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Newfoundland: Rugged, majestic, beauty

Majesty. It was everywhere I looked in Newfoundland: the Long Range Mountains, the Tablelands, the sea cliffs, and the waves that crashed even in calm seas. The whole island, from Gros Morne National Park, to the Northern Peninsula, to Bonavista … Continue reading

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Temagami

Temagami is a land steeped in natural and human history. People have lived on the land for thousands of years. More recently, people have come to conquer the land and take from it, while others have come to conserve it. … Continue reading

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Year in Review 2015

This year’s review begins on a note of sadness and gratitude. The two people who first inspired me to write these reviews – Paul and Louise Herzberg – both passed away this year. Louise passed at the end of September … Continue reading

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Carrying a canoe hurts – but it’s somehow empowering

Canada is a country of lakes and rivers. For centuries a canoe was the main form of transportation in Canada. Today, travel by canoe remains symbolic of wilderness and adventure. I have experienced my share of wilderness, including several canoe … Continue reading

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Urban Nature and Releasing Perfectionism

Do you ever battle perfectionism? I do. My children’s faces still have traces of breakfast on them when I drop them at school, my last work email had a typo, and I haven’t had time to fix my mother’s printer. … Continue reading

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How Salt Affects Ice – and the Wild City

We are back in the deep freeze … Happily we found something fun to do by combining Play Science and Wild City. Have a read to find out about simple experiments and how salt affects ice (and nature). http://bunchfamily.ca/experiment-salt-affects-ice/

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Find Your Winter Wonderland

Winter has hit my neck of the woods pretty hard already … and I know that many people have experienced similar (or worse) conditions. Here is a little Wild City post meant to inspire you to find ways to survive, … Continue reading

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