A Good Night

A Good Night

Robert Dick explores the northern lights and things that go “bump” in the night.

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Chewing up the Scenery

Chewing up the Scenery

Popular Plants Can Poison Your Pets: Baneberry, Deadly nightshade, Lambkill… As their folk names suggest, many seemingly innocent plants are a real hazard if eaten. It’s normal for cats and dogs to chew on long grass and other greenery. To ensure that poisonous plants aren’t on the menu, all gardeners with pets (not to mention young children or visiting grandkids) should poison-proof their gardens.

The future of farming

The future of farming

What does every kid learn in school? That to grow anything, you need seed, soil, water and sun. But what if you removed soil from the equation?...

Horse power

Horse power

The horse. Is there any other animal that elicits our admiration more than these majestic creatures? Even for people who don’t ride or are perhaps...

Cottage Life & Eco Home

Cottage Life & Eco Home

When it comes to renovating or building a home, it certainly helps to have a contractor in the family. Rick Zytaruk and Susan McGrath didn’t have to...

Get happy!

Get happy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Co1Iptd4p4 In Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, producers Matt D’Avella, Ryan Nicodemus and...

Suzuki on Hope

Suzuki on Hope

Dr. David Suzuki identifies with a hummingbird. The bird is the hero of a South American fable. In the story a forest fire is roaring. All the...

Love birds? There’s an app for that

Love birds? There’s an app for that

As Canadians, one in five of us are considered birdwatchers. My husband and I are full-time RVers, and this lifestyle has made it very exciting to...

A case for geothermal

A case for geothermal

Remember when geothermal systems were a top talking point when it came to energy efficiency in homes? Wondering why geothermal systems haven’t taken...

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