A couple of surprises greeted Timmins city councillors Tuesday night, just ahead of their regular meeting.
Mayor George Pirie announced that late in the afternoon, he received an email from Ontario’s long-term care minister, Paul Calandra, saying that capital funding is approved for a new Golden Manor with 192 beds instead of the current 177.
“This is great news,” the mayor enthused.” It’s great news that we’ve got the funding.”
He then presented Councillor John Curley with a certificate from municipal affairs minister Steve Clark, recognizing Curley’s quarter century on council. It’s actually been 27 years.
“On behalf of the government of Ontario, thank you for your outstanding work in helping to build strong communities in Ontario,” Pirie read from the certificate.
The meeting also featured prize presentations related to the BIA’s Santa Claus Parade this past November.