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City of Timmins crossing the road to manage crossing guards on its own

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All 32 school crossing guards across Timmins have to re-apply for their jobs.

City Hall is taking over management of the school year service, after bids for the contract came in $500,000 over budget.

Municipal clerk Steph Palmateer says the enforcement department shouldn’t need more staff to handle the crossing guard file.

“Right now,” he remarks. “we’re trying to use our existing staff but yes, if we need additional staff, we may have to bring some staff in later.”

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NEED FOR CROSSING GUARDS IS HIGHER

“I believe there are 32 crossing guards,” says Palmateer, “but we’re looking for 35 because we’ve had some requests for additional spots. As well, we’d like to have a roster of people who might be able to fill in when other crossing guards are sick or ill or can’t attend for other reasons.”

The job pays $18.00 an hour.  Details and applications are available from the city’s human resources department.

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