The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a startling report in August stating that the world’s land and water resources are being exploited at “unprecedented rates” due in part to soil mismanagement. What forward thinking local farmers, growers and dairy producers already know, is that the solution to catastrophic climate change may be right beneath our feet: the earth.
Over 80% of businesses in Thornbury are owned and operated by women—these establishments are enhancing the character and prosperity within our community, which got me thinking: why are Thornbury businesses predominantly owned by women? And what is fuelling the success of female driven entrepreneurship?
The grandfathers of the Escarpment ski clubs pursued their passions and changed the face of skiing in Ontario. Six decades later, environmental factors such as climate change along with the changing needs of families have determinedly demanded that the Escarpment clubs offer a new kind of winter weekend…
Freshwater Surfing cultivates a slightly different breed of surfer. The fickle nature of Great Lake waves requires a high degree of patience, dedication, and frankly a sense of humour from those who ride them.
Rolling into town with our windows down and radio on blast, we had noticed a small lighthouse stationed along the Saugeen River which instantly conjured memories of summery beach visits to Prince Edward Island. Add a long floral dress and a straw hat and you might as well call me Anne (with an “e”). The only difference is that this is right here in our own province and that makes it pretty darn special. Full of charm and peace—what a summer gem!