASE OF COVID-19: Today, Dr. Lianne Catton, Medical Officer of Health of the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU), is reporting that a female in her forties is the fifth confirmed case of COVID-19 in the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) region. Dr. Catton said, “We believe the case is linked to […]


**CITY OF TIMMINS NEWS RELEASE** The Timmins Fire Department will not be issuing burning permits during this time, until further notice. If you had a permit for your current residence in 2019, then you may burn, provided you follow all the regulations on the permit. In saying this, please respect the government regulation on social […]


**CITY OF TIMMINS NEWS RELEASE** Due to the ever-changing situation with COVID-19, the Timmins Victor M. Power Airport terminal is open to passengers and authorized personnel only. In order to actively reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our community, all ‘meeters and greeters’ are asked to wait outside the terminal, and to continue practicing social […]


**CITY OF TIMMINS NEWS RELEASE** Due to the ever-changing situation with COVID-19, and the closure of a large number of businesses, Timmins Transit has made further refinements to operations. Effective tomorrow, Thursday, March 26, our Transit Terminal will be closed to the public (save for ONR customers), and we will be reducing our regular service […]


** United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est de l’Ontario News Release** United Way Centraide North East Ontario/Nord-est de l’Ontario (UWCNEO) has established a Community Response Fund to provide emergency grants to local charitable organizations working to meet the basic needs of individuals disproportionately impacted by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). “The Community Response Fund will help to ensure […]


**TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE NEWS RELEASE** The Timmins Police is in receipt of a number of complaints regarding alleged fraudulent activities on a popular social media platform. Recent reports have come forward in regards to a person or persons offering fraudulent financial relief to offset monetary difficulties during the Covid -19 pandemic. These complaints are being […]


**TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE NEWS RELEASE** The Timmins Police Service has charged a local man with a number of Criminal Code offences stemming from an assaultive altercation which occurred during the early evening hours of Tuesday, March 3rd in a Mountjoy area neighborhood. The Timmins Police Service responded to a complaint regarding a disturbance stemming from […]