Mailbag – Spring 2020


Cornerstone is overjoyed to have the support of Watershed Magazine as a sponsor of our International Women’s Day Luncheon. By investing in Cornerstone, Watershed is enabling change to be made. With donations like yours, you have helped us to assist local women and children move into a safer, violence-free space. Donations like yours also assist in providing women in our shelter with access to counselling, prevention services, and other resources necessary for their reintegration. Cornerstone is grateful for Watershed Magazine’s continued support!

Carly Cunningham, Manager of Communications & Donor Relations, Cornerstone


I always pick up a couple of extra copies of Watershed for guests at the Pettit House B&B in the Village of West Lake. I know all members in the Prince Edward County (PEC) Horticultural Society read the magazine. In fact, yesterday on behalf of the PEC Horticultural Society I, along with two other members, did a presentation to the County’s Newcomers Group at the Picton Library. At the end of the session, I gave a short list of local publications I would recommend as a ‘must read’…Watershed was at the top of the list. Keep up the good work!
Cathie Coultis,
Village of West Lake


I was saddened to read of Paul Dalby’s passing. As a fan of his reporting on Global TV News, I was always delighted to see his byline appear in Watershed and enjoyed reading his work.
Gerry Fraiberg, Belleville


I like the way the story hit an inspirational note with a little reclaimed Ontario history from a hundred years ago. An old school reader poem came to mind, the 1858 classic, “The One Hoss Shay” by Oliver Wendell Holmes, which begins:

“Have you heard of the wonderful one-hoss-shay, That was built in such a logical way. It ran a hundred years to a day…”

You get the feeling this sleigh is just getting started.

Gord Reynolds, Port Hope


It seems that every issue of Watershed contains a story which tweaks a memory and connection to my heritage. So it is with Dan Needles’ story, One Horse Open Sleigh, in the winter edition 2019/2020.

My great grandfather, Richard Ringer, was a carriage and sleigh maker in Picton and a contemporary of Sam McLaughlin, whose father also produced sleighs and carriages. My great grandfather’s products were of sufficient quality that a Ringer sleigh exists in the Museum of Science and Technology in Ottawa, with his name on an affixed brass plaque as a representative of the technology of its era.
Ian Inrig, Picton

Watershed looks forward to reading all your letters! Please forward your letters to: Watershed Magazine, 160 Joice Road, Grafton, ON K0K 2G0 or e-mail us at: