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Foie Gras Not Included
By

It's not a grand getaway, but this writer's sunny retreat is made just right with a no-fuss reno.

The Last Boy Scout
By

An intrepid leader turned a ragtag group of city kids into cottagers. How the legacy survives.

Hark! Who Goes There?
By

You may not see nature's players in action, but they leave behind plenty of signs.

Row Row Row
By Tom Carpenter

The new shells are cheaper, more rugged, and easier to handle. So why aren't you rowing yet?

Dock Bites
By Jane Rodmell

Dinner's not for hours, but you need a little something: Break out the afternoon snacks!

Secrets of the 50-Year Deck
By Steve Maxwell

How to make yours the strongest, smartest, and most durable on the lake.

Waterfront

An artesian well wonder; Canada's Parks Day; Beer-and-barbecue pairings; Cottage books; Swimming cat; Book-club shenanigans; Drum tellers; the long, long journey of a paddle; Reporter; An unusual snake; Healing with blueberries

Cottage Q&A

By Jackie Davis

Swimmer's itch; siting a cottage; tornado refuge; a legal agreement; Is microFIT a fit?

Cottage Lore

By Jay Teitel

Why do we call them "cottages," anyway? You'll be surprised by what we found out.

Cottage Coup

By

Sir Percival arrived and wouldn't go away.

Rituals

By

Another #$*! Friday traffic jam. What to do?

Puttering

Real Tools
By Steve Maxwell

Circular saw blades

Stuff We Like
By Steve Maxwell

Circ saw guide

DIY Weekend Safety Inspector
By Ryan Shervill

Keep your old deck alive

More Stuff We Like
By Andrew Lupton

No-solder fittings

Go Green
By

To the dump

Great Inventions
By

Wind-pumped water; Cool beer in sauna

Nature Scrapbook

Spark of life
By

The jack pine's trial by fire is a rebirth for northern forests.

Weekender

Saluting red and white

Time to wave the flag and celebrate all things Canada.


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