Off the Rails

The platform at the Cobourg VIA station is now deserted in the early mornings. Train 651, the only daily rail service that enabled commuters from Belleville to Port Hope to put in a regular day’s work in Toronto, is no more. Will VIA get this vital resource back on track?…

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Dreams of Dancing

A world-class school of dance in Belleville? Maybe not such a surprise at all, considering the Quinte Ballet School of Canada is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Guiding young dancers from sugar plum dreams to a life on the stage is the mission of the school’s director, Catherine Taylor.…

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Winter Reads

It’s time once again to enjoy winter – from indoors, with a good book. Eight authors from our very own region talk about their work and what inspired their new books. There’s sure to be something here for every reader on your holiday gift list.…

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Turning the Page

Lou Pamenter is retiring from Furby House Books after years of service to the community and the literary world. But before she goes, there’s something she wants to share with the people she’s worked with all these years.…

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Rosalia’s Piano

Rosalia and her husband Ivan are newcomers to Calumet Falls, having fled their war-torn country for a new life in Canada. Back home, he was a violinist and she a pianist, but they had to abandon Rosalia’s piano when they left. She nurtures the dream of one day making music with Ivan again.…

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[Fence Posts]

Taking the Learning Curve too Fast

For the past two years, everybody has been talking about the invasion of small-town Ontario by refugees from the city.…

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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]

On Thin Ice

The records gathered by ice harvesters over the past century are helping scientists complete the picture of the ecosystems supported by our frozen lakes.…

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[Field Notes]

Watching the Woolly Bear

Back in the fall, a white frost on the rooftops and in low-lying fields was the first hint that Old Man Winter was on his way. No other season commands the sense of anticipation and apprehension that winter does.…

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The Wild Things Need Rescuing

With the expertise of our local not-for-profit wildlife centres, you might be able to help set animals on their road to recovery so they can be released back into their great wild world.…

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[Day Tripping]

A Day Trip to Warkworth

The local farm supply store and mill in the village of Warkworth stands as a reminder of its strong agrarian roots, but this culturally charged community is now attracting attention for its thriving artisanal and artistic scene.…

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[Watershed Presents]

The Travelling Grand

Over the years, a constant musical companion brings a sense of comfort and continuity to a beloved pianist’s life…

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[History Moments]

A Victorian Romance

Hidden from view from the highway, there stands a storybook gingerbread house near Baltimore, north of Cobourg, that captures the imagination. …

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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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An Active Mind For a Cleaner Planet

Scientific research suggests that challenging yourself with a hobby or a passion that gets you out of bed is at the core of brain health. If that’s true, chemist Brian Milner’s brain is fired up. At age 81, he’s continuously developing new products that are helping the environment.…

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[George's Pond]

Computers on Wheels

My first car was the infamous 1964 Rambler American – a horror show right off the assembly line. After that, came a series of equally basic forms of transportation with few bells and whistles.…

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[Firewood Facts]

How to Choose, Chop and Stack

Watershed Asks the Advice of John Napes…

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[Small Biz Spotlight]

Small Biz Spotlight Winter 2022

Three Business Owners and Their Formulas for Success…

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[Watershed Presents]

Lifelong Learning

To some, recreation means a hockey game or a hike in the woods, or maybe quaffing a few ales. In Northumberland County, there are several thousand people who relish pondering the world’s bigger questions, so they buy tickets to Northumberland Learning Connection (NLC) events.…

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[Life Au Lait]

Adventures in Beauty

A sleepover with Annie & Emma…

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[Food & Drink Scene]

Squirrels, Swirls and Snowballs

Watershed publisher Jane Kelly reinvents the holiday office party, and it was so much fun, we know you’ll want to do it with your friends and family, too.…

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[Follow The Food]

Watershed is on the road

A Local Foodie’s Travel Notes…

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Getting Crafty In Campbellford

Watershed Magazine: Your brewery’s name – Fogorig – is curious and it comes from the historic mill that’s been at the heart of your property since 1884; what do you know of its origins?…

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[Cultural Currents]

Iris Casey

Iris Casey’s birds, made from wires and pliers, humour and love can be anything she wants them to be: plump, proud, wistful, whimsical or downright funny.…

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A Chilling Experience

Baltimore, February 1910…

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[first words]

Jane Kelly

This issue rolls out in sync with the season – stores are bustling, homes are decked in holiday splendour and kids are off-the-wall excited. There is also an air of giving.…

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A DEVOTED READER My wife and I are enjoying the Fall issue of Watershed. We always enjoy this world class magazine and marvel that you continue to come up with interesting stories and articles.…

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Mira Knott

Mira Knott

Born and raised in Ukraine, a country with an ancient culture and history, Mira Knott now calls Northumberland County home. Her Ukrainian roots, its folklore, stories and desire for freedom…

Conrad Beaubien

Conrad Beaubien

Storytelling has literally taken Conrad Beaubien along the road of the arts – whether trekking the outback with his donkey pal Thunder or launching Theatre Roulant, his horse-drawn caravan.…

Katie Flindell

Katie Flindall

Working in watercolour, acrylic and ink, Katie Flindall creates playful worlds from delicate illustrations to large scale mural installations. Her work is rooted in a journalistic observation of her four children…

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