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Avoiding capital gains

Avoiding capital gains

Is it true that one way to avoid the taxes that come with cottage inheritance would be to have a parent put the child’s name on the deed through something the lawyers call “love and affection”?
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UV water filters

UV water filters

Do you have any recommendations for buying a UV water system for the cottage? I want to draw my drinking water from the lake instead of bringing it with me. —Tom Howell, Duck Lake, Ont.
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What male mosquitoes eat

What do male mosquitoes eat?

If male mosquitoes don't go after blood, what do they snack on? Find out the answer and learn more about cottage-country wildlife in our Q&A section.
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Why grackles use mothballs

Why grackles use mothballs

Why would grackles rub mothballs under their tails and wings?
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Cardinal pecking at reflection

Cardinal pecking at reflection

Is it unusual for a cardinal to peck at its own reflection?
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Large spiders invading the cottage

Large spiders invading the cottage

What can be done about large spiders infiltrating the cottage?
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Gaping wound on chipmunk’s side

Gaping wound on chipmunk’s side

What could cause a chipmunk’s side to swell and produce a hole in the middle of the spot?
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Animals unscrewing light bulbs

Animals unscrewing light bulbs

Which animal would be able to unscrew a light bulb?
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Woodpeckers and steel roofs

Woodpeckers and steel roofs

Why would a woodpecker be attracted to a steel roof?
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Cause of growths on leaves

Cause of growths on leaves

What would cause leaves to sprout growths?
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