Advised to tear down their 50-year-old cottage, a pair of traditionalists instead embarked on a top-to-bottom renovation.The Big, Bad Chill
Fall in the lake, pull yourself out. Simple, right? Not so fast: A sudden immersion in cold water can kill you. Our writer finds out why, first-hand.Best Of Potluck
By Tony Armstrong, Denise Friesen, Alison Fryer, Keely Schierl, Fran Stephen, Ann Vanderhoof, and Lucy Waverman.
Surprise us, we said. Expert cottage cooks share their favourite bring-along recipes.
After 20 years, and thousands of entries in our annual photo contest, these stunning shots emerge triumphant.Let There Be Laughs
These pics prove that it really is all fun and games at the cottage.
My favourite sport; Randy intruders; Don't Ask Zim!; Board game mash up; Hap Wilson memoir, New environment grant; Reporter; Saving our purest waterSaturday Project
Hockey stick coat rackGo Green
Lake water for drinkingDIY Weekend Rink Manager
Ice surface perfectionReal Tool
Table saw alternativesGreat Inventions
Thermal auger; portable rinkside firepitJob Jar
Cleaning baseboard heaters
Lake ice noises; fridges for cold spaces; snow buildup on roof; fogged camera lens; ice thickness.Forest safe haven
Slow-growing hemlocks await their moment in the sun.Circle games
Round and round and round we go; take the picture already!
Replacing our old septic system would be a big, messy job. But I had a plan.