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...
Cochrane is the
recipient of $1.6 million in provincial funding to boost its tourism sector.Of that money, $1
million will go toward the construction of a 3,500-square-foot special events
pavilion along the north end of the Commando Lake waterfront. The pavilion will
feature a number of new fac...
Timmins’ little kayak festival is
starting to attract some big attention.Festivals and Events Ontario, the
non-profit organizational body that promotes events in the province,
named the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival one of the Top
100 Festivals for 2015 for excelling within the in...
Forty years of blacksmithing and
shoeing horses had taken a toll on Bill Burley’s body. The rigours
of such a physically demanding job had left him with aches and pains,
until one day he sought out a solution.“Being a horse farrier by trade, the
body hurts,” Burley said. “So I made up some coll...
Even before he saw the interior of the
former Lionel Gauthier Public School, Pete Beaucage had a vision for
its future incarnation. Situated on two acres of land, and with its
spacious classrooms and wide hallways, the site was ideal for a
residential complex.Beaucage, who owns companies Prazte...