News Could Timmins be Leaving DSSAB? SHARE ON: Mackenzie Read, contributor, Thursday, Dec. 15th, 2016 Timmins city council could soon be pulling the plug on funding the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board. Timmins and other municipalities across the region provide funding to DSSAB for services like social housing, child welfare and ambulance. Currently Timmins funds over 63 per cent of the services but only receives 51 per cent. Mayor Steve Black says the funding formula for DSSAB needs to change for Timmins to continue funding the program. Black says we have our own challenges coming up with reassessments in mining and business that will impact our taxes here and we can’t afford to be paying almost two million dollars to services in other communities when we have the highest taxes in the region. DSSAB and city council have one more meeting before it stops funding the program.