Hike Your Own Hike: Iqaluit’s Only Officially Named And Measured Trail, Apex

Like most Nunavut trails, there is a fluidity and flexibility to its parameters. It is not so often that a city’s most well-known hiking trail starts inside a cemetery. But Apex Trail isn’t your typical out and back hiking trail in many other ways, as well. For instance, while it is the only Iqaluit hiking…

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Creaky Floors & Community at an Ontario Indie Book Shop

I once hosted a fantastically embarrassing poetry event at a bar in Uxbridge, Ontario. Even thoughβ€”by the providence of being in the same MFA cohortβ€”I’d secured an incredible poet to read, no one came except my mother. It was a Sunday afternoon and the venue didn’t even have patrons at the time. A woman wandered in off the street and in a promising show of support after surveying the sad scene, vowed to return with more people. I can’t remember if she ever did. I was so anxious that parts of the afternoon are a blur.

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Exploring An Abandoned Basement on the Timber Tract

An Ontario family visits the Uxbridge Trail systems this fall.

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