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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...

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A big rural funding spread
The Ontario government is providing $228,550 through the Rural Economic Development (RED) program to support a number of community projects in northeastern Ontario.No funding breakdown was provided by the province, but the projects include:- developing a branding strategy for Chapleau to increase t...
College accredited for truck training
Northern College has become the first publicly funded college in Ontario to receive accreditation from the Truck Training Schools Association of Ontario (TTSAO).The TTSAO is a non-profit organization which is working to establish standardized curriculum for commercial driving training throughout ...
Construction fatality in 2010 sparks inquiry
Dr. William J. Lucas, deputy chief coroner for inquests, today announced that an inquest will be held into the death of Michel Nolet.Mr. Nolet, age 26, died on Aug. 26, 2010, while working on a construction project near Timmins. An inquest is mandatory under the Coroners Act.The inquest will e...
Strategic plan to guide downtown transition
Downtown Timmins, the city’s Business Improvement Association (BIA), marked a milestone in mid- December when it finished its five-year strategic plan. But completing it was the easy part. “We know where we’re going,” said Noella Rinaldo, executive director of Downtown Timmins. “Now we just ...

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