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Autumn 2018

Volume 25 Number 3

Confessions of a Railfan

Sep 19, 2018 | Brandon Muir

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

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

These transformers smash enemies of the ecosphere to fertilizer.

Will the Credit Valley Explorer Return?

Sep 18, 2018 | Warren Schlote

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.

What is a Railfan?

Sep 18, 2018 | Warren Schlote

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

From Railfan to Conductor

Sep 18, 2018 | Warren Schlote

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.

The Meaning of Mushrooms

Sep 18, 2018 | Don Scallen

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

True Colours: Headwaters Arts

Sep 18, 2018 | In The Hills

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

Opera 101

Sep 18, 2018 | Gail Grant

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

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

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

Emilia Perri

Sep 18, 2018 | In The Hills

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.