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A Tale of Two Women: Virginia Ridpath. Photo by Jeff Ridpath. Richie Castillo. Photo by Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Swimming Buddies: Virginia Ridpath and Richie Castillo

Jun 19, 2018 | Nicola Ross | Leisure

A former Olympic swimmer and her Philippines-born caregiver swam together for less than a year – but the experience changed both their lives profoundly.

Dog-strangling vine. Photo by Rob Routledge | Wikimedia Commons.

Invasive Species in Our Backyard

Jun 19, 2018 | Don Scallen | Environment

They’re big. They’re strong. And they’re probably here to stay. But keeping them in check will give native plant species a chance.

Don Coats (left) tested his mettle, with the help of an e-bike, against younger and fitter triathlete Sean Bechtel on his road bike. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Can an E-bike Help you Shave Minutes off your Time?

Jun 19, 2018 | Nicola Ross | Leisure

Manpower vs horsepower: How Don Coats, the owner of Caledon Hills Cycling in Inglewood, fared using an e-bike to race his faster employee, Sean Bechtel.

A trap shooter tests his skills with a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. Photo by Visualspace | istockphoto.

What About Guns?

Jun 19, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins | Leisure

Hunters, range shooters, collectors – they’re part of rural culture. But with gun violence making headlines, gun enthusiasts are mostly choosing to lie low, and some residents are wondering how safe our countryside really is. Anthony Jenkins decided to find out.

Birdsong – Brought to You by Bugs

Jul 4, 2018 | Don Scallen | Environment

I recently had the pleasure of watching a pair of house wren parents feed their babies in a backyard nest box.

E-bike fan Liz Beatty and skeptic Nicola Ross recently took their motorized wheels for a ride on Forks of the Credit Road. Photo by Pete Paterson.

E-Bikes: The Skeptic and the Fan

Jun 19, 2018 | Nicola Ross | Leisure

Are e-bikes cheating or are they the perfect solution for our hills? Two very different local cyclists take their e-bikes out for a spin, and weigh in on the experience.

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A hunter takes to the field with a bolt-action rifle, commonly used for hunting deer and moose. Photo by Visualspace | istockphoto.

It’s Complicated

Jun 19, 2018 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

I’m also genuinely impressed by all the good environmental work done by the likes of Dufferin Northern Peel Anglers and Hunters Association and Ducks Unlimited.

The Farmhouse #2 (Hwy 6) 14" x 14" Oil on canvas ~ by Tibor Szakaczki

Tibor Szakaczki

Jun 19, 2018 | In The Hills | Artist in Residence

Tibor Szakaczki is a graduate of Humber College in graphic design and advertising and a member of Hungarian Visual Artists of Canada.

Woodcarver Peter Moule in his Hockley Valley workshop, using an axe and hand tools to craft the smooth wooden spoons he sells under the Hockleycrest Spoon Company banner. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Meet the Maker: Peter Moule

Jun 19, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Made in the Hills

This Hockley Valley artisan is carving out a name for himself with each wooden utensil he creates.

Enthusiastic master swimmer Jo Coburn. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Orangeville Otters Swim Club

Jun 19, 2018 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Otters in the Waters: The pool isn’t just for kids.

Varmints at the Gate. Illustration by Shelagh Armstrong.

Varmints at the Gate

Jun 19, 2018 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

Coyotes are like hotel burglars. They won’t force a lock, but if a door is left open, they will slip in and strip the place to the walls.

Rasmi AlHariri scoops raw falafel into the deep fryer at his family’s booth at Orangeville Farmers’ Market. Photo by Pete Paterson.

A Taste of Syria

Jun 19, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | Cooking with...

Crispy chickpea fritters and zingy sides are at the heart of Rasmi’s Falafel.

Summer in the Country

Hiking through a section of the Oak Ridges Moraine is a highlight of the YMCA's summer camp at Cedar Glen. Photo courtesy YMCA Cedar Glen Outdoor Centre.

Summer Camps in the Hills

Mar 20, 2017 | Janice Quirt | Leisure

Whether your child loves the arts, riding, sports or campfire singing, here’s how to find the perfect summer camp in Erin, Caledon, Orangeville and area.

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

Jun 21, 2017 | Nicola Ross | Heritage

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

Farmers’ Markets: It’s Saturday Morning

Jun 21, 2017 | Anthony Jenkins | Farming

They come rain or shine, May through October, to mingle with friends and neighbours.

Steelhead trout with seared dry scallops and “Deliciousness Slaw”. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Steelhead trout with seared dry scallops 
and “Deliciousness Slaw”

Jun 20, 2016 | Tralee Pearce | Food

Try this dish, built on the “Deliciousness Slaw” which helped her ace the Chopped Canada audition.