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From the Editor’s Desk: Dateline Bracebridge, Santa’s Summer Ho-Ho-Home

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Bracebridge Bay, Muskoka, County and Quinte Living, Catherine Stutt

A few years ago, someone asked me to describe the work of a journalist. It’s easy. We go places we’ve never been, meet people we’ve never seen, ask questions that are none of our business, and then tell complete strangers all about it. The good ones do it with integrity, compassion, and without hummus. Maybe without hubris. These are real stories we’re telling, and they make a difference. They should. Read More

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Chris from Cold Creek

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On a nasty winter day, rife with weather warnings – the kind where the locals take the back roads rather than being part of a parking lot on the 401, Chris Braney isn’t thinking of snow. His mind is on music and friends and his newly adopted Hillier community, where he knows in his heart he has always belonged. Read More

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From the Editor’s Desk

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I cherish these incredible coincidences and connections. They make the world smaller. And happier. And livable. Just ask Bill Murtha, whom we also profiled. He’ll tell you a thing or two about connections. Oh yes, he will. He should meet my Favourite Cousin Steve and his amazing wife Henrike. They’d all have another story to tell. Read More

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Beclawat Manufacturing

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Beclawat, Canadian Coast Guard

Beclawat, on Hanna Court in Belleville, recently celebrated its 105th anniversary. Conceived in London, England in 1912, its unique name stems from the founding members – Beckett-Laycock-Watkinson. Then, as now, it had a strong focus on designing and manufacturing windows for the transportation industry. Read More

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Kitchen Table Talent

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Lynn VanderHerberg, artist

David has some explaining to do. He’s in a bit of a spot. He made Lynn VanderHerberg weep and her vast network of family, friends, and fans won’t take kindly to that. Lynn first met David as a teenager. It was love at first sight. She cried then, and when they reunited years later, she openly wept. Read More

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Dahlia May Flower Farm and Floralora Flowers

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Dahlia May Flower Farm

Believing in community rather than competition, Melanie sees the path ahead with clarity. “I want to stay in my own lane, do what I do, and attract my own customers; those who are right for me. My job is to find customers interested in sustainably grown heirloom flowers. We’re not in competition with other florists. There’s lots of business for all of us. We all have a niche, and we can all work together. I’d love to work with a florist who wants locally grown flowers.” Read More