Backroads for Bicyclists

Take our suggestions for easy cycling adventures in Watershed Country. Find out why cyclists say, “You are only one ride away from feeling good.”…

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Rower

Colin Sanders challenged himself unreservedly during his Million Possibilities: Solo Ocean Row in support of Community Living Ontario’s vision where people, like Colin’s son Jeff – who have an intellectual disability – can live with dignity.…

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The Art Of The Basket

Basketry is a timeless art that weaves cultures and generations together using traditional material from the environment.…

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A Burden Shared Is A Burden Halved

Maurice Rollins’ willingness to talk openly about mental illness and to share his own experiences, gives us hope and a better understanding of the stigma, the treatments and acceptance of an illness that knows no boundaries.…

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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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[Cultural Currents]

Anja Hertle

ANJA HERTLE DESCRIBES HERSELF AS A HOARDER OF LOVELY BROKEN THINGS. The Grafton mosaic artist regularly combs thrift shops for dishware in bright colours or pieces with odd patterns, charming pictures, interesting textures, random words – all to be shattered or perhaps precision-cut in the service of her creations.…

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The Shelter Valley Creek Circa 1930

The headwaters of the Shelter Valley creek start in the fourth and fifth concession of Alnwick-Haldimand Township.…

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[Food & Drink Scene]

Food & Drink Scene – Summer 2018

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.…

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[Fence Posts]

Varmints at the Gate

WHEN THE SNOW FINALLY RETREATED THIS PAST SPRING, someone made a grisly discovery on a secluded lot at the edge of town.…

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[Beyond the Garden Gate]

A Closer Look at the Flourishing Black River Community

Look beyond the garden gate in Black River and you’ll find hardworking optimists of all ages, working together, cherishing the past and building their own histories in this tenacious rural community…

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[Watershed Presents]

Upcoming Studio Tours

Studio tours offer an intimate look into the lives of our local artists.…

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Entomo Farms: The Future Of Farming

Though Entomo is known locally, it turns out that the Norwood bug farm is also one of the top cricket producers in the world…

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[George's Pond]

Reefer Madness?

IT’S ALL OVER, FOLKS. THE END IS NIGH. DAMNATION AND PERDITION. The “real Public Enemy No. 1” is poised to destroy our youth. Prepare for a tsunami of “sudden, violent, uncontrollable fits of laughter” quickly morphing into “emotional disturbances” culminating in acts of “shocking violence”.…

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Willow Beach Field Naturalists

1953. Louis St. Laurent was Canada’s Prime Minister. Elizabeth Windsor was crowned Queen of England.…

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[Field Notes]

Summer Solace

I AM ALONE WITH ONLY THE SOUND OF NATURE AROUND ME - the diagnostic clucking of a chipmunk, the explosion of wings as a ruffed grouse takes off, the flute-like melodies of a wood thrush sifting through the trees.…

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