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Spring 2012

Volume 18 Number 1

Spring at Lilactree Farm

Mar 23, 2012 | Brian Bixley | Leisure

An allée of ‘Profusion’ crabapples at Lilactree Farm in Mulmur.

Canoe North Adventures

Mar 23, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Leisure

Taylor Pace, Al Pace and Lin Ward of Hockley Valley operate Canoe North Adventures and have led 90 expeditions on 21 rivers in the NWT, Yukon and Nunavut.

Cory Trépanier’s Big Northern Dream

Mar 23, 2012 | Nicola Ross | Arts

“I can’t deny the thrill of knowing that I may be the first person ever to paint this view.”

Spring’s Croaking Chorus

Mar 23, 2012 | Don Scallen | Environment

Ten species of frogs and toads share our landscape, a rich assemblage of hopping amphibians for such a northerly clime.

Beauty in the Beast

Mar 23, 2012 | Signe Ball | Back Issues

A peaceable kingdom – Beauty in the Beast is an extraordinary exhibition of animals in art and objects at the Dufferin County Museum & Archives.

Dufferin Eco-Energy Park

Mar 23, 2012 | Jeff Rollings | Environment

While landfill raised concerns about what was seeping into our ground and water, gasification raises concerns about what is seeping into our air.

The Circle Game

Mar 22, 2012 | James Jackson | Back Issues

Peel’s first roundabout at Dixie Road and Olde Baseline Road puts Caledon drivers on the merry-go-round.

Welcome home, Dan Needles

Mar 22, 2012 | Signe Ball | Back Issues

Playwright Dan Needles created Walt Wingfield, a feckless ex-urbanite who champions the spirit of rural life and keeps the audience rolling ruefully in theatre aisles.

Libertarians, populists and procrastinators

Mar 22, 2012 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Environment

Hot rocks, put it off, a passing thought, war flags and Holy typo! Miscellany from Douglas G. Pearce’s Countryside Digest.

Tara Imerson

Mar 22, 2012 | Signe Ball | Artist in Residence | Arts | Back Issues | Departments | In Every Issue

Tara creates watercolour depictions of old buildings, vintage automobiles and everyday objects in still life.

A Sense of Place

Mar 22, 2012 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

I bought my own farm, married a farm girl from the next township, and settled down to a view of Georgian Bay and the life of a hunter-gatherer, or “freelancer,” to use the ancient Ojibway term.

Our favourite picks for spring 2012

Mar 22, 2012 | In The Hills | Back Issues | Community | Departments | In Every Issue | Must Do

A highly selective guide to the picks of the spring season in the Hills of Headwaters.