Thomas Perry Publishing date: Dec 16, 2020

City Hall was a hive of activity during the Dec. 8 council meeting, with Christina Beaton on hand to provide an update on Timmins’ status as a “Bee City.”

Beaton, the city’s environmental coordinator, walked members of council through the developments in the past year and offered a look at what lays ahead in 2021.

“As you are aware, on Sept. 10, 2019, Jen Nobel, from Northbound Bloom presented Bee City to council and the resolution was passed,” she said.

“To maintain Bee City status, it must be adopted and led by the city. I was approached to be the lead for Bee City and Jen and I sat down, to discuss the vision for the City of Timmins’ Bee City designation, which became our mission statement.”

Beaton noted the city is committed to improving the health and sustainability of the community.

“The health and habitat of our local pollinators is of utmost importance for our ecology and one which we are excited to support in the years to come,” she said.