Tags : rural life

Sweet Season is Here

Maple Town opens March 2 at Conservation Halton’s Mountsberg Conservation Area in Campbellville & also at Crawford Lake CA, & runs until April 7 on weekends, holidays & March break. At Mountsberg, you can ride in a horse-drawn wagon, examine sap dripping into buckets, learn how syrup is made, feed chickadees from the hand, have […]Read More

Snowbirds and Cameras

By Gloria Hildebrandt The Back Story: Organized by Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Halton Hills claimed to be the most patriotic town in Canada, by registering 57,073 flags flying by Canada Day, more than any other town in the country. Today the Snowbirds saluted the town by flying from Acton, over the Niagara […]Read More

New Seed Library in Orangeville

Interesting news just in! A Seed Library will be launched in Orangeville on April 27, as a pilot project by the Orangeville Sustainability Action Team (OSAT) and the Orangeville Public Library. A seed library is a place where community members can get seeds for free and is run for the public benefit. Many seed libraries are open in public libraries. The Orangeville […]Read More

Greenbelt Changes

Greenbelt Boundary Minor Changes eBlast to Co-ordinated Review stakeholders from Minister Mauro I am writing to let you know that today the government opened a public consultation on proposed minor changes to the Greenbelt’s boundary, as set out in O. Reg. 59/05 and the Greenbelt Plan and is interested in hearing input on this proposal. […]Read More

Two Days, Two Walks

Written by Gloria Hildebrandt Yesterday I took a long 45-minute walk around my property with the dogs after lunch. I stayed off Evergreen Hill because the wind was so strong. It roared overhead and the tree branches were clacking, hitting each other with a loud sound. The deep snow had melted down a bit over […]Read More

First Storm of Winter

We’re having the first storm of winter, and it’s been snowing for two or three days. Yesterday after doing some errands in town, I was so cold and tired when I got back that I got under the winter sleeping bag on the couch by the fire in the woodstove, and slept for an hour. […]Read More

International Plowing Match 2016

Field report & photos by Mike Davis I went to the International Plowing Match today, Sept. 20, the opening day. This year, the 99th annual match is taking place just off Hwy 9 past Arthur in the town of Minto (Wellington County). The theme is “Fresh Taste of Farming” and the match runs until Sat. […]Read More

A Quarry That’s Hidden No More

This is a guest post by Linda Sword, a member of the board of Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC). The proponent called it the “Hidden Quarry”. But the people who live in Guelph Eramosa and Milton refused to let it hide.  The 100-acre property of woodland and wetland on Highway 7 east of Guelph between Rockwood […]Read More

Nothing is Easy in the Country

With the Summer print issue, I (Gloria Hildebrandt) began a column entitled “The Gift of Land,” describing the 14-acre property near the Niagara Escarpment that I inherited from my father. I’ve heard some kind comments from readers who enjoyed it, so I’m going to post a few more musings about it here, with a few […]Read More

Halton Hills Calls for Quarries to Demonstrate Need

  Just received from Concerned Residents Coalition: The municipal Council for the Town of Halton Hills passed a motion at its meeting on Monday evening, April 13, requesting that “the Ontario Government amend the Provincial Policy Statement and the Aggregate Resources Act to require aggregate extraction proponents to demonstrate need for the particular supply of […]Read More