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How do you keep a lake skating rink smooth?

How do you keep a lake skating rink smooth?

Learn how to keep your lake ice rink in top condition with these tips
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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
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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
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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.
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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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