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Barn Owl Malt

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Barn Owl Malt

Barn Owl Malt’s name, carefully selected by owners Devin and Leslie Huffman, speaks to a different era in agriculture, when mixed farming created a habitat in which barn owls could thrive. Modern farming practices have changed the habitat to the point where there are fewer than five pairs of barn owls remaining in Ontario. Read More

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Terra Estates Winery

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Terra Estates Winery

Riccardo brings something special to the winery, obvious from the moment he greets you with a smile as big as the sun on the porch of the welcome centre. His magnetic personality invariably sweeps you into his world of imaginative possibilities and zest for life that can only be described as passionate. Read More

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Signposts – The Glen Miller Story

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Photography by Lindi Pierce On December 15, 1944 Glenn Miller, legendary big-band leader, disappeared over the English Channel, on a flight to entertain U.S. troops in France during the Second World War. Despite clarity on that point, there is no connection with a unique community along the Trent River just north of Trenton. Glen Miller… Read More

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Northumberland Music Studio

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Northumberland Music Studio, Andy Thompson, Shadowfax

Photography by Daniel Vaughan A harmonious oasis Brighton’s coolest recording nook, Northumberland Music Studio, is easy to overlook while driving by on County Road 30. Just like its owner-in-residence, Andy Thompson, who packs a skill set comprised of composer, arranger, producer, engineer, and performer, the musicians’ retreat is unassuming and welcoming. The century home is… Read More

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38 Hours to Montreal

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Dan Buchanan, Governor General Charles Poulett Thomson, 38 Hours to Montreal

As the sleigh sped through Smithfield on the way to Trent Port, Governor General Thomson may have contemplated the daunting task awaiting him in Montreal. The Mackenzie Rebellion was only two years past and nerves were still very raw, extreme partisan positions being the normal manner of discourse. Lord Durham had been and gone, providing his Durham Report with recommendations for changes to the governance of Upper and Lower Canada. British gentlemen could not fathom why normally peaceful Canadians had actually taken up arms against the crown, but they were intent on preventing it from happening again. Read More