News A gravel Base is Needed for Stars and Thunder SHARE ON: Mackenzie Read, contributor, Tuesday, Apr. 11th, 2017 Photo Credit: Mackenzie Read A gravel base is needed at Hollinger Park for Stars and Thunder. Timmins City Council says the festival requires a gravel base at the south end of the park for the staging area, as well as a pathway around the stage for set up and first responders. Council chose Parker Construction’s bid at $99,074.55 plus HST. The money will be coming out of the parks budget, but the city says it is applying for some funding through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.