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Monday, February 13, 2023

The first full summer we were in our new garden, I saw a couple of fireflies. I was stunned. With all the streetlights, and new brilliant lighting systems on so many houses, it was a miracle...

Monday, February 13, 2023

Full of energy, curiosity and charisma, it's probably no surprise the former "nerd who worked for the military" became a successful businessman. But the journey did not come without stress, threat ...

Monday, February 13, 2023

Like so many small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa, where climate change is compounding chronic poverty and the challenges of growing enough food for daily sustenance, farmer Asnakech Zema....

Monday, December 12, 2022

Preserving agriculture and resisting the push to develop land around Thornbury was a passionate discussion for members of the Grey County Federation of Agriculture (GCFA) at their annual meeting held October 13 at Walter's Falls.

Monday, December 12, 2022

Dalyce Newby's ongoing genealogical quest led to a peaceful copse of maple trees along a quiet county road, just north of Otterville.
"There must be Wayners in here," she said, indicating the African Methodist Episcopal ...

Monday, December 12, 2022

If you are a homeowner, are you a backyard champion concerned about your property values or a community citizen championing housing for all?
That's the question Nancy Orr, of Nancy Orr and Associates, asked attendees at ...

Monday, November 14, 2022

When "Shepherd One," Pope Francis' chartered Airbus A330-200 landed at Edmonton International Airport last July 21st, expectations among Indigenous, Inuit and M├ętis survivors of Canada's notorious Indian Residential Schools were high. They hoped the ...

Monday, November 14, 2022

Bent over, scraping manure off hooves and risking being kicked by an excitable horse...being a farrier wouldn't be everyone's choice for a life occupation.
For Sarah Thalheimer, it's the perfect job.
"When I was finished I knew I didn't want ...

Monday, November 14, 2022

Agriculture has and continues to make a huge impact on Bruce County which is why the Bruce County and Cultural Museum wanted to teach and celebrate agriculture with their new exhibit called Farm Fresh.
"Our agricultural past is part ...

Monday, November 14, 2022

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)Musical Ride wowed the crowd with a third visit to Exeter in September. The previous years were 2008 and 2016. It is a big commitment for the organizing committee to arrange the facilities and prepare ...

Monday, November 14, 2022

Seeking help for mental health is not a weakness, it's a strength. Plus it's a smart choice for your family and business, say professionals launching the new Guardian Network.
"Having people in your community normalize that we have ups and downs...

Monday, November 14, 2022

Dale and Sallianne Patch have always been horse people but they've never had horses like the herd of Lac La Croix Indian Ponies, also known as Spirit or Ojibwe horses, at their horse farm near Gads Hill in Perth County called Aspens Ojibwe Horses...

Monday, November 14, 2022

If you've been missing the squeaky curds which rolled off the Pine River Cheese assembly line for decades before the plant closed, be ready ... they will soon be available again.
"Everyone wants the curds. And they have to squeak," says Mary Duden...

Monday, November 14, 2022

The beat-up old 1951 Cockshutt 40 sat outside for years on Wayne Eggleston's grandfather's farm. One day, young Wayne asked his grandfather, Gerald Dustow, if he could start it up.
"If you are interested in getting it running...

Monday, November 14, 2022

I have a 24-inch photo enlargement supported on my fridge by magnets. It shows my father and grandfather baling straw on the York County farm where I grew up. Invaluable. Thanks to the technology that enables scanning of a 1955 Kodachrome slide ...

Monday, November 14, 2022

Traveling to Wellington County for a day trip from Huron County and through Perth County is like passing through the land of milk honey.
The Amish and Mennonite communities and other entrepreneurial spirits offered flowers, eggs, vegetables...

Monday, June 20, 2022

StormFisher Vice-President of Development, Brandon Moffatt, has heard more than once about one person's trash being another's treasure.
"That's very fair," he allowed, adding the other metaphor he catches frequently is "we're a dairy cow."
Officially...

Monday, June 20, 2022

There's a curious vine growing in Ben Caeser's greenhouse at Fiddlehead Nursery near Kimberley. Maybe it's not how curious the vine is, but HOW it's growing.
Emerging at regular intervals from the centre of the greenhouse are seedless grape vines...

Monday, June 20, 2022

Alpacas and tarts were at the top of the list for a day trip into Bruce County and both those things could be found at the southernmost end of Bruce, in the small town of Lucknow.
Adria Graham was making dryer balls of alpaca wool when ...

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Mixed farming seemed to have disappeared from the farm landscape but enterprising young farmers are recreating this farming ideal with a new twist.
Maitland Acres near Auburn is such a farm. Operated by Bryon and Jessica Beyersbergen, the couple is...

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Beekeepers are reporting staggering losses as they open hives and discover colony after colony of bees dead.
"This is all across Canada," reports Bernie Wiehle, owner of Wiehle's Wildflower Honey near Rodney who spoke to members of the Ausable Bee...

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

While grazing may have been the norm in these parts of Ontario decades ago, most of the cattle have now moved into barns, while the fences and fencerows have been removed. But there is a growing demand for grass-fed beef and there are many ...

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Most everyone goes through a challenging season personally or professionally, but those with the tools of everyday resiliency survive better than most, believes Dr. Robyne Hanley-Dafoe.
"Today is day 725 of a global health pandemic...

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Women entrepreneurship is growing in Canada as Statistics Canada reports a 30 per cent increase in women-owned businesses in the last 10 years. That number has certainly increased during the last two years with the COVID-19 pandemic....

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