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...
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...
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...
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...
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...