Island Septic Solution

Island Septic Solution

When Island Marine Construction launched its first barge last summer and began servicing island septics on the Rideau, the demand was clearly there but no one could have envisioned things going so well. Co-owners Peter Copestake and the father-son team Greg and John Fleming christened their venture in June 2021 as the marine division of… Continue Reading Island Septic Solution

History of the Rideau Canal Communities – Part 1

History of the Rideau Canal Communities – Part 1

Editor’s Note: This is the first instalment in a multi-part series of stories spotlighting the communities of the Rideau Canal. By Ken Watson What sets the Rideau apart from other lakes and river systems is its rich history. The oldest continuously operated canal in North America, the locks work today much as they did when… Continue Reading History of the Rideau Canal Communities – Part 1

Meet ‘Wilhelmina’

Meet ‘Wilhelmina’

According to babynamespedia.com, the name Wilhelmina’s origin is Germanic, and its use, Dutch, English, German, and Polish. It is a two-element name from wil and helm with the meanings ‘will, desire’ and ‘helmet, protection’ respectively. There really couldn’t be a better name for Art Graves’ new amphibious ice fishing vehicle, a U.S.-manufactured Wilcraft. It’s the… Continue Reading Meet ‘Wilhelmina’

Game-Changer: The Clam Drill Plate

Game-Changer: The Clam Drill Plate

By Yvonne Brown Another hardwater season is upon us, and, like most ice anglers, I’ve been working on my equipment for another fun winter. I began ice fishing about 10 years ago and, over a period of several years, purchased various pieces of equipment to make my trips out more accessible, more comfortable and more… Continue Reading Game-Changer: The Clam Drill Plate

<em>Wolfe Lakers Initiate Lead Tackle<br>Buy Back Program</em>

Wolfe Lakers Initiate Lead Tackle
Buy Back Program

Story & Photo By Margie Manthey I first learned about the devastating impacts of lead fishing tackle (and lead shot) on wildlife while researching content for my weekly nature column in the Review Mirror. Aquatic birds, like loons, eagles, and waterfowl, are especially vulnerable and rarely survive lead poisoning. Other raptors, songbirds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles,… Continue Reading Wolfe Lakers Initiate Lead Tackle
Buy Back Program

William Wyatt’s Children – Part 3

William Wyatt’s Children – Part 3

Editor’s Note: Last month we told the tale of William John Wyatt’s marriage to Ann Taylor. This month we start to see what became of his children. By David A. Wyatt As the tiny milltown of Bedford Mills withered and died, the Wyatt children scattered across the continent in search of better opportunities and better… Continue Reading William Wyatt’s Children – Part 3