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Field of Schemes

Mar 23, 2008 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

There’s a population boom coming to Headwaters. Where will all the people go and what will it mean for our countryside?

Enough of Zoomburb

Mar 23, 2008 | Signe Ball | Back Issues

When I moved to Caledon from Toronto in 1974, feeling all starry-eyed and back-to-the-landish, as befitted the mood of the times, the population of the newly minted “town” was just shy of 20,000. Although already well in transition, the character of the community was still very much a reflection of its historic agricultural roots. Our…

honeybee

Bursting bubbles, boosterisms and commoner sense

Mar 23, 2008 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Spring 2008

Boost “Deficit spending is already beyond belief, and the country is hugely indebted, as are households. The housing bubble has already burst. The Federal Reserve has made clear it will reduce interest rates if the economy gets worse, but there, too, are limits. “I’m not an economist, but the only new tool I can think…

Eastern Meadowlark

Mar 23, 2008 | Linda McLaren | Back Issues | Departments | Headwaters Sketchbook | Spring 2008

Eastern Meadowlarks decline 24% in 20 years.

Hares

Nov 15, 2007 | Linda McLaren | Back Issues | Departments | Headwaters Sketchbook | Winter 2007

In the spring breeding season hares indulge in boxing matches.

Tarantula hawks, beneficial beavers and the mollusk option

Nov 15, 2007 | Douglas G. Pearce | Back Issues | Countryside Digest | Departments | Winter 2007

Human Burnout “The trends in Vital Signs 2007-2008 make it overwhelmingly clear that while Earth itself is almost certainly not dying, many of the planet’s ecological systems are. And the names of the people killing them include political leaders, corporate executives, and millions of ordinary people who are part of an unsustainable consumer economy. It…

The surpassingly beautiful snowy owl comes south when food supplies are low in its arctic home. Photo by Robert McCaw.

Owls

Nov 11, 2007 | Don Scallen

With piercing eyes and haunting cry, so flies the lord of the midnight sky.

The Menu is the Message

Jun 21, 2007 | Tim Shuff | Back Issues

Feast of Fields connects the links in the local food chain in an annual festival of fun and flavour.

A dewy spiderweb. Photo by Pixabay.

Web Masters

Jun 21, 2007 | Don Scallen | Back Issues | Summer 2007

“What would you rather have, spiders sitting in webs where you can see them, or bugs wandering around undetected?” asks Tom Mason.

Bullfrog Power

Mar 22, 2007 | Tim Shuff | Back Issues

Purchasing Power! Bullfrog Power’s green electricity is hot in Headwaters, but is it worth the premium price?

Return of the Salmon: Restocking the Credit River

Mar 22, 2007 | Jeff Rollings | Back Issues

They’ve been away for one hundred years, but with the help of their friends, salmon are coming home to the Credit River.

Brook Trout

A Strange Fish Story

Mar 22, 2007 | Don Scallen | Back Issues | Spring 2007

More than sixty species of fi sh make their home in the Credit Valley watershed, but many of them are strangers to all but the most avid observers. Let us introduce you.

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