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We have enjoyed your magazine for several years now. The latest, summer/autumn 2012, is wonderful. There are two articles I feel connected to.
D Arppe, London ON
A beautiful, informative magazine. Keep up the good work. I only regret not having discovered it sooner. Thank you.
E Helman, Nepean ON
I enjoy the magazine, but would like to see more info and articles regarding heritage, history and nostalgia of the Muskokas and Northern Ontario.
H Hoffman, Thornhill ON
A great read! A truly enjoyable publication! Fascinating to read about the history, nostalgia and early days in Ontario. An important contribution to Ontario's history.
P Holancin, Aurora ON
Well written—well researched—well enjoyed!
J Hallam, Don Mills ON
As a present-day and long-term country person whose great-great grandparents settled in Hagarty Township in the late 19th century, I thoroughly enjoy every issue. I feel very connected to the people, places and events in many of your publications.
S Hartwick (aka Hartwig), Douro ON
Congratulations for continuing to publish articles of interest to those of us who live in a rural environment.
P Jared, Maynooth ON
Love your magazine. Keep up the good work.
B. Verch, Eganville ON
We look forward to receiving each copy—Excellant magazine.
R & V Taylor, Scarborough ON
M Bergeron nee MacIntosh is now 108 years old. She was born in Madawaska in 1903. She loves this magazine and although she cannot read enjoys having the stories read to her.
I wait with aniticipation for each issue. I'm particularly partial to the area of Ontario you mostly cover, enjoy it from cover to cover!
M Burgess, Sarnia ON
The Country Connection is like a good friend coming into our home and is always very welcome!
H. Clark, Renfrew ON
Just a short note to say thank you for your article on Killaloe and the honourable mention you gave to my father, Alex Getz. You are correct that my father won the competition to design a logo for the Town of Killaloe. My father would be the first to tell you or anyone that the current sign and logo are not of his design. His logo was not used anymore after the town and townships of Hagarty and Richards amalgamated.
Dad enjoyed your magazine a lot, especially the articles about the old days and local history. If Dad were still alive he would be honoured to get mention in the Killaloe article. He was proud to be from Killaloe. I also enjoy your magazine and will continue to enjoy each new issue.
Dan Getz, Golden Lake ON
I thought I should drop you a line to say that I was impressed by this issue.
I enjoyed every article. Josh Garfinkel is right on about protecting wolves. This is the first I have heard about eating Jerusalem artichokes. The historical articles were great (always glad to see Bernie Shaw in print). Even the paper quality and printing was excellent.
Frank Pope, Nepean ON
For sure I'm going to renew! This is the best magazine in Canada!
M. Buckholtz, Kingston ON
Great Canadian magazine. I look forward to receiving each issue.
R. McClocklin, London ON
Very fine magazine — good work!
G. Nuttall, Claremont ON
A short note to tell you that
your summer/autumn issue was excellent. We both feel this
was the best yet. There were lots of very interesting historical
articles, especially regarding the seaway. We lived near the
Welland Canal and were far enough away that we didn't really
realize how many people had to leave their homes and make
a new life. It was actually very sad to think of their losses.
Thanks for a magazine that brings the country
to so many people.
Joan and Ken Lindey, Kashwakamak Lake,
The current issue of The Country Connection
is indeed a good issue.
I am always glad to see an article by Bernie Shaw. Pamela
Levac, in her article on lichens deservedly makes reference
to a couple friends who I also respect for their excellent
knowledge of nature: Rob Lee and Irwin Brodo.
Christine Hastie, in her article on the flooding of the Seaway,
introduced me to Ault Park and the Lost Villages Museum. I
have lived in Ottawa since 1957 and had never heard of the
Lost Villages Museum. Upper Canada Village, on the other hand
is well known and I have spent many days there over the years.
I thought that was the museum dedicated to those people flooded
by the Seaway.
She mentions the memorial to the the battle at Chryslers
Farm and the moved graves, both of which are adjacent to Upper
Canada Village, but I am puzzled by why she did not mention
Upper Canada Village.
Glad to see you hanging in. Best of luck with the magazine.
Frank Pope, Nepean ON
Delighted to know that my article introduced
your reader, who is familiar with the region, to Ault Park
and the Lost Villages Museum. The short answer to his question
is "word limit." I had to narrow the story down
to what seemed to be the most intriguing elements.
Upper Canada Village is mentioned a
couple of times and I included a link to its website. UCV
bills itself as an attraction that recreates the 1860s. Your
readers are probably familiar with it, but not everyone learns
about the impact of the flooding from their visit. Although
heritage structures were moved from the flood zone to become
part of UCV, bringing the recent past to life is not its main
My interest was sparked by things like
Google satellite images of the Long Sault area clearly showing
land features under water; a series of houses and that strikingly
beautiful church all in a line on only one side of the road,
etc. The Lost Villages Historical Society, which operates
the museum in Ault Park, promotes understanding of the displacement
of communities for Seaway construction. For over 30 years,
local volunteers have been collecting information, perspectives,
stories, and artefacts related to the flooded area and its
former residents -- plenty to satisfy anyone's curiosity!
John vanBaal, the Society's Webmaster, kindly supplied answers
to my questions and most images for the piece. In keeping
with your editorial focus, I hoped readers would explore the
Morrisburg region further to gain a new appreciation of its
In this, my first issue, I really enjoyed the
article on Roger Stevens. I look forward to more of this type
of article. Also was pleasantly surprised to get a stamped
envelope for payment of the invoice.
I. Perrin, Iroquois ON
In our retirement years, my wife and I still
subscribe to six or so Canadian magazines, but The Country
Connection is the only one which is read cover to cover,
every issue. We hope you will be able to continue this high-quality
publishing effort for many years to come. Thanks to all your
contributing helpers too.
J. Snider, Port Sydney ON
I always enjoy The Country Connection,
but the most recent issue is especially wonderful. I devoured
every page. Thank you. It was a nice bonus to find Mary Cook
whose CBC stories always go my attention. Can we have more
of her in the future? I look forward to many more issues of
your superb magazine.
J. Clarke, Haliburton ON
Enjoy the magazine very much and have made potato
and chive soupdeliciousread it from cover to cover.
Mrs R. Waddington, Oshawa ON
Thanks for a most interesting and timely publication!
D. Smyth, St. Catharines ON
Quite enjoy your publication. Am primarily interested
in rural history items and at that you do an excellent job.
Thanks so much.
M. O'Byrne, Mount Pleasant ON
We enjoy your magazine very much. Keep up the
good work! Thanks for putting the spotlight on some very deserving
rural areas and communities.
F. Poulton, Martintown ON
This magazine is an asset to the Canadian publishing
R. Kowal, Combermere ON
Thanks for a great magazine. We enjoyed the
article on Barron Canyon. Your magazine takes us to places
we have never been, but hope to venture to in the near future.
Always go directly to the recipes.
D. Robbins, Apsley ON