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What is this strange webbing?

What is this strange webbing?

Find out where this webbing comes from and why it appears in trees in late summer and fall
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How late can I leave my boat in?

How late can I leave my boat in?

Find out when you need to haul your boat out of the water
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Is there a law against erecting temporary structures?

Is there a law against erecting temporary structures?

Find out if your neighbours are allowed to put up view-blocking temporary structures
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What water treatment system do you need?

What water treatment system should we use?

Learn more about water treatment systems and how to make your lake water drinkable
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What needs to be done to our septic before winter?

What needs to be done to our septic before winter?

What you should and shouldn't do to your septic before the freeze up
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Is cedar rot resistant?

Is cedar rot resistant?

Find out how well this type of wood resists decay
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What’s better, a metal or concrete septic tank?

What's better, a metal or concrete septic tank?

Find out why one of these materials is a winner when it comes to your septic tank
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How can we keep geese from pooping on our dock?

How can we keep geese from pooping on our dock?

Learn what you can do to stop geese from using your dock as a waterfront washroom
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Can the waves in the wake of a speedboat disrupt loon nests?

Can the waves in the wake of a speedboat disrupt loon nests?

Learn if boats could be causing your lake's loons to move on
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Is it okay to leave outdoor speakers outside all year?

Is it okay to leave outdoor speakers outside all year?

Find out if your outdoor speakers will still work in the spring if you leave them outside
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