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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.

The Year in Music: 2017

Nov 22, 2017 | Scott Bruyea

Our annual review of new recordings by local musicians.

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 Year in Books: 2017

Nov 22, 2017 | Tracey Fockler

The year in books: Our annual review of the latest works from local authors.

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.

Local Heroes 2017

Nov 22, 2017 | In The Hills

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

In Every Issue

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.

Glad Tidings

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

A holiday gift guide from local purveyors.

French Onion Soup

Nov 22, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Recipes

French Onion Soup is served as an appetizer at lunch and dinner, or a lunch main alongside a crusty roll with cheddar-port spread.

Broken Bones

Nov 22, 2017 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

His face was green and his pupils were dilated.

Winter Puzzles

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2017

Nov 22, 2017 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

Hourglass cooking, a gust of winter wind in Amaranth and a fortunate coincidence at the Jolly Morphology Club.

In his mid-80s, Bill Carnegie still plays old-timer hockey once a week and continues to lace up for practice three times a week. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Bill Carnegie

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

“My life has been bookended by hockey in the winter and flying in the summer,” he says.

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.

Barb Campbell (left) and Nicola Ross in snowshoes. Photo by Pete Paterson

Off-trail on Snowshoes

Nov 21, 2011 | Nicola Ross

We’d warmed up with a short hike down to a kettle lake covered in untrodden snow. We couldn’t resist the temptation to make tracks, so we crossed the lake enjoying the silence and the warm sunshine.

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.