5 | In This Issue  
The stories stones tell.
By Victoria Foote

6 | Earthwatch
Rouge Valley victory short lived; Lake Erie too clean; lack of legislation leaves species at risk.

14 | Letters 

17 | This Season  
Gary and Joanie McGuffin go on the adventure of a lifetime, again and again.
By Margaret Carney

36 | Insider  
Behind the scenes at FON.

46 | Reflections
Spending the winter at the cottage.
By Paul Rush


On the cover
20 | Opening the Flood Gates
A deluge of problems threatens many Ontario dams. Is it time to pay up or tear them down?
By Tim Tiner

24 | Shake, Rattle and Roll
Beneath the Earth’s crusty exterior, there’s a lot of pushing and shoving going on. Drive by a few of Ontario’s most remarkable rock cuts to see the results.
By Margaret Carney

30 | Breaking the Ice
Leslie Anthony says good-bye to winter in Temagami on the last back country ski trip of the season.
By Leslie Anthony

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