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Signs of septic issues

Signs of septic issues

What are the warning signs that your septic is not functioning properly? — Sylvie Audet Faddis

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Transferring your cottage to your family

Transferring your cottage to your family

Learn the best way to transfer your cottage to a family member
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Dock bubbler

If you install a dock bubbler, what are the implications if someone goes through the ice?

If someone were hurt after falling through an unmarked hole made by your bubbler …
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Can I put a privy on top of the septic tank?

Can I put a privy on top of the septic tank?

Find out where you can and cannot place your outhouse
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What’s the most economical heating system?

What's the most economical heating system?

The most economical way to install and run a heating system in a cottage
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How do I safely store my car for winter?

How do I safely store my car for winter?

Learn the best way to put your car away at the cottage
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How can I tell if the lake ice is safe?

How can I tell if the lake ice is safe?

Find out how to stay safe while spending winter in cottage country
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Can we transfer principal residence status to our cottage?

Can we transfer principal residence status to our cottage?

Find out if you can claim your cottage as your principal residence if you decide to sell your home
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What kind of electric space heater should I buy?

What kind of electric space heater should I buy?

Thinking of investing in an electric space heater for the cottage? Here's what to consider
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