Creaky Floors & Community at an Ontario Indie Book Shop

I once hosted a fantastically embarrassing poetry event at a bar in Uxbridge, Ontario. Even though—by the providence of being in the same MFA cohort—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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Where The Bison Roam Wild And Almost Free

In Uxbridge, Ontario, one family and their community have been doing their part to help boost the bison population. BY: HOLLAYGHADERY “You can make a small fortune farming if you start with a big one.” Thunder Ridge Bison Company owner, Brian Arnold, smiles as he offers this quip. I’ve just asked him if bison farming…

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Love After Death At The Thomas Foster Memorial

When others were feeling the squeeze of the Great Depression, Foster had the means and opportunity to see a dream come to life. On a concession road just outside Uxbridge, Ontario, the Thomas Foster Memorial has risen over farmers’ fields and relative obscurity for over eight decades to become a source of unexpected wonder for…

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