Lighthouse Diaries

Ocean rescues, whale spotting and bocce on the helipad—it’s all just another glorious summer day in the life of this B.C. lighthouse keeper

Country guy

Former Harrowsmith columnist Dan Needles talks to us about country living and his new book, True Confessions from the Ninth Concession: The Harrowsmith Years

Thrill of the Hunt

From chic boutiques to sprawling outdoor markets, the world is your oyster when it comes to shopping for antiques.

Land Has Stories, We Have Choices

For the past twenty years Sally Miller has worked in, researched and taught about alternative food in Canada and the U.S. Mostly recently she’s spent her days interviewing farmers across Ontario. The news isn’t good. As she writes in her new book Belongings: The Fight for Land and Food: “I was saddened by the clarity […]

Taking a look at Tree Canada

For the past quarter century, Tree Canada has helped communities across this country plant over 80 million trees—and increased the awareness of just how important trees are to our everyday lives

The Hunt is On!

In 1912 the eccentric (and fictional) Canadian inventor, Thaddeus Barnes set out on a unique journey across Canada. His mission? To hide six copper cylinders containing pieces of a brass key. The fully assembled key would unlock Barnes’ safe, a safe full of his greatest secrets and his staggering fortune. Barnes’ greatest invention, the electron […]

The Cycle of Life

Yvonne Bambrick has been on a bike since she was a baby. On the back of her father’s bike, a few decades back. But now she gets around Toronto under her own steam, and in her own words. Bambrick is the author of the Urban Cycling Survival Guide. It’s an introduction to the skills, gear […]

Susan Musgrave Forages and Falls in Love With Food on Haida Gwaii

Susan Musgrave is a Canadian author of children’s books, fiction, non-fiction an poetry. Her poetry is honest, sensual and is punctuated with food imagery that sometimes is artfully blended with her jubilant sexuality. So, it should come as no surprise that Musgrave, a resident of Haida Gwaii, has produced a cookbook called A Taste of Haida […]