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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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What is this strange bug we found on our dock?

What is this strange bug we found on our dock?

Learn more about this aquatic bug identified by Cottage Life experts
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How cold can I let my cabin get before issues arise?

How cold can I let my cabin get before issues arise?

Find out how cool you can leave your cottage over the winter before cans burst and other issues crop up
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How do I avoid winter frost heaving if my cottage is on piers?

How do I avoid winter frost heaving if my cottage is on piers?

What you can do to avoid costly cottage repairs come spring
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Should I drain our waterline in the winter?

Should I drain our waterline in the winter?

Learn the simplest way to prevent damage to your plumping during the winter
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Can I safely compost garbage without attracting bears?

Can I safely compost garbage without attracting bears?

Find out what you need to do ensure you don't attract bears and other cottage pests
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