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Winter 2021 Preview
Publishing on December 3, 2021
The Craft and Culture of the Birchbark Canoe
The Indigenous art of canoe building is imperilled by a growing difficulty in obtaining the needed natural materials, but master builders like Dan Couchie continue to keep the ancient practice alive.
By Vince Nogueira
Standing Up for the Camp Robber
The iconic Canada jay, also known as the whiskey jack, has become an increasingly rare sight in Ontario. Will a campaign to designate the jay Canada’s national bird focus attention on its plight?
By Conor Mihell
The Man Who Saved Ontario From Blowing Away
When over farming threatened to engulf southern Ontario in sand, Edmund Zavitz spearheaded the Agreement Forests program. One hundred years later, we can learn much from the father of Ontario forestry.
By Ian Coutts
Spring 2022 Preview
Publishing on March 11
A rare abundant population of brook trout in West Credit River is under threat from a proposed wastewater treatment plant. Can a partnership between conservationists and anglers save this fish?
By Patricia Hluchy
Could an Ontario aquifer have the purest water in the world? Researchers may not be able to answer that question if a potential gravel pit goes ahead.
By Ray Ford
The Rights of Nature
The movement to designate rivers, lakes and other natural features legal “persons” with rights to self-preservation and legal redress is spreading through Indigenous communities. Will Ontario embrace the resolutions as a way of protecting its natural bounty?
By Brian Banks
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