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...


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Commissioning of Matheson graphite facility underway
The commissioning of Great Lakes Graphite’s micronization facility in Matheson is currently underway.An electrical safety inspection was conducted this week, all facility permits are now in place, and employees have been hired to begin operations at the plant.The facility will produce microniz...
Province investing in Highway 583
Sudbury firm GDB Constructeurs has won a $2.1-million contract to rehabilitate a highway river crossing south of Hearst.The province is providing the funding to rehabilitate the Obijou River crossing on Highway 583, which runs south of Hearst. Work will begin this spring and is expected to be c...
Headway in Hearst
Four years after returning to Hearst to combat youth outmigration, Sylvie Fontaine said there are signs that the community’s youth attraction and retention strategy is working.Dec. 28 marked the fourth edition of Destination Hearst, an annual networking event held at the Inovo Centre that invit...
Magnesium mine promising jobs, diversity in Timmins
A new mining project coming to Timmins has the capacity to create 1,000 local jobs and economically diversify the City With a Heart of Gold.General Magnesium Corp. is set to start production this spring on a magnesium-talc mine that has an NI 43-101 resource estimate of close to 100 million tonn...


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