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Country Living 101

A Permit Primer

Jun 14, 2024 | Tony Reynolds

So, you want to build an addition on your country property? Be prepared to become an expert in zoning and building permits – as well as the needs of your local conservation authority.

A Watch on the Wild Side

Mar 16, 2024 | Anthony Jenkins

A trail cam – or several – is an ideal way to delight in the diverse wildlife that visits your country property.

Winter Preparedness for Rural Homes

Nov 27, 2023 | Alison McGill

How to prep your home, car – and psyche – for winter storm season and its inevitable hydro outages.

Goodnight Trees, Goodnight Garden

Sep 8, 2023 | Tralee Pearce

The latest thinking in garden and lawn cleanup is all about doing a little less – which in turn does a lot more for pollinators, birds and your soil.

Compost Confidential

Jun 16, 2023 | Alison McGill

The art and science of breaking down kitchen and yard waste to create your own blend of nutrient-rich natural fertilizer.

Tree Talk

Mar 20, 2023 | Emily Dickson

No matter what your goal – adding shade and beauty to your property, attracting wildlife or fighting climate change – planting more trees is a good idea.

Feed the Birds

Nov 20, 2022 | Alison McGill

Looking to bring colour and joy to those grey winter days? Setting up a feeder for our fine feathered friends is a mutually beneficial move.

Striking a Cord

Sep 20, 2022 | Alison McGill

Everything you need to know about what type of wood to burn, and how to source, store and stack it all.

Water Works

Jun 24, 2022 | Alison McGill | Back Issues

Rural life means getting your water from a well. But do you know how your system operates and how to keep it healthy?

Happy Returns: Rural Tax Credits

Mar 29, 2022 | Alison McGill

As a country property owner you may be eligible to apply for one of three Ontario tax savings programs – and start your journey as a steward of the landscape.