Timmins Feature

Brianna Humphrey (centre) operates her vegetable farm, Radical Gardens, over one acre in Timmins. Employees like Erin Brûlé (left) and Kevin Emery (right) have helped her grow the all-natural, organic operation in its second year of operation.
Radical Gardens bringing new approach to farmingSurveying her burgeoning acreage, where newly planted bean shoots are poking their heads out of freshly turned furrows, Brianna Humphrey chuckles about her luck.“I have the worst soil known to man,” she laughs. “I should really be selling bricks of clay and not food.”When she decided last year to cultivate a 100-foot food plot on her parents’ property in the south part of Timmins, the poor quality of soil became her first challenge. But she planted crops anyway.Some failed, but some flou...


Timmins News

Timmins gets Connecting Links highway funds
Timmins has received $3 million in provincial funding — the maximum allowable amount under the program — to complete upgrades to Highway 101.Highway 101, which is also known as Algonquin Blvd., runs for 21.2 kilometres through Timmins. It’s the city’s main thoroughfare and part of the provincia...
Productivity centre assisting Northern companies
Timmins’ Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC) has helped more than 30 small and medium-sized Northern Ontario businesses with more than $100,000 over the last year.Launched in 2014, the PIC provides up to 80 per cent in funding for businesses to be assessed by qualified business consultants....
Timmins gets funds for industrial park
The City of Timmins has received $2.4 million in provincial funding to kickstart construction of a new 36-acre industrial park.On March 31, the province announced it was providing $2,485,650 from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. for the project.The project includes water, road and hydro...
Chapleau investing in tourism, mining activity
The Town of Chapleau got some good news in January, when FedNor announced it would provide the town with $836,500 in funding for a trio of projects designed to energize the town and boost economic development in the region.The largest chunk, $535,000, will go toward a waterfront renewal project...


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