mailbag Winter 2020

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 as a teenager. Russell, an old-school conservative, was a “nothing but the facts, Ma’am” reporter, whose widely read editorials and slant on local politics were either loved or hated. The article expanded my knowledge of Russell and his significant thirty-year contribution to Cobourg’s political landscape, sadly missing in much of today’s overly hyped, pseudo-journalistic approach. Linda Hutsell-Manning, Cobourg


We have seen an influx of female sommeliers into the wine industry, and now is the time for women to create new pathways for the future (Three Somms and a Pomm, Fall 2020). Our generation of female sommeliers and wine educators have a responsibility to continue the development of protocols and behaviour for the current in- dustry. Established professionals must continue to help and educate younger generations to be champions of wine. Grassroots groups such as Vinequity and Femmes du Vin present a voice for female expertise and knowledge in the industry. We become more relevant by creating a diverse environment that welcomes and respects women. Doris Miculan Bradley, Professor and Program Coordinator for the Special Event Management Program in the School of Hospitality Management at George Brown College.

I eagerly await each issue of Watershed. We visit the Watershed region frequently and always take our magazine with us to try out all the stores, restaurants and cultural happenings that are fea- tured within your pages. Keep up the great work. Elise Montrose, via email

Watershed incorrectly listed the amount raised by volunteers in the article on Ed’s House – Northumberland Hospice Care Centre in our Fall Issue (Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door, Page 43). The correct amount raised was $10.3 million.
We incorrectly spelled the last name of illustrator
Carl Wiens (Foster M. Russell: Community Journalist and Publisher) in the Fall Issue.