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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...


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Province providing $1 million for Northern businesses
A quartet of companies is getting a leg up from the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corp. (NOHFC).The provincial funding agency announced close to $1 million in funding on July 21, to be distributed amongst the following companies:-Great Lakes Graphite Inc. in Matheson will receive $412,360 to r...
Business group engaging landlords to fill downtown spaces
The Downtown Timmins Business Improvement Area (BIA) is embarking on a campaign to reduce building vacancies and fill storefronts by actively recruiting new businesses and entrepreneurs to the downtown.This past spring, the association went door to door to find out more about its members. The r...
Gardens seeing rise in local food cultivation
Five years ago, when Sylvia Stockill started cultivating fruit and vegetable gardens for her own interest, her produce was so plentiful and tasty, friends encouraged her to turn it into a business. Now, her thriving garden centre has become an integral part of Timmins’ local food movement, teac...
City adopts online procurement system
The city of Timmins is adopting a new online procurement service, which will streamline the bidding process while enhancing transparency and accountability.In May, the city launched the Bids and Tenders program, a subscription-based online service provided by eSolutions Group out of Waterloo th...


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