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Winter 2016

Volume 23 Number 4

Our 2016 Heroes

Local Heroes 2016

Nov 22, 2016 | In The Hills | Back Issues

Our annual salute to folks who make a difference in the hills.

Donna Davies, historian with attitude. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Donna Davies

Nov 22, 2016 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

Historian with attitude

Beth Hunt and David McCracken, fine food and laughter. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Beth Hunt and David McCracken

Nov 22, 2016 | Tralee Pearce | Back Issues

Fine food and laughter

Tess Routliffe, comeback kid. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Tess Routliffe

Nov 22, 2016 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

Comeback kid

Phil Dewar, cookin' up community. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Phil Dewar

Nov 22, 2016 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

Cookin’ up community

Liz Armstrong, climate activist. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Liz Armstrong

Nov 22, 2016 | In The Hills | Back Issues

Climate activist

Barrie Shepley, high-performance brain. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Barrie Shepley

Nov 22, 2016 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

High-performance brain

Janet Horner, the doer. Photo by Pete Paterson. Janet Horner, the doer. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Janet Horner

Nov 22, 2016 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

The doer

Debra Moore, cancer warrior on horseback. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Debra Moore

Nov 22, 2016 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

Cancer warrior on horseback

“YOU” Come Together

Nov 22, 2016 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

“YOU” and likely all of us are 2016 Local Heroes

Duha Al Hariri arrived with her parents and two siblings in Orangeville via a refugee camp in Jordan this past summer. A year earlier, a bomb hit her Syrian village, killing her four-year-old brother, Basil. Duha and her brothers, Laith, 2, and Mamdouh, 11, are settling well into the area and the future is looking bright for the nine-year-old. Photo by James MacDonald.

Syrian Refugees in Headwaters

Nov 22, 2016 | Liz Beatty | Back Issues

Each Syrian refugee settling in the hills arrives with hope for a safer life. Here we meet some of them, along with the locals who are lending hands – and hearts.

It was a long plod for a pair of porcupines. Photo by Robert McCaw.

Tracking 101

Nov 22, 2016 | Don Scallen | Back Issues

It’s not just the tracks, but the story they tell.

Broken Balloons by Gail Prussky

The Year in Books: 2016

Nov 22, 2016 | Tracey Fockler | Back Issues

Our annual review of new books by local authors and illustrators.

Laura and Xel after the ceremony. Photos by Anna Wiesen.

A Wedding in Winter White

Nov 22, 2016 | Tralee Pearce | Back Issues

A snowy forest, hearty food, pretty sweets and warmth to spare.

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