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Downsizing Weddings to Fit the Changing Times Post Image

Downsizing Weddings to Fit the Changing Times

September 08, 2020

Article by Meghan Smith All weddings have the same end goal – a marriage or the union of two people. The paths to achieving that union and the scene on the day of the marriage are drastically different, depending on the couple. Brides and grooms spend weeks, months and sometimes years...

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Preserving – The Art of Jam Post Image

Preserving – The Art of Jam

August 31, 2020

Article by Karen Wehrstein/Photography by Tomasz Szumski For as long as people have gathered or grown fruits and vegetables, they’ve noticed huge amounts of them are available during some parts of the year, while absolutely none are to be had at other times. The art of preserving has changed all of...

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The Bridges of Muskoka - Connecting More Than Land Post Image

The Bridges of Muskoka - Connecting More Than Land

August 25, 2020

Article by J. Patrick Boyer Muskoka’s modern history began in 1858 with a basic beam bridge. Spanning the Severn River, it carried the Muskoka Colonization Road over the district’s southern frontier into land where Indigenous people had been present since long before the pyramids ever arose in Egypt. Pushing north through untouched...

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Connecting with the Land – Botanical Skincare has its roots in Muskoka Post Image

Connecting with the Land – Botanical Skincare has its roots in Muskoka

August 15, 2020

Article by Meghan Smith/Photography by Heather Douglas In the wild landscape across Muskoka, plants, flowers and trees flourish throughout the spring and summer seasons. There is a balance and rhythm to the fresh growth and flowering of the forests and meadows to which Ashley Love, founder of Love North botanical skincare,...

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Indigenous Interpretations are the Focus of Water is Life Exhibit Post Image

Indigenous Interpretations are the Focus of Water is Life Exhibit

August 14, 2020

Article by J. Patrick Boyer During Expo 67 in Montreal, a gigantic pavilion dubbed “Indians of Canada” drew visitors like a visual magnet. Inside, the 30-metre tall teepee showcased dimensions of Indigenous life untold in schools, unmentioned in texts, unreported in the press and misrepresented in movies. Riveting displays of First...

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Turtles in Trauma - Network of Volunteers is Devoted to Overcoming Declining Population Post Image

Turtles in Trauma - Network of Volunteers is Devoted to Overcoming Declining Population

August 12, 2020

Article by John Challis A female snapping turtle won’t lay her first eggs until she’s almost 20 years old. She could live more than a century, scraping a nest in sand or gravel early each summer to lay up to 50 eggs. But because of a staggeringly high mortality rate, it’s estimated...

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