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Artistic Legacy

Mar 20, 2023 | Anthony Jenkins | Arts

The bursary in his name has proved a lasting gift from Mulmur artist Reed Cooper to local artists.

Life Is in the Details

Mar 20, 2023 | Ellie Eberlee | Arts

Bolton author Glenn Carley reveals glory in the ordinary.

Healing Powers

Mar 20, 2023 | Tony Reynolds | Environment

“How could I not help those animals that don’t have a voice?”

Finding Sanctuary

Mar 20, 2023 | Liz Beatty | Community

Displaced by war, Ukrainians are offered a place of welcome in Headwaters.

Home, Sweet Home

Mar 20, 2023 | Don Scallen | Environment

The amazing architectural feats (and sometimes cheeky parenting techniques) of nesting birds

Our Cup of Tea

Mar 20, 2023 | Janice Quirt | Food

How local tea lovers are growing and reimagining an ancient drink for modern times

Kids’ Summer Camps 2023

Mar 20, 2023 | Emily Dickson | Community

The long, sunny days of summer are almost here! Check out our roundup of upcoming summer camps to help you choose some fun activities for your kids.

In Retrospect

Mar 20, 2023 | In The Hills | Community

A look back on how we’ve covered the pleasures and concerns of country life over the last three decades.

In Every Issue

Albion Hills Loop (Palgrave)

Mar 20, 2023 | Nicola Ross | Take a Hike

What better way to welcome spring than to take a hike through one of our many gorgeous conservation areas.

The Call of the Open Road

Mar 20, 2023 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

When the call of the road beckons, it’s time to plot a course for new adventures, towns and cities.

The Reformation of the Township Dump

Mar 20, 2023 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

No longer reminiscent of a Mad Max movie set, the township dump has become something of a pleasant, well-managed place, finds Dan Needles.

Tree Talk

Mar 20, 2023 | Emily Dickson | Country Living 101

No matter what your goal – adding shade and beauty to your property, attracting wildlife or fighting climate change – planting more trees is a good idea.

Meet the Maker: Courtney Chard

Mar 20, 2023 | Janice Quirt | Made in the Hills

How professional welder Courtney Chard uses the tricks of her trade to craft intricate, often delicate sculptures.

Letters – Our Readers Write: Spring 2023

Mar 20, 2023 | In The Hills | Letters, Our Readers Write

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Dream Country

Mar 20, 2023 | Alison McGill | At Home in the Hills

When Ann and Jim Magee happened on a hidden gem in Caledon, they snapped it up and created an idyllic year-round country retreat for their sprawling family.

Local Buys: Spring 2023

Mar 20, 2023 | Janice Quirt | Made in the Hills

Rustic wood bowls, an ode to mushrooms and eye-catching tea towels are just some of the handmade crafts to look for this season.

“Speak to me, Alexa”

Mar 20, 2023 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

It’s a struggle to make friends with new technology.

Notes From the Wild

Streamside Salamanders

May 3, 2023 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Long-tailed and tiny-legged, these slow moving salamanders face formidable challenges as our urban footprint grows.

Screech Owls

Apr 4, 2023 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Listen closely for their distinctive vocalizing and you just might manage to catch a peek of these pint-sized predators.

Not All Invaders Are Bad

Feb 7, 2023 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

During a trip south, naturalist Don Scallen gets a closer look at introduced lizards in Florida and asks questions about our own invasive species in Ontario.

Nesting Instincts

Jan 6, 2023 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Most of us have the good fortune to raise our families in safe, comfortable houses. Birds want nothing less. 

About Bloomin’ Time

Karen stores her ample collection of preserves in a cold cellar. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

From Soil to Table

Vegetable grower extraordinaire Karen Hollingshead uses galvanized steel raised beds and water troughs to hold her 35 varieties of tomatoes and other gems.

Not in a hurry? Growing your own mushrooms might be for you. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

How to Grow Mushrooms

Not in a hurry? Growing your own mushrooms might be for you.

Amateur gardener Emily Quinton grows vegetables in her backyard and in the Alton Village Square community garden. Photo courtesy Emily Quinton.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Creating your first vegetable garden can seem like a daunting task. Here’s a beginner’s guide to choosing the right spot, the top crops and enjoying the fruits (well, vegetables) of your labour.

Get Moving

Angus and his father, John, paddled together at least once a month through every season for 21 years. Photo by Fred Webster.

Canoeing the Humber

Everyone must believe in something. I believe I’ll go canoeing.
– Henry David Thoreau

Nature therapy guide Kaitlyn Powers (centre) instructs writing pals Gail Grant (left) and Nicola Ross how to be still, breathe deeply and absorb nature with all their senses – followed by tea. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Forest Bathing

Slowing down, tuning in. With forest bathing, the slow movement takes to the woods.

Trail Running in Headwaters

Through the woods, up the hills, down the valleys, the popularity of trail running races is surging in Headwaters – and this competition is all about fun.

Nature’s New Crew

Merlin female close up. Photo by Don Scallen.

Magical Merlins

Merlins have been recorded nesting in Orangeville, Caledon Village and just south of Headwaters in Georgetown.

Calvin the piebald salamander in 2022. Photo by Don Scallen.

Calvin the Salamander Returns!

Calvin and his kin depend on two things for their survival: forest and fishless ponds.

American robin. Photo by Don Scallen.

Signs of Spring

In March nature pushes against the shackles of winter, and then bursts free with birdsong and butterflies.

Movers and Shakers: River Chub

The breeders and the egg stealers make a river chub nest a happening place in springtime.