Dentist Drilled Deep into The Strange Copper Cylinders of Thaddeus Barnes

Ramon Humeres is no stranger to puzzles or adventures. The 60-year-old Toronto dentist has been tackling thorny enigmas for years. And, his favourite photo is of him skydiving. Humeres discovered the six sets of journal pages for The Strange Copper Cylinders of Thaddeus Barnes treasure hunt late in the game. He cut it about as […]

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 […]

Horses Are My Therapy

Dr. J. David Richardson is a Viking with a heart of gold. The retired Dundas, Ontario family doctor now runs Christieview Farm, just outside of Hamilton, Ontario. And, he’s using his rural perch, on the lip of the Christie Conversation Area, to help folks recover from physical or emotional traumas through learning to drive horses. Two […]

One Of A Kind, The Recycled and the Strange

We dropped by the One of a Kind Show and Sale in Toronto this week. We were looking for artists and craftspeople who were doing something a little different or making good use of recycled material. We found them. From a former pig farmer who now does cycle sculptures to a bag maker who pillages […]

Alpaca Ontario at the Royal Winter Fair

We dropped in the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto, Ontario. And, we found these dudes. Alpacas are gentle animal with hair that makes wool on par with cashmere.   Dee Grant an alpaca farmer and alpaca hair knitter tells us about the animal’s nature, and her rare twin alpacas. Plus, alpacas!

The Birdseed Man of Safari Road

Back in 1874 Barry Bogle’s ancestors farmed the land of Safari Road just to get by. Now a sixth generation does the same to keep the birds of Hamilton thriving through the winter. High in the rafters of Barry Bogle’s wild birdseed barn is an old rack lifter. It’s a hand-built platform used to raise wagons […]