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By Tom Parisi
You may not need to drive a few hours anymore for your university degree.
If city council has their way, they’d like to see one of the three new university campuses being built in Ontario to come north.
Premiers McGuinty announced in the throne speech, the government will be building three new campuses somewhere in the province. Timmins mayor Tom Laughren and the Timmins Economic Development Corporation are attempting to push their decision in the city’s favour.
Ward five councillor Michael Doody said, education is and immortal industry that every community needs.
“I think with the right people pushing for it, like the TEDC and the mayor, I think we can get this done. I think it’s time the government recognizes Timmins and a major northern city.”
As it stands, out of the five major Northern Ontario cities, Timmins is the only one without an english university. Thunder Bay, Sault St. Marie, Sudbury and North Bay all have one.
The city is still weighing its options on which universities to try and bing in.