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**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT NEWS RELEASE** DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR THURSDAY, MAY 28, 2020 There have been no new positive cases in the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) area in the last 17 days. The total number of confirmed positive cases is 65, 2 of which remain active. For more information, see phu.fyi/coronavirus. Yesterday, the Ontario government extended […]


**TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE NEWS RELEASE** With the warmer weather taking hold, the Timmins Police Service has noted a marked increase in bear calls in recent days. So far this month, the Timmins Police have responded to 39 calls related to nuisance bears. In May of 2018 there were only 2 such calls and a total […]


**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT NEWS RELEASE** DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR THURSDAY, MAY 21, 2020 There have been no new positive cases in the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) area in the last 10 days. The total number of confirmed positive cases is 65, 4 of which remain active. For more information, see phu.fyi/coronavirus. Thanks to everyone’s efforts, we’re […]


**CITY OF TIMMINS NEWS RELEASE** While Timmins Transit continues to provide an enhanced Sunday Service level at no cost to the public, further service adjustments must be made in light of some passengers choosing to ignore physical distancing requirements on various routes. For this reason, effective Friday, May 22, 2020, seating on our conventional buses […]


**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT** There have been no new positive cases in the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) area in the last 9 days. The total number of confirmed positive cases is 65, 4 of which remain active. We need everyone’s help to keep this trend going. Continue to stay home as much as possible, send only […]


**TIMMINS POLICE SERVICE NEWS RELEASE** In keeping with the safety oriented goals identified in Canada Road Safety Week, the Timmins Police Service was engaged in a number of traffic safety initiatives that were focused on enhancing road safety during this national campaign. This past weekend, members of Platoon # 3 conducted several traffic initiatives throughout […]


**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT NEWS RELEASE** DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2020 There have been no new positive cases in the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) area in the last 8 days. The total number of confirmed positive cases is 65, 6 of which remain active. As of yesterday, over 4,293 COVID-19 tests have been […]


Anxious students and parents across Ontario are expected to soon find out whether they will be headed back to the classroom this year. Education Minister Stephen Lecce is expected to provide an update on the government’s plans at the province’s daily media briefing on Tuesday. Ontario publicly-funded schools have been closed since mid-March due to […]


**TIMMINS FIRE DEPT NEWS RELEASE** Here is the information everyone has been waiting for. The fire ban for The City of Timmins HAS BEEN LIFTED as of Saturday May 16, 2020 at 12:01AM. This means you need to wait one more day to be able to burn. As permit burning times are from 7:00PM to 11:59PM. NO […]


**Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry News Release** The Ontario government has taken additional steps to protect people and property during the wildland fire season, including an increase in base funding for emergency forest firefighting by $30.2 million, and ensuring safety measures are in place to protect Ontario’s highly trained fire rangers from COVID-19. At 12:01 […]


**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT NEWS RELEASE** DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, MAY 15, 2020 Yesterday, the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) confirmed a sixth COVID-19 related death. The individual was in her sixties having tested positive for COVID-19 on April 13, 2020. Her death was not related to an institutional outbreak. “On behalf of the PHU, we […]


**TIMMINS PUBLIC LIBRARY NEWS RELEASE** The Timmins Public Library is pleased to announce that it has been awarded second place in Canada for its TD Summer Reading Club 2019 program. This honour was given out by Library and Archives Canada, along with the Toronto Public Library and TD Bank Group. The Library has run this […]


A few measures will be loosened over the weekend. On Saturday, golf courses can reopen though clubhouses can only open for washrooms and take-out food. Marinas, boat clubs and public boat launches can open Saturday, as can private parks and campgrounds for trailers and RVs whose owners have a full season contract, and businesses that […]


**MINISTRY OF TRANSPORTATION NEWS RELEASE** The Ontario government is introducing new bus routes that will connect passengers to jobs, hospitals and other essential services in the Northwest with the launch of two new intercommunity bus services.   Starting May 17, 2020, the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) will begin permanent intercommunity bus service from White […]


**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT NEWS RELEASE** DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2020 There have been no new positive cases in the Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) area in the last 24 hours. The PHU is reporting the total number of confirmed positive cases is 65, 8 of which remain active. As of yesterday, over 4,113 […]


When a Grade 12 student Magalie Durepos-Létourneau learned she won a prestigious national award, she says she couldn’t believe it. Durepos-Létourneau, 17, who attends École secondaire catholique Thériault, has earned the Schulich Leaders Scholarship worth $100,000 to study engineering at McMaster University. -For the Full Story Visit TimminsToday -With Files From TimminsToday


**CITY OF TIMMINS NEWS RELEASE** Due to the current restrictions and unknown mitigating factors surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the Steering Committee of the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge & Festival is taking a proactive stance by rescheduling the 2020 event to 2021. The Steering Committee considers the safety and health of the participants, volunteers, spectators, exhibitors, […]


At approximately 11:30AM, a listener notified us of a fire on Sterling. Once on the scene the Apartment Complex at 147 Sterling was on fire. “It’s a large structure fire, It started in one of the apartments and quickly got up into the roof and the trusses, and the followed those trusses across through other […]


**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT NEWS RELEASE** DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2020 The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is reporting the current number of confirmed positive cases is 65, 11 of which remain active. As of yesterday, over 3,835 COVID-19 tests have been completed in our region. For more information, see http://ow.ly/iKpE50zF3Ld. To date, testing in […]


Premier Doug Ford is expected to announce the reopening of Ontario’s golf courses at a news conference on Thursday, several senior sources tell 680 NEWS. It is not clear if the courses, which will have to adhere to social distancing measures, will be open in time for the long weekend or not. More to come […]


**PORCUPINE HEALTH UNIT NEWS RELEASE** DAILY COVID-19 UPDATE FOR TUESDAY, MAY 12, 2020 The Porcupine Health Unit (PHU) is reporting the current number of confirmed positive cases is now 65, 11 of which remain active. As of yesterday, over 3,695 COVID-19 tests have been completed in our region. For more information, phu.fyi/coronavirus. As of last Friday, […]


**SOUTH PORCUPINE OPP DETACHMENT NEWS RELEASE** The South Porcupine Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is participating in Canada Road Safety Week (CRSW) which is a national traffic safety initiative led by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and is taking place from May 12 to May 18, 2020.   The campaign focuses on […]


Ontario is expected to extend its state of emergency due to the coronavirus to the beginning of June, as retail stores were allowed to partly reopen and the top doctor suggested more restrictions could be loosened soon. The provincial legislature will sit Tuesday and is expected to extend the province’s state of emergency to June […]


**TIMMINS CHAMBER NEWS RELEASE** In an effort to blunt the impacts of COVID-19 on the Timmins business community, the Chamber announced the launch of a new program to support small businesses thanks to a $250,000 donation from Newmont Porcupine. The set of initiatives within the program are in response to the City and Chamber’s recommendations […]


**CITY OF TIMMINS NEWS RELEASE** An outdated news link, from 2018, has been spreading like wildfire regarding the fire ban in our region being lifted. The City of Timmins is reminding residents that the province-wide Restricted Fire Zone, issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) on April 3, 2020 remains in effect […]