Karl Habla, also known as Mr. Canada in Timmins, is being honoured. He was awarded with a plaque during Monday night’s city council meeting to recognize the 20th anniversary of his Canada Day walk, and all of the work he does for our community and country. After more than 50 years in Timmins, Habla has nothing but good things to say about the city.

“Timmins is the greatest city there is. Not only to live in and raise a family, also to retire in. That’s why I’m still here,” said Habla when accepting the plaque. “We’ve got one of the greatest and best police services to keep the lid on crime. The Fire Department keeps the lid on the stove, and we have one of the greatest senior’s home, the Golden Manor.”

Habla is well known in the community after working for St. John’s Ambulance for 50 years, and for his annual Canada Day walk. Habla says he has been around the world, but whenever the plane lands in Timmins he feels back at home.

Mayor Steve Black says he hasn’t met a more patriotic individual in his life, and council was honoured to have him at the meeting.