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Pandemic Journals

Jun 25, 2020 | Tralee Pearce

We thank everyone who shared a glimpse of their lives with us.

Orangeville nurse Tray Nevin came down with Covid-19 in April. Her husband and kids followed soon after. All are well now.

“I was sleeping 17 hours a day”

Jun 25, 2020 | Tray Nevin

This Orangeville nurse contracted Covid-19 – along with her whole family.

Pepe Lopez travels to Canada each summer from Mexico to work on a Mulmur farm. It feels different this year, he says.

“I always think of my family – my wife, Faviola, and my daughter, Jimena”

Jun 25, 2020 | Pepe Lopez

On a Mulmur farm, an essential seasonal worker misses his Mexican homeland.

The Upper Credit Humane Society’s Heather Webber reports a rise in people willing to foster shelter pets.

“Very quickly, animals were placed in foster homes”

Jun 25, 2020 | Heather Webber

Keeping both animals and staff safe was a priority at the Upper Credit Humane Society shelter.

Lori McNeil-Chong quickly reimagined her interior design business as a virtual entity.

“You can’t get all in a twist. You have to roll with it”

Jun 25, 2020 | Lori McNeil-Chong

A hands-on Caledon interior designer gets it done from a distance.

“I’ve taken this time to focus on what matters most”

Jun 25, 2020 | Kate Perreault

A Mono teen reassesses her idea of “normal.”

Accidental Gardeners

Mar 24, 2020 | Barbara Moses

With trial, error, dumb luck – and joy – two neophytes transformed four acres of bramble and meadow into a painterly Hockley garden.

Snooping On Wildlife

Mar 24, 2020 | Anthony Jenkins

Trail (or game) cameras are rugged, motion-activated devices about a quarter the size of a loaf 
of bread and meant for extended, remote use outdoors.

Strong Girl: Rylee McKenna, 13, Orangeville. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Strong Girl: Rylee McKenna

Nov 20, 2018 | Janice Quirt

Rylee McKenna and her mom run Orangeville’s Strong Girls Club, which focuses on confidence building, mindfulness and women’s rights.

Advocate Extraordinaire: Laura Jotham, 25, Orangeville, and Watson, 10. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Advocate Extraordinaire: Laura Jotham

Nov 20, 2018 | Jeff Rollings

Orangeville’s Laura Jotham has been a tireless community educator, helping Headwaters learn about the role of service dogs for the visually impaired.

Josh Sylvestre removes the hook from a northern pike before releasing it back into the chilly waters. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Ice Fishing on Island Lake

Nov 20, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins

Going for the big one: At the ice fishing derby on Island Lake, the lucky ones win a prize – or at least go home with supper.

Little Green Frog

The Year in Books: 2018

Nov 20, 2018 | Tracey Fockler

Our annual review of new books by local authors & illustrators.

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