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Palgrave, Ontario. Photo by Brandon Muir.

Confessions of a Railfan

Sep 19, 2018 | Brandon Muir | Leisure

To the railways themselves, we are generally another set of eyes trackside, helping to keep things running smoothly.

The Art of the Blacksmith

Sep 18, 2018 | James MacDonald | Arts

Dedicated artisans keep the art and craft of metalworking alive, from historical artifacts and statues to decorative architectural railings.

Where Do Old Batteries Go?

Sep 18, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins | Environment

These transformers smash enemies of the ecosphere to fertilizer.

Will the Credit Valley Explorer Return?

Sep 18, 2018 | Warren Schlote | Community

As a new operator steers onto the Orangeville-Brampton Railway, staff, passengers and railfans reflect on the past and the future of trains in our region.

On the final run of the Cando Rail Services locomotive on June 29, the train pauses in Streetsville where engineer Steve Bradley and conductor Steve Thomas reminisce with railfans and allow them to take photos to mark the occasion. Photo by Warren Schlote.

What is a Railfan?

Sep 18, 2018 | Warren Schlote | Community

Meet the railfans, train lovers who track everything from locomotive makes and models to the schedules and freight loads of their favourite railways.

Journalist Warren Schlote considers himself a railfan. Here’s how he parlayed his love of trains and railways into a stint as a real-life conductor.

From Railfan to Conductor

Sep 18, 2018 | Warren Schlote | Community

Journalist Warren Schlote considers himself a railfan. Here’s how he parlayed his love of trains and railways into a stint as a real-life conductor.

Yellow morel ~ Morchella esculenta. Photo by Robert McCaw.

The Meaning of Mushrooms

Sep 18, 2018 | Don Scallen | Food

The Fungus Among Us: The astonishing web of life beneath our feet.

Ruth Maude - Have You Ever Seen Such a Perfect Day? -16" x 16" encaustic

True Colours: Headwaters Arts

Sep 18, 2018 | In The Hills | Arts

A taste of what to expect from the 54 exceptional artists from across Headwaters and beyond.

A scene from the Metropolitan Opera’s production of Carmen. Photo courtesy Metropolitan Opera.

Opera 101

Sep 18, 2018 | Gail Grant | Arts

Opera singing is a taxing physical feat, requiring a strong diaphragm, great lung power and breath control, and healthy vocal cords.

The Regulars

Sep 18, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins | Community

It’s a weekend morning ritual all over the hills — friends meeting friends at their local café. At Gabe’s in Caledon East, the usual crowd convenes.

Out & About

Sep 18, 2018 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

Behind the pages: Many of our contributors are otherwise actively engaged in the life of community.

This Is Venice 2017 40" x 40" • Acrylic on canvas ~ by Emilia Perri

Emilia Perri

Sep 18, 2018 | In The Hills | Artist in Residence

Emilia Perri’s latest works evolved from a recent 375-kilometre canoe adventure on the Yukon River – a trip made possible by the Reed T. Cooper Visual Arts Award she received in 2016.

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