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The Year in Books: 2017

Nov 22, 2017 | Tracey Fockler

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

The Year in Music: 2017

Nov 22, 2017 | Scott Bruyea

Our annual review of new recordings by local musicians.

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.

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.

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.

Joe Wilson, writer Anthony Jenkins and Peter Glass. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Geezer Hockey

Nov 22, 2017 | Anthony Jenkins

We play municipal seniors’ pickup hockey for the exercise, the banter, the camaraderie and the sheer joy of the game.

In Every Issue

Gabian and Bentley Randeraad with the Grinch. Photo by Femke Photography.

Our Favourite Picks for Winter 2017

Nov 22, 2017 | Janice Quirt | Must Do

Must stitch and read, must pose with the Grinch and must see Theatre Orangeville’s The Last Christmas Turkey!

The Case for Civility

Nov 22, 2017 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

That made me think – grumpy old middle-class white guys who live in the country?

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.

Park Lane 15" x 20" - by Vickie Wild

Vickie Wild

Nov 22, 2017 | In The Hills | Artist in Residence

Many of her pieces are commissions of beloved horses or family pets.

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.

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.

Fat Bikes – the Action’s in the Traction

Nov 17, 2014 | Nicola Ross

For these “fatty” enthusiasts, the coming of winter no longer spells the end of the ride.

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.