Tag Archives: cottage country

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Getting Ready for Summer with Easy Dock Installation

Getting Ready for Summer with Easy Dock Installation

The snow is on the ground, the winds are blowing, the temperature feels like we are all living in the Artic. But we start to notice the birds and animals scouring around. They all know spring is on it’s way. It’s that time of year when cottagers are starting to think spring. The warm air,

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Keeping Your Home Organized

Keeping your home organized can be a very taxing job.  A lot of people have more stuff than they know what to do with, much less where to put that stuff.  Here are a few simple tips for getting your home organized and keeping it that way.  First, make sure that everything you have is

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The Ontario Building Code is Your Friend

For those of you that are planning a summer project, remember to reference the O.B.C. to help in your design and from there, help in doing an appropriate material list. Always check for municipal guidelines and set backs if you are waterfront. These are available from your local building department or online. Always get permits

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Renting Your Cottage?

Renting the family cottage can be overwhelming.  There are so many agencies to choose from. The large international marketing agencies are very attractive.   They offer lots of exposure to potential renters.  Most of the large agencies are located in the United States or in Europe with little or no personal contact with you, or

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WANT TO LIST YOUR EVENT? Adding an event to our listings is FREE. Whether you’re organizing the event, or just know about one you think others should know about. click to email March 21, 2018 Make a Wet-Felted Scarf 9:30 – 4:30PM The Canadian Canoe Museum, 910 Monaghan Rd., Peterborough. https://www.canoemuseum.ca/upcoming-events/ March 21, 2018 DBIA

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Those Were The Days

“Our Walk Through History” I always enjoyed studying history but when I became a small part involved within that history, the past took on a whole new meaning. My wife and I were born and raised in Windsor, Ontario in areas west and east respectively of the city, both areas steeped in history. My wife

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The Green Light on GreenON Savings

A Better Planet and up to $5,000 in Window Rebates Energy savings was at the top of the list when Rebecca and Michael McDougall researched replacement windows last year for their ranch-style bungalow. Functionality, overall value, and aesthetic appeal were also important. “We are very happy with our Lifestyle windows,” says Michael, a real estate

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Camping with Horses

Not clouds, rain or slippery slopes dimmed our spirits as we set off on our horse camping adventure!  Each day we saddled up and headed to the trailhead (where all trails begin) – which included a daunting slippery slope to a water crossing.  Luckily our horses enjoyed the water, which led us to the challenging

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