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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.

A Burning Issue in Port Hope

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FACED WITH THE prospect of a giant garbage incinerator in their back yard, a group of Port Hope residents banded together to learn more about the proposed facility.

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Tom Cruickshank 

The Devil's Brigade

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 IN 1942, DON BALLANTYNE wasn’t old enough to vote, but he was old enough to be recruited into an elite commando unit that played a vital role in Allied victories. 

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View Finder

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ANYONE WHO HAS ever looked through the eyepiece of a camera knows the challenge of photographing landscapes. Ansel Adams, renowned for his images of the American West, called it the “supreme test”...

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Norm Wagenaar

A Whale of a Story

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AFTER YEARS OF EDUCATED GUESSWORK, the scientists finally had a chance to unlock the mystery of the gigantic creature’s “power pack” – by dissecting its heart.

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 Paul Dalby



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

author: Dan Needles / illustrator: Shelagh Armstrong

ONE OF OUR neighbours died last winter and we didn’t hear the news for nearly three weeks. This never would have happened in the days...
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MUST, MUST, MUST: What's New And What's To Do

author: Denny Manchee

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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beyond the garden gate 150pxBEYOND THE GARDEN GATE:  Flying Colours

author: Sian Pritchard 

TUCK IN YOUR bulbs this fall and get ready for shoots of joy in the spring.

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cultural currents 150pxCULTURAL CURRENTS:  Wilhelmina Kennedy

author: Denny Manchee

SHE LOOKS LIKE A PAINTING – from the pure white bob of her hair, to the black, taupe and yellow colour blocks of layered linen draping her trim, 82-year-old form.

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watershed presents 150pxWATERSHED PRESENTS: The Ontario Agri-food Venture Centre
author: Denny Manchee 

IT’S NEW, IT’S SHINY, it's state of the art and brimming with potential.

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2014.3 george thumb 73x74GEORGE'S POND:  Tranquility Base

author: George Smith / illustrator: Lee Rapp

UNLESS YOUR IDEA of fun is sitting in an over-sized outhouse staring through a hole in the ice, the end of the fishing season is nigh.

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habitat 150pxHABITAT:  A New Path for Monarchs
author: Norm Wagenaar

CANADA, THE UNITED STATES and Mexico are collaborating to create a butterfly highway to help restore the decimated population of orange-and-black beauties.

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from the cask 150pxFROM THE CASK:  Prince Edward County Wine Tours
author: Walter Luedtke / illustration: Bill Slavin

THERE IS NO BETTER TIME TO VISIT Prince Edward County wineries. The Beaches are virtually abandoned and the crush of tourists has disappeared.

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author: Denny Manchee

WELCOME TO THE food and wine scene, where Watershed shares its secrets and discoveries.

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

SHE HAS TO BE one of the most familiar faces on homegrown TV. In fact, Sonja Smits has the distinction of being the only celebrity...

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meanderings 150pxMEANDERINGS: The Alderville War Monument
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THIS STRIKING MONUMENT, THAT STILL BLAZES WHITE on Highway 45, likely holds the record for the speediest construction of a war memorial.



Fall 2015

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First Words

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Tom Cruickshank’s article about Sonja Smits brought back a lot of memories... read more


I would like to congratulate you on the high standard of journalism in Watershed. I always read it cover to cover and find it thoroughly interesting and educational. It is written in such a manner that one looks forward to seeing what the next interesting article will be on the upcoming page. Please continue to provide this outstanding magazine. - Bill Thompson Cobourg



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denise rudnicki

denise rudnicki 74pxDENISE RUDNICKI is a new contributor to Watershed. She spent many years as a CBC journalist...

norm wagenaar

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NORM WAGENAAR introduced himself to Watershed in 2007, when he was working...

tom cruickshank

tom cruickshank 74pxMORE THAN A FEW eyebrows were raised when plans were announced to build an incinerator...