The first two phases of the pilot project to allow snowmobiles on Timmins streets are over. Phase 3 will end with final council approval to make it permanent.

Timmins Snowmobile Club trails coordinator Patrick Dzijacky (DIZZ-jackie) says it’s the comment and amendment phase.  He’s looking for constructive feedback from sledders about their improved access; and from local businesses.

“Obviously, from the restaurants, the dealerships in town, gas stations,” he lists, “because that support will definitely help in council making their decision.”

Patrick Dzijacky
(Bob McIntyre, staff)

At the same time, the existing framework can still be improved.

“We’re looking for a lot of positive from our side because we want that support,” notes Dzijacky, “but then we want some constructive comments too to come back, so we can improve it and still get this approved.”

If you want to comment go to the snowmobile club’s Facebook page.  And Dzijacky asks you to email your input to so he can include it in the final presentation to council.

Phase 1 was two years ago, when streets outside the downtown core were opened to sleds… then phase 2 was the downtown core last year.