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 watershed icon white bg 74x74 editorial | Watershed’s award-winning editorial takes readers to the heart of our community with insightful stories and articles.


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Drops in the Bucket


Our fresh-water supply is not just a matter of quantity, but quality. In part two of our series, we look at sources of contamination 

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author: Tom Cruickshank

Truly Canadian Characters


In the 150 years since Canada’s birth, a number of exceptional people have emerged from our region. It’s time we took stock of their achievements

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author: Orland French
illustration: Tim Zeltner


Getting Your Goats


A Castleton family is raising Nigerian Dwarf goats and making mouthwatering chèvre with the milk. Turns out making goat cheese is not as hard as you might think

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author: Denise Rudnicki
photos: Laura Berman

A Place Called Loch-Sloy


A military relic, a business park, a hive of creativity the old Picton airbase exudes a storied past while its next chapter is being written

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author: David Newland
photos: Johnny C.Y. Lam


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FENCE POSTS: Science Projects

author: Dan Needles  illustrator: Shelagh Armstrong

The turmoil south of the border has morphed into a freeway chase that just won’t stop. We stare wide-eyed as the Trump machine takes out lampposts and climbs the sidewalk, wondering how and where this will all end. But at some point, for our sanity, we must find a way to tear ourselves away from the screen and return to our lives

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MUST, MUST, MUST: A Selection of Events Across our Region to Tempt Every Sense

Our Must, Must, Must section highlights a broad range of events, festivals, activities and galleries that contribute to the diverse character of the Watershed region

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author: Eileen Argyris   photos: Lana Taylor-Mills

They can be luscious explosions of colour and fragrance or gentle pastels with little or no scent. there is a peony variety for every taste and virtually every temperate growing site and, with a modicum of care, they can live 50 to 100 years.

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CULTURAL CURRENTS: Claudia Jean Mccabe

author: Denny Manchee

Her paintings are as vivacious as her personality, leaping from tables, walls and floor like a jazz riff in colour and bold brushwork.

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HABITAT: The Benefits of Bugs

author: Norm Wagenaar

BZZZAAAP!......another one gone! The neighbour’s purple-death-ray-bug-killing-zap machine carries on its gruesome work just a few metres from your bedroom window, accomplishing what, exactly?

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author: Mandy Martin  illustrator: Jane Kessler

There are events galore this summer. Here are ten to whet your appetite

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INNOVATIONS: Currant Events

author: Denny Manchee  photos: Johnny C. Y. Lam

They’re black, flavourful, packed with nutrition and ripe for a comeback if this Brighton grower has his way


GEORGE’S POND: Dr. Google And Me

author: George Smith  illustrator: Lee Rapp

It comes as no great surprise that the high foreheads, who decide such things, have recently declared Canada to be (a) the second best country in the world in which to live and (b) the seventh happiest country on the planet.

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IN THE ’HOOD: Dave Young

author: Denny Manchee  photo: Tracey Nolan

As he wraps his arms around the largest string instrument in the orchestra, Dave Young fuses with his bass, his left hand a blur on the fingerboard, while his right plucks deep, mellow tones from the wooden giant.

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author: Jeff Bray

Welcome to the local Food & Wine scene where Watershed shares its secrets and discoveries. Our region is blessed with creative chefs, restaurateurs, vintners and purveyors. Watershed’s Food & Wine Scene trumpets their accomplishments and celebrates their innovation.

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author: Ingrid Nachtrieb

A selection of events in the Watershed region to celebrate Canada Day. 

Current Issue - Summer 2017


Watershed Magazine Summer 2017

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First Words

Jane Kelly Summer 2017 home

A FEW WEEKS AGO, I SPENT A RAINY SUNDAY AFTERNOON watching a movie with my five-year-old grandson. It was an interpretation of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax: the triumph of a good guy over a bad guy..…... read more


I always enjoy Watershed, but the Spring issue was particularly interesting, especially Paul Dalby’s spot-on “When the Well Runs Dry”...



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david newland

contributor 1Writer, performer and speaker, David was named a Fellow of the Royal Canadian…

eileen argyris

contributor 2

Eileen has lived in Northumberland County since 1971, and spent most of her journalism....

jeff bray

contributor 3Jeff has been in and around the food world for over 18 years He’s passionate about food – where it comes from and who makes it....