[video stories]

Girl Next Door
Daring Dream
Food and Drink
Small Biz Spotlight


Brooke’s Justice

Brooke Mullins’s father was a lover of life, a free spirit who lived on the beach in Mexico. And then one day he disappeared. What she encountered when she began her investigation was a labyrinth of injustice, misogyny and corruption no daughter should ever have to experience.…

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The Canal That Never Was

The Trent-Severn Waterway has a history as long and convoluted as its meandering pathway. During nearly a century of delays and political bickering, there arose a proposal for an alternative route that could have changed everything.…

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The Rural Boom: Virtual Work And Good Living

Our region is fast becoming the destination of choice for a new demographic. Who are these new arrivals, why have they chosen to come here and what do they hope to contribute to their new communities?…

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High Wire Act

For years now governments and service providers have been promising high-speed inter net and 5G cell service to rural Ontarians. So how’s that working out for us? Watershed offers a report card on the status of our connectivity.…

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[Fence Posts]

Finding our way Around This New Neighbourhood

I used to have to drive two hours to Toronto to feel like I wasn’t making enough money. Now I just have to drive into town. Something has happened over the last three years to transform this place.…

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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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[Field Notes]

Remembering A Canadian Treasure

There are few Canadians whose hearts were not touched in some way by Gordon Lightfoot’s music. For nearly 60 years he wrote and sang the stories of our country and its people.…

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[Beyond the Garden Gate]

Beneficial Bugs

Summertime Means Bugs. As the season unfolds we can actually tell what stage of summer we are in by the appearance of certain insects: blackflies in May, June bugs in June, mosquitoes in July, and monarch butterflies in August. …

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[History Moments]

Edgar Benson Left of Centre

A son of Cobourg, Edgar Benson left his mark on Canadian politics. His legacy affects our daily lives, even today.…

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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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[Day Tripping]

A Day Trip to Colborne

The Village of Colborne’s extra-wide main street once bustled with activity from the mills, and shipping trade from the nearby communities of Wicklow and Lakeport. Recently, its King Street shops are alive again thanks to a developing artisanal community that is attracting visitors to the area.…

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[Watershed Presents]

Conrad Beaubien’s Theatre Roulant

Theatre roulant means rolling theatre in English, and it loses nothing in translation. A horse-drawn theatre on wheels is a romantic notion in any language.…

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[Life Au Lait]

Fishing with Charlotte Langley

The famous Maritime-turned-County Chef goes sailing on Lake Ontario and gets deep about past lives, sustainable fishing, and seacuterie.…

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Connecting Work And Community

The creative skills of a designer and the vision of a developer come together in an upscale co-working space that serves the increasingly complex needs of the business community…

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[George's Pond]

No More Mr. Nice Guy

That’s it. I’m done. no more Mr. Nice Guy. I’ll tell you why. Joy and I are pretty traditional when it comes to divvying up household duties.…

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[Small Biz Spotlight]

Small Biz Spotlight

You need passion (and grit) to really excel in business. Sometimes all you need to transform your life is to find something you’re really passionate about and focus on it. These local entrepreneurs have all made major career shifts to start businesses that reflect who they are…

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The Quiet Battle For our Forests’ Future

Hardwood trees such as the American ash are important locations for stick nests, often built by raptors, while cavity nests – frequently drilled in beech trees by woodpeckers – are important for small forest mammals as well as birds.…

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[Cultural Currents]

Laura Dick

Flowers may be a common subject for an artist, but there is nothing common about Laura Dick’s art. She feels a unique connection to flowers. “I want my life and my art to be beautiful. I want to put a positive message out in the world,” she says.…

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[Joie De Vivre]

Julia Grieve Designing the Future of Fashion

The image-conscious, enigmatic world of fashion has always been fuelled by fantasy, innovation and those who just take pleasure in strutting it. But these days, a new awareness about sustainability is affecting fashion’s landscape, and labels are scrambling to become part of the conversation.…

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[Food & Drink Scene]

That’s Amore

A purist and a perfectionist, Frank Abballe has built La Cultura Salumi on a lifetime of knowledge…

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[Follow The Food]

Watershed is on the road

A Local Foodie’s Travel Notes…

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Café Society

At Milly’s Market, siblings Liza and Greg Smith bring a little slice of Europe to Port Hope’s historic downtown.…

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Ferry at the Mouth Of the River Trent

From 1826 to 1846, Thomas J. Burrowes worked as a surveyor, an overseer and a clerk on the Rideau Canal project, but his interest in waterways spread beyond the Rideau Canal, along Lake Ontario and up the Trent-Severn system.…

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[first words]

Jane Kelly Summer 2023

The songs of summer drifted in and out of my mind when I first read Roger Thomas’s piece about Gordon Lightfoot in this issue. Ian and Sylvia, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan sang the anthems of my time in the same way that the Tragically Hip’s “Ahead by a Century” brought together another generation.…

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POWERFUL AND HARD-HITTING First off, let me say how much I enjoyed your magazine, having picked up my first copy in Port Perry last week. Re: The Girl Next Door, thank you for tackling a heartbreaking and challenging story.…

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Astrid Young

Sommelier, author, musician, wine judge, and award-winning wine consultant Astrid Young is currently located in Prince Edward County.…

Carl Wiens

Throughout his career, Carl Wiens has collaborated with clients and publishers, both nationally and internationally.…

Ashley Rae

A full-time fishing writer, video and content creator, Ashley Rae resides in the Ottawa area but writes and fishes frequently in the Bay of Quinte.…

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