[video stories]

Camping in the Cold
Winding Willow
Small Business Spotlight
Girl Next Door

[features]

One Night Only

There’s a good chance this will be the last winter Roy and Ruth Bartlett will spend on their family farm. Or is there some magic swirling amongst the snowflakes when family, friends and barnyard animals come together on Christmas Eve?…

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The Joys of Reading with Friends

From libraries to bookstores to prisons, book clubs take on a wide range of social and literary configurations, bringing together readers of all ages and walks of life.…

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A Cry for Critical Thinking

As our local population ages, frustration with long wait lists, staff shortages and strained social services has highlighted the need to provide more innovative solutions for elder care.…

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The Countess of Cramahe Township

When Vera Teleki died in Cramahe at the age of 101, few of her neighbours knew that they had been enjoying their morning coffee with a European aristocrat whose life was defined by romance and tragedy, wealth and poverty, drama and determination.…

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[departments]

[Fence Posts]

We Need to Stay in Touch

It’s getting harder than ever to know what’s happening around here. A couple of months ago, Metroland announced that 70 of its community newspapers in Ontario would be shutting down their print editions and moving to online only.…

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[Cultural Currents]

Ron Bolt

Ron Bolt grew up on the shores of lake ontario, but it was the play of light on the water off the coast of Newfoundland that set him on his journey as an artist.…

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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]

Winding Willow

When it comes to weaving, willow has always been the material of choice. Strong and flexible, the hardy plant was woven into containers that carried fish, dairy products, stones and coal.…

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[Local History]

A Bridge to our Past

If the walls of the Waddell Hotel in downtown Port Hope could talk they’d surely tell the story of J. A. L. Waddell – an engineer who set the standards for bridge design that are still consulted today. It’s a local-boy-makes-good story that just might surprise you.…

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[Day Tripping]

A Day Trip to Cobourg

The Town of Cobourg, graced by grand Victoria Hall, doesn’t sleep during the winter months. The parks sparkle with thousands of lights and the Victorian town centre bustles with holiday spirit.…

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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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[Life Au Lait]

Homecoming with Justin Rutledge

Justin Rutledge looks out at the approaching ferry that bridges the Adolphus Reach and Glenora across the Bay of Quinte – a narrow stretch of blue, less than a mile wide, separating Prince Edward County from the mainland.…

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[George's Pond]

The Siren Song of the Computer Age

It’s no secret that I have an uneasy relationship with technology – iPads, iPhones, Smart TVs, apps for this, apps for that. My BP spikes just thinking about it. But, hello, 21st century. You can’t avoid it.…

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[Innovation]

Taking an Old Style Further Into the Future

Cahill’s turns heirloom family coats into modern luxury items…

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[Small Biz Spotlight]

Small Biz Spotlight Winter 2023/24

For a creative, hands-on type of person, the nine-to-five job at a desk often doesn’t appeal. These local entrepreneurs have taken their passions – and followed their hearts – to establish businesses that are winning customers and admirers.…

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[Habitat]

Camping in the Cold

A winter outing can be a magical experience. Quiet contact with nature makes the effort worthwhile and takes the chill away.…

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[Field Notes]

Living on Burrowed Time

Log in the wood-stove at the end of the day and settling into the hockey game with a beverage. Then a cluster fly lands on your head and starts buzzing in your hair. Really? …

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[Food & Drink Scene]

A Taste of Home

At Café Lviv in Port Hope, Ukrainians who fled the war find solace in familiar flavours, a room full of friendly faces, traditional music and wonderful wines.…

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[Follow The Food]

Watershed is on the road

A Local Foodie’s Travel Notes…

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[first words]

Jane Kelly in winter

As we inch closer towards the holiday season, my concerns about the weather begin to surface. Remember the storm last Christmas? Trees crashed on power lines and heavy wind swept snow made driving treacherous. Highway 401 closed on Christmas Eve,…

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[mailbag]

THE CANADIAN CANOE MUSEUM I was a camp guide at Camp Kandalore when both campers and staff literally pulled together to raise the central pillar for a log structure intended to house Kirk Wipper’s canoe and paddle collection. As a student of Kirk’s, I tagged along as he interviewed people concerning the history of camping in Ontario. One notable camp director was celebrat - ing her 80th and told of the poet Pauline Johnson staying at their house near Sundridge whenever her father, a Chief, passed through the area. Barney Moorhouse…

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[contributors]

Art Chamberlain

After 30 years as a reporter and editor at The Toronto Star, The Globe and Mail and Canadian Press, Art Chamberlain spent a decade providing media relations advice to the credit union sector.…

Lynn C. Bilton

Rural roots are important to Lynn C. Bilton. Her background has in - fluenced her choice in careers, which have included florist, farmer, social worker and librarian. In the past few years, she has added writer to that list.…

Ian Brown

An award-winning photographer and artist, Ian Brown’s work focuses primarily on the human condition. His portrait and project work has been featured in the New York Times, The Globe and Mail…

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