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Does boiling lake water kill bacteria and viruses?

Does boiling lake water kill bacteria and viruses?

Find out how safe it is to use lake water at the cottage after boiling it
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How can I reduce my boat engine’s noise?

How can I reduce my boat engine's noise?

Suggestions to help reduce your boat's engine noise
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Any advice for refurbishing a horsehair mattress?

Any advice for refurbishing a horsehair mattress?

Tips to help you recover an old horsehair mattress
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What should we include in a first aid kit for the cottage?

What should we include in a first aid kit for the cottage?

The experts share the first aid essentials you should always keep at the cottage
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Is it okay if runoff seeps into our outhouse?

Is it okay if runoff seeps into our outhouse?

Find out what's okay and what's not when it comes to your outhouse
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What causes a moose to have patchy fur?

What causes a moose to have patchy fur?

Find out why a moose may have an unusually patchy, scraggly coat
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What do we need to consider before fixing our shoreline?

What do we need to consider before fixing our shoreline?

What you should know before working on your shoreline when it comes to regulations, bylaws, and environmental concerns
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Why are there earthworms in our eavestroughs?

Why are there earthworms in our eavestroughs?

Find out how worms might end up in this unlikely place
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Why do we get algae some years and not others?

Why do we get algae some years and not others?

Find out what causes those swarms of algae certain summers
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Do I need to vent my crawl space?

Do I need to vent my crawl space?

Find out whether or not this space needs to be vented outside if it is insulated and heated
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