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What prevents a sauna from getting mouldy?

What prevents a sauna from getting mouldy?

Learn maintenance tips to help ensure your sauna doesn't start to mould
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Is this type of leach common in Ontario?

Is this type of leach common in Ontario?

The Cottage Life experts try to identify a large leech found in an Ontario lake
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How do I get the lake smell out of my dog?

How do I get the lake smell out of my dog?

How to get rid of the sour smell on your lake-loving canine
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Where should I put the cribs for the dock I’m building?

Where should I put the cribs for the dock I'm building?

Learn the proper placement for cribs, if you're considering building a crib dock
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How can we avoid dead flies in the cottage in spring?

How can we avoid dead flies in the cottage in spring?

What you can do to avoid having dead flies all over your cottage when it comes time to open up
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When should we empty our hummingbird feeder?

When should we empty our hummingbird feeder?

Learn when and how to clean your hummingbird feeders for the season
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Should we switch to proprane heating?

Should we switch to proprane heating?

Find out if propane heating is right for your cottage
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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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