We’ve just posted the editorial content from our Winter issue on our website here, under Magazines – Back Issue – Winter 2013-14. In fact you can click on the cover of any back issue and get to our previously published content.
Maybe I should explain why we post content only after the next issue has been published. Our advertisers pay a pretty penny to be in our print version and to get copies of the magazine to give out for free. We like them to see the traffic that our magazine generates. Most advertisers want people to come to their locations. While maintaining our high standards of editorial quality, we do all we can to support the advertisers who support the magazine, and asking people to visit them for their free copies is one way we do that. After three months, when the next issue is out and advertisers have it available, we add to our growing library archive online.
Winter 2013-14 features these four main stories:
*a close look inside the bedrooms of Stone Edge Estate, an upscale bed-and-breakfast establishment on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment north of Georgetown, impressively run by owner Douglas Rapien.
*Beautiful Joe Park in Meaford, which commemorates Margaret Marshall Saunders, author of the heart-wrenching book Beautiful Joe. The park pays tribute to all sorts of companion animals and is definitely worth a visit. Ken Haigh wrote the powerful feature for us and Mike Davis trained his photographer’s eye on the many monuments in the park.
*“Steeltown’s Other Side” gives Paul Shaker’s suggestions for some great walks to see stunning views on the Niagara Escarpment near Hamilton. Paul co-founded Geotrail, a website that promotes the outdoors.
*Niagara-on-the-Lake, what to do and see, and especially some of the great places to stay, in B&Bs that make up the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed and Breakfast Association. There are about 150 of them, from cottages to huge historic manors! There’s lots to do and we just touch on a few ideas.
Then there are our opinionated columnists who enjoy giving you a piece of their mind: Sean James of Fern Ridge Landscaping, and Bob Barnett of Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy. This time, Sean writes about why and how to garden to attract birds. And Bob shares the locations of eight walks that are open to the public, on the Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island.
Also in this issue, Chris Hamilton celebrates the volunteer work of Ken Hall of Dundas, who for years was the driving force behind the Giant’s Rib Discovery Centre. Ken is honoured as a Niagara Escarpment Visionary.
Mike Davis spent time at the keyboard documenting his test drives of some electric bikes, or e-bikes, and how they handle the steep roads of the Escarpment. He’s outspoken about his findings and makes a strong recommendation about one of the e-bikes.
As well, we have some provincial politicians giving their views on the issue of Ontario’s Endangered Species Act, which was revised so some industries are exempt from complying with the Act’s protective standards. Bill Walker, MPP for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Kevin Flynn, MPP for Oakville, and Ted Arnott, MPP for Wellington-Halton Hills, tell us what they think.
And the surprising photograph at the top of this post is our centre spread, a lucky accidental shot by Mike Davis.
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