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The Cottage Q&A is one of the magazine's most popular features. From finding a dead moose in the lake to appealing property taxes, we've been offering expert advice for over 20 years.

Is there too much iron in our water supply?

Is there too much iron in our water supply?

What would cause reddish stains on clothing after washing? Could this mean too much iron in the water? What can be done to eliminate this?
—Seeing Red

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Is our lake water safe to drink?

Is our lake water safe to drink?

Find out how to determine whether or not your lake water is safe to consume.
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Who do we contact to do water safety tests on our lake?

Who do we contact to do water safety tests on our lake?

Find out who to get in touch with if you suspect waste or sewage has leaked into your water.
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How old do you have to be to get a boating licence?

How old do you have to be to get a boating licence?

Learn the age restrictions to driving a boat, whether you have your licence or not.
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Should we worry about bringing our cat to a cottage?

Should we worry about bringing our cat to a cottage?

Find out whether or not bringing your cat to a cottage is cause for concern.
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How far from shore can I anchor a swim raft?

How far from shore can I anchor a swim raft?

Find out how far is too far from shore before placing your swim raft in the lake.
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What is this bug?

What is this bug?

Find out what this creature is and whether or not you need to keep your distance.
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Are bats in Canada virus-ridden?

Are bats in Canada virus-ridden?

Determine your risk of contracting a disease from a bat in Canada.
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Does a small cabin with no power require insurance?

Does a small cabin with no power require insurance?

Find out what insurance experts recommend for your tiny cabin in the bush.
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Why do fireflies glow?

Why do fireflies glow?

Ever wonder what makes fireflies light up the night? We ask the experts.
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Do we need a building permit for a bunkie?

Do we need a building permit for a bunkie?

Find out how to determine whether or not you'll need a permit to construct a small outbuilding.
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