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Timmins, Ontario
Timmins, Ontario, Canada
Motto: The City with a Heart of Gold
Coordinates: 48°28′N 81°20′W / 48.467, -81.333
Country Canada
Province Ontario
District Cochrane
Established 1912
Government
 - Mayor Tom Laughren
 - Governing Body Timmins City Council
 - MPs Charlie Angus (NDP)
 - MPPs Gilles Bisson (ONDP)
Area
 - Total 2,961.52 km² (1,143.4 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 - Total 42,997
 - Density 14.75/km² (38.2/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal code span P4N, P4P, P4R
Website: City of Timmins

Timmins, with a population of 42,997 (2006), is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada on the Mattagami River. At 2,961.52 square kilometres (1,143 sq mi), Timmins was Canada's largest municipality in land area until 1995, when the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta was created, although it remained the largest municipality in Ontario until 2001, when it was superseded by the newly amalgamated cities of Kawartha Lakes and Greater Sudbury. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1533x1072, 279 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Timmins, Ontario ... For other uses, see Motto (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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Type Lower House Speaker Peter Milliken, Liberal since January 29, 2001 Leader of the Government in the House of Commons Peter Van Loan, Conservative since January 4, 2007 Opposition House Leader Ralph Goodale, Liberal since January 23, 2006 Members 308 Political groups Conservative Party Liberal Party Bloc Québécois... Charlie (Chuck) Angus (born November 14, 1962 in Timmins, Ontario) is a Canadian writer, broadcaster and musician, who entered electoral politics in 2004 as the successful New Democratic Party of Canada candidate in the Ontario riding of Timmins—James Bay. ... This article is about the Canadian political party. ... A Legislative Assembly in some parts of the Commonwealth refers to a legislature, or a chamber of the legislature. ... Gilles Bisson (born May 14, 1957 in Timmins, Ontario) is a Franco-Ontarian Canadian politician who has represented the northern riding of Timmins—James Bay in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1990. ... 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Nickname: Motto: Aedificemus (Latin for Come, let us build together) Coordinates: , Country Province Established 1893 (as Sudbury)   2001 (as Greater Sudbury) Government  - Mayor John Rodriguez  - Governing Body Greater Sudbury City Council  - MPs Raymond Bonin (LPC), Diane Marleau (LPC)  - MPPs Rick Bartolucci (OLP), Shelley Martel (NDP) Area  - City 3,200 km...

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History

Archaeological and historical studies indicate that the first people to settle in the Timmins area were nomadic tribes such as Ojibwa and Cree dating back to 7,000 BC. This article is about the native North American people. ... For other uses, see Cree (disambiguation). ...


During the late 1600s, explorers and fur traders established outposts in the north to capitalize on the fur trade. The Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company later developed several trading posts along major routes in northern Ontario. The rivalry between these two trading companies resulted in the need to get their furs to market as soon as possible and this led to the development of the Porcupine Trail, a trading route that connected the Abitibi River to the Mattagami River and passed directly through present day Timmins. Hudsons Bay Company (HBC; Compagnie de la Baie dHudson in French) is the oldest commercial corporation in North America and is one of the oldest in the world. ... For the grocery chain, see The North West Company The North West Company a fur trading business headquartered in the city of Montreal in British North America from 1779 to 1821. ... The Abitibi River is a river in northeastern Canada, which flows northwest from Lake Abitibi to join the Moose River which empties into James Bay. ... The Mattagami River is a river in northern Ontario, Canada, which flows 440 km north from its source southwest of the city of Timmins, Ontario to join the Missinaibi River; both rivers empty into James Bay via the Moose River. ...


In reaction to favorable provincial Geological Survey reports, construction of the railway northward, and major silver discoveries in Cobalt, Ontario, in 1907, the region became a popular destination and home to dozens of prospectors eager to explore the areas around Porcupine Lake. After several false starts, in 1909 two prospectors discovered the "Golden Staircase", a rich vein of gold that led to the Dome Mine. Within days the Porcupine Gold Rush began, and a huge mining camp formed at Porcupine Lake, a few kilometers east of modern Timmins. The Porcupine Camp is one of the first localities in the world to have its entire history documented by photography. The renowned Harry Peters photographed the Porcupine Camp from the beginning of its inception, and the Great Fire of 1911 was one of his first achievements. Shortly after the completion of a new spur line on the Temiskaming & Northern Ontario Railway, fire swept through the camp in 1911 causing a vast amount of destruction and some 200+ deaths. Cobalt is a town in the district of Timiskaming, province of Ontario, Canada, with a population of 1,221, and an area of 2. ... Dome Mine is situated in the City of Timmins, Ontario, Canada; now known as part of Porcupine Joint Venture. ... The Porcupine Gold Rush was a gold rush that took place in northern Ontario, Canada starting in 1909 and developing fully by 1911. ... The Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway was incorporated on March 17, 1902, by an act of the Ontario parliament, The Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway Act. The railway was to be a provincial Crown corporation overseen by the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway Commission. ...


The Town of Timmins was founded by Noah Timmins in 1912 after the Hollinger Gold Mine was discovered. By 1912 the new town had already grown larger than the original mining camps to the east on Porcupine Lake. Four of Noah Timmins' great-grandchildren are notable entertainers: Margo Timmins, Michael Timmins, Peter Timmins formed a band called Cowboy Junkies in 1986 and Cali Timmins, rose to fame as an actress on Ryan's Hope. Noah Anthony Timmins (March 31, 1867 – January 22, 1936) was a Canadian mining developer and exectutive who is considered a founding father of his countrys mining industry. ... Margo Timmins by Jutta Brandt. ... Michael Timmins is a Canadian musician. ... Peter Timmins is the drummer of the Canadian band Cowboy Junkies. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Cali Timmins (born Carolyn Timmins on April 27, 1963) is a Canadian actress, born in Montréal. ... Ryans Hope was a soap opera which aired for fourteen years on ABC, from July 7, 1975 to January 13, 1989. ...


On February 10, 1928 smoke began to curl up from the main Hollinger Mine shaft house. At first no one could understand how fire could take place in a hard-rock mine. Hundreds of miners escaped to surface, but news soon spread that others had been trapped underground. In the end, 39 miners succumbed to the smoke and carbon monoxide poisoning. Out of the suffering some good came, an inquiry into the disaster recommended that mine rescue stations be set up in major mining camps. In 1929 the Porcupine Camp received the first mine rescue station in the province of Ontario. Stompin' Tom Connors, the famous Canadian singer composed and recorded a song about the events, entitled Fire in the Mine. is the 41st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Charles Thomas Stompin Tom Connors OC (born February 9, 1936) is one of Canadas most prolific and well-known folk singers. ...


In 1973, the Province of Ontario amalgamated all the municipal jurisdictions within a 3,200 km² (1,240 square mile) area, including the Town of Timmins, South Porcupine, Schumacher (Tisdale Township), Mountjoy Township, Porcupine (Whitney Township) and the many of the other smaller surrounding communities which created the Corporation of the City of Timmins. The new city was the largest city in Canada landwise for a period. Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Other Canadian provinces and territories Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Lieutenant Governor James K. Bartleman Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Area 1,076,395 km² (4th)  - Land 917,741 km²  - Water 158,654 km² (14. ...


The mining of gold was the catalyst (The Big Three, Dome, Hollinger and McIntyre), but during the early 1960s, base metals such as silver, zinc, copper, and nickel were discovered (Texas Gulf Sulphur), breathing new life into the Porcupine economy and to this day mining remains the dominant industry in the area. Forestry is also important to the local economy. A decidous beech forest in Slovenia. ...


Due to the large network of abandoned mining tunnels under the city, Timmins has had problems in recent years with sinkholes. This began to attract international attention in 2004, with a story on the topic airing on the American Fox News Channel. So far, the city has managed to avoid tragedy as nobody has died in a sinkhole incident. Devils Hole near Hawthorne, Florida, USA. A sinkhole, also known as a sink, shake hole, swallow hole, swallet, doline or cenote, is a natural depression or hole in the surface topography caused by the removal of soil or bedrock, often both, by water. ... Fox News redirects here. ...


Economy

City Hall Engineering Building, formerly the main public library
City Hall Engineering Building, formerly the main public library

Timmins' economy is based on a boom-and-bust business cycle. The city's economic state is controlled by its major industry, mining. When gold and base-metal prices are high the city's economy explodes, however, when those prices drop the local market historically dips with it. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2848x2144, 1002 KB) Author - John Monaghan Source - HP Photosmart R717 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2848x2144, 1002 KB) Author - John Monaghan Source - HP Photosmart R717 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... The business cycle or economic cycle refers to the fluctuations of economic activity about its long term growth trend. ...


The city's economy is now booming thanks to high base-metal and gold prices. Timmins' secondary industries include: forestry, tourism, recreation, health care, education, commercial and industrial commerce, culture and telecommunications. The community has been undergoing a moderate boom in gold mining, with several new underground mining operations opening up and a large scale surface mining reclamation project currently underway in the east end and another in a more centralized location in the planning stage by GoldCorp Inc.. This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The Timmins and District Hospital is a main health care centre for northeastern Ontario. The community is serviced by the Victor M. Power Airport . It has scheduled service to numerous southern and northern Ontario locations via Air Canada Jazz, Bearskin Airlines, Thunder Airlines and Air Creebec. Timmins Transit provides regularly scheduled local bus service and Handy-Transit for those with disabilities. The city is also serviced by Ontario Northland (Motor Coach) service. Timmins Airport is located 11 km north-northwest of Timmins, Ontario, Canada. ... Jazz Air LP (Air Canada Jazz) is a Canadian regional airline based in the Halifax Regional Municipality, at the Halifax Stanfield International Airport in Enfield, Nova Scotia. ... Bearskin Airlines is a small Canadian airline providing regional service to various locations to and from northern Ontario and Manitoba. ... Air Creebec is a regional airline in Quebec and Ontario in Canada. ... This page has been deleted, and protected to prevent re-creation. ... A pair of ON diesels work Hearst, ON, in 2003 Ontario Northland Railway (ONR, AAR reporting marks ONT, ONTA) is a Canadian railway and provincial Crown corporation. ...


A retail boom has struck Timmins and big box stores are being built in the city's west end. This includes a new Home Depot and a new larger Canadian Tire. A new Shoppers Drug Mart has been constructed near downtown. As well, a number of shops will be established in a new plaza being constructed near Highway 655 and Algonquin Blvd East. Futureshop is expected to open a store in 2008 at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Shirley Street. Shoppers Drug Mart opened a second new large format store on Algonquin and highway 655 in January 2008. A&W opened its doors in December 2007. Value Village will open on Valentines Day. Michaels Arts Centre, Future Shop, Dollarama and Boston Pizza have all confirmed they will open stores in Timmins in the next year. Also Wal-mart Canada has applied to the city to convert the local Wal-mart store to a Wal-mart Supercenter. The Timmins Square is also expected to expand, adding some 77,000 square feet. The Home Depot (NYSE: HD) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services. ... Canadian Tire (TSX: CTC CTC.a, CTC) is one of Canadas 35 largest publicly traded companies and operates an inter-related network of businesses engaged in retailing, financial services and petroleum. ... Shoppers Drug Mart Corporation TSX: SC is Canadas largest pharmacy chain with almost 1000 stores operating under the names Shoppers Drug Mart across Canada (outside of Quebec) and Pharmaprix in Quebec. ... Future Shop is a Canadian electronics retailer operating a total of 122 stores across all of Canadas provinces as of May 2007. ...


The city is undergoing a major strategic planning effort, "Building Our Future", and economic development endeavour "Community Improvement Plan (CIP) - Streetscape". This initiative is a community led process that involves a variety of partners including The City of Timmins, The Timmins Economic Development Corporation, The Timmins Chamber of Commerce, The Venture Centre/Le Centre de développement, Le Réseau de développement économique et d'employabilité de l'Ontario (RDÉE), Association canadienne-française de l'Ontario (ACFO), Ministry of Northern Development & Mines, The National Research Council, FedNor, NorthernTel, Ontera and The Government of Canada. Upon the completion of the CIP - Streetscape project the core downtown areas within the city will undergo major redesign and redevelopment changes which will encompass building upgrades and new pedestrian friendly recreational and retail options.


Timmins is evolving into a regional governmental, transportation, industrial, commercial and recreational centre for much of Northeastern Ontario and the James Bay coast line, Nishnawbe Aski Nation. The city has a regular annual market draw of 120,000+ people, which has been steadily growing in recent years with the discovery of diamonds in the region. The De Beers Victor Project is located near the First Nation James Bay community of Attawapiskat, and is Ontario's first diamond mine. In 2007 The City of Timmins began a new program called the "The Lay Roots Program" The City is attracting Toronto's skilled labor immigrants, to come North to the Community, to date nearly 100 immigrants have landed a job in the City, which is the community developments plan to address the skilled Labour shortage, and fill the booming retail section. Northeastern Ontario is the region within the Canadian province of Ontario which lies north and east of the Great Lakes. ... James Bay in summer 2000 James Bay (French, Baie James) is a large body of water on the southern end of Hudson Bay in Canada. ... Nishnawbe Aski Nation (ᐊᓂᐦᔑᓈᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᐃᔥᑯᓂᑲᓇᓐ ᐅᑭᒫᐎᓐ (Anishinaabe-aski Ishkoniganan Ogimaawin), unpointed: ᐊᓂᔑᓇᐯ ᐊᔅᑭ ᐃᔥᑯᓂᐊᓇᓐ ᐅᑭᒪᐎᓐ; NAN for short) is a political organization representing 49 First Nation communities across Treaty 9 and Treaty 5 areas of northern Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the gemstone. ... De Beers, founded in South Africa by Cecil Rhodes, comprises companies involved in rough diamond exploration, diamond mining and diamond trading. ... Attawapiskat First Nation is an isolated community located in Northern Ontario, Canada, at the mouth of the Attawapiskat River which drains into James Bay. ...


Politics

Hollinger Park grandstands
Hollinger Park grandstands

The city's mayor is Tom Laughren. He was sworn in on December 8, 2006, succeeding Vic Power, the city's longest-serving mayor. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2848x2144, 1290 KB) Author - John Monaghan Source - HP Photosmart HP717 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2848x2144, 1290 KB) Author - John Monaghan Source - HP Photosmart HP717 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Tom Laughren is the current mayor of Timmins, Ontario. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Victor M. (Vic) Power is a Canadian politician who served as Timmins, Ontarios longest-serving mayor. ...


Eight councillors serve with the mayor to complete the municipal government. Those eight councillors are elected to one of five areas of the city through a Ward electoral system. Councillors are elected to a four-year term. A councillor is a member of a council (such as a city council), particularly in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and other parts of the Commonwealth. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods...


Coun. Gary Scripnick represents Ward 1, located in the city's west end or Mount Joy neighbourhood. Coun. Michael Doody, Denis Saudino, Steve Adams and Jack Slattery represent Ward 5, the most densley populated ward situated in and around downtown Timmins. Coun. Billy Gvozdanovic serves Ward 3, located in the city's Schumacher area. Coun. Pat Bamford represents Ward 4 or South Porcupine, which makes up part of Timmins' east end. Coun. John Curley serves Ward 2, or Porcupine, which makes up the other portion of Timmins' east end. [2]


Provincially and federally, the city is located in the Timmins—James Bay electoral district. Timmins—James Bay in relation to the other Ontario ridings Timmins—James Bay is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ...


Tourism and culture

Some of the main tourist attractions within the city include: the Shania Twain Centre, Timmins Underground Gold Mine Tour, The Timmins Museum and National Exhibition Centre, Cedar Meadows Wilderness Tours, Kamiskotia Snow Resort, Porcupine Ski Runners Cross-Country Trails and Chalet, Hollinger Golf Club, Spruce Needles Golf Club, the Sandy Falls Golf Club, the McIntyre Community Building and the Timmins Snowmobile Club [3]. Snowmobiling impacts the Timmins economy as tourists from all over North America travel north to explore area trails. Opened on June 30, 2001, the Shania Twain Centre is a tourist attraction located in Timmins, Ontario. ... McIntyre Community Building McIntyre Mine owner J.P. Bickell had the McIntyre Community Building constructed in the 30s and had also become the first president of Maple Leaf Gardens. ... A snowmobile tour at Yellowstone National Park (NPS Photo) A snowmobile is a land vehicle propelled by one or two rubber tracks, with skis for steering. ...


The city's slogan is "The City with a Heart of Gold".


Hollinger Park is one of the city's main recreational spaces. The park is divided in two sections, the north side being the public park area, with the south side having a regulation sized baseball diamond and two soccer fields for more organized outdoor recreational endeavours. The baseball park has been home to the Standard Tavern Men's Baseball League since 1985. Timmins native Shania Twain played a concert at Hollinger Park on July 1, 1999. An estimated 22,000 people attended the outdoor concert. Hollinger Park grandstands Hollinger Park is a municipal park in Timmins, Ontario, located at the southeast corner of Algonquin Blvd. ... Shania Twain, IPA: OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ...

Chamber of Commerce
Chamber of Commerce

On the first Sunday in June of each year, Timmins holds a Multicultural Festival at the McIntyre Community Building. It reflects the unique ethnic diversity of the people in Timmins. You can experience the excitement of different cultures, savour the cuisine and the ethnic costumes. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2848x2144, 1362 KB) Author - John Monaghan Source - HP Photosmart R717 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2848x2144, 1362 KB) Author - John Monaghan Source - HP Photosmart R717 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ...


The festival brings together many different cultural groups from within the City. Italian, Croatian, Polish, German, Ukrainian, Scottish, English, French, Irish, Austrian, Finnish, Chinese, Filipino, and Native Cultures as well as others to join together and celebrate the diversity of the community. There are local groups who perform traditional music and dances; a parade displaying the different colourful ethnic costumes; and an abundance of food and ethnic art demonstrations.


There are several ethnic clubs in the area representing the various multicultural groups in Timmins including Le Centre Culturel La Ronde, the Croatian Society, the Polish White Eagle Hall, the Irish Canadian Club, the German Culture Club, the Chinese Club, the Ojibway & Cree Cultural Centre, the Timmins Multicultural Society, Porcupine Dante Club as well as others.


Timmins is also a staging point for many of the wilderness outfitters in the district who offer a number of different northern wilderness experiences, such as hunting and fishing excursions. There's a boat launch located just south of the Mattagami River bridge off Algonquin Blvd which provides both summer and winter access to that main water course. The Mattagami River is a river in northern Ontario, Canada, which flows 440 km north from its source southwest of the city of Timmins, Ontario to join the Missinaibi River; both rivers empty into James Bay via the Moose River. ...


Kettle Lakes Provincial Park, situated just east of the city centre is dotted with 22 deep, spring-fed kettle lakes which are reachable by trails and roads. Some of the parks activities in summer include swimming, camping (day and overnight), paddling and fishing. In the winter the park offers cross-country skiing and snowshoe trails.


Timmins' sister city is Naoshima, Japan. The McIntyre Mine is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) deep. There are 35 Townships and 1,500 miles (2,400 km) of underground workings, and approximately 500 lakes in Timmins. In 1952, through the hard work of Canadian broadcast pioneer J. Conrad Lavigne, Timmins was the first community in Canada to air a French language radio station outside the Province of Quebec, CFCL. J. Conrad Lavigne (November 2, 1916-April 16, 2003) was a pioneering Canadian media proprietor. ... This article describes the Canadian province. ... CFCL was the callsign of a radio station and a television station, which broadcast in Timmins, Ontario. ...


Police

The police force is the Timmins Police Service, established in 1912. For the band, see The Police. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ...


Communities

The Dante Club - Italian Social Club
The Dante Club - Italian Social Club
Main article: Neighbourhoods in Timmins, Ontario

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Schools

Gillies Lake Board Walk
Gillies Lake Board Walk

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Postsecondary education

The main postsecondary institution in Timmins is Northern College, a College of Applied Arts and Technology. The city also has satellite campuses of Collège Boréal and Laurentian University's Université de Hearst. Four school boards serve the City of Timmins. Currently a new College Boreal Campus in under construction, near the city's airport road, the completion date is set for late 2008. Northern College of Applied Arts and Technology is a community college in Northern Ontario. ... The province of Ontario, in Canada, has two types of community colleges: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology and Institutes of Technology and Advanced Learning. ... Collège Boréal is a francophone College of Applied Arts and Technology based and with its principal campus in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. ... , Laurentian University (Université Laurentienne), founded in 1960, is a mid-sized bilingual university in Greater Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. ... Université de Hearst (formerly Collège universitaire de Hearst) is a Canadian postsecondary institution with campuses in Hearst, Timmins and Kapuskasing, Ontario, offering university degree programs in French for Northeastern Ontarios franco-ontarian community. ...


School boards

District School Board Ontario North East serves northeastern Ontario from Hearst in the north to Temagami in the south. ...

High schools

Renaissance is a French public school for grades 7 to 12. ... École Secondaire catholique Thériault is a high school located in Timmins, Ontario. ... Timmins High and Vocational School is a public high school in Timmins, Ontario. ... Roland Michener Secondary School is an english public high school in South Porcupine, Ontario. ...

Media

Main article: Media of Timmins, Ontario


Notable people from Timmins

The Timmins Daily Press Building
The Timmins Daily Press Building

See also: List of mayors of Timmins, Ontario. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2848x2144, 1020 KB) Author - John Monaghan Source - HP Photosmart R717 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2848x2144, 1020 KB) Author - John Monaghan Source - HP Photosmart R717 I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Shania Twain, IPA: OC (born Eilleen Regina Edwards, August 28, 1965, Windsor, Ontario) is a Canadian singer and songwriter in the country and pop music genres. ... Charlie (Chuck) Angus (born November 14, 1962 in Timmins, Ontario) is a Canadian writer, broadcaster and musician, who entered electoral politics in 2004 as the successful New Democratic Party of Canada candidate in the Ontario riding of Timmins—James Bay. ... Grievous Angels are a Canadian alternative country band. ... This article is about the Canadian political party. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Timmins—James Bay in relation to the other Ontario ridings Timmins—James Bay is a federal and provincial electoral district in Ontario, Canada, that has been represented in the Canadian House of Commons since 1997, and in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1999. ... William Bashin Bill Barilko (born March 25, 1927 in Timmins, Ontario – died August 26, 1951 near Cochrane, Ontario) was a Canadian hockey player who played his entire National Hockey League career for the Toronto Maple Leafs. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Tragically Hip is a Canadian rock band from Kingston, Ontario, consisting of Gordon Downie (lead vocals and occasional acoustic guitar), Paul Langlois (guitar), Rob Baker (guitar), Gord Sinclair (bass) and Johnny Fay (drums). ... Fully Completely is the third full-length album by Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip. ... Paul Bellini (born September 12, 1963 in Timmins, Ontario) is a Canadian comedy writer and television actor. ... Gilles Bisson (born May 14, 1957 in Timmins, Ontario) is a Franco-Ontarian Canadian politician who has represented the northern riding of Timmins—James Bay in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario since 1990. ... The Ontario New Democratic Party (formerly known as the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, Ontario Section) is a social democratic political party in Ontario, Canada. ... A Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) is an elected member of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, Canada. ... Charles Thomas Stompin Tom Connors OC (born February 9, 1936) is one of Canadas most prolific and well-known folk singers. ... Gordon Thiessen (born 1938, South Porcupine, Ontario) was the sixth Governor of the Bank of Canada from 1994 to 2001, succeeding John Crow. ... Bruce Robert McCaffrey (September 23, 1938 – August 9, 2002) was a politician in the Canadian province of Ontario. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario, also known as Tories) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... Derek Edwards is a professor of psychology at the Discourse and Rhetoric Group at the University of Loughborough. ... J. Conrad Lavigne (November 2, 1916-April 16, 2003) was a pioneering Canadian media proprietor. ... Jamie Lim (born in Timmins, Ontario) was mayor of Timmins from 2000 to 2003. ... Derek McGrath (born June 4, 1951 in Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian actor. ... This article is about the TV series. ... My Secret Identity was a television series in the 1980s starring Jerry OConnell as 14-year-old Andrew Clements, who, one day while looking for his friend, Dr. Benjamin Jeffcoate (Derek McGrath), trips and is hit by a radiation beam, causing him to develop superpowers. ... Alan Pope is a former Ontario politician. ... The Ontario Progressive Conservative Party (PC Party of Ontario, also known as Tories) is a right-of-centre political party in Ontario, Canada. ... P. E. James Jim Prentice, PC, MP (born July 20, 1956, in South Porcupine, Timmins, Ontario) is a Canadian lawyer and politician. ... The Conservative Party of Canada (French: Parti conservateur du Canada), colloquially known as the Tories, is a conservative political party in Canada, formed by the merger of the Canadian Alliance and the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in December 2003. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Calgary is a city in the province of Alberta, Canada. ... Myron S. Scholes (born July 1, 1941) is one of the authors of the famous Black-Scholes equation. ... Roy Herbert Thomson, 1st Baron Thomson of Fleet (June 5, 1894 – August 4, 1976), was a newspaper proprietor and media entrepreneur. ... The Timmins Daily Press is a newspaper in Timmins, Ontario, which publishes six days a week. ... Lola Lemire Tostevin (born June 15, 1937 in Timmins, Ontario) is a Canadian poet and novelist. ... Michael Barnes is a Canadian writer who is an authority on the history and folklore of Northern Ontario. ... Bruce Watson (born Bruce William Watson, 11 March 1961, Timmins, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian guitarist most famous for being a founding member of the Scottish based rock band, Big Country. ... For other uses, see Big Country (disambiguation). ... This is a list of mayors of Timmins, Ontario. ...

Timmins Fire Department
Timmins Fire Department

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Notable athletes from Timmins

Steve Sullivan (born July 6, 1974 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player in the National Hockey League and has played for the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators. ... Article title is . ... The Honourable Francis William Mahovlich, CM , LL.D (born January 10, 1938 in Timmins, Ontario) is a Canadian Senator, and formerly a talented NHL ice hockey player. ... The Senate of Canada (French: Le Sénat du Canada) is a component of the Parliament of Canada, along with the Sovereign (represented by the Governor General) and the House of Commons. ... Angus Gerald Gus Mortson (Born January 24, 1925 in New Liskeard, Ontario) is a former NHL Defenceman. ... Peter Little M Mahovlich (Born: October 10, 1946 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada-) is a retired Canadian professional hockey forward and head coach. ... Allan Stanley was born in Timmins, Ontario on March 1, 1926. ... Walter Tkaczuk (born September 29, 1947 in Emsdetten, Germany) was an OHA hockey player for the Kitchener Rangers from 1963-64 to 1967-68. ... Dale Rolfe was a professional hockey player. ... Eric Doc Prentice was born in Schumacher, Ontario (Timmins) on August 22, 1926. ... Dean Prentice (born October 5, 1932 in Schumacher, Ontario, Canada) is a retired professional ice hockey left wing who played in the National Hockey League for 22 seasons between 1952-53 and 1973-74. ... Eric Vail (born September 16, 1953 in Schumacher, Ontario) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player. ... Hector Marini (born January 27, 1957 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada) is a retired Canadian ice hockey forward. ... Dave Poulin (born December 17, 1958, in Timmins, Ontario) was a professional ice hockey centre. ... Kathy Kreiner (born June 30, 1954 in Timmins, Ontario. ... is the 44th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1976 Pick up sticks(MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Robert Frank Nevin (born March 18, 1938 in South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey right wing who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League between 1957-58 and 1975-76. ... Murray Costello (born February 24, 1934, South Porcupine, Ontario) was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2005 as a builder. ... Donald Richard Cleaver Lever (born November 14, 1952 in South Porcupine, Ontario, Canada) is a former professional ice hockey left winger who played 15 seasons in the National Hockey League from 1972-73 until 1986-87. ... Peter Pete Babando (Born May 10, 1925 in Braeburn,Pennsylvania U.S.A. ) was a former National Hockey League player who skated for the Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, and New York Rangers. ... Shean Donovan (born 22 January 1975 in Timmins, Ontario, Canada) is a professional ice hockey player. ... Fr. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... The Flying Fathers are a group of Canadian Roman Catholic priests who regularly tour North America as a hockey team, playing exhibition games against local teams to raise money for charity. ... Arthur The Timmins Tiger Hodgins was born 17th November 1927 in Timmins, Ontario of Irish Ancestry. ... Kathy Kreiner (born June 30, 1954 in Timmins, Ontario. ...

Demographics

According to the Canada 2006 Census: The Canada 2006 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ...

  • % Change (2001-2006): -1.6
  • Dwellings: 18,642
  • Density (persons per km².): 14.5

Language

In 2001, 53% of the population listed English as their first language (Anglophone) and 38% listed French (Francophone), 2% were listed as learning both at the same time and 6% have neither English nor French as their first language (Allophone). .[5] The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... “Native Language” redirects here. ... Look up Anglophone in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... In phonetics, an allophone is one of several similar phones that belong to the same phoneme. ...


See also: Franco-Ontarian Franco-Ontarians (French: Franco-ontarien) are French Canadian or francophone residents of the Canadian province of Ontario. ...


Religion

Protestantism is a general grouping of denominations within Christianity. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ...

Sister cities

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Links to Timmins information

North: Cochrane, Unorganized, North Part
West: Cochrane, Unorganized, North Part
Timmins East: Black River-Matheson
South: Timiskaming, Unorganized North West, Ontario

Cochrane, Unorganized, North Part is an unorganized area of the District of Cochrane in northeastern Ontario, Canada. ... Cochrane, Unorganized, North Part is an unorganized area of the District of Cochrane in northeastern Ontario, Canada. ... Black River-Matheson is a township in the Cochrane District, Ontario of the Canadian province of Ontario. ...

References


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Timmins, Ontario - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (626 words)
Timmins, with a population of 43,686 (2001), is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada on the Mattagami River.
At 2,961.52 square kilometres, Timmins was Canada's largest municipality in land area until 1995, when the regional municipality of Wood Buffalo was created.
The community is served by the Timmins Airport, which has scheduled service to Toronto and Sudbury, and acts as a mini hub for many small communities in the north-central part of the province.
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