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Northern College has received over $100,000 in funding from the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) for a project titled Documenting a Skills Inventory for Seamless Mobility. The intent of the project is to help maximize access to postsecondary education for learners in Northern College’s adult upgrading programs. This innovative curriculum delivery project will […]

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Residents along the James Bay coast will have faster emergency helicopter assistance after all this summer. After originally planning to temporarily shut down the Ornge air ambulance base in Moosonee, the company has ruled that the base will be open with a spare helicopter. The helicopters currently in use will still go to London for […]


The area of Commando Lake is gearing up to look much better this summer, thanks to three grants from the Canadian government. The federal government is investing $792,500 to support infrastructure and business growth, while positioning the Town of Cochrane as a tourism destination of choice for outdoor enthusiasts. The FedNor funding will support three […]

A grape-stomping competition is just one of the things being proposed for "Festa Italiana," a street party that could be in Timmins this July. (AP Photo/Molly Hottle)

A summer street party with some Italian flair. That’s how Chris Loreto described a proposed event by the Porcupine Dante Club to celebrate and teach others about Italian culture. “Festa Italiana” would run Sunday, July 30th from 10am to 8pm, with no entry fee and open to people of all ages. “There’ll be kiosks of […]


The Ontario Ombudsman says Timmins city council was in the wrong for calling an in-camera meeting in December. An investigation into a December 19th, 2016 meeting revealed council contravened the Municipal Act and the city’s procedural by-law when discussing the Integrated Emergency Services Complex agreement with a Northern College representative in the room. According to […]

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A Timmins man is facing multiple child-pornography related charges. Timmins Police say 29-year old Keith Payette was charged on April 19th after an investigation that began this past February.  It started after TPS received information from partner agencies. The investigation was completed by officers from the Criminal Investigations Unit and the E-Crime unit. Payette faces […]


In an effort to streamline city council agenda packages more efficiently, Timmins is playing with the idea of moving meetings to Tuesday nights. More specifically, the move would mean council would meet the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month. The issue was first brought up by Councillor Rick Dubeau at a previous meeting because […]


Can you believe May is just around the corner, the fifth month of 2017?  Seriously, where does the time go? In that same instance, can you believe that a third into the year, the city’s expenditure budget has still not been passed? It is a fact here in Timmins, as city council wasn’t ready to […]


A Timmins family has filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against the Ontario government over what it alleges are unreasonable wait lists that effectively deny people with developmental disabilities the care they need. Marc Leroux launched the suit earlier this month on behalf of his 19-year-old daughter, Briana Leroux, who court documents say is non-verbal and […]

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On Thursday April 20, 2017, at approximately 8:12 pm members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Superior East Chapleau Detachment along with the assistance of members of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) members of the Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) members of the Provincial Operation Intelligence Bureau (POIB) and Canine Unit executed a drug search […]

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A former Dudley-Hewitt Cup Champion will man the Timmins Rock bench next season. Ryan Woodward replaces Paul Gagne as Head Coach, and brings a wealth of experience as a coach and player. Woodward was an NCAA Division III national champion with Oswego State University back in 2007, and won the Dudley-Hewitt Cup with the Wellington […]

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Many people have been wondering about the welfare of the animals that stay behind in Kashechewan amid another evacuation. Well, the Ontario SPCA is responding in-kind with a generous donation of dog food.  750 pounds of it. The food was transferred to the James Bay community on Saturday. “The Ontario SPCA has been a resource […]


For the 70th time, the Schumacher Lions Club Sportsman Show goes from the McIntyre Arena this weekend. Hundreds of booths will be on display, from outdoor gear, non-profit businesses and much more.  This year, the Toughest Outdoorswoman in Ontario will attend in Amanda Lynn Mayhew. Doors are open Saturday from 10am to 8pm and Sunday […]

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On Thursday, April 20, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Timmins Police officers attended a collision involving an SUV and a pedestrian at the intersection of Algonquin Blvd. and Spruce St. As a result of the collision, a female pedestrian was transported to hospital with minor injuries. The investigation into the collision is ongoing. Yesterday’s incident is […]

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A woman in her 60’s was sent to Timmins and District Hospital after being struck by an SUV. Timmins Police say it happened around 1:00pm Thursday, when the SUV was turning right from Spruce South onto Algonquin. The pedestrian suffered minor injuries as a result. No word on charges, and the matter remains under investigation. […]


The City of Timmins is grateful to be receiving provincial and federal grant funding from the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and Canadian Heritage. Stars and Thunder – Timmins International Fireworks Competition and Festival is amongst 304 festivals and events across the province to receive funding through Celebrate Ontario 2017. The $11,500 will be […]

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The province is making a big impact on colleges across Ontario. In celebration of 50 years of Colleges Ontario, the government is kicking in a total of $48 million dollars in capital funding. Northern College is receiving $1,505,833 and College Boreal nabbing $1,549,435. In a release, Northern says they’ll use the money to “provide new […]

Northern Taxi owner Dauda Raji addresses the Timmins Police Services Board.  (Mark Pare/ROGERS MEDIA)

One taxi company believes more licenses are needed in Timmins…the other suggests we have more than enough already. Last month, Timmins Police Services Board Member John Curley raised the thought of having more taxis on the road for the Stars and Thunder Festival, and his push continued on Wednesday. Curley says he’s received complaints from […]

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For years, those answering charges have gone into the 101 Mall to go before a judge…but that could be changing. The courthouse on the second floor of the mall looks to be undergoing a future review if the Timmins Police Services Board has anything to say about it. The issue of safety was brought up […]


Cochrane will be receiving 200 evacuees from Kashechewan starting Thursday April 20, 2017, as part of the precautionary flood evacuation taking place. The Town declared an emergency today to open the doors (from a regulatory standpoint), to host evacuees from the First Nation Community on the James Bay Coast. The declaration engages all services spanning […]

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As more companies opt to build products with robots, DSB One knows expanding their robotics programs will be key. The board was displaying their technology in the classroom Tuesday afternoon in an effort to showcase what their schools are offering. Board Chair Doug Shearer says by re-purposing some library space and teaching kids about robots, […]

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It was a quick appearance for a Timmins man accused of killing a 19-year old man last summer. Nathan Koostachin sat in the prisoner’s box for about 15 minutes, but nothing around the case can be mentioned due to a publication ban. He is still charged with first-degree murder in the July 2016 death of […]

Accused killer Nathan Koostachin, 19,  is escorted by police in Timmins for the first court appearance in July 2016. (MARK PARE/Rogers Media)

A three-day preliminary hearing begins Tuesday for a Timmins man accused of murder. Nathan Koostachin was charged with first-degree murder in the Bozzer Park killing of 19-year old Austin Theriault last July. But that charge could be revised to either second-degree or manslaughter depending on this hearing. The daily court docket has this starting at […]


In what seems like an annual tradition, residents of the First Nations community of Kashechewan are on the move due to a potential spring flood. In a release sent by Kapuskasing CAO Guylain Baril, there is potential for community flooding in Kashechewan due to ice break-up with the spring temperatures peering it’s head. “The dyke […]

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NEONet is getting $254,200 in Ontario Trillium Foundation funding to teach seniors about technology. It’s one of 114 organizations that were chosen to “build stronger communities, to expand and improve on their programs and services,” according to a press release. It goes on to say the project will “improve the digital literacy, educate and empower […]