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How much water is right for your garden?

How much water is right for your garden?

When it comes to having a garden full of lush fruits and veggies, water is right up there with things you really need. The trouble is…too many people have different opinions on how much water is the right amount. Even worse, nobody really has the exact same growing conditions so how can someone tell you […]

Rain, Rain gone away?

Rain, Rain gone away?

There is no more popular topic of conversation in the County than the weather. Too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, just right, but too windy, just perfect, but too humid … I swear there’s only one day each year in which the weather is perfect for everyone. Then we switch to talking politics. […]

Concerned about pedestrian safety on Skyway Bridge

Concerned about pedestrian safety on Skyway Bridge

LETTER: In 2012, two Canadians died, and 19 were injured when the roof of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake collapsed. Judge Paul Belanger found that the engineering disaster resulted from many failures arising from: “its designers and builders, its owners, some architects and engineers, as well as the municipal and provincial officials charged […]

Organic gardening pretty simple

Organic gardening pretty simple

Outdoor Living with Carson Arthur The term organic gardening has been thrown around a lot over the last few years when it comes to gardening and growing food. Someone somewhere decided that organic is healthier and therefore more expensive because it is harder to grow food without the use of synthetic fertilizers and sprays. The […]

Panthers to be take in first Academic Olympics at PECI

Panthers to be take in first Academic Olympics at PECI

Prince Edward Collegiate Institute welcomed 200 students from Pinecrest, Sophiasburgh and Queen Elizabeth elementary schools to its first Academic Olympics on Tuesday. The Grades 6 – 8 students participated in a variety of competitions in the library lab, gymnasium, classrooms and in the upper back field, guided by more than 60 PECI students acting in leadership […]

PECI students help Friends plant 150 trees at Sandbanks

PECI students help Friends plant 150 trees at Sandbanks

With the help of environmental studies high school students from PECI, the Friends of Sandbanks planted 150 sugar maple trees near the site of the newest campground at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Planted along the Woodlands Trail that winds through retired farmlands within the park, these trees are to provide a canopy of shade for future […]

Plan to grow this year's trendy heirloom vegetable

Plan to grow this year’s trendy heirloom vegetable

OUTDOOR LIVING with Carson Arthur This trend of heirloom vegetables had gone beyond what any of us expert gardeners ever expected. So far, I have received more than 15 seed catalogues from across Canada and the US. All of these companies specialize in rare vegetables, hard to find strains, and unique flavours of culinary delights! […]

Get your Political Correct

Get your Political Correct

As you may know, if you follow the countylive.ca blog, I took a lot of heat for referring to the girls at the CIBC bank next door as the girls at the bank next door. I vainly tried to explain that this was not a degrading term, but a term of affection. I asked the […]

Bring back classic 'bullet-proof' plants to your gardens

Bring back classic ‘bullet-proof’ plants to your gardens

After a few rough winters, a lot of our gardens are looking a little haggard (as are the gardeners). This may be the perfect time to start bringing back some of the classic ‘bullet-proof’ plants into our landscaped spaces. The timing also seems to be perfect for all of the new gardeners and homeowners who […]

Rise of the Canadian Right?

Rise of the Canadian Right?

The world is in a state of upheaval right now. And it should be noted that the world is always in a state of upheaval. Someone called it “the curse of living in interesting times.” This column is not solely about Trump, but the Trump Experience is certaily a world-changer. Trump’s rise to power has […]

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