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Terra Cotta Conservation Area

Jun 18, 2009 | Linda McLaren | Back Issues | Departments | Headwaters Sketchbook | Summer 2009

Waterlilies and dragonflies on a summer morning at Terra Cotta Conservation Area.

Day of Reckoning: Caledon’s Rockfort Quarry

Mar 21, 2009 | Nicola Ross | Back Issues

Like oil, aggregate has become essential to modern life. But how much are we willing to sacrifice to get it? As the decade-long dispute over Caledon’s Rockfort quarry finally heads to the OMB, we’re about to find out.

Canada Warbler. Photo by Robert McCaw.

Warblers: A Storm of Angels

Mar 21, 2009 | Don Scallen | Back Issues | Spring 2009

In Headwaters country eighteen species of warblers flourish among the trees of the Niagara Escarpment and the Oak Ridges Moraine.

Morphine, acid, grass and vanilla bean lows

Mar 21, 2009 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Spring 2009

Poppy Culture Medical morphine production is “a much more reasonable and practicable alternative to the attempted destruction of the poppy fields – an effort that wouldn’t succeed for long, in any case. Using the poppies for the production of morphine would not only meet a worthy medical need, but would also continue to provide the…

Boyne Valley Park

Mar 21, 2009 | Linda McLaren | Back Issues | Departments | Headwaters Sketchbook | Spring 2009

And with spring come the ducks!

Innovative orangutans, Otzi the Iceman and snotty children

Nov 18, 2008 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Winter 2008

If you want to avoid catching a cold, keep your nose warm, wash your hands a lot and stay away from children.

Wild Minks

Nov 18, 2008 | Linda McLaren | Back Issues | Departments | Headwaters Sketchbook | Winter 2008

A mink can swim 30 meters underwater, dive to five meters, curl up with a clear conscience to sleep in a muskrat den after having murdered all the occupants.

Locking Gas Cap

Over a Barrel

Sep 15, 2008 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

How high oil prices are affecting life In The Hills.

Vertical loop systems are used in situations where limited open ground is available.

Geothermal. Earth Energy.

Sep 15, 2008 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

CLEAN, RENEWABLE AND FREE. Call it what you like, with the support of large grants and rebates for installation, Headwaters residents are pulling heat from the ground.

Chernov installed this heater at Caledon’s Whole Village two years ago: “We’ve been surprised at how little wood it burns. It all also heats more than we expected.” Photos Courtesy Alex Chernov / Stovemaster.

Soul of the Home

Sep 15, 2008 | Jeff Rollings

In Finland, masonry heaters are known as “heart of the home,” and in Russia it’s “soul of the home,” reflecting the importance they have in people’s lives.

Oil Futures, Goo Goo Clusters and Judgment Day

Sep 15, 2008 | Douglas G. Pearce | Autumn 2008 | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments

Some 150 new candy bars hit the shelves every year, but 65 per cent of U.S. brands have been around for more than six decades.


Sep 15, 2008 | Linda McLaren | Autumn 2008 | Back Issues | Departments | Headwaters Sketchbook

Tiny cones hang down at branch tips, over winter they will open and release seed.

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