Absolutely the Most Delicious Strawberries at Ruby Berry Farm

Ruby Berry Farm strawberry close-up.

For the past two years, we’ve been picking our berries in Chelmsford. For those living in the Sudbury area, Ruby Berry Farm is a really great nearby option. We couldn’t be happier with our strawberries, and we’re definitely going back next year! We decided that we would start picking berries in Chelmsford because many of the farms closer […]

Fun Day Hiking on the White Bear Forest Trails in Temagami

A broken boardwalk across a beaver pond seen while hiking the White Bear Forest Trails in Temagami.

Ever since we went hiking up Rib Mountain on the Ottawa-Temiskaming Highland Trail a few years ago, we’d been dying to go see more of Temagami‘s backcountry. So last spring, we decided it was time to explore the White Bear Forest Trails. Based at Finlayson Point Provincial Park for the weekend, it was easy to combine a fishing […]

31 Scary Reasons Canadians Should Reject the Risky TPP

What's wrong with the risky TPP? Modified from "What Is Wrong With the Trans-Pacific Partnership" (Licensed under CC BY 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons).

For years, Canadians have been hearing how the risky TPP trade deal was being negotiated in secret. The text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership was revealed late last year, but already, the Liberal government has agreed to sign on in early February. This, stressed International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland, “essentially means Canada can keep its spot at the bargaining […]

Hiking Around Killarney’s Lighthouse

View of Killarney's lighthouse from a rocky beach on our return journey.

We’re always in a good mood when we head out to Killarney, and even though it was drizzling rain and really foggy the last time we went, we were still upbeat. We weren’t sure exactly what we’d be doing that day, but we knew we’d be spending at least some time hiking around Killarney’s lighthouse. We thought we […]

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What’s Bugging Me Right Now: An Annual Message to Politicians

These protesters in Toronto are sending their own type of what's bugging me right now message to politicians!

Over the past few years, it’s become a bit of an annual tradition for me to get in touch with my elected representatives to let them know what’s bugging me right now, this year, this month, last night, and next year. I send this to my MP and MPP, without any regard for whether the items on my […]

Reviewing Ontario’s Trails Strategy

Access to Atakas Trail from Coastal Trail, Mashkinonje Provincial Park

As a travel and trekking blogger based in Northern Ontario, the current review of the Ontario Trails Strategy is very important to me. I use trails year-long, mostly for hiking and backpacking, but also for walking, snowshoeing, and canoeing. Were paved trails available in the North to the extent they are in the South, I would dig out […]

Excuse Me, But I Am NOT Immoral For Picking Blueberries!

Big blueberries!

Every blogger is happy to wake up to a WordPress notification that someone has quoted or commented on one of their blog posts. Usually. But when I found out that I had been misquoted and unjustifiably called immoral, I was less than pleased. Not long ago, I published a post about how, during the summer months, my partner […]

The Pressing Case for a Nuclear Weapons Ban

Black and white image of the large cloud of smoke that formed over Hiroshima after the atomic bomb was dropped.

Contents This article contains the following sections: Global Security Effects of Detonation Production and Testing Nuclear Weapons Ban Links and Sources Earlier this month, we commemorated the devastating events which occurred in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, in 1945 — the detonation of nuclear bombs on August 6 and 9 that instantly or eventually killed hundreds of thousands of […]

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