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Features Summer 2013 


Cobourg's Gilded Age

author: Tom Cruickshank

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WE STILL THINK OF IT as a pretty little lakeside town, but to an earlier generation, Cobourg was something more. In fact, it was the destination of choice for throngs of wealthy Americans.


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Harvesting A New World

author: Paul Dalby

FEAT 2 Farming 185pxON A CLEAR DAY, if you hike to the top of Toronto's CN Tower, you can see one third of this country's best agricultural land. But even that unique vantage point would not give you a clear picture of the dramatic changes rumbling through Ontario's $33 billion-a-year farming industry.


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Gunning for Ben Kerr

author: Paul Dalby

FEAT 3 185pxWHO – OR WHAT – KILLED BEN KERR? Perhaps Kerr is not a household name today but back in 1929, the discovery of Kerr’s bloated and battered naked body washed up on a stony beach near Colborne caused a sensation.


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Robert Winslow and the Poetics of Place

author: Denny Manchee

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THE PLACE IS A SHORT DRIVE FROM MILLBROOK: right on Duke Street, south to Zion Line, right again, through the woods and down a steep hill. At the bottom are a few houses and further along on the left, a cluster of barns and an old white farmhouse. This is it, Winslow Farm, a place that harvests imagination.





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


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…



summer camp section

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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hairline wide 865x8CONTRIBUTORS
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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…