News Local driver awarded for an act of heroism SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, staff Friday, Nov. 28th, 2014 Timmins has a local hero. A Timmins Transit bus driver has been recognized by the Canadian Urban Transit Association for his help in getting a woman safe from a fire in her house. Michael Cook was driving his bus route in 2013 when he saw smoke coming from a house. Cook reported the fire, and when he realized someone was inside, used his voice to guide her to safety. Cook received his award at the Annual Awards Breakfast earlier this month.