Gary May's Articles
- Costa Rica: Where your alarm clock's a pack of howler monkeys
- Time is Ripe for Picton's Taste! Festival: One tank trip Picton Ontario
- A week in Provence: Seven things to do in seven days in the region made famous by Peter Mayle.
- Transit DayPass offers a great way to tour Vancouver: City's top attractions easily accessible by public transport.
- Into the thick of it, or away from it: Lake Okanagan Resort has it all
- Take the train to the beach: Cobourg's Breakers Motel is like camping -- without the bugs.
- Underviewed viewpoints: 10 best overlooked outlooks within 90 minutes of Parliament Hill.
- Some like it cold: Resorts, such as Carriage Ridge, offer wintery sports, cosy interiors.
- The Kawarthas: A sense of the wild tempered by festivals celebrating the area's rich literary traditions and wide variety of music.
- Grape Expectations: A new winery
has leaped the Prince Edward County barrier and
headed for the hills of Northumberland
- Wendake – Wakeup call comes gently at the Premières Nations Hotel, courtesy the birdsong and rushing waters of the St-Charles River.
- Blue Roof farm - Home is where the art is - Ondaatje carved her own personal Shangri-La out of Precambrian rock
- Milltown makeover - The closure of Domtar and other mills has helped turn Cornwall from a smelly industrial city, to a place "full of possibilities"
- Small town Ontario - Slow growth formula helps preserve historic architecture in town an hour east of Toronto
- How and why big oil got bigger - In November 1998, two U.S. oil giants, Exxon and Mobile, announced they would amalgamate. Oil historian Gary May took a look back at how the petroleum giants came to be.
- Going for gold: Canada's hard-oilers knew how to find 'black gold' and helped open up the oil industry around the globe
- Ontario's Living Dinosaur.Think the modern oil industry got its start in Texas or Saudi Arabia or Alberta? Think again. Think Lambton County in southwestern Ontario.
- A petroleum pedigree of world significance? Lambton County, where the petroleum industry tracks its pedigree back a century and a half.
- We’re not running out of oil — yet. Oil is a finite resource. Worldwide discoveries peaked about the mid-1960s and about 95 per cent of recoverable sources are now known.
- The 39 Year Reno - A renovation that lasted 39 years. Their manor was built between 1788 and 1798, at a time when other pioneer families in the Niagara Peninsula were slapping up log cabins and it makes their home that much more special.
- The day the lake froze over - Seventy-five years ago this winter, a debilitating cold closed in over southern Ontario, bringing with it a once-in-a-lifetime event. From shore to shore, the giant mass of Lake Ontario fell silent under an icy cover.
- From farm to fork - Keeping it close to home
- Gravelle matriarchs bond over fishing hole - The women of a Gatineau family have taken what is usually thought of as a male pursuit and made it their own, writes Gary May.
- Manotick’s oldest freedom fighter - Up against increasing development, sprawl and suburbanization, villagers like Rae Grinnell are fighting to protect their identities against the homogenizing effects of the city.