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Features Summer 2013 


Cobourg's Gilded Age

author: Tom Cruickshank

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WE STILL THINK OF IT as a pretty little lakeside town, but to an earlier generation, Cobourg was something more. In fact, it was the destination of choice for throngs of wealthy Americans.


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Harvesting A New World

author: Paul Dalby

FEAT 2 Farming 185pxON A CLEAR DAY, if you hike to the top of Toronto's CN Tower, you can see one third of this country's best agricultural land. But even that unique vantage point would not give you a clear picture of the dramatic changes rumbling through Ontario's $33 billion-a-year farming industry.


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Gunning for Ben Kerr

author: Paul Dalby

FEAT 3 185pxWHO – OR WHAT – KILLED BEN KERR? Perhaps Kerr is not a household name today but back in 1929, the discovery of Kerr’s bloated and battered naked body washed up on a stony beach near Colborne caused a sensation.


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Robert Winslow and the Poetics of Place

author: Denny Manchee

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THE PLACE IS A SHORT DRIVE FROM MILLBROOK: right on Duke Street, south to Zion Line, right again, through the woods and down a steep hill. At the bottom are a few houses and further along on the left, a cluster of barns and an old white farmhouse. This is it, Winslow Farm, a place that harvests imagination.





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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...

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Janet DaviesFreelance writer and occasional poet Jan Davies has been writing about the people...