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Features Spring 2012 


The Battle Against Bland

author: Gary May

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HERITAGE CONSERVATIONISTS say preserving our old buildings can make dollars and 'sense'. But for their determined efforts throughout the region, the long arms of demolition and decay would destroy many heritage buildings.


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Moraine Forecast

author: Norm Wagenaar

Main Feature FEAT 2 oakridge morainIS THE PROTECTION of the Oak Ridges Moraine in jeopardy? Conservationists fear that without funding,many of the pressing environmental projects undertaken will fall by the wayside.


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The Heartbeat of Their Community

author: George Smith

Main Feature FEAT 3 small town radioA SMALL TOWN'S RADIO'S MANTRA is "radio by the people for the people'. A Port Hope group of visionaries step up to the microphone and get set to hit the airwaves of West Northumberland County.


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The Fox Sisters

author: Peter Lockyer

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OIN THE 1840S, THE UNITED STATES rode a wave of unbridled optimism. Driven by the boundless energy of new immigrants from Ireland and Europe seeking prosperity, its cities were expanding rapidly. It was also an age of invention.





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Watershed Magazine Summer 2017

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Jane Kelly Summer 2017 home

A FEW WEEKS AGO, I SPENT A RAINY SUNDAY AFTERNOON watching a movie with my five-year-old grandson. It was an interpretation of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax: the triumph of a good guy over a bad guy..…... read more


I always enjoy Watershed, but the Spring issue was particularly interesting, especially Paul Dalby’s spot-on “When the Well Runs Dry”...



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david newland

contributor 1Writer, performer and speaker, David was named a Fellow of the Royal Canadian…

eileen argyris

contributor 2

Eileen has lived in Northumberland County since 1971, and spent most of her journalism....

jeff bray

contributor 3Jeff has been in and around the food world for over 18 years He’s passionate about food – where it comes from and who makes it....