High ranking politicians will be in Timmins this week for the annual FONOM conference, which begins today. The Federation of Northern Ontario Municipalities is hosting a trade show and workshops at the Mac all week. On the agenda today is an official launch at 1:00pm, with a keynote speech from former Premier Bob Rae. Some of the workshops today include a look at the forestry industry and agricultural opportunities in northern Ontario.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath is also in town today, taking a meeting with Mayor Steve Black, touring the Timmins Hospital, and visiting the McIntyre Powder Project Intake Clinic. Premier Kathleen Wynne will be in town tomorrow. She is giving a speech at 8:15am, and then touring the Kidd Mine later in the morning.

A full FONOM conference schedule is on the City of Timmins website.