In the Spring 2022 Issue
Good surface design is nothing without a proper foundation.
Canada conjures many iconic symbols, from toques and canoes to beavers and loons, but our favourite has to be the most patriotic of all shapes: the maple leaf.
Parks Canada celebrates 101 years of navigation on the Trent-Severn Waterway with a number of different events.
Using Canadian Shield rock inside your home will help your decor blend with what you see outside.
Using only your mobile phone’s native camera app, you can improve the way you make pictures, creating memories that will last a lifetime.
Superheroes, the missing CN Tower and the Elephant King – along with a few fart jokes thrown in for good measure – make great summer reading for cottagers of all ages.
By Colin and Justin
With the tantalizing promise of spring in the air (and, we hope, summer just around the corner), we’ve corralled a host of ideas to welcome the new season as the mercury’s vertiginous ascent continues (hopefully) apace.
Even astride a buoyant real estate market, you can still tailor your cabin’s aesthetic to maximize profitability. Here are the basic steps to help tempt those big bucks.
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Escape to the Country
A quick stop during a weekend outing became a life altering event for the Lalonde family, who became the proud new owners of Crossroads Restaurant in Rosseau.
Moving to a historic home in Gravenhurst was part of the healing process for Andy and Kelly Warne and their children following a life-changing car crash.
Rick and Susan Brooks built their home on land once owned by Rick’s great grandfather.
Lakeside living encourages people to scale back and explore the New Rural Lifestyle.
Architecture and Design
Exercise a little creativity with your budget and you won’t have to empty your bank account to update your bathroom.
Changing leaves inspire changing things up. So, we scoured what’s out there and came up with an inspired edit of autumnal items for both the great outdoors and creative cottage cocooning.
After a year of anxiety, a sunny splash of colour will make you happy. Yellow also represents the light at the end of the tunnel. We can hope!
Outdoors and Entertainment
Keeping up with a fitness routine in the time of COVID has led trainers, their clients and the rest of us to be more creative in the ways we get moving.
Winter may encourage you to hibernate, which means that you need to be proactive about your physical and mental well-being.
While summers in Cottage Country are certainly iconic, it’s winter that truly brings adventure for kids of all ages.
The value of community involvement in research can be measured in part through results that reach far beyond the original project scope.
Participate in the Christmas Bird Count and, who knows, you might become hooked on watching our fine, feathered friends.
Vermiculture is easy. Just get some red wigglers, and transform organic waste into nutrient dense soil
Creating the perfect habitat for your red wigglers will mean lots of compost in your future. Your garden will thank you, and so will Mother Earth.
A Note from Colin and Justin
Hello, and welcome to Here with Colin and Justin. The very essence of life in the rural space, Here is an exciting, quarterly magazine based in Ontario’s magical Cottage Country. With the emphasis on informative, inspirational content, our new mag will be a style bible, a lifestyle compass and a guide to all that's good in cottage country.
Here: Exploring the New Rural Lifestyle
The New Rural Lifestyle is what happens when you add thousands of new, capable people to established, small country communities. It’s entrepreneurial. It’s real. It involves shifting the focus from oneself to what’s around you, fully engaging with the people and landscape of one of the most beautiful places in the world.
Here With Colin and Justin is the standard bearer of the New Rural Lifestyle. Here shows newcomers how to settle, connect, grow and make a difference. Here gives them the tools and information they need to make the most of rural life, and the most of life itself.
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- Building homes that reflect values of quality, durability, sustainability and responsibility;
- How towns are revitalizing and reinventing themselves;
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- Engaging in volunteer opportunities;
- Solving problems and building communities;
- Enjoying the outdoors and nature;
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Here connects you with one of the highest value markets in Canada. Our readership has sold their city homes – often with huge profits. They need new homes, renovations and everything those involve. Here readers are high consumers of recreational equipment, travel, dining, watercraft, sustainable building products, alternative energy systems and energy-efficient appliances. They have the income and wealth of city dwellers, without huge mortgages and other expenses that limit their disposable income. Here readers are all-in, full-time, and you have the opportunity to help them settle and grow.
On any given day, Here readers are buying and leasing commercial properties to start businesses; looking at better ways to heat their homes; considering the right vehicle for tougher winters and country roads; thinking about local adventure activities and distant adventure vacations; hosting friends and family; taking up new sports; managing their income and investments; starting new hobbies and pursuing old ones; optimizing their lives with technology, from internet services to smart homes.
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