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Features Fall 2015 

 

A Burning Issue in Port Hope

author: Tom Cruickshank

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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. With the help of experts and their own tireless efforts to educate themselves and the community, the group discovered some unsettling facts associated with burning waste.

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The Devil's Brigade

author: Denise Rudnicki

devils brigade 184pxIn 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. Tough, disciplined and deadly, the commandos struck fear in the hearts of the Nazis and earned a place of honour in military history.

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View Finder

author: Norm Wagenaar 

view finder 184pxBill Lishman’s new book about the Oak Ridges Moraine offers a fresh perspective on the landform that defines us.

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” of the photographer “and often the supreme disappointment.”

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A Whale of a Story

author: Paul Dalby

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A dead-end street overlooking the Bay of Quinte in Trenton seems an unlikely spot for a ground-breaking CSI-style investigation. But this past summer, three scientists, tucked under a canvas canopy and surrounded by floodlights, carried out a post-mortem that rewrote the textbooks.

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BY THE TIME THIS MAGAZINE REACHES YOUR HANDS, I’LL BE IN FRANCE, standing with thousands of others who are paying their respect to the Canadian soldiers who fought in the Battle of Vimy Ridge.…... read more

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In the fall of 2015, we reported on the opening of the Ontario Agri-Food Venture Centre in Colborne. Business is booming...

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trish york

contributors trish yorkTrish York has thoroughly enjoyed illustrating for Watershed for the past 12 years…

tom cruickshank

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In “Songbirds in a Nosedive,” Tom recounts the plight of some of our favourite backyard...

janet davies

Janet DaviesFreelance writer and occasional poet Jan Davies has been writing about the people...