Timmins looks for a pair of speed limit increases

The city of Timmins city council is looking at boost speed limits on an area highway. All in the name of the economy, the city council is asking the provincial government to raise the speed limit on Highway 101 west of the city from 80 km/h to 90 km/h. They are also looking for an increase on Highway 144 from the junction at 101 down to the Watershed.

Mayor George Pirie told council Tuesday night that this idea came up in discussing the Côté Lake gold mine being planned near Gogama, about halfway between Timmins and Sudbury.