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The Buzz about Bugs

Jun 14, 2024 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

Summer time brings bugs, and like them or hate them, our ecosystems rely on those tiny critters.

Summer Contributors

Jun 14, 2024 | Emily Dickson | Contributors

Meet three creative contributors – Gail Grant, Anna Lee Boschetto and Fisher Monahan – whose work is featured in our summer issue.

Letters – Our Readers Write: Summer 2024

Jun 14, 2024 | Our Readers | Letters, Our Readers Write

Want to share your thoughts or insights about our stories? Drop us a line – we love to hear from our readers!

Artist in Residence: Liz Eakins

Jun 14, 2024 | Janice Quirt | Artist in Residence

Using handmade, fibrous Japanese paper, this Creemore artist utilizes layers, shape, and texture.

Field Notes for Summer 2024

Jun 14, 2024 | Emily Dickson | Field Notes

Jump into the swing of summer with a fishing derby, archery competition, and outdoor concerts.

I Don’t Know What Happened…

Jun 14, 2024 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

Rural living often presents various technological challenges – but sometimes getting disconnected is just what you need.

Roadside Attractions

Jun 14, 2024 | Don Scallen | Environment

Each year our roadside verges erupt in a bloom of wildflowers, only to be leveled by municipal mowers. Is there a better way to manage these habitats?


Jun 14, 2024 | Anthony Jenkins | Environment

Insects and their kith are essential to life on earth – but that doesn’t mean we want to share our houses with them. Here’s a closer look at some of our unwanted house guests and how to politely usher them out.

A Morning in Erin

Jun 14, 2024 | Fisher Monahan | Arts

An illustrated saunter through the enchanting village of Erin for donuts on Main Street and impromptu conversations

Lights! Camera! Action!

Jun 14, 2024 | Anna Lee Boschetto | Arts

For two jam-packed days in August, short independent films will fill the big screen at Orangeville’s Opera House.

Still Iain

Jun 14, 2024 | Gail Grant | Community

When Iain Richmond was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, everything changed for him and his wife, except their commitment to face it together.

A Permit Primer

Jun 14, 2024 | Tony Reynolds | Country Living 101

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.

Food + Drink Summer 2024

Jun 14, 2024 | Emily Dickson | Departments

Dine en plein air, pick plant-based foods, or indulge in a handmade ice cream sandwich

Make Mine a Mocktail

Jun 14, 2024 | Emily Dickson | Food

As non-alcoholic drinks surge in popularity, mocktails and other zero-proof libations are finally graduating from the kids menu to take their rightful place as a drink of choice.