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Features Winter 2012 


Hometown Heroes

author: Janet Davies / photos: Graham Davies


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OUR HOMETOWN HEROES come from all different walks of life. They are philanthropists, caregivers, role models and visionaries. But they all have one common characteristic: the willingness to work for the common good within our communities.


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Crashing into Cobourg for Christmas

author: Ron Rupke

Main Feature FEAT 2 crashBUFFETED ACROSS LAKE ONTARIO by the worst storm in the pilot's memory, his fully-loaded American airliner - its radio mast shattered, its wings sheathed in ice, its fuel dangerously low and one engine disabled - crashed in the knee-deep snow of a farmer's field.


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Spirit of Christmas

author: John Denison / illustration: Bill Slavin

Main Feature FEAT 3 fictionAT TIMES, THE MINDS OF CHILDREN aren't as simple as we think but it's the open hearts and determination of children that really surprise us. 


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The Legacy of Stephen Licence

author: Conrad Beaubien

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THREE GENERATIONS OF BONGARDS - Gerry, Kevin and John - carry on the tradition of customer service,  product knowledge and dependability at the Belleville shop, Stephen Licence Ltd.





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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...