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March Break Camps 2024

Feb 13, 2024 | In The Hills | Community

Get ready for outdoor fun, arts and crafts, sports and more with these March Break Camps and activities.

Five-lined Skinks

Jan 25, 2024 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Ontario’s only lizard species happens to be one that utilises a clever survival tactic — dropping its tail when scared.

Ontario Rattlesnakes and Their Mimics

Jan 8, 2024 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

Rattlesnakes in Ontario are largely harmless, save for the Massasauga rattlesnake, the only venomous one in the province.

Winter In The Hills

Dec 13, 2023 | In The Hills | The Current Issue

Get ready to embrace the colder weather with backyard rinks, tales from the Arctic, Alton Mill’s Fire & Ice festival and lots more winter fun.

Pork and Cabbage Dumplings

Dec 6, 2023 | In The Hills | Recipes

Dumplings shaped like half moons start in a menu inspired by the tasty traditions – and midwinter optimism – of lunar new year celebrations.

Three Species That Ontario Has Lost

Dec 6, 2023 | Don Scallen | Notes from the Wild

As habitats shrink, these three animals have become ‘extirpated herptiles’ — reptiles and amphibians that are now regionally extinct in Ontario.

The Case for Kindness

Nov 27, 2023 | Signe Ball | Editor’s Desk

After reflecting on 30 years of producing In The Hills, editor Signe Ball believes that what holds our community together is the willingness of people to care for other people.

Winter Contributors

Nov 27, 2023 | In The Hills | Contributors

Meet three of the key members of the In The Hills team – Jim Stewart, Liz Beatty, and Elaine Li – who contributed to our winter issue.

Letters – Our Readers Write: Winter 2023

Nov 27, 2023 | 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: CJ Shelton

Nov 27, 2023 | Tralee Pearce | Artist in Residence

As a student of mysticism and esoteric philosophy, artist CJ Shelton’s works reflect her love of the archetypal realm.

Field Notes for Winter 2023

Nov 27, 2023 | Johanna Bernhardt | Field Notes

Fire & Ice at the Alton Mill, The Nutcracker live on stage, and lots of holiday markets will keep you busy this winter.

We Need to Stay in Touch – But Can Community Newspapers Survive?

Nov 27, 2023 | Dan Needles | Fence Posts

Veteran writer Dan Needles laments the loss of printed news while pondering the future of journalism.