Game On: The Royal Hotel

Step through the doors of the Royal Hotel and revel in the miracle wrought by the Sorbara family. Add a world-class kitchen to stunning décor, and voilà: Sol Korngold’s vision and determination has restored this once-regal County landmark to her former glory.…

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Flying High

Everyone dreams of slipping “the surly bonds of earth” and taking to the skies. Local flying clubs are helping more people discover the joy of flight with everything from lessons to fly-in breakfast gatherings. The perspective from the windows of a small plane offers new insight into what’s happening on the ground below.…

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Songs for New and Old Worlds

Lenka Lichtenberg’s songs range from klezmer-pop to world-folk. And now she’s picked up the tempo with her new life in Northumberland. In her latest project she has composed music for poems written by her grandmother when she was an inmate at the Terezin concentration camp during the Second World War.…

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Chained to the Global Economy

The world's interdependent supply chains are in distress. From computer parts to breakfast cereals, manufacturers and merchants alike are scrambling to find ways to get their products to consumers. A tsunami in Asia today could mean a six-month delay in the delivery of your new car.…

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[Fence Posts]

Learning to Visit Again

A few weeks ago, two old friends of mine turned up at the farm unannounced for a visit. Without thinking, I invited them into the house and they sat on the couch in the living room – the first visitors I have hosted inside in nearly two years.…

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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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[Small Biz Spotlight]

Passion. Can-do-attitude. Relationship management.

We highlight three local business owners and their formulas for success. Hats off to Jade, Jenny and Josh for high achievement – and sharing their expertise to give other entrepreneurs a leg up.…

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[Beyond the Garden Gate]

Cloud 9

Clouds have been pondered by poets, depicted in hundreds of famous works of art, and have inspired advances in technology.…

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[Cultural Currents]

Debra Vincent

Whether it’s a turquoise sky turning into a copper forest or a white feather set against the red and yellow of the medicine wheel, Debra Vincent’s art is as full of life and colour as the artist herself.…

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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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[Watershed Presents]

A Little Cheese With That Wine?

Busy lives and hectic schedules don’t always allow the time to sip and savour one of life’s greatest pleasures…

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[Pam's Point]

Beloved Boris

To some, he was just a cat. To my neighbours, he was a holy terror bent on world dominance. To me, he was pure love.…

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[Day Tripping]


The picturesque community of Waupoos (from the Ojibwe word for “rabbit” – waabooz), is located on the eastern end of the Prince Edward County peninsula, and is best known as the birthplace of the County’s thriving wine industry.…

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[George's Pond]

Life in the Slow Lane

Sometimes when I contemplate the world and my place in it, I feel like a golf cart toddling along the Autobahn with Ferraris and Aston Martins blowing past me. …

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[Joie De Vivre]

Rural Renaissance

Architect Dimitri Papatheodorou thrives on a foundation of creativity.…

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[History Moments]

Murder On Division Street

The incident is long forgotten, but in 1895, a mailman “went postal” and shot a prominent lawyer to death at his desk in his downtown Cobourg office. It was a bizarre and dramatic scene that plays out like a psycho-mystery movie.…

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Thinking Small: Instead

A revolution in tiny home building combines a smaller environmental footprint with an eye to producing much-needed affordable housing.…

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[Food & Drink Scene]


Having been through hell and high water on St. Maarten, Mike and Teresa Wilson came home to open Cucina Urbana, their modern Italian lakeside restaurant on Cobourg’s beautiful waterfront.…

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[Road Trip]

Watershed is on the road

A Local Foodie’s Travel Notes…

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The South Shore Joint Initiative Moves Forward

Resources, knowledge, ideas and efforts are coming together to protect the ecological treasures of the County’s south shore.…

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[Field Notes]

Banding Together

Tucked away on a sliver of land on the south shore of Prince Edward County lies a research station that not only supplies valuable information on the local ecosystem, but networks its data across North America and beyond.…

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Margaret Simpson, Simpson’s Inn

By all accounts Margaret Simpson was a remarkable woman. She emigrated from Scotland with her first husband, John Russell and four children in 1791. John died soon after their arrival in Canada and she married James Simpson.…

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[first words]

Jane Kelly

As I tie up all the loose ends of this issue, I can feel a familiar ripple of excitement run through me. It’s spring. Sap is dripping from branches that were broken by the winter wind. The spring peepers are making a racket in the pond…

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RCI STUDIOS The editorial that Watershed magazine did for Research Casting International (RCI) and RCI Studios was awesome and really exposed us to the growing art community around the area. It was a turning point for our new division, RCI Studios. We also love advertising with the magazine. Chris Hogarth, Marketing Manager, Research Casting International & RCI Studios…

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Stephanie Campbell

Stephanie Campbell

As Watershed’s Managing Editor, Stephanie brings a varied background in public relations, government relations and business writing to the team, although she much prefers working one-on-one with inspirational entrepreneurs…

Tom Chuickshank

Tom Cruickshank

With an abiding interest in local history and heritage architecture, this is a subject Tom has pursued in no fewer than five books. His work includes Old Ontario Houses, Old Toronto Houses and The Settler’s Dream.…

Thérèse Cilia

Thérèse Cilia

A painter and illustrator, Thérèse’s whimsical and detailed work finds a welcome home in children’s books, fine art prints, stationery, textiles, and commissions. She is inspired by stories of the human spirit…

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