[full magazine]

[features]

Christmas Fiction - Snow Angel by Chris Cameron

Christmas Fiction – Snow Angel

An unexpected interruption in travel plans calls for last minute improvisation as a father and daughter struggle to get themselves to the church in time for the annual Christmas pageant. The result is an experience that draws the two of them closer in ways that neither had expected.…

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Cameco technician Brenda Sinclair assembles a cobalt adjuster set,

Rays of Hope

The manufacturing facilities of Cameco Inc. in Port Hope and Cobourg are so much more than the faceless appearance of their outer walls. For one thing, the products they make contribute to the isotopes that are used in a wide range of medical applications from equipment sterilization to cancer treatment, and even to COVID-19.…

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Winter Reads - Winter 2021 - Shani Mootoo

Winter Reads

Cold outside, warm inside. Fireside and lamplight. Is there a better excuse to read a book than wintertime? Six prominent, local authors share their favourite winter memories and introduce their own books to help make hibernation a treat.…

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[departments]

[Fence Posts]

No Cause for Alarm

Out here on the ninth concession, burglars are at work every week among the “view” properties along the top of the hill to the west. Break-ins and car thefts are so common that police no longer visit the scene anymore. They just take the details by phone and tell you to call your insurance company.…

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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]

Winter Night Sky

Bundle up and head outside this winter to see the greatest show in the universe! The most “binge-worthy” show this winter will be happening right above your own backyard. Astronomers are urging people to venture outside and look up into the night sky for what promises to be an eventful winter…

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Soumak Weavings

[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]

Beetle Battles

Yes, it’s December. So why, you might reasonably ask, is this guy writing a gardening story? Well, a very wise person once wrote, “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” And if we can have roses in December, why not Japanese beetles too?…

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Cale Crowe

[Joie De Vivre]

Cale Crowe

A rising star with the voice to amaze audiences and the spirit to honour his home and family.…

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Butter Dream Cakes

[Food & Drink Scene]

One Smart Cookie with Meganne Belisle

Butter Dream Cakes may be a new presence in Picton, but Meganne Belisle’s family history with Prince Edward County is baked into every bite!…

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Alexis Burnett and his team of trackers

[Habitat]

Tracks in the Snow

There’s more to tracking than just following tracks. An animal’s footprints can tell the story of how their day is going…

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[Field Notes]

Vacationing Redpolls

Birders across our region are hoping for an irruption of redpolls this winter. An irruption is a movement southward of northern resident species in years of low food availability…

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[Cultural Currents]

Dawn Middleton

Dawn Middleton sees her pottery as a direct reflection of who she is as a person: easy going, simple, with coastal vibes. “Maybe it’s because I grew up on this funny little island, but my work has a lot of whites, blues and greens…

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[Meanderings]

Fern Blodgett-Sunde

The battle of the Atlantic raged from 1939 to 1945. If the Kriegsmarine won control of the seas, they could cripple the convoys that carried vital supplies to the Allies. German U-boats prowled the waters, eager to pounce upon their prey:…

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[first words]

Jane Kelly in winter

My mother always said that she didn’t mind when her four children fought with one another. And fight we did. We fought over petty things – jostling for “the front seat”…

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[mailbag]

FOSTER M. RUSSELL Chris Cameron’s article about Foster M. Russell (Foster M. Russell: Community Journalist and Publisher, Fall 2020), is worth reading, especially in these days of turbulent political reporting. I remember reading Russell’s often hard-hitting editorials…

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[contributors]

Watershed Contributor Shelby Lisk

shelby lisk

A multimedia journalist, artist, and writer from Kenhté:ke (Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory), Shelby is interested in capturing our intrinsic connections to culture, land (place)…

Watershed Contributor Don Scallen

don scallen

Meadows, woodlands, and wetlands offer Don interesting nature stories to share via the printed word and through presentations. Don also revels in the diversity of nature from frogs…

Watershed Contributor Catherine Stutt

catherine stutt

A journalist for more than 40 years, Catherine is constantly in awe of the power of 26 letters and a handful of punctuation marks. Catherine and her husband Darryl traded the rocks and trees and lakes of Muskoka…