Tag: LdnOnt

  • Anglers hooked on urban fishing

    Anglers hooked on urban fishing

    Paul Holmes casts his fishing line into the cold and fast-flowing Thames River. It’s snowing lightly and -6 C, but it feels much colder as wind blows across the river. Holmes slowly reels the line back in, past a small group of ducks squawking at each other. His lure – a flimsy piece of white, […]

  • Canadian specialty tea industry is heating up

    Canadian specialty tea industry is heating up

    A goddess of mercy once led a poor farmer to a single tea shoot. With the budding plant, he prospered through the creation of flowery oolong tea—at least according to the website of mass specialty tea producer David’s Tea. Their version of this godsent blend is “hand-produced on a small family garden near the Wuyi […]

  • Livin’ la vida local

    Livin’ la vida local

    Calantha Elsby’s refrigerator is almost bare. All it holds is milk, a few eggs and a container of whey, a by-product of cheese that Elsby makes in her Elora, Ont. apartment. But don’t think Elsby goes hungry. Her refrigerator is nearly empty, but her freezer is overflowing with produce from last summer. Peaches, Brussels sprouts […]

  • Proud Peacock Gala to aid epilepsy awareness

    Proud Peacock Gala to aid epilepsy awareness

    It’s a gloomy, wintry day and Negassi is sitting behind a compact, medium-sized office table. With a cheerful expression on his face, he alternates between sorting and shredding mail and greeting people who come into his office at the Epilepsy Support Centre, asking, “How may I help you today?” With slightly shaky hands and a […]