Four Wheels and An Umbrella

Offbeat but beloved, and about as French as they come: the classic Citroën 2CV is a quirky car with tons of history. This is the story of a pair of its devoted fans who finally realized their dream of owning one. Join us for a romantic road trip along County back roads in this legendary minimalist car.…

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Brookside: New Beginnings

From its beginnings as a colonial vacation home to its use as a correctional facility, Cobourg’s Brookside has a colourful history and is now awaiting its next portfolio. Will it become a hub of arts and culture? A source of affordable housing? Or something else entirely? Elizabeth Palermo explores the possibilities.…

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A Place to Grow

Our area is growing, with new arrivals eyeing country retreats and developers on the lookout for vacant lots and available farmland. Denny Manchee looks at the future of development in Watershed country, separating rumour from fact and community concerns from provincial power plays.…

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Recycled Fashion

Meet three young entrepreneurs who are doing their part to divert some of the millions of tonnes of discarded clothing that end up in landfills every year. These creative young women are recycling gently used clothing and selling the products through their own online start-ups, offering a pattern for change.…

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[Fence Posts]

Road Rage Comes to Town

Last time I picked up a prescription, the poor pharmacist put his hands to his forehead and wailed, “This used to be a quiet little town!” But progress has come to my little rural community since the pandemic hit.…

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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]

What’s in a Name?

Naming a new variety of dahlia takes skill and patience – and a nod from the American Dahlia Society…

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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]

Colour Me Frumpy

Fashion has never been my forte. Clothing exists only to keep me warm or cool depending on the season and out of jail at any time of the year. Some people dress to impress.…

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Casting for New Artworks

Already renowned for its portfolio of sculptural pieces for museums, Research Casting International is officially turning its attention to local artists with its newly minted division…

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[Cultural Currents]

Liz Parkinson

What stories do we tell ourselves about our lives and our environments? For artist Liz Parkinson, this question is more than an artist’s statement – it embodies a curiosity about the natural world that dates back to her childhood…

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[Watershed Presents]

Field of Dreams

If you’ve read Watershed carefully over the past twenty years, you’ll know that we don’t always do things in a conventional way. And the story I’m about to tell definitely fits into the unconventional corner.…

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[Joie De Vivre]

Dr. Dana Sinclair: A Mind for Excellence

What inspires people to be the best they can be? Performance psychologist Dana Sinclair believes that much of the answer lies within the heart and soul, and she has spent her life helping people rise above their fears to excel in whatever they do.…

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[Day Tripping]

A Bike Trip through Port Hope

Cyclists love Northumberland County because of the many bike-friendly routes that take them through waterfront communities and natural trails. The hills in and around Port Hope are particularly exhilarating and the heritage town itself is a gem.…

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[Food & Drink Scene]

Doubling Down

Two restaurants, two patios, two menus, two vibes, and one very busy chef. At The Social Bar + Table and its sister bistro, TwentySix, Chef Liam Potvin is showing Port Hope what he can do – and getting in his cardio at the same time.…

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[Road Trip]

Watershed is on the road

In this issue, it’s all about adapting to our circumstances, supporting the businesses that are working hard to create the food we love, sourcing fresh ingredients and finally getting out in the fresh air to the markets and the shops we love.…

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Learning To Love the Fly

Flies may bug you but these creepy creatures are a crucial link in the circle of life.…

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[Field Notes]

A Lingering Legacy

As the pandemic increased its stranglehold worldwide, a small caterpillar munched its way across Ontario and Watershed country with the same effect on nature.…

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William J. Jamieson

William J. Jamieson served as chief constable of the village of Colborne from 1910 until well into the 1930s. He administered the law with fairness and equity. Indeed, he was a large man with a common touch.…

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[first words]

Jane Kelly

The timing of our Fall issue is always associated with back-to-school preparations, which somehow seem to touch all of us at Watershed as we watch our children grow.…

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INFORMATIVE ARTICLES. Your magazine is outstanding, from your covers to the informative articles, and of course regular contributors. It is like a gift given four times a year. The article, “In Praise of Springs” was both interesting and informative…

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Fiona Campbell

Fiona Campbell

Writer, journalist, editor and communications professional, Fiona Campbell is also a passionate storyteller who never outgrew her love of the question, “Why?”…

Dorion Wilding

Dorian Widling

As an artist and an entrepreneur, Dorian sees creation as the catalyst to a better world. He has been a musician for twenty-five years, a photographer for fifteen, a writer for ten…

Chantel Watt

Chantelle Watt

As a lifestyle brand photographer, Chantelle enjoys meeting and working with clients to help their brands come to life in a visually compelling way. Having grown up in the area…

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