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Features Summer 2016 

 

The Milky Way

author/photographer: Roger Thomas

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LIFE ON A MODERN DAIRY FARM is not all peaches and cream. Spending a day with two local families offers many insights into their gruelling lives and fierce loyalty to family and tradition.

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Senator Billy Fraser: A Man with a Mission

author:  Orland French

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Pocketful of Sunshine?

author: Tom Cruickshank / illustrator: Tim Zeltner 

sunshine 184pxEVERYONE'S KEEN ON GOING GREEN, but a new solar farm in Hamilton Township – and others like it – is a microcosm of all that’s wrong with Ontario’s renewable-energy strategy.

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Good Vibrations

author: Denise Rudnicki / photographer:  Johnny C.Y. Lam  

good vibrations 184pxSHAPING WOOD AND METAL INTO MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS is a patient, poetic combination of art and craft, and fiendishly difficult. There are people in these hills renowned for such craftsmanship.

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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