Charles Joseph "Charlie" Angus is a Canadian author, broadcaster and politician. A member of the New Democratic Party, Angus has been the federal Member of Parliament for the riding of Timmins—James Bay since winning the 2004 election, he is the NDP critic for Indigenous and Northern Affairs, ran as a candidate for leadership of the federal NDP in 2017. Angus was born in Timmins and moved to Toronto in 1973, where in 1980 he co-founded the punk rock band L'Étranger with childhood friend Andrew Cash, he performed bass and co-wrote many of the group's songs, which were influenced by the Clash and the group's Catholic social justice roots. L'Étranger is best known for their anti-apartheid single "One People", one of the first independent videos to play on the then-new MuchMusic, he co-founded the alternative folk group Grievous Angels, garnering much acclaim in the Canadian music scene, including two Juno Award nominations. He continues to perform with the group. Angus was a community activist in Toronto in the 1980s where, along with his wife Brit Griffin, he established a Catholic Worker house, a homeless shelter for men.
He moved to Cobalt, with his young family in 1990, in 1995 Brit and Charlie launched HighGrader, a magazine devoted to Northern Ontario life and culture. In 1999, he was awarded the Jackie Washington Award by the Northern Lights Festival Boréal in Sudbury for his outstanding contributions to Northern Ontario culture, he is the author of seven published books, including an admiring biography of Les Costello, the celebrated Toronto Maple Leafs player who left professional hockey to become a Catholic priest in Timmins. Angus's fifth book, Cage Call, a photo documentary with photographer Louie Palu, was released in 2007 as part of an award from Portland-based PhotoLucida, his sixth book Unlikely Radicals: The Story of the Adams Mine Dump War was short-listed for the Speakers Book Award, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, 2013, was the runner-up for the Best Regional Non-Fiction, Independent Publisher Book Awards, 2013. Angus is a progressive, social justice–oriented member of the Roman Catholic Church, a supporter of the Catholic Worker Movement, was a longtime columnist for the progressive Catholic New Times.
He became involved in regional and federal politics through his organizing efforts in opposition to the Adams Mine garbage proposal and the disposal of PCBs in Northern Ontario. Angus entered federal politics in the 2004 election as the successful New Democratic Party candidate in the Ontario riding of Timmins—James Bay, winning election to the House of Commons of Canada by less than 600 votes, he was re-elected in the 2006 federal election with a majority, over six thousand votes ahead of Liberal challenger Robert Riopelle. Angus was the NDP parliamentary critic for Canadian Heritage from 2004 to 2007, was additionally critic for agriculture from 2004 to 2006. In 2005, his own priest confronted him, threatened to deny him Holy Communion if he voted with the government and his party to legalize same-sex marriage by Act of Parliament. Angus was denied communion. Angus' treatment provoked widespread public reaction both from those who supported the church's stance, those who supported Angus, he has worked extensively on community development projects with Canada's First Nations, working as a negotiator and consultant for the Algonquin Nation of Quebec.
He played a prominent role in calling national attention to the Kashechewan crisis of 2005. In 2007 he became the critic for Public Works and Treasury Board, as well as the NDP spokesman for digital issues such as copyright and internet neutrality. In 2006, after just two years as a Member of Parliament, the Toronto Star selected Angus as one of the ten most effective opposition MPs, he won "Best Constituent Representative" at the 2007 Maclean's Parliamentarian of the Year Awards. Angus was re-elected in both the 2011 federal election. Angus served as the party's spokesman on privacy and government accountability. Angus voted against a bill to abolish the Canadian Firearms Registry in September 2010. Although the registry is unpopular with many of his constituents, Angus voted against its abolition based on supportive studies provided by police, he subsequently introduced a private member's bill to reform the registry. He was named to Maclean's magazine's Power List in 2012 as one of the 25 most influential Canadians.
Zoomer Magazine has chosen him the third most influential Canadian over the age of 45. In 2011, CTV News Channel's Power Play chose him in the top three MPs of the year, along with Stephen Harper and Jack Layton. Angus has been an advocate for the rights of First Nation children and was the co-founder of the Shannen's Dream campaign – named in honour of the late Cree youth leader Shannen Koostachin. In early 2012, Angus' Parliamentary Motion "Shannens Dream" calling for an end to the systemic under-funding of First Nation education passed unanimously through the House of Commons. After the 2015 federal election, he was appointed NDP critic for Indigenous and Northern Affairs in the 42nd Canadian Parliament and elected Caucus Chair in January 2016, he was a member of the Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development committee. He resigned from both roles on November 23, 2016 in to prepare for the 2017 New Democratic Party leadership race. On February 20, 2017, Angus registered to run in the NDP leadership race to replace Tom Mulcair.
He placed second with 19.4 % of the vote. Angus lives in Cobalt, Ontario residing in Toronto, Ontario with his wife of 30 years, they have three children. We Lived a Life and Then Some with Brit Griffin, Sally Lawrence, a
Toronto St. Michael's Majors
The Toronto St. Michael's Majors were a major junior ice hockey team in the Ontario Hockey League, based in Toronto, Canada; the most recent franchise was revived on August 15, 1996. In 2007, the team relocated to Mississauga and became the Mississauga St. Michael's Majors until 2012; the hockey program was founded and operated by St. Michael's College School in 1906, adopted the name "Majors" in 1934, was referred to as St. Mike's Majors; the St. Michael's College Hockey Team was first established in 1906 when the team joined the junior division of the Ontario Hockey Association; the team was not known as the St. Michael's Majors until 1934, had the informal nickname of the "Irish"; the school team played for 55 years until 1961 before suspending operations. St. Michael's revived the Majors hockey team for the 1997-98 season in the Ontario Hockey League. In total, over one hundred St. Michael's Majors alumni have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 13 members of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The hockey team was founded and operated by St. Michael's College School, a Catholic secondary school in uptown Toronto; the college's hockey team soon blossomed. The school competed with their crosstown rivals, the Protestant organized Toronto Marlborough Athletic Club for Toronto's hockey supremacy. Players in the St. Michael's Majors program, were enrolled in the school. St. Michael's were successful in recruiting players and providing a complete education at the same time; the college built a strong reputation in moulding well-rounded young citizens. Four years after the hockey program started, St. Michael's were Canadian Amateur Champions, winning the Allan Cup in 1910. Birth of the MajorsIn 1933, the Ontario Hockey Association's Junior division, split into'A' and'B' levels. St. Michael's divided its hockey program into two teams accordingly; the Junior'A' team became the Majors, the Junior'B' team was known as St. Michael's Buzzers; the Majors dominated the Junior A hockey scene during the 1933-34 season.
The team was undefeated in the regular season, kept rolling through the playoffs, the Ontario Championship, Eastern Canadian Championship and the Memorial Cup. Of note, in 1933-34 the Buzzers won the Sutherland Cup as Ontario Junior'B' champions. St. Michael's featured the likes of Bobby Bauer, Reg Hamilton, Art Jackson, Regis Kelly, Nick Metz, Don Wilson, Mickey Drouillard, goaltenders Harvey Teno and Jack Hamilton; the Toronto team was coached by a dentist who had quite a hockey history. He refereed in the NHL in the 1920s; that was after he had played defence on the Allan Cup winners from St. Michael's in 1909-1910 and captained the Allan Cup-winning Dentals of Toronto in 1916-17. In the 1934 playoffs St. Michael's skated to 8-2, 9-3 victories versus the Ottawa Shamrocks to win the two game series for the Ontario title. In the following series, Toronto faced the Charlottetown Abegweits in the eastern final, played in Toronto; the Majors prevailed again in two games, by scores of 12-2 and 7-2.
The Memorial Cup final was played at Shea's Amphitheatre in Winnipeg, where St. Michael's faced the Edmonton Athletic Club in a best-of-three series for the title; the Majors picked up Turk Broda from the Winnipeg Monarchs to back up if goaltender Harvey Teno was injured. St. Mike's opened with a 5-0 victory over the Athletics on April 3. More than 4,500 fans showed up for game 2 on April 5. St. Michael's won its first Memorial Cup championship, with a 6-4 victory in overtime. 1937 OHA ChampionsSt. Michael's made their second trip to the OHA finals in 1937, again faced the same opponent from in 1934, the Stratford Midgets. Toronto prevailed winning 3 games to 2. In the Ontario Championship, St. Michael's faced a familiar foe in the Copper Cliff Redmen; the Redmen played in Newmarket in the same league as Toronto, but switched to NOHA. Toronto lost in 2 straight games. Joe Primeau returned to coach the 1945 Memorial Cup St. Michael's team, after being runners-up in the OHA finals in 1944. In 1945, Toronto won the J. Ross Robertson Cup, defeating the Galt Black Hawks in four games straight.
The Majors advanced further by eliminating the Montreal Royals in six games in the eastern final. They won the sixth game 7-4 behind Joe Sadler's three goals in front of 10,548 fans at Maple Leaf Gardens on April 11; the Memorial Cup final was played in its entirety at Maple Leaf Gardens. The Majors' opponents were the Moose Jaw Canucks coached by Roy Bentley. Toronto won game one 8-5 on April 14 Moose Jaw turned the tables on April 16 with a 5-3 victory to the series; the Majors won each of the next three games by scores of 4-3 and 7-2 in the deciding game. Trail, B. C. native Frank Turik scored three hat tricks in the five games to become the tournament's leading goal scorer. Paid attendance for the five games was 65,437, which exceeded the Maple Leaf Gardens junior record for five games, set in 1943 when the Winnipeg Rangers tangled with the Oshawa Generals; that 1943 series still held the six-game record of 73,867. St. Michael's returned to the Memorial Cup for a second consecutive year in 1946.
The Majors defeated the Oshawa Generals in a six-game, coming back from two games behind for the OHA championship. St. Michael's swept the Montreal Junior Canadiens in three games straight in the eastern finals; the Majors met up with the Winnipeg Monarchs at Maple Leaf Gardens on April 13 to start the best-of-seven series for the national championship. Winnipeg won the first game 3 to 2 Toronto rallied to win the next two games 5 to 3, 7 to 3, before the Monarchs the series in game four, winning 4 to 3. Toronto scored a 7
Winger (ice hockey)
Winger, in the game of ice hockey, is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play on the ice is along the outer playing area. They work by flanking the centre forward; the name was given to forward players who went up and down the sides of the rink. Nowadays, there are different types of wingers in the game — out-and-out goal scorers, checkers who disrupt the opponents, forwards who work along the boards and in the corners, they tend to be smaller than defenseman. This position is referred to by the side of the rink that the winger takes, i.e. "left wing" or "right wing." The wingers' responsibilities in the defensive zone include the following: getting open for a pass from their teammates intercepting a pass to the opposing defenceman attacking the opposing defencemen when they have the puckWingers should not: play deep in their defensive zone help out their teammates along the boards Wingers should be playing high in the zone, always be vigilant for a breakout pass or a chance to chip the puck past the blue line.
When wingers receive a pass along the boards, they can exercise a number of options: Bank the puck off the boards or glass to get it out of the zone Redirect or pass the puck to a rushing forward Shoot the puck out to the centre line to another forward who can either set up an attack, or dump the puck into the offensive zone to summon a line change Carry the puck themselves into the offensive zone to attempt a breakaway or an odd man rush Wingers are the last players to backcheck out of the offensive zone. On the backcheck, it is essential. Once the puck is controlled by the opposing team in the defensive zone, wingers are responsible for covering the defenceman on their side of the ice. Prior to the puck being dropped for a face-off, players other than those taking the face-off must not make any physical contact with players on the opposite team, nor enter the face-off circle. After the puck is dropped, it is essential for wingers to engage the opposing players to prevent them from obtaining possession of the puck.
Once a team has established control of the puck, wingers can set themselves up into an appropriate position. Some wingers are employed to handle faceoffs. Rover Centre Defenceman Forward Goaltender Power forward List of NHL players
Ice hockey is a contact team sport played on ice in a rink, in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams consisting of six players each: one goaltender, five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team. Ice hockey is most popular in Canada and eastern Europe, the Nordic countries and the United States. Ice hockey is the official national winter sport of Canada. In addition, ice hockey is the most popular winter sport in Belarus, the Czech Republic, Latvia, Slovakia and Switzerland. North America's National Hockey League is the highest level for men's ice hockey and the strongest professional ice hockey league in the world; the Kontinental Hockey League is much of Eastern Europe. The International Ice Hockey Federation is the formal governing body for international ice hockey, with the IIHF managing international tournaments and maintaining the IIHF World Ranking.
Worldwide, there are ice hockey federations in 76 countries. In Canada, the United States, Nordic countries, some other European countries the sport is known as hockey. Ice hockey is believed to have evolved from simple stick and ball games played in the 18th and 19th century United Kingdom and elsewhere; these games were brought to North America and several similar winter games using informal rules as they were developed, such as "shinny" and "ice polo". The contemporary sport of ice hockey was developed in Canada, most notably in Montreal, where the first indoor hockey game was played on March 3, 1875; some characteristics of that game, such as the length of the ice rink and the use of a puck, have been retained to this day. Amateur ice hockey leagues began in the 1880s, professional ice hockey originated around 1900; the Stanley Cup, emblematic of ice hockey club supremacy, was first awarded in 1893 to recognize the Canadian amateur champion and became the championship trophy of the NHL. In the early 1900s, the Canadian rules were adopted by the Ligue Internationale de Hockey sur Glace, the precursor of the IIHF and the sport was played for the first time at the Olympics during the 1920 Summer Olympics.
In international competitions, the national teams of six countries predominate: Canada, Czech Republic, Russia and the United States. Of the 69 medals awarded all-time in men's competition at the Olympics, only seven medals were not awarded to one of those countries. In the annual Ice Hockey World Championships, 177 of 201 medals have been awarded to the six nations. Teams outside the "Big Six" have won only five medals in either competition since 1953; the World Cup of Hockey is organized by the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association, unlike the annual World Championships and quadrennial Olympic tournament, both run by the International Ice Hockey Federation. World Cup games are played under NHL rules and not those of the IIHF, the tournament occurs prior to the NHL pre-season, allowing for all NHL players to be available, unlike the World Championships, which overlaps with the NHL's Stanley Cup playoffs. Furthermore, all 12 Women's Olympic and 36 IIHF World Women's Championships medals were awarded to one of these six countries.
The Canadian national team or the United States national team have between them won every gold medal of either series. In England, field hockey has been called "hockey" and what was referenced by first appearances in print; the first known mention spelled as "hockey" occurred in the 1773 book Juvenile Sports and Pastimes, to Which Are Prefixed, Memoirs of the Author: Including a New Mode of Infant Education, by Richard Johnson, whose chapter XI was titled "New Improvements on the Game of Hockey". The 1573 Statute of Galway banned a sport called "'hokie'—the hurling of a little ball with sticks or staves". A form of this word was thus being used in the 16th century, though much removed from its current usage; the belief that hockey was mentioned in a 1363 proclamation by King Edward III of England is based on modern translations of the proclamation, in Latin and explicitly forbade the games "Pilam Manualem, Pedivam, & Bacularem: & ad Canibucam & Gallorum Pugnam". The English historian and biographer John Strype did not use the word "hockey" when he translated the proclamation in 1720, instead translating "Canibucam" as "Cambuck".
According to the Austin Hockey Association, the word "puck" derives from the Scottish Gaelic puc or the Irish poc. "... The blow given by a hurler to the ball with his camán or hurley is always called a puck." Stick-and-ball games date back to pre-Christian times. In Europe, these games included the Irish game of hurling, the related Scottish game of shinty and versions of field hockey. IJscolf, a game resembling colf on an ice-covered surface, was popular in the Low Countries between the Middle Ages and the Dutch Golden Age, it was played with a wooden curved bat, a wooden or leather ball and two poles, with t
Real People is a reality television series that aired Wednesdays from 8 pm to 9 pm, it ran from 1979 to 1984. Its initial episodes aired live in the Central time zones. Real People hobbies. Real People featured a panel of seated hosts in front of a large studio audience; the hosts engaged in comedic banter about them. Each segment was a visit to someone with hobby. Someone was brought into the studio to interact with the audience. In its early seasons, Real People was NBC's most popular series scoring at the top of the ratings, was a rare hit for the network at a time when NBC was a distant third in the ratings and struggling with numerous flops. Segments included "funny pictures" and funny newspaper errors sent by viewers, who were awarded a Real People T-shirt. Regular hosts included John Barbour, Sarah Purcell, Byron Allen, Skip Stephenson, Bill Rafferty, Mark Russell, Peter Billingsley, Fred Willard; the success of Real People led to a batch of imitators, the best known and longest-running of, That's Incredible! which aired on ABC, That's My Line on CBS, hosted by Bob Barker.
Real People gave fitness instructor Richard Simmons his major break into the mass media and spotlighted unique talents such as Pittsburgh Police traffic cop Vic Cianca. When repeats of the show were syndicated by Telepictures to broadcast stations, it was edited into 30-minute segments and retitled More Real People. In 1980, NBC launched two attempts at spin-offs: America and Real Kids. Speak Up, America starred former child televangelist Marjoe Gortner and expanded the opening segment of Real People into a full hour program. Real Kids starred Peter Billingsley and a cast of child hosts in a format that mirrored Real People, but focused only on kids. Both spin-off formats failed, though Billingsley went on to join Real People as a recurring host / contributor. A one-hour retrospective special aired on September 16, 1991 with hosts Sarah Purcell and Fred Willard. Real People on IMDb
Janet Marie Gretzky is an American actress. She is married to retired ice hockey Hall of Famer Wayne Gretzky. One of Jones' earliest appearances was as a contestant on Merv Griffin's syndicated US television program Dance Fever in 1979, later as a member of the dance duo Motion, dancing choreographed routines with the show's host, Deney Terrio. Jones performed in Annie, Staying Alive and Snow White Live, had a bit part in The Beastmaster, she had a small role in the musical comedy, Grease 2. Her big break came in The Flamingo Kid, followed by the film version of A Chorus Line. In 1986, she appeared in American Anthem, co-starring gymnast Mitch Gaylord and, in 1987, she appeared on the cover and in a semi-nude pictorial in the March issue of Playboy. Other credits include 1988's Police Academy 5: Assignment Miami Beach and the baseball film A League of Their Own with Geena Davis, Rosie O'Donnell and Madonna. Jones served as host of an infomercial for Jackie Chan and as the "master instructor" for a workout video produced by The FIRM.
She and daughter Paulina were featured in the movie Alpha Dog. Playing on her surname, she appeared in a 1986 TV commercial endorsing Jones Sausage along with other people who shared her last name. Jones was born Janet Marie Jones in Bridgeton, the daughter of a business executive, she attended Pattonville High School in Missouri. Jones, engaged to Vitas Gerulaitis from 1985-1987, first met Gretzky when he was a judge on Dance Fever in 1984, they met again at a Los Angeles Lakers game in 1987, on July 16, 1988, married in a lavish ceremony at St. Joseph's Basilica, broadcast live across Canada; that August 9, Gretzky was traded to the Los Angeles Kings. One of the motivations behind the deal was rumoured to be furthering Jones's career. Jones refuted this in "Kings Ransom", saying she would not have allowed herself to become "barefoot and pregnant for the next eight years" were she intent on pursuing her career, she and Gretzky have five children: Paulina, Ty Robert, Trevor Douglas, Tristan Wayne, Emma Marie.
Paulina and Dustin Johnson announced their engagement on August 18, 2013. Ty played hockey at Shattuck-Saint Mary's, but quit the sport, attends Arizona State University. Trevor was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 2011 MLB draft, he was traded on March 20, 2014 to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for Matt Scioscia, son of Angels' manager Mike Scioscia. In June 2014, he was named to the roster of the Orem Owlz. Jones introduced Vanna White to Merv Griffin while appearing on Dance Fever, leading White to her long-term engagement as a presenter on Wheel of Fortune On February 7, 2006, Jones and a half-dozen NHL players were among those implicated in a New Jersey-based sports gambling ring financed by Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet. Then-Coyotes' general manager and Gretzky's former agent, Michael Barnett, admitted to placing a bet on Super Bowl XL through Tocchet. Gretzky told reporters that Jones "would sit down at some point and answer questions that everybody has for her and be her own person" while denying any involvement.
Jones released a statement through the Coyotes: "At no time did I place a wager on my husband's behalf. Other than the occasional horse race, my husband does not bet on any sports." The Newark Star-Ledger revealed that New Jersey State Police wiretaps have Gretzky speaking about the ring. Lawyers for the couple announced that there was no evidence of any betting on their part, neither would face criminal charges. "They were trying to paint something that just wasn't true," Jones told Chatelaine Magazine. "It's unfair that Wayne and I have had a great marriage for 20 years and a nice family, the people in the media could care less if they are trying to cause friction in your marriage, trouble in your family, make your kids feel a certain way. That was a little hurtful because it was like,'Why? What have we done to you?'" In 2007, she took part in a high-stakes golf tournament broadcast by ESPN. The NHL prohibits personnel from betting on its own games, but does not have a policy against other sports betting.
On March 15, 2006, the New Jersey Attorney General's Office announced it would subpoena Jones to testify about the alleged ring as soon as a grand jury convenes. On May 8, Tocchet and Jones filed notices in New Jersey that they intend to sue the state for defamation, claiming each lost business opportunities in the wake of the investigation. Janet Jones on IMDb Gambling bust involves Tocchet, Gretzky's wife Chatelaine Magazine interview
Timmins is a city in northeastern Ontario, Canada, on the Mattagami River. The city is the fourth-largest city in the Northeastern Ontario region with a population of 41,788; the city's economy is based on natural resource extraction and is supported by industries related to lumbering and to the mining of gold, copper and silver. Timmins serves as a distribution centre; the city has a large Francophone community, with more than 50 % bilingual in English. Research performed by archaeologists indicate that human settlement in the area is at least 6,000 years old. Up until contact with settlers, the land belonged to the Mattagami First Nation peoples. Treaty Number Nine of 1906 pushed this tribe to the north side of the Mattagami Lake, the site of a Hudson's Bay trading post first established in 1794. In the 1950s, the reserve was relocated to its present-day location. Gold discoveries in the Porcupine Camp during the early years of the 20th Century attracted investors to the area. On June 9, 1909, Harry Preston slipped on a rocky knoll and the heels of his boots stripped the moss to reveal a large vein of gold, which became the Dome Mine.
On October 9, 1909, Benny Hollinger discovered the gold-bearing quartz dike that became known as the Hollinger Mines. Brothers Noah Timmins and Henry Timmins bought Benny Hollinger's share from him, thus partnering with Hollinger's employers, the McMartin brothers. On the same day as the Hollinger discovery, Sandy McIntyre discovered the McIntyre Mine near Pearl Lake, four miles away; these mines are known as the "Big Three". Hollinger Mines was incorporated in 1910 with five equal partners consisting of former Mattawa, Ontario shopkeeper brothers and Henry Timmins. In November 1912, 1,200 members of the Western Federation of Miners Local 145 held a strike at all three mines in response to a proposal to lower their wages. Mine operators hired gun thugs, who fired on the picket line and were ordered out by the provincial government. After months without work, many men chose to leave the settlement; the strike won the men a pay increase. The Great Depression did not adversely affect the economy of the area, jobs were available in mining and lumber.
The gold mines declined in the 1950s. The area became home to dozens of prospectors during the "Porcupine Gold Rush" who explored the areas around Porcupine Lake and the Frederick House River. Rich ore deposits in the Canadian Shield led to Timmins being founded as a company town to house Hollinger employees. In 1912, mine manager Alphonse "Al" Paré named the mining settlement for his uncle, Noah Timmins, President of Hollinger Mines. Most settlers grouped around the Dome, one mile from the lake. Four miles down the road, around the McIntyre Mine, the hamlet of Schumacher was established; the rail system that began to operate around Timmins in 1911 accelerated the growth of the camp. That same year, two days after the first train arrived in the Porcupine, the entire camp was destroyed in the fire of 1911, although the area was rebuilt within two months. In 1917, a dam was built at Kenogamissi Falls, downriver from Mattagami Lake, to provide power for the Timmins-Porcupine mining camp. In 1973, 35 townships covering 1,260 square mile, including Porcupine, South Porcupine and Timmins were organized into the City of Timmins.
In the 1990s, the City of Timmins became a regional service and distribution centre for Northeastern Ontario. Timmins is near the northern periphery of the hemiboreal humid continental climate. Timmins has cold winters, being in northern Ontario, but temperatures in late summer and autumn tend to be among the coldest for any major city in any Canadian province, although during the spring and summer it can get hot; the highest temperature recorded in Timmins was 39.4 °C on 12 July 1936. The coldest temperature recorded was −45.6 °C on 1 February 1962. The 2006 census indicated that Timmins was 91.1% White, 7.7% Aboriginal, 1.2% Visible Minorities. After several years of decline, the city's population has grown again, with an intercensal population estimate of 44,507 in 2008 and a rapid increase in new retail development projects in the city's west end. In Timmins, according to the 2016 census, 63.7% of the population reported English as their first language, 35.6% reported French as their first language, 0.12% reported a non-official language, neither English nor French, as their first language.
50.8 % of the population is bilingual in French. Some of the main tourist attractions within the city include: The Timmins Museum and National Exhibition Centre, Cedar Meadows Wilderness Tours, Kamiskotia Snow Resort, Porcupine Ski Runners Cross-Country Trails and Chalet, Hollinger Golf Club, Spruce Needles Golf Club, the Sandy Falls Golf Club, the McIntyre Community Building and the Timmins Snowmobile Club. Snowmobiling impacts the Timmins economy as tourists travel from all over North America to explore area trails. Hollinger Park is one of the city's main recreational spaces; the park is divided in two sections, the north side being the public park area, with the south side having a regulation sized baseball diamond and two soccer fields for more organized outdoor recreational endeavours. The baseball park has been home to the Timmins Men's Baseball League since 1985. Former Timmins resident Shania Twain played a concert at Hollinger Park on July 1, 1999. An