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How the opioid crisis has hit Headwaters.Illustration by Ruth Ann Pearce.

How the Opioid Crisis Has Hit Headwaters

Sep 16, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Community

It’s not just a big city problem. Here’s how local communities are trying to stem the flow of pain pills.


Airbnb and Other Home-sharing Companies Have Landed in Headwaters

Sep 16, 2017 | Janice Quirt | Community

Here’s how to find the log cabin, country estate or yurt of your dreams – for at least one night.

Steps from this quiet log cabin you’ll find waterfalls and hiking trails. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

So You Want to Be a Home-share Host?

Sep 16, 2017 | Janice Quirt | Community

If guests find a property sub-standard, they rarely keep their disappointment to themselves. Negative online reviews can scupper your business for weeks and months to come.

Overall, the positive outweighs the negative. There is a sense of pride and optimism, even excitement, about the future in the now not-so-little town whose motto is, “A people place, a change of pace.” Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Shelburne: A Town in Transition

Sep 16, 2017 | Jeff Rollings | Community

According to Statistics Canada, Shelburne is Ontario’s fastest-growing town – and for residents old and new, that’s mostly a good thing.

The 23rd Annual Taste of Autumn Gala at Hockley Valley Resort on Saturday, October 21. For an idea of what the five-course extravaganza will offer, consider last’s year’s menu which included whole roasted beef tenderloin and Headwaters squash fritters. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Our Favourite Picks for Autumn 2017

Sep 16, 2017 | In The Hills | Must Do

A highly selective guide to the picks of the season.

Signs the Bubble May Burst

Sep 16, 2017 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

“Painted barns are a symptom of an overheated economy, just like the whiz kids driving around downtown Toronto in a BMW with two payments made on it.”

First Concert

Sep 16, 2017 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

The lights and lasers came on, igniting our optic nerves and setting our brains on fire.

At Caledon’s bright and airy Abbeyfield House in Caledon East, residents gather for communal meals prepared by the live-in house manager. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Your Next Move

Sep 16, 2017 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

Graduated communities that enable you to stay in your home area as capabilities diminish have obvious advantages.

Russ Brown, 99, planted a healthy crop of tomatoes this year. The Bugs Bunny sign designating “Farmer Brown’s Tomato Patch” was made by his friend Bob Pillar. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Russ Brown

Sep 16, 2017 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

This past summer, with minimal assistance and working from a low chair, Russ created a flourishing tomato garden at Abbeyfield, turning over the sod, removing rocks and adding peat, fertilizer and wire cages for the plants.

In the uninhibited riot of colour and texture of the dining room, guests can’t help but leave any stuffiness at the door. Photo by Pam Purves.

The Mad Hatter’s Country Home

Sep 16, 2017 | Pam Purves | At Home in the Hills

Ron and Glenn are interior designers by trade – and they’re adventurous. One suspects Alice and the Mad Hatter would feel quite at home here.

6 Things We Learned from Terry O’Reilly

Jun 29, 2017 | Janice Quirt | In The Hills Presents

Our hour with Terry O’Reilly whizzed by and here are six of his key messages about marketing for small businesses.

Farmers’ Markets: It’s Saturday Morning

Jun 21, 2017 | Anthony Jenkins | Farming

They come rain or shine, May through October, to mingle with friends and neighbours.

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