September 10th, 2012 by thomas.parisi
“Sweet dreams and flying machines in pieces on the ground.”
James Taylor’s 1970 hit song describes Monday’s balloon test at the Victor M. Power Airport
Although the balloon was in shredded pieces on purpose, the test was a demonstration of how to recover a space balloon after it’s experiments are complete. The Timmins Fur Council is charged with retrieving the balloons once they fall to the ground.
Daniel Leveques with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) said Timmins’ is an ideal place for the experiments.
“With low population density and acres of untouched land, it will be easy to retrieve the balloons and avoid any major urban centres.”
The balloons range from 100m to 800m in length and are no thicker than a dry cleaning bag but are able to lift well over a tonne of equipment. The balloons will be filled with helium and travel 20km to 40km into the stratosphere.
The first launch is scheduled for 2013.
September 6th, 2012 by thomas.parisi
Marlo Trudel has been granted bail with conditions.
Trudel was charged with leaving the scene of an accident after a pick up truck collided with a van on Airport Road, killing an 8 year-old boy and leaving two other in critical condition.
But the day didn’t start so well for Trudel.
As she was escorted from the police cruiser to the courtroom, half a dozen protesters swarmed her shouting obsceneties and waving signs until she was safely inside.
Visibly upset with the verdict, the family of the deceased 8 year-old boy Abraham Nakogee , said their last goodbyes to their son, brother, nephew, and grandson.
His family surrounded the casket on the tarmac at the Victor M. Power Airport with heavy hearts as his body was taken back to Attawapiskat.
While the family grieves, Trudel will appear in court again on Sept 25th.
Police say more charges are pending the completion of their investigation
September 4th, 2012 by thomas.parisi
Over 15 thousand charges were laid accross Ontario LAbour day weekend. Only three came from here.
Police say it was a tame weekend with only three charges laid for excessive speeding. The three drivers all posted speeds well over 100 KM/h. The trio will appear in Timmins court in October.
While things were quiet in our neck of the woods, the OPP reported 4 deaths over the long weekend, all in seperate incidents. Two highway collisions and 2 marine accidents caused fatalities.
The OPP continue to remind Ontarians that as is usually the case, most of the deaths on our highways, trails and waterways are preventable. With children returning to school and summer still upon us, the OPP will remain highly visible and committed to reducing injuries and saving lives in Ontario.
September 4th, 2012 by thomas.parisi
The women charged with leaving the scene of an accident on Airport Road last Friday, made her first court appearance Tuesday.
Marlo Trudel’s case will be heard again on Thursday to allow police time to finish their investigation.
Two of the three other passengers are still in sereious condition at the T&DH.
Meanwhile police say more charges are pending.
August 31st, 2012 by rebeccafryer
A motor vehicle collision involving two vehicle happened around 10 o clock Friday morning roughly one kilometer from the Victor M Power Airport on Airport Road.
There are confirmed injuries and there are persons who have been taken to hospital.
Timmins Police Service and other emergency services are on scene in the early stages of the investigation. here are confirmed injuries and there are persons who have been taken to hospital.
Airport Road will remain closed for most of the day, and no one will be permitted through.
The Road is closed at La Forest Rd. Only residents with local access will be permitted with police escort to return to their homes.
People scheduled to take a flights are asked to contact their airline about the situation.
It is unknown at this time when the road will re-open.
Anyone who may have witnessed this collision or have any information is asked to contact the Timmins Police Service 705-264-1201.
August 31st, 2012 by chajjar
A multi vehicle collision has resulted in the closure of Airport Rd. 1km from the Airport. At this time no traffic is being allowed through. Emergency crews are on scene.
Stick with EZ Rock for more as the story develops.
August 30th, 2012 by rebeccafryer
The Timmins and District Hospital (T&DH) is welcoming eight third year medical students. They will be spending the next eight months living and learning in our community. This is the sixth group of third year medical students to spend eight months at Timmins and District Hospital since 2007.
During that time the students will be completing primary care sessions with various family physicians in the community as well as sessions with specialists.
In 2006, a partnership developed between the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) and the Timmins and District Hospital (T&DH) resulting in T&DH becoming a teaching site for learners from NOSM. The patients, physicians and staff play a vital role in educating future doctors and health-care providers to be competent and caring practitioners.
“We are delighted to be able to continue our strong affiliations with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM),” said Roger Walker, President and CEO of Timmins and District Hospital. “We are pleased to report that since NOSM began we have recruited thirteen Family Medicine residents who have chosen Timmins as a permanent place to work and live upon completion of their residency programs over the next few years
August 29th, 2012 by chajjar
By: Christina Hajjar
Constable Rick Lemieux and Paul Stark of Stark Productions are almost done filming a new series that will teach your kids different safety skills.
They have been filming for the past two weeks straight and the S.M.A.R.T Series is really coming together nicely.
Have a listen to these short clips of a recent interview.
Rick Lemieux on how this project came to be
How Lemieux will get through to different age children
Lemiux on how the project found sponsorship
Lemiux on outdated videos
Producer Paul Stark on how he found out about the project and what he hopes it becomes
CLICK HERE for more.
August 28th, 2012 by rebeccafryer
Ten-thousand dollars is up for grabs for people with good, credible information and a good conscience.
The owners of High Falls Camp in Melba Township are offering a private reward for information that leads to the arrest of arsonists who burned down their camp in 2011.
Sometime between December 28, 2010 and January 9, 2011, unknown person(s) attended an isolated hunting camp, commonly referred to as High Falls Camp, situated in Melba Township and set it on fire, causing over twenty five thousand dollars ($25,000) in damage.
Investigators urge anyone with any information regarding the person(s) responsible for the burning down of High Falls Camp to contact the South Porcupine Ontario Provincial Police Detachment at 705-235-3345.
Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
This reward will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services for the Province of Ontario and the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.
August 28th, 2012 by rebeccafryer
“This will be an emotional but historic day. Yet another step in moving forward from the fire. ” — Linda Knight, Director of Education.
Chartrand Equipment will begin demolition of the former Schumacher head office of District School Board Ontario North East on Thursday, August 30th, beginning at 8:30 am. Originally Schumacher High School, the building suffered a major fire on July 6th.
“This building will be greatly missed by Board staff, and by the Schumacher community.” says Board Chair Doug Shearer. “As we say farewell to the past, we look forward to an even brighter future.”
Demolition should take approximately two weeks to complete.
Members of the media are invited to come out to take any photos/video as the demolition begins.