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Winter 2009 Issue

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What's Inside Winter 2009

Features

  • In With The Old

    Advised to tear down their 50-year-old cottage, a pair of traditionalists instead embarked on a top-to-bottom renovation.

  • The Big, Bad Chill

    Fall in the lake, pull yourself out. Simple, right? Not so fast: A sudden immersion in cold water can kill you. Our writer finds out why, first-hand.

  • Best Of Potluck

    Surprise us, we said. Expert cottage cooks share their favourite bring-along recipes.

  • Snappy Anniversary

    After 20 years, and thousands of entries in our annual photo contest, these stunning shots emerge triumphant.

  • Let There Be Laughs

    These pics prove that it really is all fun and games at the cottage.

Departments

  • Waterfront

    My favourite sport; Randy intruders; Don't Ask Zim!; Board game mash up; Hap Wilson memoir, New environment grant; Reporter; Saving our purest water

  • Puttering

    Hockey stick coat rack; Lake water for drinking; Ice surface perfection; Ice auger; Table saw alternatives; Thermal auger; portable rinkside firepit; Cleaning baseboard heaters

  • Cottage Q&A

    Lake ice noises; fridges for cold spaces; snow buildup on roof; fogged camera lens; ice thickness.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Forest safe haven: Slow-growing hemlocks await their moment in the sun.

  • Cottage Coup

    Replacing our old septic system would be a big, messy job. But I had a plan.

  • Weekender

    Forest safe haven: Slow-growing hemlocks await their moment in the sun.

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