Volume 21 Number 4
Local Heroes 2014Nov 17, 2014 | | Local Heroes
Helen Keller wrote, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” If there’s a theme to this year’s Local Heroes, it’s the act of reaching out.
Scotiabank Team Community ProgramNov 17, 2014 | | Local Heroes
If you’ve ever dreamed of making off with all the money at the bank, these people are for you. They’ve got the perfect cover too – it’s an inside job.
Laura Jotham and WatsonNov 17, 2014 | | Local Heroes
It’s Watson’s day off. He is so happy to greet visitors that his exuberant wagging sweeps everything off a shelf by the front door – before he leans in hard for a cuddle with the newcomer.
Harvey SelfNov 17, 2014 | | Local Heroes
Reverend Harvey Self is a warm, upbeat man with an intense gaze and finely tuned listening skills. As minister of Tweedsmuir Memorial Presbyterian Church in Orangeville, he employs these traits – and more – to deliver what he calls a “ministry of the present.”
Ted ForrestNov 17, 2014 | | Local Heroes
Nothing is more calming for the soul than the feeling of the sun on your face and the sights, sounds and smells of a trip along a trail.
Bob BurnsideNov 17, 2014 | | Local Heroes
Bob Burnside says, “I’m always optimistic. I always think the next person I meet will be my best friend; I always think the deal will go well.”
Headwaters Human Library BooksNov 17, 2014 | | Local Heroes
For people who serve as “books” in the Headwaters Human Library, the courage to talk openly about the differences among us is second nature.
Chricket YuleNov 17, 2014 | | Local Heroes
Nineteen years ago, Erin resident Chricket Yule didn’t exactly set out to create a long-term recreational program for kids with special needs, let alone one that has galvanized her community and sparked lifelong friendships.
The Once and Future Great Lakes CountryNov 17, 2014 | | Environment
History from the Ground Up
Catherine GildinerNov 17, 2014 | | Arts
She’s 21 and it’s the late 1960s, so…swallow a groovy green pill, write an hallucinatory essay on Milton’s Paradise Lost and get into Oxford.
Millpond Hockey at the Alton MillNov 17, 2014 | | Leisure
What could be more Canadian than lacing up to play on the pond?
The Year in Books: 2014Nov 17, 2014 | | Back Issues
On this literary landscape, serious nonfiction works are neighbours with lighthearted children’s fare; heartfelt memoirs rub shoulders with gardening lore.