News Stars and Thunder Receives Provincial Funding SHARE ON: Mackenzie Read, contributor, Tuesday, Apr. 11th, 2017 Photo credit: Supplied Stars and Thunder is getting a financial boost from the province. Timmins has received $100,000 through the Cultural Attractions Fund for the eight day music festival. Timmins-James Bay MPP Gilles Bisson says this will help the city offset some of the costs. //www.mytimminsnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/funding-2.mp3 The event planning committee is waiting to hear about other grants they have applied for.