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WILDLIFE ON THE ROAD – WHAT SHOULD YOU DO?

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One out of every three crashes in northeastern Ontario involves wildlife. Collisions occur most often in moose or deer habitat such as forested areas and waterways. This impacts cottagers and those of us who own rural property, as our property is generally located within forested areas. Moose and deer cross roads for a wide variety of reasons, several times a …

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HOW SAFE IS YOUR FIREPLACE?

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There is nothing cozier than a warm fire on a crisp winter night. Woodstoves are an excellent source of heat in the winter; however, you want to make sure you are doing everything right to avoid a tragic situation. Here are some pointers to help keep your fire burning safely and efficiently: Any new stove or fireplace should be professionally …

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ICE SAFETY – HOW PREPARED ARE YOU?

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When you live in Northern cottage country, there are plenty of fantastic winter activities you can participate in. But snowmobiling, ice fishing, hockey or snowshoeing can quickly become dangerous pastimes if you do not know how to tell if the ice is safe enough to withstand weight. With the temperatures falling to minus forty degrees last week, the lakes and …

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