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Features Fall 2015 

 

A Burning Issue in Port Hope

author: Tom Cruickshank

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Faced with the prospect of a giant garbage incinerator in their back yard, a group of Port Hope residents banded together to learn more about the proposed facility. With the help of experts and their own tireless efforts to educate themselves and the community, the group discovered some unsettling facts associated with burning waste.

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The Devil's Brigade

author: Denise Rudnicki

devils brigade 184pxIn 1942, Don Ballantyne wasn’t old enough to vote, but he was old enough to be recruited into an elite commando unit that played a vital role in Allied victories. Tough, disciplined and deadly, the commandos struck fear in the hearts of the Nazis and earned a place of honour in military history.

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View Finder

author: Norm Wagenaar 

view finder 184pxBill Lishman’s new book about the Oak Ridges Moraine offers a fresh perspective on the landform that defines us.

Anyone who has ever looked through the eyepiece of a camera knows the challenge of photographing landscapes. Ansel Adams, renowned for his images of the American West, called it the “supreme test” of the photographer “and often the supreme disappointment.”

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A Whale of a Story

author: Paul Dalby

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A dead-end street overlooking the Bay of Quinte in Trenton seems an unlikely spot for a ground-breaking CSI-style investigation. But this past summer, three scientists, tucked under a canvas canopy and surrounded by floodlights, carried out a post-mortem that rewrote the textbooks.

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First Words

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There’s a moment over the holidays when the world stands still and the magic dust of the season descends on our old farmhouse. It’s on Christmas Eve when the boys – and I use the term loosely because... read more

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ED’S HOUSE: HONOURING THE JOURNEY
On behalf of Ed’s House, Northumberland Hospice Care Centre thank you for the wonderful article written by Cecilia Nasmith highlighting both Ed’s House, and the Bridge Hospice. The article raised awareness of local...…

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marianne ackerman

marianne ackermanMarianne grew up in Prince Edward County. She began her writing career as the Picton correspondent for the…

conrad beaubien

conrad beaubien

Conrad’s love of storytelling has engaged him in a life of the arts. A creator, writer and director of films…

bill slavin

bill slavinBill Slavin has illustrated over one hundred children’s books, fiction and nonfiction. Titles include Stanley’s Party