Winter 2020-21: Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Reading

Winter is always a time to stay warm inside at home, enjoying indoor pursuits, but particularly so during this surge in the pandemic. For this reason, our Winter issue features a long piece of fiction to read, a chapter from David Kendall’s gripping novel Slag. We have published the chapter that is set in Escarpment territory: the Cheltenham Badlands.

Contrasting that curl-up-and-read experience is our feature on the wildlife photography of Jennifer Howard. Simply gorgeous photos of birds and mammals in winter are given the space they deserve, and are accompanied by her notes about how she captured each scene.

As it’s winter after all, we couldn’t resist an article by sportsman Albert Bedward about how to survive kayaking in the colder weather. His story and photos about paddling to Nottawasaga Island in Georgian Bay give us views of the Niagara Escarpment from a rarely seen perspective.

Rounding out the issue are three short pieces: Mike Davis’ photos of cheerful and funny painted rocks that people have left on a town trail, the end of a beloved country bakery, and the poignant and sad photos of art installations that called attention to the shocking plight of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

Our regular columns, “View of Land Conservation” and “The Gift of Land” are joined by a third, guest column by our summer student Katelynn Baksa-Wiltshire. This self-styled suburban girl got a crash course in managing an Escarpment forest!

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