Paddle-Powered Bass Whackers

Paddle-Powered Bass Whackers

As it is demonstrated in these pages on a monthly basis, there are many ways to fish and saying you don’t like sharing the lake with anglers is outright prejudice. Are all anglers created equal? Heck no! Tournament fishing in particular seems to put a bur under the saddles of some, but even within that… Continue Reading Paddle-Powered Bass Whackers

Our Biggest Spider: Argiope Aurantia

Our Biggest Spider: Argiope Aurantia

Story and photo by Tammy MacKenzie Say “spider,” and most people picture a large hairy tarantula or an orb weaver sitting in the centre of its large round web. We don’t have any tarantulas in Ontario, but we do have more than one hundred species of orb weaver. They range in size from 2 to… Continue Reading Our Biggest Spider: Argiope Aurantia

Luxurious Canadian Boutique Uses Tech to Connect

Luxurious Canadian Boutique Uses Tech to Connect

When Denise Moison launched her online boutique she had a vision to offer luxury handmade textile items that are inspired by the nature and culture of Canada to everyone from coast-to-coast-to-coast; and now folks are swooning for what Pâmoison has to offer. “Our mission is to promote the skills of Canadian artisans, and to improve… Continue Reading Luxurious Canadian Boutique Uses Tech to Connect

Restoration of Historic Laker Spawning Area Begins on Diamond Lake

Restoration of Historic Laker Spawning Area Begins on Diamond Lake

By Monica Seidel A momentous first step was taken to restore a historic lake trout spawning bed in Ontario’s Madawaska Valley region. Diamond Lake, located two hours west of Ottawa, is one of only 12 trout lakes in Renfrew County. For many years the trout population has been experiencing struggles on the lake, with the… Continue Reading Restoration of Historic Laker Spawning Area Begins on Diamond Lake

Muddy Water Off a Duck’s Back

Muddy Water Off a Duck’s Back

Story and photos by Kelli McRobert The day started off grey and the clouds were heavy with a dark edge that continued to roar and thunder throughout the early dawn. The downpours were sudden, and a deluge of rain made for a very wet journey with lots of mud and splashes to enjoy. We had… Continue Reading Muddy Water Off a Duck’s Back

How to Eat Fried Worms

How to Eat Fried Worms

Editor’s Note: No this story isn’t really about eating worms, but if you’ve never had the pleasure of reading Thomas Rockwell’s youthful classic How to Eat Fried Worms, consider picking it up on Amazon for yourself or for a young reader to experience. This story is actually about using worms to learn how to catch… Continue Reading How to Eat Fried Worms

Fully Electric Ferries Arrive for Our Islands

Fully Electric Ferries Arrive for Our Islands

The new 72-metre Amherst Islander II and the 99-metre Wolfe Islander IV ferries have successfully arrived at the Picton Terminals where they await service in 2022. The vessels recently sailed from the shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Galati to Constanta, for onwards transportation to Canada onboard a heavy-lift semi-submersible transport vessel. “After months of construction to assemble… Continue Reading Fully Electric Ferries Arrive for Our Islands

Foraging Food and Fun with Penny Foster, aka The Beckwitch

Foraging Food and Fun with Penny Foster, aka The Beckwitch

Editor’s Note: From the family homestead in Beckwith, to the cottage on Buck Lake, Penny Foster is constantly searching for new things to eat and new ways to eat them. This is the story, in her own words, of how she became The Beckwitch. By Penny Foster My love of gardening came early to me,… Continue Reading Foraging Food and Fun with Penny Foster, aka The Beckwitch