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Features Fall 2015 

 

A Burning Issue in Port Hope

author: Tom Cruickshank

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Faced with the prospect of a giant garbage incinerator in their back yard, a group of Port Hope residents banded together to learn more about the proposed facility. With the help of experts and their own tireless efforts to educate themselves and the community, the group discovered some unsettling facts associated with burning waste.

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The Devil's Brigade

author: Denise Rudnicki

devils brigade 184pxIn 1942, Don Ballantyne wasn’t old enough to vote, but he was old enough to be recruited into an elite commando unit that played a vital role in Allied victories. Tough, disciplined and deadly, the commandos struck fear in the hearts of the Nazis and earned a place of honour in military history.

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View Finder

author: Norm Wagenaar 

view finder 184pxBill Lishman’s new book about the Oak Ridges Moraine offers a fresh perspective on the landform that defines us.

Anyone who has ever looked through the eyepiece of a camera knows the challenge of photographing landscapes. Ansel Adams, renowned for his images of the American West, called it the “supreme test” of the photographer “and often the supreme disappointment.”

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A Whale of a Story

author: Paul Dalby

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A dead-end street overlooking the Bay of Quinte in Trenton seems an unlikely spot for a ground-breaking CSI-style investigation. But this past summer, three scientists, tucked under a canvas canopy and surrounded by floodlights, carried out a post-mortem that rewrote the textbooks.

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First Words

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John De La Cour was on the masthead of the first issue of Watershed but we were friends long before I started publishing the magazine. In the early ’90s, John acted as my campaign manager when I ran for council... read more

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IT CAME FROM WARKWORTH
I read with great interest the article in a recent issue of Watershed that told the story of the Black Fly, an innovative and exciting electric airplane that was developed in Northumberland County…

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SUMMER CAMPS

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Watershed is compiling a list of
Summer Camps to occupy your art-obsessed,
STEM-enthusiast, burgeoning thespian or
jack-or-jill-of-all-trades this summer.

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shelby lisk

shelby liskA freelance photographer, videographer and writer from Kenhté: ke…

sasha sefter

sasha sefter

An award-winning photographer based in Southern Ontario, Sasha is a recent graduate of the photojournalism…

christopher cameron

christopher cameronWith a new career as a freelance writer and editor, Christopher channels the dedication and discipline…