Author: Cara Williams

Preserving & Celebrating Black History

The preservation of local Black history was a lifelong dream of Howard Sheffield, founder of Sheffield Park Black History & Cultural Museum. Today his vision is carried on by his nieces Carolynn and Sylvia Wilson—direct descendants of early Black settlers in Southern Georgian Bay.

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Liquid Gold

Each spring, white petals blanket the apple trees throughout the Beaver Valley, signalling the beginning of the valley’s growing season. But for a pair of keen beekeepers, their apiary has already begun buzzing with activity in preparation for the busy spring and summer months.

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The Legends of Blue Mountain

In the 1970’s and 1980’s skiing was undeniably the most glamorous of winter pursuits —a delicious frozen cocktail of speed, athleticism and affluence. Add a tan, a pair of tight ski pants, give it a shake and what do we have? A 1970/80s era ski instructor.

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Escape to the Woods

This twice renovated Mulmur township home was initially designed to take advantage of its position on a rolling, forested plot of land. In working with the original structure, designer Brad Abbott and builder Blake Farrow created a relaxing escape for a growing family that capitalizes on the serene wooded views.

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How to Shop Local While Social Distancing

From restaurants ramping up delivery offerings to fitness classes going virtual, businesses are coming up with different ways to meet their customers’ needs during this challenging time. We’ve compiled a list of businesses in our area that are offering their services during the pandemic.

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Exploring Escarpment’s Sidecountry

While Ontario may not be known for our “high alpine” we do have ample rolling hills that provide more than adequate terrain for ski touring and split-boarding. Vertical gains range from 500-1,000 feet and the lack of crowds and endless wilderness adds to the magic of backcountry (or in our case sidecountry) skiing.

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Raise the Roof

A growing family’s Escarpment escape receives a fresh and airy upgrade with luxe details, tactile textures and natural tones.

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Not Your Average Ski School

Offering backcountry adventures, steeps clinics, and overnight backcountry and helicopter assisted touring, Extremely Canadian is your one-stop shop for the best in-bounds/out-of-bounds skiing and riding this winter. And the best part—you don’t have to leave the country.

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The Snow Must Go On

Escarpment ski resorts & private clubs have been hard at work putting in place a plan designed to minimize crowds, streamline dining and boil down the ski experience to its core—an awesome day on the hill.

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Homage To N’Dakiiminaan (our land)

Although their chosen mediums are vastly different, artists Mark Nadjiwan and Patricia Gray’s respective work is deeply rooted in their experiences in remote and wild spaces as well as their First Nations ancestry.

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80 years at Blue – What to expect this season

With a successful (and busy) summer season under their belt, Blue Mountain Resort is looking ahead to their 80th ski season with a focus on outdoor winter fun as well as health and safety for snow-lovers. Blue is working diligently to ensure the resort is prepared to operate with heightened attention to safety in relation to COVID-19.

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The 99s

In 1931 Amelia Earhart was elected the first ever President of The 99s, an organization for the advancement of women in aviation. Today The 99s have nearly 5,000 members in over 35 countries and is the largest and oldest organization of women pilots.

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