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Will the Credit Valley Explorer Return?

Sep 18, 2018 | Warren Schlote

As a new operator steers onto the Orangeville-Brampton Railway, staff, passengers and railfans reflect on the past and the future of trains in our region.

On the final run of the Cando Rail Services locomotive on June 29, the train pauses in Streetsville where engineer Steve Bradley and conductor Steve Thomas reminisce with railfans and allow them to take photos to mark the occasion. Photo by Warren Schlote.

What is a Railfan?

Sep 18, 2018 | Warren Schlote

Meet the railfans, train lovers who track everything from locomotive makes and models to the schedules and freight loads of their favourite railways.

Journalist Warren Schlote considers himself a railfan. Here’s how he parlayed his love of trains and railways into a stint as a real-life conductor.

From Railfan to Conductor

Sep 18, 2018 | Warren Schlote

Journalist Warren Schlote considers himself a railfan. Here’s how he parlayed his love of trains and railways into a stint as a real-life conductor.

The Regulars

Sep 18, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins

It’s a weekend morning ritual all over the hills — friends meeting friends at their local café. At Gabe’s in Caledon East, the usual crowd convenes.

Out & About

Sep 18, 2018 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

Behind the pages: Many of our contributors are otherwise actively engaged in the life of community.

Field Notes for Autumn 2018

Sep 18, 2018 | Janice Quirt | Field Notes

What to see, do, try this fall.

Mary Rose (left) and Darla Fraser are two driving forces behind the effort to make Orangeville a welcome place for seniors. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

The WHO and Local Seniors

Sep 18, 2018 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

Orangeville residents and planners looking to serve an aging population are finding age-friendly inspiration in the World Health Organization.

As a child, Ingrid Sander fled the Allied bombing of Berlin, then she and her family walked 200 kilometres back home. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Ingrid Sander

Sep 18, 2018 | Gail Grant | Over the Next Hill

As a child, Ingrid Sander fled the Allied bombing of Berlin, then she and her family walked 200 kilometres back home.

Tina Daalderop leads a recent pole-walking hike. Poles help with balance, contribute to a full-body workout and can be useful aids in tricky situations. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Nordic Pole Walking

Sep 18, 2018 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Walking with poles: the fashionable walking stick morphs into essential hiking gear.

Grad Night

Sep 18, 2018 | Bethany Lee | Headwaters Nest

How did a decade and a third slip by so quickly? My mom had been right: “Long days, short years.”

Georgian on their Minds

Sep 18, 2018 | Tralee Pearce | At Home in the Hills

A passion for restoration has filled this Melville couple’s hearts and spare time for more than two decades.

On the cold day Filipe Masetti Leite arrived on Pablo Picasso in Ushuaia at the tip of South America, he wrapped himself in a Canadian flag sent to him by Orangeville mayor Rob Adams. Photo by Barbara Nettleton.

Filipe Leite’s Incredible Journey

Jun 19, 2018 | Pam Purves

Filipe Leite’s extraordinary ride from Calgary to Tierra del Fuego was an undertaking he had dreamed of since he was a student in Bolton.

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