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Winter 2011

Volume 18 Number 4

The Florence Nightingale of Newfoundland

Nov 21, 2011 | Michele Green | Back Issues

Nurse Myra Bennett travelled by foot, horse, dogsled and boat, she provided isolated communities with their only source of medical assistance.

The Year in Music: 2011

Nov 21, 2011 | Lisa Watson | Back Issues

Here are the highlights from this year’s local music scene. Listen up!

Spirit of Christmas

Nov 21, 2011 | John Denison | Arts

Mr. Hearn shook his head. All of this made about as much sense as a trout in a rain barrel. “What are you kids doing out here anyway?”

Letters – Our readers write: Winter 2011

Nov 21, 2011 | In The Hills | Letters, Our Readers Write

Letters published in the WINTER 2011 edition of In The Hills magazine.


Nov 21, 2011 | Signe Ball | Back Issues | Editor’s Desk | In Every Issue

It has become a bit of a tradition to dedicate much of our winter issue to the remarkable people whose optimistic spirits and hard work make this community a better place to live.

Motor cars, canines and capitalism

Nov 21, 2011 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Environment

In a move reminiscent of the infamous family-planning measures introduced in 1976, residents of Shanghai are only allowed one dog per household.

Susan Mein

Nov 21, 2011 | Signe Ball | Artist in Residence

A self-taught artist who began painting at an early age, Susan’s slightly naïve style adds extra charm to her nostalgic interpretations of rural life, which include scenes from here in the hills.

Must Do

Nov 21, 2011 | In The Hills | Back Issues | Community | Departments | In Every Issue | Must Do

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

The Food of Love

Nov 21, 2011 | Nicola Ross | Homegrown in the Hills

Bridgitte says chocolate is also great brain food. It can shift your consciousness, making you feel better. “But,” she warns, “brain-activating chemicals are very heat sensitive.”

Powering Down

Nov 21, 2011 | Bethany Lee | Back Issues | Community | Departments | Headwaters Nest | In Every Issue

Blankets are shared and campfire conviviality fills the room. Winter campout is on – indoors!

Show Us the Money!

Nov 21, 2011 | Ken Weber | Historic Hills

There were new markets, an expansion in available goods, new opportunities and, above all, a new lifestyle: people here had become connected to the outside world.

Off-trail on Snowshoes

Nov 21, 2011 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

We’d warmed up with a short hike down to a kettle lake covered in untrodden snow. We couldn’t resist the temptation to make tracks, so we crossed the lake enjoying the silence and the warm sunshine.

In The Hills

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