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I believe that your world is the world you carry within you. And my inner world is a rich one. But a longing for home does seem to come up for most expats and emigrants at some point along the way.


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Finally, after all the preparation, anticipation, predication, formulation and expectation, I rushed outside, kicked on my skis and pushed towards the forest.


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Embracing the Swan Song Dispatch and Photos by Ryan Edwardson  Truth be told, and I know many others feel the same way, winter is not my favourite season. It’s a guttural instinct.   Yet if anything, winter gives me more than enough justification—the ability for self-beneficial rationalization is a lovely thing—to head towards warmth when the chill sets in.   Mekong Delta tributaries, Nicaraguan volcanoes, Amazonian jungles, Indonesian rainforests... sweltering temperatures at the other end of the mercury thermometer are my wintertime allures, my version of the snowbird exodus. I’d rather bake amongst the red brick temples of Bagan than feel February slush seep through the stitching of my boots.    Yet now, with the harshest February on record (or so I’ve read) having passed and casual rainfall eroding the remnants of snow in Toronto, I find myself on a plane headed northward.The cargo-hold carries our cross-country skis and snowshoes, a cold weather tent and a downy sleeping bag. I am, in...


Sleeping Giant Provincial Park Christmas in March

Christmas in March Dispatch by Delano Lavigne Photo by David Spadavecchia During my 15 year tenure as an outdoorsman I have come to learn that the success of a trip lives and dies on two basic principles; inspiration and proper planning.   The bedrock of any of my adventures has always been inspiration. When I am inspired I am encouraged to explore new places, research the local culture, weather patterns, and unique terrain. With a new arsenal of inspired knowledge I am then motivated to dive into the logistics of my trip.   Any adventure whether it be big or small requires planning. How much food do I bring? How much fuel do I need? Do I need a water filter? What’s the terrain like? What is the local and most recent weather? Can I have an open fire? What kind of tent? How many pairs of socks should I pack? And on and on it goes. But as laborious as these questions seem, answering them is incredibly helpful, ney essential, for any trip. They give me direction so that when I walk into MEC I...


Sleeping Giant Provincial Park A View from Afar

Sleeping Giant: A View from Afar Dispatch and Photos by Ryan Edwardson  Four years have passed since I first viewed the craggily profile of the Sleeping Giant.   Making our way up a grassy hill, my friend Allison had promised that the short hike would be worth the scenic storytelling. Her past few years as a resident of Thunder Bay meant she was quite familiar with the city's quasi-mascot—or perhaps 'totem' is a more precise description.   Cresting the hill and looking to the distance, beyond houses strewn against a shimmering harbor, rested an imposing monolith. An Ojibway legend that had become a Canadian ecological icon. The Sleeping Giant. Nanabijou, spirit of the deep sea water and now, somewhat stoically, a provincial park.   Legends abound. The most common is that Nanabijou had rewarded the Ojibway with knowledge of a silver mine only to have its secret location discovered by outsiders. That betrayal of covenant, of sacred information, meant that Nanabijou himself was transformed into...


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