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




A Living Tribute


A project to plant trees along the Highway of Heroes from Trenton to Toronto will honour all those who have died in service...read more

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author: Denny Manchee

The Battle With the Bottle


On one hand, bottled water sure is handy, but on the other, there are questions about it s environmental sustainability...read more

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author: Tom Cruickshank


So you Want to Commute to Toronto!


Moving out of the Big Smoke has a certain cachet but just how do you manage it...read more

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author: Orland Frnech
illustrator: Carl Wiens

What's Campbellford's Secret Sauce?


How come Campbellford is such a vibrant cultural hub…read more

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author: Meghan Sheffield
photos: Laura Berman

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FENCE POSTS: Signs The Bubble May Burst

author: Dan Needles  illustrator: Shelagh Armstrong

This week a man drove in and offered to sell me a large aerial photo of my farm.

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MUST, MUST, MUST: What’s New and What’s To Do

Our Must, Must, Must section highlights a broad range of events, festivals, activities and galleries that contribute to the diverse character of the Watershed region

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BEYOND THE GARDEN GATE: Pumpkin Seeds of Wisdom

author: Eileen Argyris 

What’s fall without a pumpkin in our midst. They have become symbols that celebrate the harvest season

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CULTURAL CURRENTS: Brenda Anne Sullivan

author: Denny Manchee

The lilt in her voice instantly betrays brenda’s roots. “I’m a townie from St. Jawn’s,” she confirms with a chuckle, proud of her Newfoundland heritage, though she hasn’t been back in years.

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HABITAT: The Blue Dot Movement

author: Norm Wagenaar

Are clean water, air and safe foods our right?

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INNOVATION: The Architecture of Innovation

author: Denny Manchee

Cobourg’s Venture 13 will transform a decaying town building into a hive of creativity Architect Reno Piccini is excited about transforming the tired Building 13 into a sleek, contemporary work space.

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GEORGE'S POND: What Price Peace?

author: George Smith  illustrator: Lee Rapp

What price peace? On a global level, that is a question best left to the professional pundits and cognoscenti. Far be it from me to presume to add my two cents worth to their scholarly musings.

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author: Jeff Bray 

Welcome to the local Food & Drink scene where Watershed shares its secrets and discoveries. Our region is blessed with creative chefs, restaurateurs, vintners and purveyors. Watershed’s Food & Drink Scene trumpets their accomplishments and celebrates their innovation.

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FROM THE VAULT: Vélib-ing in Paris

author: Sheila Trenholm 

You have to be a daredevil to ride a bike around Paris, but it’s the best way to see the City of Light. Almost a decade ago, Paris launched a system of bike rentals called “Vélib” that placed thousands of bikes at street corners, parks and national monuments.

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MEANDERINGS: Canning in the County

photograph: courtesy of Douglas A. Crawford: County Canners

Prince Edward County, the island-like municipality that juts into Lake Ontario, has earned a reputation as a burgeoning wine region, but 60 years ago it was known as the Garden County of Canada.

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IT’S ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO TRANSITION FROM SUMMER INTO FALL FOR ME. I’m never prepared for the abrupt change in temperature and I’m loathe to say goodbye to the endless ease of summer days..…... read more


I enjoyed the article on the Loch-Sloy Business Park in your Summer edition. Having lived in the County for some 10 years, I was quite familiar with the old RAF....



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carl wiens

cwportraitCarl lives in Belleville, teaches iIllustration at Sheridan College in Oakville…

meghan sheffield

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Meghan is a Cobourg writer, web producer and social media manager....

norm wagenaar

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