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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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WHO IS WATCHING YOUR COTTAGE THIS WINTER?

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With the extreme high and low temperatures we have been experiencing around the globe, I wonder what this means for cottage country? But more specifically, what does it mean for your cottage, this winter?  The possibility of discovering something has gone amiss in your absence is very realistic. Having a neighbour up north or someone you can trust to go …

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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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WINTER BBQ – IS IT FOR YOU?

Winter is a great time for comfort foods like stew and chilli. It is also a great time for barbecuing! Probably the last thing most people think when they gaze out of their cabin window at the snow covered landscape would be grilling something delicious on the BBQ. One of the greatest parts of living in cottage country is the …

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Welcome to NearNorthLiving.com

This blog is designed to highlight the real questions, concerns, solutions and discussions that we have about lifestyle and real estate living in northern cottage country.  I hope that I can shed light on the problems that I have encountered and wondered about since I moved to Nipissing Township from Toronto. If there is a question you have about your …

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