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How can we make boat traffic slow down?

How can we make boat traffic slow down?

Steps you can take to ensure safety on the water
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What are good “deer proof” plants?

What are good "deer proof" plants?

Find out what native plants are least appealing to deer
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Would cottage owners be liable for an accident on a private road?

Would cottage owners be liable for an accident on a private road?

Find out if the cottagers responsible for the maintenance of a private road would be to blame if a truck were to hit ice and run off the road
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What determines the different “grades” of maple syrup?

What determines the different “grades” of maple syrup?

Learn how maple syrup is classified in Canada and how the different grades are used
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What are these snow formations?

What are these snow formations?

Find out what would cause a snow field to form curls
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How can drywall cracks be avoided during the winter?

How can drywall cracks be avoided during the winter?

Learn how to repair this common form of winter damage when it occurs
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What materials can be used to plug mouse entry points?

What materials can be used to plug mouse entry points?

Find out how to block the places where mice will try to get into your cottage
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Do snowy owls change colour?

Do snowy owls change colour?

Find out if snowy owls are white year-round or if they change their appearance to camouflage in summer
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Where are all the red pine seedlings?

Where are all the red pine seedlings?

Learn more about the natural selection process that may be taking place in your forest
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Can I pump out my septic tank in the winter?

Can I pump out my septic tank in the winter?

Can I pump out my septic tank in the winter?
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