Canadian Northern’s Twisty Tale

Canadian Northern’s Twisty Tale

The East-West Connection with Stations in Sydenham, Perth Road, Opinicon & Mica is Our Lakes’ lesser known line. By Eric Gagnon The Kingston & Pembroke (K&P) Railway, better-known as the ‘Kick and Push’ is the best-known line across South Frontenac, but it is not the only one! A second line, running east-west and crossing the… Continue Reading Canadian Northern’s Twisty Tale

Basic Bass for Beginners

Basic Bass for Beginners

If you’re relatively new to lake life and long to experience the simple pleasure of catching fish from your own lake with any sort of regularity, this story is for you. In South Frontenac, when it comes to fishing, there’s really bass and then everything else that swims. Bass, and largemouth in particular, tend to… Continue Reading Basic Bass for Beginners

Opinicon’s Cookie Rookie of the Year Making the Most of Her Shot

Opinicon’s Cookie Rookie of the Year Making the Most of Her Shot

In many ways Krista Gill, owner/operator of our area’s unofficial Cookie Rookie of the Year – the 23 & Co. Bakery, has lived a life many Canadian girls dream of at one time or another growing up. She married her high school sweetheart, Todd Gill, who ended up enjoying a 19-year professional hockey career. They… Continue Reading Opinicon’s Cookie Rookie of the Year Making the Most of Her Shot

Inaugural Derby Winners Crowned

Inaugural Derby Winners Crowned

The competition was intense in the Inaugural Our Lakes Virtual Fishing Derby, but after all the photo entries were weighed and measured based on their own unique merits, five winners  have emerged ahead of the pack. Congratulations to everyone who entered – hope you enjoy your subscription to the e-magazine. For the winners, we have… Continue Reading Inaugural Derby Winners Crowned

All Aboard for Yesteryear

All Aboard for Yesteryear

         By Eric Gagnon The lonesome train whistle and the hearty chuff of the smoke-breathing steam engine were once heard among the lakes of South Frontenac. Rail travel has been replaced by faster planes and more convenient cars. But no mode of transport tugs at the heartstrings quite the way trains do. Trains brought relatives… Continue Reading All Aboard for Yesteryear

Healthy Shorelines for a Healthy Lake

Healthy Shorelines for a Healthy Lake

Dog & Cranberry Lakes Association, Watersheds Promote Stewardship Residents on Cranberry and Dog Lake will have the opportunity to learn more about their property, the overall health on their lake, and how they can take local action to protect their shoreline ecosystem thanks to the Love Your Lake Program. What is Love Your Lake? Love… Continue Reading Healthy Shorelines for a Healthy Lake

Canada’s Oldest General Store

Canada’s Oldest General Store

Focusing on Local Suppliers & Customers Helps Trousdale’s Continue to Thrive Nestled within South Frontenac’s hub community of Sydenham is a true gem for anyone looking to take a step back in time when out next to pick up a few things. Trousdale’s General Store is officially Canada’s oldest general store having been in business… Continue Reading Canada’s Oldest General Store