Gleaning knowledge

Gleaning knowledge

By Shannon Courtney Originally printed in Salty, Vol. 1, Issue 1, October 2016, saltyisland.com. Reprinted with permission. What do knitting, glee...

Why We Love Manitoba

Why We Love Manitoba

From flapper pie to snorkelling with belugas, this province is full of surprises—and dill pickle vodka!  Despite growing up in one of Manitoba’s...

Small Ponds featuring Colleen Jones

Small Ponds featuring Colleen Jones

Your name? Colleen Jones. Home (or adopted) town? Halifax, Nova Scotia. Population? We are the ultimate little big town: around...

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Stratford Summer Music Festival

Stratford Summer Music Festival

Held this year from July 17 to August 27, the Stratford Summer Music Festival is now in its 17th year, though its roots stretch back to the 1950s,...

Back to the Land…Rover

Back to the Land…Rover

It was back in my early years of elementary school when I first remember seeing one: There, projected on the gymnasium wall, bigger than life, was a...

Gleaning knowledge

Gleaning knowledge

What do knitting, glee clubs, board games and food preserving have in common? If you guessed the 1950s, you wouldn’t be wrong, but these old-school...

On raising kids with the nature of words

On raising kids with the nature of words

“I believed then, as I do now, in the goodness of the published word: it seemed to contain an essential goodness, like the smell of leaf mould.” –...

Outdoor Firepit

Outdoor Firepit

Outdoor-fire season is here. And while diehards are sure to be seen dusting off their chiminea and oiling up their Weber, a number of Canadians will...

A Victorian Time Machine

A Victorian Time Machine

Even if it didn’t have amazing live theatre, awesome food and friendly folks, Stratford, Ontario, would still be worth the trip just for the...

Thrill of the Hunt

Thrill of the Hunt

Summers make Canada the ideal staycation choice. And what better to way to explore our country than on a mission? If you have your eye on a...

Don’t Forget the Folklore

Don’t Forget the Folklore

Like any region that has a deep history, these local legends do more than just entertain: they also provide insight into everyday life during bygone...

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