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8 haunted places across Canada you have to visit

Spooky season—otherwise known as October—wouldn’t be complete without a visit to a place with some haunted history. The storied spots on this list are a must for those eager to experience the paranormal. Just like trick-or-treating or seeing the fall colours, October wouldn’t be the same without a brush with the supernatural. Here are eight … Continued

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This magical A-frame in a rainforest is close to a hot spring

Being lulled to sleep by the light gurgle of the Chilliwack River in a custom A-frame cabin, fishing for sturgeon the size of cows in some of the west coast’s most famous rivers, and soaking your worries away in a natural hot spring—what else could you want in a vacation? British Columbia residents Emily McNally … Continued

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Omar Mouallem confesses his cottage sins: Envy

Pride, wrath, envy, sloth, lust, greed, gluttony—the cottage can bring out the best and the worst in us. We asked seven of Canada’s top writers to come clean about their cottage sins. I Have a Confession to Make… My mom always has something on her phone to show me. It’s guaranteed to be pictures of children, usually … Continued

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A record number of mussel-fouled watercraft have been intercepted at state inspection stations this summer

By Bernie Azure, Char-Koosta News

This article is part of a collaboration between The Char-Koosta News and Great Lakes Now at Detroit Public Television. Our partnership brings readers stories about issues of, research about and solutions to the invasive mussel problem – a challenge that’s shared by communities around Flathead Lake, its nearby waters and the Great Lakes.

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My Foodland: Bayfield

The owners of Bayfield’s Foodland, Brad and Melissa Maidment, are proud of how local their produce is. “Until two years ago, the store’s fresh sweet corn came from the fi eld across the street,” explains Brad. Now a local winery is establishing grape vines there, and the corn is grown about five minutes away, in … 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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Lake Superior water levels drop after hot, dry summer

Hot summer weather and drier than average conditions have led to a lowering of Lake Superior water levels. The International Lake Superior Board of Control (ILSBC) said water levels had declined and reached the seasonal long-term average for the first time since April 2014. Read the full story by CBC News. Read the full story…

SON settles with Saugeen Shores but appeals peninsula claims decision

While Saugeen Ojibway Nation has settled its legal dispute with Saugeen Shores out of court, it has appealed parts of a multi-billion legal action which a judge this summer ruled only partly in its favour. Details of the settlement with Saugeen Shores, expected since both sides announced an agreement was near in July, are confidential, […]

Hot summer causes algae blooms to become more common on Lake Superior

This year at least six algae blooms were reported on the western arm of Lake Superior, according to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The blooms of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, are likely increasing in the lake due to warm surface water and ample sunlight. Read the full story by The Star Tribune….

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