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The Hollinger open pit gold mine being developed by Porcupine Gold Mines will have an eight-year mine life and create 60 new jobs. Construction on the mine can now begin after the company received its final environmental approvals in early December.
Hollinger open pit project goes forwardPorcupine Gold Mines (PGM) has received its final environmental approval from the province, paving the way for work to start on its Hollinger open pit mine.The environmental compliance approval (ECA) focused on noise, vibration and dust associated with the project, and was awarded by the Ministry of the Environment in early December. Located adjacent to Timmins’ downtown core, the Hollinger site involves the repurposing of an historic underground mine, which operated for close to 60 ye...

Timmins News

Forestry rep heading Timmins chamber
The new head of the board of directors for the Timmins Chamber of Commerce is a key player in the forestry industry.Al Thorne, who was elected president for the 2014-2015 year, is the chief forester for Tembec in Ontario.“The expertise and experience of this year’s board of directors is impressiv...
New plan redefines tourism in Timmins
With the finalization of its updated tourism plan this spring, Timmins has made it clear it’s taking an active approach to tourism. Tourism Timmins wants to attract more visitors, and it’s narrowed its focus to meetings and conventions, sports tourism, festivals and events, and outdoor attractions....
Shared office space debuts in Timmins
For small-business owners who are ready to move their venture out of their home and evolve to the next step, a new office space in Timmins offers a low-maintenance option.Last fall, local business owner Dan Ayotte renovated 97 Pine Street into five office spaces catering to the small-business crowd...
Smooth Rock Falls creating strat plan
Smooth Rock Falls is working on a strategic plan to encourage economic development in the community.FedNor is helping to fund the plan with a $58,843 investment.The plan will help Smooth Rock Falls “identify and prioritize viable economic opportunities to diversify, create jobs and stimulate i...

Timmins Profile

Quick Facts  2011 Municipal Tax Rate 

Population: 45,564

Location: 700 km north of Toronto

Main industries: mining, manufacturing and retail


Commercial occupied: N/A
Industrial occupied: N/A
Target Growth Areas  Real Estate 



First Nation Business Development

Average cost of a four-bedroom home: $250,000

 Developments for 2012  Top 5 Employers 

Commercial Development

Post-secondary education

Farming studies

New energy products

First Nation Business Development

Mining related projects

Dumas Contracting: 1,100 employees

Goldcorp Porcupine Gold Mines: 632 employees

Xstrata Mining Division: 625 employees

J.S. Redpath Limited: 350 employees

Wal-Mart: 320 employees