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Father and son fishing in the river

Dragon​ ​Flies and Fishing Poles

Dragon​ ​Flies and Fishing Poles

Fishing is something I grew up with. My father spent many hours teaching my brothers and I how to cast, bait a hook, take a fish off the line, where to cast to catch the “big” bass and a slew of other tips and tricks. As a child, I spent many summer days in boats,

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The Bliss of Houseboating

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, you can hear the call of a loon in the distance – you sail the Trent Severn Waterway on a houseboat. With endless possibilities and attractions the Trent Severn offers 386 kilometers of canal, connecting Lake Ontario at Trenton to Lake Huron at Port Severn. While you travel the waterway going from lake

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Leisure Fishing with Pro Angler Mike Williams

If you are lucky enough to get to the cottage or lake this summer, you will want to set aside some time to do some leisurely fishing. Fishing is a relaxing way to reconnect with nature, family and friends. Leave the cell phones alone for a few hours and escape the rigors of everyday life

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Battling the Bite with Protective Plants

Nature offers us so many great natural defences to the things that bother us. There are few pests more bothersome than the hated mosquito. Luckily we have options that you can grow in your garden that will help make mosquitoes buzz off. Lemon Grass – The smell that is given off when burning citronella candles

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Discovery Days Explores Natural Environment

Otonabee Conservation is excited to offer the 2018 Discovery Days series of family-friendly explorations and activities featuring the natural environment of the watershed region. Conservation areas protect the rich tapestry of natural spaces which characterize the diverse ecosystems of the Otonabee Region watershed and provide outdoor recreation opportunities for area residents and visitors to Peterborough

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Exploring Our Own Backyard

One month ago, on June 21, we observed the Summer Solstice, and, more importantly, National Indigenous Peoples Day – a day when Indigenous Peoples’ culture and heritage are celebrated through traditional song, dance, and spiritual reflection. What better way to celebrate the Earth’s revolutions and its deep heritage than to reconnect with the beauty that

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2018 Summer Demo Day Tour

Demo Days all the way through to the Malibu Rider Experience Event. August 10-12. The month of July is FULL of opportunities to get out on the water with the TC Marine crew. Test-drive our fleet of demo boats with T & C’s on-water specialists to narrow down your boating choices, whether you’re shopping for

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Stingray Boats Making Families Smile, One Boat at a Time

Stingray Boats began almost 40 years ago with little more than two molds, a few skilled craftsmen, and a man with a passion to build great performing boats. That passion has endured, and continues today. Boat building is not just a business at Stingray; it’s a part of who they are – building boats that

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