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Features Fall 2012 


Darlington Nuclear: A Layman's Primer

author: Gary May

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Darlington Nuclear: A layman’s primer

Plans are underway to refurbish and expand the giant nuclear power plant on the shores of Lake Ontario. Just what’s in the works?


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To Text is Simple, To Tell is Divine

author: Denny Manchee / illustrator: Heather Cooper

Main Feature FEAT 2 story tellingFinding the grace and place of oral storytelling in a smart-device world.


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The Hilton Lake Breakaway

author: Dale Carter

Main Feature FEAT 3 breakawayOn an ill-fated spring night in 1852, a peaceful lake in Brighton Township dealt a cruel hand of death and devastation to the unsuspecting farming community.


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The Gunshot Treaty

author: Peter Lockyer

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It would be easy to pass by the stone cairn at the stoplights in the village of Carrying Place, Prince Edward County. but for those interested in peeling back layers upon layers of Canadian history, this site has stories to tell.


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Eurithe Purdy

author: Conrad Beaubien / photos & illustration: Conrad Beaubien

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Sweeping the leaves off a roof at this time of year isn’t a regular thing for me. From up here I can almost touch the ‘honkers’ that skim the cedars and willows, landing with ease onto the polish of nearby Roblin Lake. The reflection on the water of the church steeple in Ameliasburgh takes on a ‘house of mirrors’ image in the wake of a noisy geese arrival.






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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...