May 29, 2002

Exercise Timothy underway in downtown Newmarket

NEWMARKET The Regional Municipality of York and the Town of Newmarket, together with GO Transit are currently conducting a mock exercise to test their respective emergency preparedness programs.

The exercise will involve a tanker truck and a simulated GO Transit train collision

WHEN: Wednesday, May 29, 2002, from approximately 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Timothy Street near Main Street in downtown Newmarket

A site perimeter will be sectioned off at the Timothy Street intersection and traffic will be re-routed around Timothy Street during the exercise; however, the flow of traffic will not be interrupted on Main Street.


Note: The Regional Emergency Operations Centre (REOC) will not be open to the media during the mock exercise.

See backgrounder, fact sheet and map for Exercise Timothy on the York Region Web site at


Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region
-(905) 830-4444 or 1-877-464-9675, ext. 1235

Wanda Bennett, Communications Officer, Town of Newmarket
-(905) 895-5193, ext. 1241

The Regional Municipality of York is committed to providing cost-effective, quality services that respond to the needs of our rapidly growing communities.  York Region is comprised of the following nine area municipalities:  Aurora, East Gwillimbury, Georgina, King, Markham, Newmarket, Richmond Hill, Vaughan and Whitchurch-Stouffville.  For more information, visit our Web site at:

Contact: Patrick Casey, Senior Media Relations Specialist, York Region

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