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Alison McGill

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

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.

ILLUSTRATION BY RUTH ANN PEARCE

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.

Architects Jan and Ivana Benda’s Mulmur home, Bluepine, sits on a slope against a forested backdrop.

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?

The intricate, lacey stonework surrounding the front door is likely the signature work of the home’s builder and first occupant, Scottish settler and stonemason Donald Campbell. Photo by Erin Fitzgibbon.

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.

Shooting star and sumac. Photo by Susanne McRoberts.

Natural Rhythm

Mar 29, 2022

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

Amateur gardener Emily Quinton grows vegetables in her backyard and in the Alton Village Square community garden. Photo courtesy Emily Quinton.

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. Photo by Pete Paterson.

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.

In The Hills is an independent, locally owned print and online magazine that has earned its reputation as the best-read, best-loved magazine in Headwaters.

The magazine is delivered to more than 40,000 homes and farms throughout Caledon, Erin, Dufferin, Orangeville and Creemore – up to double the circulation of any other local publication. And it is available to visitors at local inns, restaurants, specialty retail stores and other tourist locations.