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 watershed icon white bg 74x74 editorial | Watershed’s award-winning editorial
takes readers to the heart
of our community
with insightful stories
and articles.


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circulation | With a regional circulation of 25,000 magazines per issue, Watershed is the largest publication
in the region.




Alex Fida: Grand Plans
for a Place He Calls Home


Alexandre Fida is a bit of a celebrity in Prince Edward County. His name comes up often in conversations about restoring…read more

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author: Janet Davies   
photography: Johnny C.Y. Lam

Where Everybody Knows Your Name


An ode to the small-town beverage room, which lives on – against the odds – as Kelly’s Homelike Inn in downtown Cobourg…read more

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author: Tom Cruickshank  
photography: Matthew Botha


A Day in the Life of a Cobourg Coast Guard Captain


Nasty weather or an unexpected emergency can turn a pleasant day boating on Lake Ontario into a frightening ordeal. That’s when the Canadian Coast Guard Search and Rescue…read more

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author: Patricia Beeson  
photography: Matthew Botha

Water Week


Wellington Water Week conjures up images of kids building sandcastles on the beach and sailboat races on the horizon. But what if the turquoise water was contaminated…read more

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author: Micol Marotti  
photography: Tim Zeltner


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FENCE POSTS: Retirement Advice for the Self-employed Landowner

author: Dan Needles   illustrator: Shelagh Armstrong

As a country person ages, there is a temptation to imagine the approach of a quiet and graceful retirement – long, dreamy summer afternoons napping on the porch…

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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: Lambing on Waupoos Island

author & photography: Johnny C. Y. Lam

Two young farmers pit themselves against the elements in a bid to run a successful sheep farm on an island in Lake Ontario.

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A CURATED COLLECTION: Aileen Amy Cherry 1895 - 1958

author: Susan Holland

Born and raised in Belleville, Aileen Cherry initially studied fine art through correspondence courses sponsored by the Minneapolis School of Art. She went on to graduate from…

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GEORGE'S POND: Musical Tunnel Vision

author: George Smith   illustrator: Lee Rapp

They say it’s musical tunnel vision. Fine. I plead guilty. Jazz? I don’t get it. I’ve tried – especially since one lad is all about Miles Davis, John Coltrane…

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author: Shelby Lisk  

After leaving a bustling life in Toronto, Caitlin O’Reilly has found a home for Cylinder Studio in Picton. Since the move, she not only senses a gentle peace in her life…

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INNOVATION: Tea Time any Time

author: Meghan Sheffield   photography: Shelby Lisk

Number E Tea brings a modern flair to an old tradition thanks to the dedication of Chris Auger and Sarah Pelletier…

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FIELD NOTES: Incredible Journeys

author: Terry Sprague   photography: Bonnie Bailey

Every year, shorebirds undertake remarkable migrations that take them from the sub-Arctic tundra where many of them nest, to as far south as Argentina and back again…

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HABITAT: Turtle Talk

author: Norm Wagenaar  

Turtles deserve our attention, and never more so than at this time of year – late May through July – when they’re actively crossing roads between their wetland habitat…

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LOVIN' THE LOCAL: A Showcase Of Locally Curated Products

author: Stephanie Campbell

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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FOOD & DRINK SCENE Dinner En Plein Air

author: Signe Langford   photography: Chantelle Watt

Welcome to the local Food & Drink Scene where Watershed shares its secrets and discoveries. Our region is blessed with creative chefs, restaurateurs…

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MEANDERINGS: The Rice Lake Canoe Company Circa 1910

photograph: Courtesy Northumberland County Archives: Charles Clay Family Fonds

On page six of the Rice Lake Canoe company’s catalogue, there is a description of Herald’s Patent Canoe – the pride and joy of the company. The cedar canoe’s unique construction…


First Words


When I visited my mom in her nursing home, one of our favourite pastimes was holding hands in the warmth of the summer sun and singing familiar songs. We sang old marching tunes she’d learned from her dad, who fought in the First World War… read more


This morning I had a phone call from my 87-year-old mom. The only purpose for her call was to tell me how gorgeous the cover of your Spring issue was. She was having a coffee and she wanted to tell me that…



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Watershed is compiling a list of
Summer Camps to occupy your art-obsessed,
STEM-enthusiast, burgeoning thespian or
jack-or-jill-of-all-trades this summer.



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meghan sheffield

megan sheffieldA writer, web producer, and social media manager, Meghan specializes…

signe langford

singe langford

Signe is a restaurant chef-turned-writer who tells award-winning stories…

chantelle watt

chantelle wattAs a lifestyle brand photographer, Chantelle enjoys meeting and working…