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The Little Sprouts have arrived in Orillia

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It all started as an idea to ensure that children have the knowledge and tools to tackle complex environmental issues. Today, that idea continues to grow and evolve, as The Couchiching Conservancy has launched an eco-club called the Little Sprouts.

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Challenge Gift: Canadian Charitable Giving Landscape

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As a longtime resident of Orillia and Simcoe County, I’ve watched our community grow, change and develop over time. Some of my favourite places in town – restaurants, stores, forests and playgrounds –are still here while others have been replaced or removed entirely.

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Roosting Boxes: Building a home for the winter

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Many bird lovers either purchase or build nest boxes for their favourite wild birds: bluebirds, swallows, chickadees, nuthatches and many more. These boxes vary in size and shapes and in particular, the size of the entrance hole, depending on the desired species. We have had as many as 40 swallow houses on our property, and an equal number of bluebird houses on fence posts along the sides of the roads in our area but only after receiving the permission of the landowner.