Two men talking while on set of Murdoch

Taking the Show on the Road

It’s no mystery that Watershed country is an established hub for film and TV location filming. Murdoch Mysteries is just one of the many productions that take advantage of our scenery and architecture. Lights, cameras and actors are now a familiar sight, and with them they bring a positive economic impact to the community. …

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Sixty Years on, We Still Dream of the Arrow

Sixty Years On, We Still Dream Of the Arrow Canada’s Cold War dreams of aeronautical fame rested on a beautiful but expensive interceptor jet called the Avro Arrow. Orland French takes us back to the first days of the aircraft’s development, when national pride was at a peak and the Soviets were at the gates. And he tells us how the mystique of the Arrow lives on today in myth and legend.…

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A Creek Runs Through It

A Creek Runs Through It Meet the members of the Cold Creek Fly Fishers Club, whose respect for the crown jewel in the sport of angling is equalled by their respect for the environment that sustains it. As the club members will tell you, a day spent in a stream with a rod and reel remains among the most enlightening of activities.…

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The Grand Trunk Railway Station

The mighty steam engine and the endless ribbons of rail that stretched across Canada in the mid-20th century brought new opportunity to the nation and to Brighton in particular.…

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[Field Notes]

The Scourge of the Gypsy Moth

Move over forest fires, floods, and pandemics. No decent apocalypse is complete without a plague of locusts, or in this case European gypsy moths. Appearing in a seven-to-ten-year cycle, the Lymantria dispar dispar made its appearance in eastern Ontario last year, with heavy infestation and resulting defoliation occurring in many areas.…

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The Dance of the Spring Ephemerals

Something beautiful happened around 120 million years ago. Think of it as the first spring when, in one of those magical evolutionary moments, flowers and pollinators began the dance of co-existence, a dance that continues to brighten our world to this day. When viewed through the lens of evolution, the annual dance of the spring ephemerals is short and very sweet.…

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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 special ingredients and finally getting back out in the fresh air to the markets and the shops we love.…

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Sarah Britton

[Food & Drink Scene]

Green Goddess

Wellness guru Sarah Britton wants us to connect with our bodies, and enjoying her healthy food is a great place to start.…

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[George's Pond]

Bricks and Mortar

“It’s just bricks and mortar.” So say those nomadic folks, who buy and sell their homes more often than I change my socks. No attachment. No sentiment. A simple business transaction.…

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[Joie De Vivre]

Turning the Tables

Two of Canada’s top chefs are putting down roots in the countryside with a new family and lots of new plans…

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[Cultural Currents]

barbara buntin

Making peace with close quarters and familiar scenery has been a significant part of living through the past year for everyone, including Cobourg mixed media artist Barbara Buntin.…

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Sunshine on the Back Forty

Prince Edward County’s Solar-powered Production Studio. The unfarmed, wooded acres situated deep into every parcel of land allocated to County farmers in 1872 were often referred to by their owners as “the back forty.” …

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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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Joaquim and Amor Conde

[Beyond the Garden Gate]

Giving Back

Regenerative agriculture at Quinta do Conde shows how bio-diverse farming can benefit the soil, the air and the appetite.…

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[Fence Posts]

Who You Gonna Call?

I was just reading a piece in the New York Times about how people have been fleeing the city in droves this past year to find freedom from the pandemic. The same thing is happening in our neighbourhood and rural real estate prices have surged as a result. …

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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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[first words]

I was looking though a pile of old Watersheds when I came across a story in our first spring issue. In it, my dad, my nephew Graham and I spend a warm spring day in our rubber boots…

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WATERSHED AND WESTBEN We are so lucky to have both Chris Cameron and Watershed in our community! Thank you for publishing his two wonderful short stories, “Tree of Light” (Winter, 2019/20) and “Snow Angel” (Winter 2020/21). I loved them both.…

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John Jeronimus

John Jeronimus

With a keen eye for detail, John Jeronimus navigates his Watershed proofing post in the same way he guided his career as a professional engineer with CN Rail…

Jennifer Shea

Jennifer Shea

Belleville-based Jennifer Shea is a seasoned communications professional with more than 35 years of experience in journalism and public relations. She has worked in broadcast media…

Audrey Whittaker

Audrey Whittaker

As Director of Advertising Sales in the eastern reaches of Watershed country, Audrey Whittaker likes nothing better than being out on the road, meeting and working with clients.…

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