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Alison McGill

Alison McGill is a writer, editor and podcaster who lives in Halton Hills.

Winter Preparedness for Rural Homes

Nov 27, 2023

How to prep your home, car – and psyche – for winter storm season and its inevitable hydro outages.

Why Couples are Choosing Country Weddings

Sep 8, 2023

Not only are nuptials in nature rustic and romantic, they’re also increasingly eco-friendly with couples creating stylish and memorable parties that don’t cost the earth.

Stunning Countryside Wedding Venues to Tie the Knot

Sep 8, 2023

Headwaters has no shortage of charming barns, farms and estates that make the perfect backdrop for a countryside wedding

Compost Confidential

Jun 16, 2023

The art and science of breaking down kitchen and yard waste to create your own blend of nutrient-rich natural fertilizer.

Dream Country

Mar 20, 2023

When Ann and Jim Magee happened on a hidden gem in Caledon, they snapped it up and created an idyllic year-round country retreat for their sprawling family.

Feed the Birds

Nov 20, 2022

Looking to bring colour and joy to those grey winter days? Setting up a feeder for our fine feathered friends is a mutually beneficial move.

Striking a Cord

Sep 20, 2022

Everything you need to know about what type of wood to burn, and how to source, store and stack it all.

Open House

Sep 20, 2022

For two architects who built thriving careers in Czechoslovakia, Canada and China, a contemporary home set against the sweeping vistas of Mulmur’s Pine River valley is their paradise found.

Water Works

Jun 24, 2022

Rural life means getting your water from a well. But do you know how your system operates and how to keep it healthy?

Historic Proportions

Jun 24, 2022

An iconic 150-year-old stone farmhouse is restored and modernized into an oasis of rural living in Erin – amid rows and rows of lavender.

Natural Rhythm

Mar 29, 2022

The rocky terrain on an escarpment precipice inspired rather than deterred the creation of this expansive Caledon garden.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Mar 29, 2022

Creating your first vegetable garden can seem like a daunting task. Here’s a beginner’s guide to choosing the right spot, the top crops and enjoying the fruits (well, vegetables) of your labour.

Happy Returns: Rural Tax Credits

Mar 29, 2022

As a country property owner you may be eligible to apply for one of three Ontario tax savings programs – and start your journey as a steward of the landscape.

Nature Booster: Janice McClelland

Nov 29, 2021

How the Erin resident transformed a passion for the outdoors into many fruitful years of volunteering for the Bruce Trail Conservancy.