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E-bike fan Liz Beatty and skeptic Nicola Ross recently took their motorized wheels for a ride on Forks of the Credit Road. Photo by Pete Paterson.

E-Bikes: The Skeptic and the Fan

Jun 19, 2018 | Nicola Ross

Are e-bikes cheating or are they the perfect solution for our hills? Two very different local cyclists take their e-bikes out for a spin, and weigh in on the experience.

Don Coats (left) tested his mettle, with the help of an e-bike, against younger and fitter triathlete Sean Bechtel on his road bike. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Can an E-bike Help you Shave Minutes off your Time?

Jun 19, 2018 | Nicola Ross

Manpower vs horsepower: How Don Coats, the owner of Caledon Hills Cycling in Inglewood, fared using an e-bike to race his faster employee, Sean Bechtel.

A trap shooter tests his skills with a 12-gauge pump-action shotgun. Photo by Visualspace | istockphoto.

What About Guns?

Jun 19, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins

Hunters, range shooters, collectors – they’re part of rural culture. But with gun violence making headlines, gun enthusiasts are mostly choosing to lie low, and some residents are wondering how safe our countryside really is. Anthony Jenkins decided to find out.

A Tale of Two Women: Virginia Ridpath. Photo by Jeff Ridpath. Richie Castillo. Photo by Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Swimming Buddies: Virginia Ridpath and Richie Castillo

Jun 19, 2018 | Nicola Ross

A former Olympic swimmer and her Philippines-born caregiver swam together for less than a year – but the experience changed both their lives profoundly.

Field Notes for Summer 2018

Jun 19, 2018 | Janice Quirt | Field Notes

Gallop across the big screen, grilled and gooey cheese and don’t forget to eat your greens.

Enthusiastic master swimmer Jo Coburn. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Orangeville Otters Swim Club

Jun 19, 2018 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Otters in the Waters: The pool isn’t just for kids.

The Northmen women’s U19-1 team, shown here at Barbour Field in Hillsburgh last summer, was ranked fourth in the province by the end of the season. Photo by James MacDonald.

Lacrosse: Game On!

Mar 26, 2018 | Anthony Jenkins

A curious hockey enthusiast turns his sights to lacrosse, a sport with deep roots — and avid fans — in Orangeville

Rose-breasted grosbeak, May 16. Photo by Robert McCaw.

Spring Hikes on The Bruce Trail

Mar 26, 2018 | Don Scallen | Environment

Along the Bruce Trail, spring is the time to slow to a saunter 
and see, hear and scent nature’s renewal.

Field Notes for Spring 2018

Mar 26, 2018 | Janice Quirt | Field Notes

Plant a pollinator garden, go for a farming grant and tap your inner naturalist.

Nature therapy guide Kaitlyn Powers (centre) instructs writing pals Gail Grant (left) and Nicola Ross how to be still, breathe deeply and absorb nature with all their senses – followed by tea. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

Take a Walk on the Wild Side: Forest Bathing

Mar 26, 2018 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Slowing down, tuning in. With forest bathing, the slow movement takes to the woods.

plastic cubes containing battery-powered LED lights

A Puzzling Conclusion: Spring 2018

Mar 26, 2018 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

In the snow on a soccer field in Caledon East, a rather strange family and a triangle challenge at Duffy’s school.

Visiting a sugar bush, such as this one at Island Lake Conservation Area, is one of winter’s last pleasures. Photo by James MacDonald.

Let It Snow: Try These 10 Kids’ Winter Activities

Nov 22, 2017 | Janice Quirt

Embrace the season with snow tubing, tuning into nature or warming up indoors with a zany DIY parlour game.

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