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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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Cochrane gets a chunk of tourism dollars
Cochrane is the recipient of $1.6 million in provincial funding to boost its tourism sector.Of that money, $1 million will go toward the construction of a 3,500-square-foot special events pavilion along the north end of the Commando Lake waterfront. The pavilion will feature a number of new fac...
Kayak festival bolstering city’s tourism cachet
Timmins’ little kayak festival is starting to attract some big attention.Festivals and Events Ontario, the non-profit organizational body that promotes events in the province, named the Great Canadian Kayak Challenge and Festival one of the Top 100 Festivals for 2015 for excelling within the in...
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...


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