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Summer 2008

Volume 15 Number 2

Volunteers (from left) Misha Dubbeld, Liz Knowles, Ann Davidson, Lynn Sinclair-Smith and Rebecca Muyal sort through donations for the annual spring plant sale – as Bruce McMoose looks on. The fundraiser brought in more than $3,ooo this year. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Healing Gardens

Jun 20, 2008 | Michele Green | Leisure

A group of extraordinary gardeners have created a natural balm for Headwaters patients.

The Heart of the Matter

Jun 20, 2008 | Signe Ball | Back Issues

As David Nairn launches his tenth season as artistic director of Theatre Orangeville, he reflects on the changes the years have wrought.

Local Farm, to Local Food, to Local Fuel

Jun 20, 2008 | Tim Shuff | Back Issues

The Everpure Biodiesel Co-op aims to put the ‘bio’ back in biofuels.

Bad Night on Caledon Mountain

Jun 20, 2008 | Ken Weber | Back Issues

On a cold, dark November night in 1941, just when the war news from Europe was bleaker than ever, a fatal plane crash in Caledon Township showed that even training for war was perilous.

Heads Up! The Hills of Headwaters Stable Tour

Jun 20, 2008 | Monica Duncan | Back Issues

The Hills of Headwaters Stable Tour will “open the barn doors” to the public for an up-close and personal peek at the region’s horse industry.

Loggerhead shrike eggs. Photo by Robert McCaw.

Raising Cain

Jun 20, 2008 | Tony Maxwell | Back Issues

The provincial growth plans have focussed on the cities but “there’s been nothing about the spaces in between,” he says. “If we want farming to be an integral part of the GTA, the province has to turn its attention to the next step, which is creating a viable protected countryside economy.”

A big brown bat snoozes head down on the trunk of a tree. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Dancing in the Dark

Jun 20, 2008 | Don Scallen | Environment

From dusk until dawn, our local bats perform an aerial ballet, devouring millions of flying insects.

Landowners vs. the Birds

Jun 20, 2008 | Signe Ball | Back Issues | Departments | Editor’s Desk | In Every Issue

Many of the landowners were keen to do the right thing by the environment, and just wanted some advice and co-operation in the process.

Letters – Our readers write: Summer 2008

Jun 20, 2008 | In The Hills | Back Issues | Departments | Letters, Our Readers Write

More people in a limited space has the potential for all kinds of problems – social, economic, political and psychological. We cannot continue to pave over agricultural land.

Capitalists, Millionaires and Worldly Pleasures

Jun 20, 2008 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Environment

A British study suggests that for every minute you walk, you live about three minutes longer. You’re not using time, you’re generating time.

Randi Lockhart ~ TheTourist

Randi Lockhart

Jun 20, 2008 | Signe Ball | Artist in Residence | Arts | Back Issues | Departments | In Every Issue

My paintings remind me of the thinness of time and the passing of the seasons.

John Christie and Andrew Kohnen hoist some two-fours fresh from the brewery’s shiny new canning machine. Photo by Pete Paterson.

More of a Good Thing: Hockley Valley Brewing Company

Jun 20, 2008 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues | Departments | Farming | Homegrown in the Hills

With its recent move to Orangeville, Hockley Valley Brewing Company has quadrupled production of its award-winning beer.

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