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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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 watershed icon white bg 74x74 design | Watershed’s classic design appeals to both readers and advertisers who are drawn to its artfully designed pages.

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circulation | With a regional circulation of 25,000 magazines per issue, Watershed is the largest publication in the region.

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LIFE ON A MODERN dairy farm is not all peaches and cream. Spending a day with two local families offers many insights into their gruelling lives and fierce loyalty to family and tradition.
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Roger Thomas  

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AS CANADIAN FORCES Base Trenton embarks on yet another multi-million dollar expansion, one feisty politician deserves credit for bringing the air base to Trenton in the first place.

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EVERYONE'S KEEN ON going green, but a new solar farm in Hamilton Township – and others like it – is a microcosm of all that’s wrong with Ontario’s renewable-energy strategy.

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 Tom Cruickshank / illustrator: Tim Zeltner 

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SHAPING WOOD AND metal into musical instruments is a patient, poetic combination of art and craft, and fiendishly difficult. There are people in these hills renowned for such craftsmanship.

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 Denise Rudnicki / photographer: Johnny C.Y. Lam 



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fence post 150pxFENCE POSTS: True Confessions from the Ninth Concession

author: Dan Needles / illustrator: Shelagh Armstrong

I AM TEACHING MY SON TO FLY-FISH. We are wading the mouth of the Beaver River on Georgian Bay in search of Atlantic salmon, a species recently restored to these waters.
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MUST, MUST, MUST: What's New And What's To Do

OUR MUST, MUST, MUST column highlights a broad range of unique events, causes and activities that contribute to the diverse character of the Watershed Region.


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garden gate 150pxBEYOND THE GARDEN GATE

author: Kelly S. Thompson

A VISIT TO THE LOCAL LAVENDER FARM is a feast for the senses – from the gorgeous rows of purple hues evoking the landscape of Provence, to the astringent aroma...

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cultural currents 150pxCULTURAL CURRENTS

author: Denny Manchee

WHAT BEGAN WITH THE CHALLENGE of interpreting photographs of ice on trees has evolved into an epic project for landscape artist Josie Radoman...

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2014.3 george thumb 73x74GEORGE'S POND

author: George Smith / illustrator: Lee Rapp

ONCE AND IT’S MERE HAPPENSTANCE. Twice? Just coincidence. Three times in the space of a few hours and I had to think there was something strange going on.

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pams point 150pxPAM'S POINT

author:  Pam Patchet /  illustrator:  Trish York 

AS I ENTER what some call not ‘old age’ but my ‘third age’, I defer to my creaky joints and do fewer power walks in favour of meandering strolls...

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habitat 150pxHABITAT
author: Norm Wagenaar

AFTER BEING HUNTED, POISONED, and stripped of its habitat to the point of extirpation, the regal raptor is making a comeback...

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glass 150pxGLASS HALF FULL

authors: Billy Munnelly & Kato Wakeillustrations: Jane Kessler 

LET ME GUIDE YOU to some of the best wines to enjoy with friends and moments this summer. As I mentioned in my last article, wine is ‘good’ when it connects to moment and mood...

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innovation 150pxINNOVATION

author: Denny Manchee 

COBOURG, TECH MECCA. No, that’s not an oxymoron, it’s a big idea whose corporeal form is taking shape in a bare, spare office on William St...

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WELCOME TO THE LOCAL FOOD AND WINE SCENE where Watershed shares its secrets and discoveries. Our region is blessed with creative chefs, restaurateurs, vintners and purveyors of fine food...

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SUMMER THEATRE – Lucky us to live in an area rich in culture and art, with so many towns offering locally produced plays, musicals, opera and more...

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in the hood 150pxIN THE 'HOOD
author: Tom Cruickshank

THE CONSUMMATE JAZZ TRUMPETER whose career is still going strong after seven decades, Guido Basso has some great tales to tell.

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meanderings 150pxMEANDERINGS
author: Denny Manchee

In the 1930s and ‘40s, RADIO, THE BIG BAND ERA and movies like Swing Time and Shall We Dance got people on their feet,...




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