Another cottage fire in Muskoka
Only weeks ago, the Muskoka Lakes Fire Department responded to a call where they found a cottage completely engulfed in flames, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage because a coffee maker was left plugged...
Crying dog saves owner from an enjoyable swim
Cat owners take note: No matter how much you love your furry feline, the odds are slim to snowball's-chance-in-hell that it's going to freak out and jump into a lake to save you like this loyal pup. Even if you're just trying to...
Raccoon relative discovered, first new carnivore in 35 years
Today, researchers announced the discovery of a new species—a reddish-brown animal with a long tail weighing about two pounds. Hailed as a "major discovery," this interesting mammal is the first carnivore uncovered in the...
B.C. woman attacked by river otter while swimming
While swimming in a B.C. lake earlier this month, Surrey resident Theresa Weltzin got into an underwater tussle with a river otter who managed to bite her nine times.
Weltzin was about halfway across Greeny Lake when she noticed...
Good guy biker gives Canadians a good name
Armed with a GoPro camera fixed to his helmet, a Victoria, B.C., "motovlogger" recently uploaded a video of himself performing what many online have dubbed a "random act of Canadianness."The video shows the biker driving down a...
National columnist confesses he’s a cottage hater
Yes, no one said life at the cottage was perfect. In fact, as many of us know, it’s far from it.
And while we may be a little biased, it’s pretty tough to agree with National Post columnist Jonathan Kay in his recent piece,...
Every cottager’s worst nightmare caught on film
Warning: The video below contains foul language (as any cottage owner might expect).
Craig Milton was visiting his sister and brother-in-law's cottage in McDougall, Ontario, when he heard his name being screamed in the middle of...
Try not to smile at this raccoon and dog play fighting
Rural dog owners (and often even urban ones) have long known that raccoons can pose a serious threat to the health of their pets—particularly during a rabies outbreak.
So while it's important for dog owners to be aware of the...
Photographer paints a grim picture of Georgian Bay shorelines
This spring The Globe and Mail asked their cottage-owning readers in the Georgian Bay area to send in old pictures of the water levels near their property.
To show the contrast between then and now, Photographer Deborah Baic then...
8 adorable group names for Canadian animals
English is nothing if not a colourful language, and our bizarre ways of naming animal groups are as playful and cute as many of the species they describe.
We all know that fish form a school and a group of deer is called a herd,...