[Fence Posts]

Animal Rights in the Laundry Room

I was in a little arts and crafts shop last week when I heard an earnest young woman with two children in tow grilling the saleswoman about a basket of “densely felted organic dryer balls” sitting beside the till.…

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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]

Who Gives a Crop?

Driving along our rural roads, you’ve probably found yourself stuck behind a large piece of farm equipment as it rumbles along.…

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[Day Tripping]


Brighton, like its U.K. namesake, exudes seaside charm with its expansive views of Presqu’ile Bay and Lake Ontario. Although known for its apple orchards and its flat sandy beaches, Brighton is now being recognized for its work in protecting migratory birds and marshlands, and for its healthy farm-to-table mindset.…

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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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Where The Long Grasses Wave

With a sea of prairie flowers brushing our legs as we walk through it, one of Canada’s rare long-grass prairies is once again thriving.…

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[Field Notes]

Ticked Off

Watershed country is wide open for summer exploration. A word of caution though: we should all be aware of a nasty little blood-sucking creature that may well change our lives forever if not detected immediately.…

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[History Moments]

Bases Loaded

Who was the first local boy to play professional baseball in the major leagues? It wasn’t Paul Quantrill.…

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[Watershed Presents]

A Fine Balance

Author and photographer Ulrike Bender takes a close look at the joys and challenges of winemaking in Prince Edward County, and the results are beautiful.…

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[Small Biz Spotlight]

Passion. Can-do-attitude. Relationship management.

A pain-free way to look at your screens. Creative marketing savvy. Total wellness. Three local entrepreneurs tap into their own health, passions and simple practicality to deliver needed services to the community. …

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[Cultural Currents]

Phil Goldsmith

To appreciate Phil Goldsmith’s linocut art, you need to understand his process. With reduction printmaking, his preferred method, he carves an image into a linoleum block, and what remains is inked and printed.…

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[Watershed Presents]

Celebrating Resilience, And Much More

Northumberland Festival of the Arts extends its reach to include a larger audience and to welcome performers into a brighter spotlight.…

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[Joie De Vivre]

Fashion Professor

Ben Barry foresees a world where diversity and inclusion are always in fashion…

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Tending to the Earth

Marsha Smoke’s Moccasin Trails: at the intersection of industry and environment…

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[Food & Drink Scene]

Bottle Shock

Breaking the rules and surprising the critics, Potter Settlement Artisan Winery produces internationally multi-award-winning wines in tiny Tweed, Ontario.…

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