News Union official: Timmins could be part of Ring of Fire SHARE ON: Rocco Frangione, staff Thursday, Apr. 24th, 2014 The Ring of Fire is still years away from seeing development but if it happens, one union official sees Timmins playing a role. Brian Kelly, who represents Ontario Northland workers, says companies at the site will need to process the chromite they mine. And Kelly says considering the proximity, Timmins is a good fit for a smelter to process that ore. Kelly says the development would be good news across Northeastern Ontario. The ONTC is trying to ensure it’s involved in some capacity at the Ring of Fire.