Winter 2005 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 Winter 2005


  • 16th Annual Photo Contest: The Eyes Have It

    The judges have decided. Feast your eyes on these outstanding winning images • Plus: Cheese! Pics that clicked with our funny bone

  • Cold Hands, Warm Hearts

    These winter cottagers know how to love the snowy season.

  • The Little Cottage that Could

    A toy train is just the start of the fun at this playful hideaway.

  • Big Foot Goes to the Cottage

    Snowshoes are fast becoming the gear for the cold season. A sampling of winter walkers.

  • In Sink

    Whether you’re doing a full kitchen remodel or a simple bathroom upgrade, get the basics on basins.

  • Mice in the Cookie Jar…

    ...and lily pads on the table. Cottage twists on classic holiday treats.


  • On the Waterfront

    Loonie curlers; decorating with lures; why the fish died in Mitchell Lake; easy-access wetsuit; a raft of beer cans; the forest that floated away; Roy's Order of Canada; Kenora couture

  • Puttering

    Unsticking screws, nuts, and bolts; Manual impact drivers for twisting fasteners; The amazing one-handed pipe wrench; Three uses for an old window; Your snowmobile may need new skis; Hurray for hauling wood! Two new ways

  • Cottage Q&A

    Winter moisture-proofing; seasonal lake colour; chipmunk parasite; where to put smoke detectors.

  • Cottage Finds

    What's on tap? Vintage-looking faucets with practical assets.

  • Cottage Coup

    The cool factor: Chilly inside, snowy outside, our first-ever winter cottage weekend won't be our last.

  • Nature Scrapbook

    Meet Fang: The short-tailed shrew is tiny, cute and venomous.

  • Weekender

    A New Year's Eve blast.

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