Q&A

The Cottage Q&A is one of the magazine's most popular features. From finding a dead moose in the lake to appealing property taxes, we've been offering expert advice for over 20 years.


Search Questions


How do I remove rust from well water?

How do I remove rust from well water?

Find out how high iron levels can affect your water and what you can do about it
Get the answer »

Should curtains be left open or closed over the winter?

Should curtains be left open or closed over the winter?

Learn which strategy is right to prevent break-ins to your cottage
Get the answer »

What food items can stay at the cottage all winter?

What food items can stay at the cottage all winter?

Find out what foods will still be edible come spring if left at the cottage all winter.
Get the answer »

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
Get the answer »

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
Get the answer »

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
Get the answer »

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
Get the answer »

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
Get the answer »

Is cedar rot resistant?

Is cedar rot resistant?

Find out how well this type of wood resists decay
Get the answer »

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
Get the answer »

Tonight on Cottage Life

  • 06:00 pmPARK FOR ALL SEASONS; A
  • 06:30 pmWHAT'S FOR SALE
  • 07:00 pmCOLIN AND JUSTIN'S CABIN PRESSURE
  • 07:30 pmWEEKEND RENO
  • 08:00 pmBUYING HAWAII
  • 08:30 pmBUYING ALASKA
  • 09:00 pmEPIC - SEASON 2
  • 10:00 pmDIRTY GREAT MACHINES
  • 11:00 pmMY RETREAT
  • 11:30 pmBUYING ALASKA
View Full Schedule

MOST POPULAR


Jackie Davis