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Features Fall 2016 


Cell Phone Lifeline

author/: Mandy Martin / photographer: Johnny C.Y. Lam

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AFTER SIX MONTHS IN COBOURG, Syrian refugees are settling in and are grateful to be out of the war zone. Phones keep them connected to their scattered families, their past and their language, but the biggest challenge now is learning English


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Highway of Horror

author:  Geoff Zochodne

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Character Builders

author: Denise Rudnicki

designers 184ON SET WITH TWO AWARD-WINNING costume designers – Alex Reda and Joanne Hansen – who both rekindle their creative energy when at home in the Northumberland Hills.


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Two Lunches with Gerda

author: Orland French    

george hees 184pxCAREFULLY POLISHING HIS IMAGE after his disastrous exposure in the Munsinger affair, Northumberland MP George Hees demonstrated that in politics, there’s no easy road to success.






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First Words

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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


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...