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Summer 2009

Big Weather

Jun 18, 2009 | Michele Green | Environment

Hold on to your hats! The weather, she-is-a-changing. Global warming is exacerbating Canada’s gloriously variable weather, adding a growing current of concern to our favourite topic of conversation. It’s been more than two decades since the “big tornado” hit these hills in 1985, but in recent years the incidence of smaller tornadoes, high winds and violent storms has escalated.

Shadowland: Mental Illness in Dufferin County

Jun 18, 2009 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

Mental illness is a lonely, often hidden disease – all the more so in Dufferin County where services are fractured and funding is, abysmally, the lowest in the province.

Makers in Wood

Jun 18, 2009 | Signe Ball | Arts

The Made of Wood Show will showcase a juried exhibition and sale of one-of-a-kind creations by some two dozen carvers, cabinetmakers, wood turners and whittlers.

My First Time Fly Fishing

Jun 18, 2009 | Tim Shuff | Leisure

Because I love the outdoors, I always thought fishing would be the perfect sport for me.

My First Time Horseback Riding

Jun 18, 2009 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

As Johnny nuzzled and pestered for treats, I soon discovered horses aren’t so different from the love-sponge golden retrievers I had at home.

My First Time on a Solo Motorbike Tour

Jun 18, 2009 | Lynette Wallace | Leisure

I had obtained my motorcycle licence the year before, when I turned 50, and I was so confident I was ready for the solo adventure I decided to take the scenic route through the U.S.

Soaring Skyward

Jun 18, 2009 | Don Scallen | Environment

Once gleefully slaughtered as “bloodthirsty villains,” hawks have reclaimed their status as lords of the sky.

Dark skies

Jun 18, 2009 | Signe Ball | Back Issues | Departments | Editor’s Desk | In Every Issue

You will find some sunny moments in this issue, especially in the lighthearted accounts by three of our writers about their first attempts at trying something new.

Letters – Our readers write: Summer 2009

Jun 18, 2009 | In The Hills | Back Issues | Departments | Letters, Our Readers Write

Letters published in the Summer 2009 edition of In The Hills magazine.

Mitigation, Termination and Osculation

Jun 18, 2009 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Environment

Dandelions, porcupettes and wake-up calls. Miscellany from Douglas G. Pearce’s Countryside Digest.

S.J. Pringle

Jun 18, 2009 | Signe Ball | Artist in Residence | Back Issues | Departments | In Every Issue

In her public studio at Dragonfly Arts on Broadway in Orangeville, Ontario, Jill takes portrait commissions; capturing moments in loved-one’s lives to keep… and the evocative details that make them most memorable.

Caledon Flavour, International Flair: The Millcroft Inn

Jun 18, 2009 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

I thought it was normal to pick your dinner from the garden.