The discussion on traffic safety is continuing this council term.

At the tail end of an uncharacteristically short Timmins city council meeting Tuesday, Councillor Andrew Marks added an item onto the agenda for January 29th meeting to discuss adding a four-way stop at the Spruce South-Kirby Street intersection.

(A motion was passed to move the Tuesday, January 30th meeting to the 29th so officials can travel to make their in-person pitch for Noront’s Ferrochrome production facility.)

Marks says it’s a troublesome spot in town, noting he passed by a “major incident” there on the way to city hall, one that required an ambulance and firetruck to be present.

He recalls a resident was hit at the intersection on New Year’s Eve. Marks—who lives in the area—adds he’s almost been hit there once too.

“It seems to me that the stop streets going on Kirby are where a lot of motorists are blowing through because Spruce is wide open,” Marks says.

The councillor is also asking for a report from Timmins Police Chief John Gauthier about past collisions there.

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