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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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Cream developer corners market on pain relief
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...
Timmins developer building residential complex
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...
Kamiskotia expands activities, adds motocross track to facility
Kamiskotia Snow Resort may soon have to remove the wintry reference in its name, now that it’s moving to a multi-season destination.This summer, the facility, which until now has operated solely as a ski hill, will become home to a new motocross track, being developed by Neil Neamtu of 705MX.Wo...
Technology “revolutionizes” parking
Patrons in downtown Timmins will soon be able to pay for parking with just a few swipes on a smartphone.This summer, pay-by-phone parking will be installed at all downtown meters in Timmins, the first community in Northern Ontario to adopt the technology.Noella Rinaldo, executive director of th...


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