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Your Cottage Season Checklist

Your Cottage Season Checklist

The moment you have been dreaming about all winter is here! Along with spring, the time to open the cottage has arrived. In all the glorious excitement that is the start of cottage season, there are some things you need to plan ahead for. Despite wanting to get there and get into the swing of

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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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Winter Maintenance at the Cottage

A trip to cottage country is always time well spent and it’s always a good idea to check in through the winter, to make sure everything is OK. Certain items should be on your things to do list before getting on the road. • Make sure you have the keys!!! • A snow rake and

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A Farm Wedding Story in Cottage Country

Deb and Dave wanted a wedding that was special and beautiful, yet uniquely expressing their individual style. They decided on a farm country wedding that was casual and comfortable for both them and their guests. It was a record hot day on September 23rd of 2017 and no one expected the 31-degree temperature, on a

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Hanging Your Christmas Lights Like a Pro

The festive season is just around the corner, if time allows – hang your lights now. Warmer weather makes what can be a detailed and tedious task much easier, and you don’t have to fight the snow and frigid temperatures. WHERE: Determine your layout and design. Measure the total length required and compare this to

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Your Closing the Cottage Checklist

We all love spending time at the cottage relaxing, but somehow the season seems to whiz by. Suddenly it’s time to close the cottage. Getting everything ready for the cold weather is always a chore, so be sure to cover all the bases; which makes your spring opening, a breeze. Clear out all food items

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Black Mold More Common Than You Think

Black mold can be a scary and dangerous thing. It sneaks up in places that we can sometimes neglect in our daily cleaning routines, and it is more common than you think. Black mold can cause an allergic reactions, headaches, nausea, rashes and chronic coughing. Plus it poses risk to your home or cottage as

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Contractors Corner: What you need to know about Replacing Screens

With mosquito season upon us, replacing window and door screens is a common thing people need to do, but many of us might think we need to hire someone to fix it. Replacing your window or door screen is easy when you know how. Let’s walk you through it and turn things around in no

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