January 2021 Archive

Local not-for-profit lands grant funding for agricultural programs

By Sam Odrowski Headwaters Communities in Action is receiving a much needed boost in funding from the provincial government for its Food and Farming Alliance ...

Care farm receives grant to alleviate stressors from COVID-19

By Jessica Laurenza Stephanie Deacen and Breanne Mathers, co-founders of Fiddlehead Care Farm, received $64,600 through the Resilient Communities Fund intended to help local non-profits ...

Chasing Ghosts

By Brian Lockhart Several years ago I was invited to attend a family party on a rural property to document the event for a newspaper ...

In Praise of Normal

By Constance Scrafield Did you ever think you would miss those days when everything seemed so “normal” and you were kind of bored with them ...

Money, Life’s Ultimate Goal?

By Doug Skeates Ideology has changed even within living memory.  In the mid nineteen hundreds there was a form of capitalism, a model of small ...

Vaccine Triage

By Gwynne Dyer Triage is always crude and messy, and there are always mistakes, but the goal is to save as many lives as possible ...

Farmland Preservation

By Peggy Brekveld, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture The value of local Ontario food goes beyond the amazing taste, it’s also about the importance of food ...

Pete the Cat

Headline: Pete the Cat By Anthony Carnovale Look, I can’t lie: if I’m walking into your house, the first thing I’m looking for is books. ...

Take an exclusive look behind the scenes at Theatre Orangeville

By Constance Scrafield It is one thing to write, using the information reported by others; it is another to see the event for oneself.  The ...

Ski resorts blind-sided by mandatory closures

When the Province announced the current shutdown in December, most skill hill operators thought they would be exempt and could keep their hills open.  A ...

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