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Summer 2015

Volume 22 Number 2

The Postman

Sep 11, 2015 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

I shared a party line with Kenny for 20 years. It was a forerunner to the Internet chat room and I found it essential for staying abreast of current affairs.

Childhood of a Galactic Metropolis: NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon.

Places to Grow turns 10

Jun 16, 2015 | Jeff Rollings | Environment

The Growth Plan was an attempt to rein in the low-density sprawl that was a signature of development in the 1980s and 1990s.

Housing developments push hard against farmland at the south end of Headwaters. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

10 Years of the Greenbelt

Jun 16, 2015 | Tim Shuff | Environment

Ontario launched the Greenbelt Plan’s 10-year review, which is taking place concurrently with reviews of the Niagara Escarpment Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan & Places to Grow.

Finding Balance in Caledon: The Urban/Rural Divide

Jun 16, 2015 | Nicola Ross | Environment

In less than two decades Caledon’s population will be 75 per cent urban. Can its countryside values survive the shift?

Belfountain / Forks Park Loop Hike. Click to see larger map.

Caledon Hikes

Jun 16, 2015 | Nicola Ross | Leisure

Nicola Ross shows readers how to navigate local Caledon trails, including the Bruce Trail and the Trans Canada Trail, without having to backtrack or arrange to leave a car at a hike’s endpoint.

Ellen Cameron, Sunday Brunch (photography).

Countdown to Pan Am

Jun 16, 2015 | Cecily Ross | Leisure

From July 10 to 26, the quiet backroads and rolling fields of Caledon and Mono will welcome an invasion of competitors and spectators.

Nellie and Winston, by Jane Fellowes.

Nellie and Winston

Jun 16, 2015 | Paul Aird | Arts

Nellie and Winston remind us that even the most humble of these magnificent creatures deserve a place in our hearts.

Get the Kids Outside!

Jun 16, 2015 | Tralee Pearce | Leisure

The Nature Fix: 12 ways to get the kids outside this summer and unleash your own inner kid.

Adult female tick

Tick Talk

Jun 16, 2015 | Tralee Pearce | Back Issues

Lyme disease was once all but unknown in Ontario. But as the offending ticks migrate north, health agencies warn it’s just a matter of time before Headwaters feels their bite.

A different perspective on this place we call home

Jun 16, 2015 | Signe Ball | Back Issues | Departments | Editor’s Desk | In Every Issue

For most of us “home” is a mythical place – constructed from a collective idea of who we are and how we live. It can be a very comfortable place and well worth celebrating.

Male bobolink, long a familiar sight in southern Ontario farm fields, these grassland birds are disappearing. Photo by Robert McCaw.

Letters – Our readers write: Summer 2015

Jun 16, 2015 | Our Readers | Departments

Letters published in the Summer 2015 edition of In The Hills magazine.

R U Receiving, 13" long

Shawn Murenbeeld

Jun 16, 2015 | Signe Ball | Departments

In his spare time, artist Shawn Murenbeeld hunts for artifacts of contemporary life – remaking them into whimsical sculptures (the one at left is titled, “R U Receiving?”)

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