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Spring 2010

Volume 17 Number 1

The Greenbelt: Letting the Belt out a Notch or Two

Mar 21, 2010 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

Should the Greenbelt be expanded? The central purpose of the plan is to protect farmland and environmentally sensitive land on the urban fringe.

Agriculture in the Greenbelt

Mar 21, 2010 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

In recent years farmers have been subjected to a plethora of regulations related to environmental protection and food safety. Has the pendulum swung too far?

Our Own Eggs: Backyard Chickens

Mar 21, 2010 | Monica Duncan | Back Issues

In a bid to become somewhat more self-sufficient, my husband and I recently decided to try keeping our own chickens for egg production.

Bethell House: A tranquil home away from home

Mar 21, 2010 | Iain Richmond | Back Issues

Bethell House not only offers a tranquil setting for those at the end of life and their families, but it is a remarkable cross-community effort that truly proves the adage that it takes a village.

The delicate feathers of the egret were once eagerly sought by the millinery trade, a fad that led the birds to near extinction. Photo by Robert McCaw.

Herons and Co.

Mar 21, 2010 | Don Scallen | Back Issues

Herons and egrets wading in local wetlands or silhouetted against blue skies, excite people whenever they are seen. They speak to us of grace, elegance and regal bearing. We would do well to listen to what they have to say.

Bundle of Joy?

Mar 21, 2010 | Laura LaRocca | Back Issues

Babies arrive trailing clouds of happy expectations. But often those first few months can be anything but a joyful experience. Fortunately, this region is rich in programs to help mothers cope.

Peter Pan - Flora conch scene. Photo courtesy of Theatre Orangeville.

The Enchantment of Young Thespians

Mar 21, 2010 | Michele Green | Back Issues

Each year Jane Ohland Cameron writes and directs and new play for aspiring young actors at Theatre Orangeville.

Changes at In The Hills

Mar 21, 2010 | Signe Ball | Back Issues

A new web site, a sister site devoted to Kids and our pick of the best things to do in the hills.

Letters – Our readers write: Spring 2010

Mar 21, 2010 | In The Hills | Back Issues

Letters published in the Spring 2010 edition of In The Hills magazine.

Beer, Beans, Banks and Brands

Mar 21, 2010 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues

Beer diets, beans diets, Icelandic banks (on a crash diet?), pets, paws and small farm producers. Miscellany from Douglas G. Pearce’s Countryside Digest.

Jim Stewart ~ Stretch, 2010, 26" x 32" oil on canvas

Jim Stewart

Mar 21, 2010 | Signe Ball | Artist in Residence

Caledon artist Jim Stewart has been creating figurative and abstract paintings since the early 1970s.

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Our favourite picks for spring 2010

Mar 21, 2010 | In The Hills | Back Issues

Our own highly selective “picks” of just some of the things that make life such a distinctive pleasure here in the hills.

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