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Winter 2015

Volume 22 Number 4

Local Heroes 2015

Nov 25, 2015 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

They inspire the best in us, and for their work we can all be thankful.

Ingrid Sproxton

Ingrid Sproxton

Nov 25, 2015 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

Ingrid is a lifelong learner who went back to school part time to earn a business degree at age 50.

Colleen Darrell a trailblazing volunteer. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Colleen Darrell

Nov 25, 2015 | Nicola Ross | Local Heroes

For Colleen, volunteering with the Caledon Hills Bruce Trail Club seemed like a natural choice.

Mary Rose, Dufferin’s Irish Rose. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Mary Rose

Nov 25, 2015 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

“I hesitate to say I did anything. It has to be all of council working together.”

Jim Lorriman... call him a craftsman. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Jim Lorriman

Nov 25, 2015 | Jeff Rollings | Local Heroes

The single most important thing I wish to accomplish – is to encourage artists and craftspeople to preserve their craft by making videos spelling out the intricacies of their talent.

Lynn Sinclair-Smith tends the Friendship Gardens. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Lynn Sinclair-Smith

Nov 25, 2015 | Tralee Pearce | Local Heroes

Lynn is the organizing and fundraising brains behind the Friendship Gardens, the vast network of trees, shrubs and flowers that grace the hospital grounds.

Mel Stevens mentoring young people. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Mel Stevens

Nov 25, 2015 | Tralee Pearce | Local Heroes

But Mel deflects all recognition for these successes. “The credit goes to God,” he says.

Kate O’Hara is guided by her it-takes-a-village philosophy. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Kate O’Hara

Nov 25, 2015 | Tralee Pearce | Local Heroes

I consider myself a facilitator. Maybe it’s the teacher in me.

Fantastic Cities: The book has sold more than a quarter million copies worldwide since August.

Fantastic Cities: The Fine Art of Colouring Books for Adults

Nov 25, 2015 | Liz Beatty | Back Issues

Drawing prolifically and with no limitations, McDonald delved deeply into his fascination with big-perspective, architectural subjects.

The Year in Books: 2015

Nov 25, 2015 | Tracey Fockler | Back Issues

Whatever your interests, it’s the perfect season to stock your library, with a range of fascinating books by writers in the hills.

Snow Before Morning: A Short Story by Dan Needles, Illustration By Bill Slavin.

Snow Before Morning

Nov 25, 2015 | Dan Needles | Back Issues

All Lorne had to do was sit in a rocking chair with a Bible on his lap as scenes from his life unfolded around him.

When he was 14, Holland’s parents installed a shooting area in a corner of the basement, complete with hockey boards and Plexiglas to protect the walls, and simulated ice on the floor. They even hired an artist to draw a crowd of The Simpsons characters, along with a few familiar hockey faces, who watched their son shoot. Photo by James Jackson.

Peter Holland’s Hockey Homecoming

Nov 25, 2015 | James Jackson | Back Issues

Scoring with the Leafs. A Caledon boy’s hockey dream comes true.

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