Late-season asters provide an important food supply for bees and other pollinators. (Theresa M. Forte/Special to Postmedia Network)

FORTE: Asters – stars of the October meadow

Cool October days paint Niagara’s meadows and woodland edges with a palette of violet, blue and white asters, providing the perfect backdrop for the vibrant reds, oranges and yellows of our autumn trees.

End is nigh for Rogers Pass lodge

The well-known Glacier Park Lodge in Rogers Pass will likely be torn down in coming months.Parks Canada says the 53-year-old hotel and service station has badly deteriorated since it closed four years ago and the safety of motorists at the rest area is paramount."We don't have an easy answer as to demolition. The buildings have not been heated or s