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Local Heroes 2017

Nov 22, 2017 | In The Hills

A salute to those who make a difference by Jeff Rollings and Nicola Ross.

The patrollers put their experience into action when a young skier was injured during a school outing. Photo by James MacDonald.

The Canadian Ski Patrol at Work in Headwaters

Nov 22, 2017 | James Jackson

Every winter, dozens of volunteers take to the ski hills with one goal in mind – to aid injured skiers and snowboarders.

Joe Wilson, writer Anthony Jenkins and Peter Glass. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Geezer Hockey

Nov 22, 2017 | Anthony Jenkins

We play municipal seniors’ pickup hockey for the exercise, the banter, the camaraderie and the sheer joy of the game.

Snowy owl on hydro line. Photo by Ian Jarvie.

How to Find Owls

Feb 2, 2018 | Don Scallen

Myths, legends and modern literature feature owls, a notable example being Hedwig the snowy owl, loyal companion of Harry Potter.

Skunks

Skunks and Porcupines, Masters of Defence

Jan 12, 2018 | Don Scallen

Skunks, in contrast to porcupines, are positively cuddly with soft, luxuriant fur, just begging to be stroked.

Take kids on a walk with purpose and look for cottontail tracks. Photo by Imgorthand / Istockphoto.

Let It Snow: Try These 10 Kids’ Winter Activities

Nov 22, 2017 | Janice Quirt

Embrace the season with snow tubing, tuning into nature or warming up indoors with a zany DIY parlour game.

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Glad Tidings

Nov 22, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

A holiday gift guide from local purveyors.

This illustration of Mitchell’s childhood home and the setting for the novel, the Yellow Briar homestead on Mono’s 5th Line, is by Alan Daniel, reprinted from the 1970 edition of the book.

Yellow Briar

Nov 22, 2017 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

When The Yellow Briar was published in 1933 it hit all the right notes for a readership mired in the Great Depression.

On her first solo trip, Barbara McKenzie had the pleasure of feeding a koala at the Sydney Zoo in Australia.

Faraway Places are Still Within Reach

Nov 22, 2017 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

Travel helps us see things from a different perspective and lean away from old age.

Lit trails at Monora Park add magic to a cross-country outing. Photo by Plbernier / Istockphoto.

Cross-country Skiing

Nov 22, 2017 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Night skiing, lit trails at Monora Park add magic to a cross-country outing.

Park Lane 15" x 20" - by Vickie Wild

Vickie Wild

Nov 22, 2017 | In The Hills | Artist in Residence

Many of her pieces are commissions of beloved horses or family pets.

Slice all onions thinly. There should be about 2 cups of each kind of onion. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Cooking with Derrick Shedlosky at Mrs. Mitchell’s Restaurant

Nov 22, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Cooking with...

Chef Derrick Shedlosky has tweaked this classic ever so slightly, adding fresh chopped sage leaf and swapping out cognac and red wine for sherry.

Lit trails at Monora Park add magic to a cross-country outing. Photo by Plbernier / Istockphoto.

Cross-country Skiing

Nov 22, 2017 | Nicola Ross

Night skiing, lit trails at Monora Park add magic to a cross-country outing.

It was a long plod for a pair of porcupines. Photo by Robert McCaw.

Tracking 101

Nov 22, 2016 | Don Scallen

It’s not just the tracks, but the story they tell.

Take kids on a walk with purpose and look for cottontail tracks. Photo by Imgorthand / Istockphoto.

Let It Snow: Try These 10 Kids’ Winter Activities

Nov 22, 2017 | Janice Quirt

Embrace the season with snow tubing, tuning into nature or warming up indoors with a zany DIY parlour game.

The patrollers put their experience into action when a young skier was injured during a school outing. Photo by James MacDonald.

The Canadian Ski Patrol at Work in Headwaters

Nov 22, 2017 | James Jackson

Every winter, dozens of volunteers take to the ski hills with one goal in mind – to aid injured skiers and snowboarders.