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Features Winter 2016/17 


Open-Air Asylum

author: Tom Cruickshank 

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PORT HOPE HAS BEEN HOME to its share of eccentrics in the past – The Great Farini, The Walking Barber, The Flying Tailor. Then came Farley Mowat, and now a whole new crop of lively characters.


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The Shape of Christmas

author:  Joan Williams illustrator:Tim Zeltner

christmas fiction 185pxCAN THE LOCAL BOY SCOUTS make enough money selling Christmas trees to pay for a trip to the annual jamboree? Everything looks great until a big wad of cash disappears.


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Pour This Story Down Your Pipeline

author: Orland French / illustrator: Carl Wiens

pipeline 185pxBEER, WATER, MOLASSES, SEWAGE, AMMONIA – pipelines carry much more than oil and gas. But it’s the transportation of energy products that has people making placards and pressing their politicians.


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In The Company Of An Adventurer

author: Jane Kelly and Denny Manchee    

archie adventurers 185pxIF THE WALLS OF A FUR-DRYING SHED could talk, they would tell tales of a gentle man named Archie Thomas, a modern-day fur trader who embodies the spirit of those who settled this land.


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Ernest Margetson

author: Mandy Martin 

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DRAWING ON HIS DEEP EXPERIENCE in architecture, design and heritage, the renowned engineer is passionate about rescuing and reinventing the fine old buildings that define our landscape.






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


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