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River World

Sep 16, 2019 | Don Scallen | Environment

The Credit, the Humber, the Grand and the Nottawasaga rivers are home to a lively community of creatures that form a complex, interdependent web of life.

Cathy Timbers and her husband, Blair Marks, in 2016. This year, after a devastating cancer diagnosis, Blair chose medical assistance in dying. Courtesy Cathy Timbers.

A Final Choice

Sep 16, 2019 | Jeff Rollings | Community

Crucial considerations on life’s final journey.

Dufferin Farm Tour

Sep 16, 2019 | James Matthews | Farming

Dufferin Farm Tour offers a behind-the-scenes peek at agricultural life in the county.

Legal Cannabis in Headwaters

Sep 16, 2019 | Kira Wronska Dorward | Community

A year after cannabis was legalized, local residents and businesses are still trying to sort it all out.

From My Window

Sep 16, 2019 | Anthony Jenkins | Community

Five people share their views as told to Anthony Jenkins.

Food + Drink Autumn 2019

Sep 16, 2019 | Janice Quirt | Food + Drink

Al fresco feasts, cozy cafés and home-style comforts.

Sculptor John Farrugia built a tiny home on his family property in Mono. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

An Ode to the Tiny House

Sep 16, 2019 | Janice Quirt | Community

The idea of living small is undeniably alluring. Some folks in these hills are doing more than flirt with the romantic fantasy.

5 Expert Picks for a Year-Round Garden

Sep 16, 2019 | In The Hills Studio | Sponsored Content

Hydrangeas, conifers and ornamental shrubs are key to creating a year-round garden full of texture, colour and shape.

Ellen Cameron ~ Mascara 30" x 30" photograph

Autumn at the Alton Mill

Sep 16, 2019 | Elaine Anselmi | Arts

The setting is part of the magic as Headwaters Arts showcases the region’s top artists in their Phenom exhibit.

In Every Issue

The grand Victorian exterior of Sandy and Peter Reeves’ Hillsburgh farmhouse has changed little since it was built in 1876. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

At Home with Pond Side Pilates

Sep 16, 2019 | Tralee Pearce | At Home in the Hills

How a lush Hillsburgh property warms the souls of its English expat owners – and neighbours looking to get fit.

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2019

Sep 16, 2019 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

Try the alphabet challenge, Adelaide’s near miss and Abe’s terrible toothache.

The Queen’s race horse hobby has reportedly netted her about $9.4 million. Wenn Rights Ltd / Alamy Stock Photo.

The Side Hustle

Sep 16, 2019 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

After retirement, your passion can be a new career.

Avid flyfisher Susan Gesner (left) gives fishing novice Nicola Ross a casting lesson on the West Credit. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

The Lure of Fly Fishing

Sep 16, 2019 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

If you’ve never cast with a fly rod, you might expect the fly to land first. But that’s not how it happens.

The Big Sleepover

Sep 16, 2019 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

Having a friend over, the excitement and anxiety of sharing your space, was such a thrill.

Weed Diaries

Sep 16, 2019 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

Cannabis is once again a topic of avid discussion – where can you get it, what’s the best cultivar, is it worth growing your own?

Take a Hike

Constructed on the former tracks of North-Western Railway, Caledon Trailway covers 35 scenic kilometres from Terra Cotta to Highway 9. Photo by Pete Paterson.

From Rails to Trails

Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Tearing up tracks for a place to go slow.

Belfountain / Forks Park Loop Hike. Click to see larger map.

Caledon Hikes

Nicola Ross | Leisure

Nicola Ross shows readers how to navigate local Caledon trails, including the Bruce Trail and the Trans Canada Trail, without having to backtrack or arrange to leave a car at a hike’s endpoint.

The Classic Revival style of the Dufferin County Court House was designed to impress the citizenry with the authority of the judiciary. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Take a Walking Tour of Orangeville, Inglewood or Hillsburgh

Nicola Ross | Heritage

Soak up some fascinating local history and stroll the sidewalks of our towns and villages.

Tina Daalderop leads a recent pole-walking hike. Poles help with balance, contribute to a full-body workout and can be useful aids in tricky situations. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Nordic Pole Walking

Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Walking with poles: the fashionable walking stick morphs into essential hiking gear.

Harvest Time

Cheaper by the Bushel: Van Dyken Bros.

Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

Italian cooks flock to this Dutch family’s pick-your-own farm in Caledon.

Midway Delights! Photo by Liz Armstrong

Fall Fair Fare

Nicola Ross | Farming

The traditions of the annual agricultural fair were brought to Canada by British settlers.

The Heirloom Tomato Club

Nancy Falconer | Farming

How a couple of avid tomato lovers are helping preserve the amazing variety of their favourite heritage fruit.

Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes

Roasted Heirloom Tomatoes

In The Hills | Food

Use the small varieties of heirloom tomatoes for this. They collapse on the trays and the taste is deep, rich and oily after roasting for 2 to 3 hours.

Notes from the Wild

Amazing Beavers

Notes from the Wild

This serendipitous meeting with a near-sighted beaver was my favorite type of wildlife encounter!

The Flight of the Mayflies

Notes from the Wild

The annual emergence of mayflies, wherever it occurs, brings predictable responses.

Common milkweed seeds.

Seeds on the Move

Notes from the Wild

A great many seeds tap into the mobility of birds and animals to spread themselves around.

Talking Turkey

Notes from the Wild

Turkeys – especially rival tom turkeys can be highly entertaining to watch at this time of year.