[Fence Posts]

The Reformation of the Township Dump

In the days of early settlement, towns like mine tried to deal with household waste by passing a bylaw demanding people remove garbage from their properties at least twice a year. The law was impossible to enforce and a flat failure.…

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[Must, Must, Must]

What’s New and What’s To Do

Our Must, Must, Must section highlights a broad range of events, festivals, activities and galleries that contribute to the diverse character of the Watershed region

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[Beyond the Garden Gate]

Restoring the Wild West

On an unassuming piece of land hemmed in by two busy highways, nature is regenerating a crucial component of Northumberland’s ecosystem.…

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[Small Biz Spotlight]

Small Biz Spotlight Spring 2023

You need passion (and grit) to really excel in business. These local entrepreneurs are outside-the-box thinkers, charting new courses to make it happen. …

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[Day Tripping]

A Day Trip to Bloomfield

The village of Bloomfield, located in the heart of Prince Edward County, owes its unique character to the four (grain and saw) mills that powered the early local economy and to the Quaker settlers – whose influence can be seen in the architecture of the storied properties that line its perfectly preserved Main Street.…

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[Lovin' the Local]

A Showcase Of Locally Curated Products

We’re Lovin’ the Local: A showcase of locally made and locally inspired products that reflect the heart and soul of entrepreneurs rooted in Watershed Country

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[George's Pond]

Go With the Flow

Would you like to see my scar? – Oh, don’t get your knickers in a knot. I’d never deliberately expose the mementos of some surgeon’s handiwork to the eyes of friends, family or unwary bystanders. Goodness knows I have enough visible imperfections without adding any hidden ones to the pile…

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[Life Au Lait]

A Walk in The Woods With David Frum

The respected political commentator and journalist, who spends every summer with his family at their home in the County, reflects on the life cycle of trees and the future of forests.…

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Regenerative Agriculture In Cold Springs

Everything is connected – that’s one of the key principles of ecology. At Evermeadow Farm, Josh Noiseux and Janita Wiersma are applying that principle to food production as they work on making a living from a small farm while improving the quality of its soils.…

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One Farmer’s Contribution To Sustainability

Single-use plastics like checkout bags, cutlery, and takeout containers are on their way out. Canada’s ban, which started to take effect last December, means that these familiar items will soon disappear. But what about the plastics used in Canada’s agriculture industry?…

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[Local History]

Disaster on Hay Bay

The old Methodist meeting house at Hay Bay is remembered as the oldest church in the region. Less well remembered is the terrible tragedy that happened there, just offshore, in 1819.…

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[Field Notes]

Out of Harm’s Way

There was a job to be done. I was sent for the old butcher knife. My brother ran for the square-mouthed spade and a rake. Dad emerged from the shed with a six-quart wooden basket, and we headed toward the back field.…

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[Joie De Vivre]

Solace in Song

Iconic singer/songwriter Greg Keelor of Blue Rodeo fame finds peace and inspiration in the quiet of the country setting that he calls home.…

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[Food & Drink Scene]

Followed by a Moon Shadow

Yes, there really is a Stella, and she’s a force still running strong through Chef Leah Marshall Hannon. …

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[Follow The Food]

Follow the Food – Spring 2023

A Local Foodie’s Travel Notes…

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