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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 Year in Books: 2017

Nov 22, 2017 | Tracey Fockler

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

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.

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.

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 Music: 2017

Nov 22, 2017 | Scott Bruyea

Our annual review of new recordings by local musicians.

In Every Issue

The additions of a study and entranceway to the original rear of the house and a screened porch to the south have added a lot of living space. Photo by Pam Purves.

A Last Christmas

Nov 22, 2017 | Pam Purves | At Home in the Hills

Saying farewell to a beloved home is never easy.

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.

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.

Broken Bones

Nov 22, 2017 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

His face was green and his pupils were dilated.

Glad Tidings

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

A holiday gift guide from local purveyors.

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.

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.

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.

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.