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Features Winter 2016/17 


Open-Air Asylum

author: Tom Cruickshank 

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PORT HOPE HAS BEEN HOME to its share of eccentrics in the past – The Great Farini, The Walking Barber, The Flying Tailor. Then came Farley Mowat, and now a whole new crop of lively characters.


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The Shape of Christmas

author:  Joan Williams illustrator:Tim Zeltner

christmas fiction 185pxCAN THE LOCAL BOY SCOUTS make enough money selling Christmas trees to pay for a trip to the annual jamboree? Everything looks great until a big wad of cash disappears.


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Pour This Story Down Your Pipeline

author: Orland French / illustrator: Carl Wiens

pipeline 185pxBEER, WATER, MOLASSES, SEWAGE, AMMONIA – pipelines carry much more than oil and gas. But it’s the transportation of energy products that has people making placards and pressing their politicians.


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In The Company Of An Adventurer

author: Jane Kelly and Denny Manchee    

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Ernest Margetson

author: Mandy Martin 

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DRAWING ON HIS DEEP EXPERIENCE in architecture, design and heritage, the renowned engineer is passionate about rescuing and reinventing the fine old buildings that define our landscape.






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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...