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District School Board Ontario North East is looking for your thoughts on how to best support students, parents, families and community partners as it moves into the future. Trustees and Senior Administration are beginning the journey of developing a new, 3-year Strategic Plan they hope to have in place by September, 2018. The Strategic Plan […]


Tahoe Resources Inc. (“Tahoe” or the “Company”) (TSX: THO, NYSE: TAHO) is pleased to report record gold production of 445,000 ounces in 2017, achieving the high end of its annual gold production guidance range of 400,000 to 450,000 ounces, which was revised upward in September 2017. The strong gold production for the year was driven […]


The upcoming 2018 Ontario budget should focus on offsetting the growing costs to business through measures such as a reduction of the corporate income tax, according to a pre-budget submission issued by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce (OCC) in partnership with the Timmins Chamber. Presented to the Ontario government on Jan. 15, the OCC’s submission […]


January is Crime Stoppers Month, and the local program is celebrating a successful 2017. Just over 300 tips were collected in the Cochrane district, leading to over 100 charges being laid. “These tips were forwarded to various enforcement agencies throughout North-Eastern Ontario to assist in ongoing investigations,” says Coordinator Marc Depatie. With those charges, over […]


Officials and students at College Boreal are prepping for the trip of a lifetime. Nine students and four staff members from Collège Boréal in Timmins, Kapuskasing, and Hearst are participating in a Humanitarian Project in Guatemala in May: Michelle Boileau, Recruitment Officer, Timmins Kathryne Cook, Business student, Timmins Andréanne Côté, General Arts and Science student, […]


Another chapter has been written in the saga concerning the Cochrane DSSAB and funding models. It was revealed Wednesday that Timmins will resume their payments to the DSSAB, though are doing so ‘under protest.’ Timmins city council voted unanimously in support, minus Councillors Veronica Farrell and Rick Dubeau, who were not in attendance. Mayor Steve […]


Drugs and weapons charges were laid on a 54-year old Timmins resident, while an assault has led to a pair of charges for a 25-year old local. First up, 54-year old Mirka St. Louis faces four counts after a search warrant was executed on a local residence back on January 11th. Police say they recovered […]


An Opioid Strategy has been launched by the North East Local Health Integration Network. The LHIN received $1.6-million dollars, which will be divided up among the sub-regions to expand and create Rapid Access Addiction Medicine Clinics. Each of the four sub-regions will get $200-thousand dollars to establish those RAAM Clinics. The location for the one […]


Science Timmins is one of a few groups receiving funding through the New Horizons for Seniors program. Projects across the riding now have funding to help upgrade and improve seniors’ facilities and programs. Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus says community-based projects are eligible to receive up to $25,000 per year, per organization, in grant funding. […]


A Timmins woman charged in the death of her seven-week-old infant child has been sentenced to three years in jail. According to a Postmedia report, 27-year old Jessica Sullivan pleaded guilty to criminal negligence causing death Tuesday. They say the child—born September 22, 2015—weighed 34 grams less than his birth weight when he was rushed […]


In early-February, the Timmins Rock are rolling back to the 90’s with their look. The team has announced they will wear vintage blue Timmins Golden Bears jerseys for their home game on Saturday, February 3rd against the Powassan Voodoos. The jersey was originally worn from 1991 to 1998. The franchise, as the Golden Bears, won […]


The Ontario Student Trustees’ Association – l’Association des élèves conseillers et conseillères de l’Ontario (OSTA – AECO) has released its Student Platform for the 2018 provincial election campaign. Titled “A Turning Point for Education”, it outlines deficiencies in the current education system and offers policy recommendations for Ontario’s political parties to include in their educational […]


With the evolution of technology into all aspects of life, the challenge of reducing your child’s screen time is tougher than ever. The Timmins-Misiway Healthy Kids Community Challenge is launching the “Power Off and Play!” initiative, one that’s aimed at reducing sedentary screen time. “More often, kids are using screens for recreational purposes such as […]


The Timmins Chamber of Commerce is hosting a “Meet the Purchasers” event Tuesday morning, a trade-show style event to showcase large purchasers in our region. “Participating purchasers will discuss with participants what they buy locally, how their buying process works, and how Timmins businesses can be a part of it,” the Chamber says in a […]


A rather sticky situation at city council concerning a resident and a home built on Kamiskotia Road without a permit in 2012. This was previously at council back on December 12th as a zoning amendment and councillors didn’t take too kindly to a building being constructed without the permit. A report back in December recommended […]


The Porcupine Health Unit is reminding employers and employees that it is illegal to smoke or hold lighted tobacco in the workplace, this includes work vehicles. The ban on smoking in an enclosed workplace is in effect at all times, even during off-hours when people are not working. “The Smoke Free Ontario Act (SFOA) has […]


The Timmins Taxpayers Association is officially throwing their support in for Timmins’ bid for Noront’s Ferrochrome production facility. Director Jack Dugas writes on social media that Timmins is “unquestionably the perfect location,” adding we have the existing staff and workforce to be ready to tackle this project. Meanwhile, a major Northern centre is set to […]


A heart breaker to end a four-game road trip for the Timmins Rock. Ryan O’Bonsawin scored the game-winner with four seconds left in regulation to give the Rayside-Balfour Canadians a 3-2 win over the Rock Sunday night. Jared Hester and Wayne Mathieu both scored in the loss, while Eric Jackson made 37 saves. The other […]


A 44-year old man from St. John’s, Newfoundland has been reported missing, according to Timmins Police. They say Jimmy Marnell is staying in Timmins for work, but failed to report to work Friday morning. He was reported missing from a local hotel near Algonquin and Mountjoy, but they didn’t specify which nearby hotel. He was […]


Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus welcomed the 117 federal government investments made in Timmins and the region since 2015. Timmins-James Bay was the 3rd highest riding for funding announcements in the country according to Global news. “We’ve seen a lot of projects go forward up here, and it’s helping Timmins and the region address the […]


The music scene is thriving in the City with the Heart of Gold, and Tourism Timmins is issueing a public call to musicians interested in performing this summer. The City of Timmins, James Toyota, la Caisse Populaire and Tim Hortons are proud to present the 9th Annual Summer Concert Series, and the 4th Annual for […]


If you’re thinking you’ll be able to smoke a joint at Stars and Thunder on July 1st, think again. While discussing impaired driving at the Timmins Police Services Board meeting Thursday, the topic of marijuana came up. When prompted on where people would be allowed to smoke once legal, it was made clear by Police […]


In 2017, Timmins Police charged 35 people with impaired driving. And while that’s down from the 44 charged in 2016, Police Chief John Gauthier says it’s not good enough. Going back further, 36 people were charged in 2015. The statistics were presented to the Police Services Board Thursday, where the board learned of the 35 […]


It’s not exactly how the Timmins Rock (13-21-1-2) drew it up. The Soo Thunderbirds (26-8-2-1) scored first, and never looked back in a 5-0 blanking of the Rock Thursday night, a game that was re-scheduled from late-October 2017. Brandon Gordon and Eric Schuch shared in the shutout for the Soo. Schuch made 14 saves in […]


Many more local artists will share the same stage as the likes of Bryan Adams, Our Lady Peace, The Beach Boys and many more this summer. Officials for “Stars and Thunder 2018 – Presented by Goldcorp-Porcupine Gold Mines” announced which local and regional bands will join those names from June 24th-July 1st: June 24: Carole […]