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Autumn 2008

Volume 15 Number 3

Locking Gas Cap

Over a Barrel

Sep 15, 2008 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

How high oil prices are affecting life In The Hills.

Vertical loop systems are used in situations where limited open ground is available.

Geothermal. Earth Energy.

Sep 15, 2008 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

CLEAN, RENEWABLE AND FREE. Call it what you like, with the support of large grants and rebates for installation, Headwaters residents are pulling heat from the ground.

Chernov installed this heater at Caledon’s Whole Village two years ago: “We’ve been surprised at how little wood it burns. It all also heats more than we expected.” Photos Courtesy Alex Chernov / Stovemaster.

Soul of the Home

Sep 15, 2008 | Jeff Rollings | Environment

In Finland, masonry heaters are known as “heart of the home,” and in Russia it’s “soul of the home,” reflecting the importance they have in people’s lives.

Jeremy and Jordan Grant on site just one month ago: phase two required three times as much structural restoration as they first anticipated. Photo by Pete Paterson.

The Alton Mill: New Life for an Old Mill

Sep 15, 2008 | Tony Reynolds | Back Issues

It has been a long and costly labour of love, but Jeremy and Jordan Grant are set to unveil their landmark restoration of the Alton Mill.

Naomi Dyon ~ Feathered hat

Art by the country mile

Sep 15, 2008 | Michele Green | Back Issues

The Hills of Erin Studio Tour has grown more sophisticated over the past 20 years, but it’s still the perfect excuse for a casual drive in the fall countryside.

Andrea Trace The Fault Line Series, Two acrylic on masonite, 24" x 16"

Autumn Colours: Headwaters Arts Festival 2008

Sep 15, 2008 | In The Hills | Back Issues

The juried show features more than 2oo works by 4o of the region’s finest artists!

Stanton School : This photo of the school was taken before Bill and Irene Knisley began the renovations that would turn it into their retirement home. The original school was built in 1868 and the second room at the back in the 1880s. Photo courtesy of Irene Knisley.

Home and School

Sep 15, 2008 | Susan Greer | Back Issues

The sound of children’s laughter still echoes up the hillside at SS#1 Stanton, attended by four generations of the writer’s family, including the school’s current occupants who have made it their home.

On the Buses

Sep 15, 2008 | Iain Richmond | Back Issues

The school bus industry is going global, but the safety of our children still depends on the steel nerves and good sense of the local drivers.

School Bus Confidential

Sep 15, 2008 | Jesse Rivers | Back Issues

A memoir by Jesse Rivers. Every day was marked by two hours and twenty minutes of terror that one of these untamed big kids might move forward, as they did on occasion, to terrorize the cowering young.

Teacher Jamie Richards takes Chelsea and Shannon on a tour of the school greenhouse where his geography students grow some of the vegetables the students use as ingredients in the culinary creations they then sell to the student lunch crowd.

Cook it and they will learn

Sep 15, 2008 | Tim Shuff | Back Issues

The culinary arts program at ODSS has found a way to kids’ hearts and minds through their stomachs.

The Grave Robber

Sep 15, 2008 | Jayne Self | Arts

Being as Jessie found herself so close to the gates of hell at the moment, she felt reluctant to lie.

Creemore Rocks the Mocks

Sep 15, 2008 | Cecily Ross | Back Issues

An amateur film festival of five-minute mock documentaries comes complete with secret scripts, product placements, corporate sponsorships, even a gala awards presentation of the coveted “Mocksie” statuettes.

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