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Watch how to prepare your boat for removal, transportation, and storage

Fall is here, and it’s time to get your boat out of the water before it freezes over. Loading your boat back onto your trailer can be a time consuming and difficult task. Here are some tips for removing your boat from the water, performing proper engine maintenance, and preparing it for transportation and storage.

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Wild Profile: Meet the clouded sulphur butterfly

The clouded sulphur butterfly doesn’t have a pretty name—but it is pretty. And it’s one of the few butterflies you’ll see in the fall. Like the mourning cloak butterfly, clouded sulphurs feed on late-blooming flowers such as purple aster; the last generation of caterpillars go into hibernation by the end of October, and stay that … Continued

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Cottage Q&A: Deterring bats

How do you discourage bats that are hanging on the outside of a cabin? The main issue is that their feces fall on the deck and in front of the doorway where we walk.—Herb Kuehne, via email First of all, thank you for asking a question that isn’t overtly bat-bashing. They got enough problems! Cottagers … Continued

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Experts say this year’s fall colours may be drab

After a summer of drought, extreme heat, and a surge in tree-destroying insects, the changing colours in Ontario’s forests may not be quite as vibrant this fall. Matt Logan, an arborist and a co-owner of Logan Tree Experts in the Kawartha Region, says that given the curveballs thrown at tree populations this year, it’s difficult … Continued

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This fall, join the Great Canadian Hike

Fire up your hiking boots and your daypacks, cottagers! In an effort to safely reconnect fellow Canadians, the Trans Canada Trail (TCT) has invited all 13 provinces and territories to take part in their second annual Great Canadian Hike. From September 15 to October 31, the non-profit organization that promotes and maintains the 28,000 km … Continued

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Cottage Q&A: Preventative tree maintenance

What kind of preventative tree maintenance should I do before winter hits? We don’t want any of our trees to come down on top of the cottage or woodshed.—Theodore Hudson, Lake of Bays, Ont. Ideally, you’ll have been doing preventative maintenance all summer. “It’s always better to take care of your trees before you start … Continued

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