author: Dan Needles illustrator: Shelagh Armstrong
I’ve always felt like a bit of a rebel, living as I have for nearly 40 years as a back-to-the-lander and filling the freezer every fall with food I produce myself. But to the bearded hobbits in my son’s rockclimbing group, I am hopelessly mainstream and a slave to the military industrial complex.…
Our MUST, MUST section highlights a broad range of events, festivals, activities and galleries that contribute to the diverse character of the Watershed region.
The rolling Northumberland countryside can be a place of delightful contrasts, where unlikely dreams take root and grow. Keith Del Principe and bekky O’Neil, owners of Cardboard Reality Farm and Studio will tell you that contrasts are really only similarities brought full circle.…
author: George Smith illustrator: Lee Rapp
If you’re a regular reader of my contributions to these pages, you know very well that deep thinking is not my forte. You’ll have to look elsewhere for an in-depth analysis of the Mueller Report or a learned doomsday treatise on the strange new world of Artificial Intelligence we’re all facing. Nor will you find any insightful self-help advice here. No wise words on how to live a more fulfilling life either.
A derelict truck in a field, large skies at the edge of day, or billowing clouds over prairies, mountains and lakes. Through his graphic, colourful, large scale oil paintings of the landscape, Michael Glover hopes to share his feelings about Canada and how his travels have affected him.
author: Tom Cruickshank illustrator: Marc Mireault
Test your knowledge of local geography and other trivia related to our favourite corner of the countryside.
The Art Gallery Of Northumberland Presents: Yves Gaucher
On the face of it, a brick and mortar greengrocer opening up on the main street of a small town shouldn’t necessarily bring the word “innovative” to mind. Time was you could take it for granted that you’d be able to pick up tonight’s supper downtown. It’s been fifteen years since fresh produce was regularly available on King Street in Cobourg, while big box stores have proliferated on the edges of town.
For more than 70 years Ontario's conservation authorities have taken a watershed-wide approach to flood control, conservation and land management, a model which bypasses political boundaries to recognize the natural links between forests, wetlands and river systems and their interplay with human activities.
It happened 50 years ago on the shores of the bay of Quinte but if I close my eyes, I can still remember the scene. Daybreak was faintly illuminating the distant horizon. As I brought the cows from their night pasture for the morning milking, tree swallows – thousands of them – were winging in my direction from the eastern sky. The sky was almost black with endless clouds soaring and reeling at great heights as though on a roller coaster. As they neared, I could hear their liquid twittering.
Welcome to the local Food & Drink Scene where Watershed shares its secrets and discoveries. Our region is blessed with creative chefs, restaurateurs, vintners and purveyors. Watershed’s Food & Drink Scene trumpets their accomplishments and celebrates their innovation.
The life of the creative artist can be a solitary one. There are the hours spent alone in front of a blank canvas or computer screen, and those little insecurities that can accompany any artistic process. But artists and writers do not live in a vacuum; they thrive on shared support, and on engagement with the larger community.
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
Harold Vermilyea was a victim of the great depression. He lost his job as a manager of a California fruit packing operation and needed money. Sadly, his request for financial help from the family estate fell on his wealthy mother’s deaf ears. A desperate man indeed! On the evening of October 4th, 1934, Catherine Aurelia Vermilyea was brutally axed to death