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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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Timmins clerk named head of provincial body
The clerk for the City of Timmins has been named president of the provincial body governing municipal managers, clerks and treasurers.Stephane Palmateer was sworn in as president of the Association of Municipal Managers, Clerks and Treasurers of Ontario (AMCTO) during the closing ceremonies of t...
Timmins bucket shop expanding to new space
The Bucket Shop is all tapped out.Its 26,000-square-foot shop in the west end of Timmins, where the company manufactures and refurbishes equipment buckets for surface and underground mining, has no more room for office space, phone or Internet lines, bay space, or electrical capacity.“We've rea...
Manager named for Matheson graphite facility
Great Lakes Graphite has appointed Ted Luczak as general manager for its micronization facility in Matheson.A professional licensed electrical technician, Luczak worked for several years in various capacities at the Kidd Creek metallurgical facility in Timmins, for Xstrata Copper, and for Falco...
Cheese lovers flocking to Kap for artisanal fare
In 2011, while travelling in China, François Nadeau was dismayed to realize he couldn’t find cheese — an uncommon delicacy in Asia — anywhere. It was then that he decided he would learn how to make his own so he would never have to do without it.Five years later, Nadeau is the proprietor and he...


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