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Features Summer 2016 


The Milky Way

author/photographer: Roger Thomas

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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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Senator Billy Fraser: A Man with a Mission

author:  Orland French

billy fraser 184pxAS 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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Pocketful of Sunshine?

author: Tom Cruickshank / illustrator: Tim Zeltner 

sunshine 184pxEVERYONE'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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Good Vibrations

author: Denise Rudnicki / photographer:  Johnny C.Y. Lam  

good vibrations 184pxSHAPING 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.






Current Issue - Spring 2017

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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...