June 2009 Issue


Cottage Life will help you enjoy life at the lake even more with fun and informative articles on everything from how-to projects to inspirational design ideas.

PLUS you’ll get...

  • Discount coupons to our Cottage Life shows
  • Free digital access with your paid subscription
  • Useful renovation and maintenance tips
  • Our annual Real Estate and Grilling issues
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What's Inside June 2009


  • They Did It Their Way

    The community of McGregor Bay, in a secluded corner of Lake Huron, is a hidden Shangri-La of cottaging individualists.

  • Captain Cottager

    How to splint a leg, rewire a receptacle, hide a dead body, ward off UFOs, evict a skunk, and 30 other ways to be a hero at the cottage.

  • The Conservator

    At work, his job is to preserve sounds, but when he gets to the cottage, he trades on another sense. A day in the life of Gilles St-Laurent.

  • Grill Guide: Summer's Best BBQ Ribs

    Everything you need to know to buy, prep, and grill lip-smacking, mess-making ribs, with recipes, rubs, marinades, sauces, and sides. Oh, and don’t forget the napkins! Recipes by Jane Rodmell.


  • Waterfront

    My favourite outing; Bowrider vs. gas guzzler; Don’t Ask Zim!; Restricted mobility kayak; Self-published photos; Car trouble; Reporter; bks 4 U 2 read

  • Puttering

    Reciprocating saw; Taking out a wall; Soldering tips; Eco parking pads; Cottager DIY mistakes; Hot water outdoors; Fishing chair; a screen door for dogs

  • Cottage Q&A

    Camping on Crown land; venting the attic; weird tree growth; outhouse flies; liability concerns.

  • Real Estate

    The benefits of leasing a lot from First Nations are many. If you’re up for the risks, that is.

  • Environment

    Will Ontario’s new pesticide ban finally kill the immaculate cottage lawn?

  • Cottage Style

    Moose: The new must-have style icon.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Lady in waiting: The moccasin flower beguiles bees and cottagers alike.

  • Weekender

    Rainbow connection: In cottage country, bright colours are everywhere.

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