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Take kids on a walk with purpose and look for cottontail tracks. Photo by Imgorthand / Istockphoto.

Let It Snow: Try These 10 Kids’ Winter Activities

Nov 22, 2017 | Janice Quirt | Leisure

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

The patrollers put their experience into action when a young skier was injured during a school outing. Photo by James MacDonald.

The Canadian Ski Patrol at Work in Headwaters

Nov 22, 2017 | James Jackson | Leisure

Every winter, dozens of volunteers take to the ski hills with one goal in mind – to aid injured skiers and snowboarders.

Neil O’Donnell checks in with a young skier. Photo by James MacDonald.

A Day on the Slopes at Hockley Valley

Nov 22, 2017 | James MacDonald | Leisure

Photographer James MacDonald visited Hockley Valley Resort, shadowing the patrollers who keep skiers safe.

Joe Wilson, writer Anthony Jenkins and Peter Glass. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Geezer Hockey

Nov 22, 2017 | Anthony Jenkins | Leisure

We play municipal seniors’ pickup hockey for the exercise, the banter, the camaraderie and the sheer joy of the game.

The Puck Stops Here

Nov 22, 2017 | Anthony Jenkins | Leisure

For Anthony, a goalie’s most important skill is “staying square to the puck.”

Lit trails at Monora Park add magic to a cross-country outing. Photo by Plbernier / Istockphoto.

Cross-country Skiing

Nov 22, 2017 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

Night skiing, lit trails at Monora Park add magic to a cross-country outing.

Winter Puzzles

A Puzzling Conclusion: Winter 2017

Nov 22, 2017 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

Hourglass cooking, a gust of winter wind in Amaranth and a fortunate coincidence at the Jolly Morphology Club.

You’ll completely miss the ball until you get used to the shorthandled pickleball paddle. Photo by Pete Paterson.

Pickleball, Anyone?

Sep 16, 2017 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

The name may be goofy, but this racquet sport delivers a competitive workout.

a Melancthon potato challenge

A Puzzling Conclusion: Autumn 2017

Sep 16, 2017 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

The homework assignment that grew, a Melancthon potato challenge and who can finish first?

Women Shine in Learn-to Sport Programs

Jun 21, 2017 | Nicola Ross | Good Sport

What makes the difference? Support and personal connections.

Pig

A Puzzling Conclusion: Summer 2017

Jun 21, 2017 | Ken Weber | Puzzles

Ice cubes and altitudes, one minute puzzle challenge and at the livestock market in Tarbox Corners.

Liz and George Knowles have lived and gardened in Mono since 1976. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

A Botany of Desire

Mar 20, 2017 | Tralee Pearce | Leisure

Gardener Liz Knowles’ passion for rare yet rugged alpine flora has transformed her Mono gardens into more than an aesthetic triumph. They’re an aide memoire of her life and travels 40 years on.

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