29 09, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 29 September 2021

By |2021-09-29T00:03:58+00:00September 29th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by James Wheeler on Unsplash September’s done. No frost yet and none in the forecast. It won’t be long, though. At the time of writing we’re in single digits and the sky is clear. Autumn glory is just around the corner. It looks like the peak of colour and Thanksgiving stand a good chance [...]

15 09, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 15 September 2021

By |2021-09-14T16:21:30+00:00September 15th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

It’s started. Tips are turning.🍁 In some places whole branches are 🔥flaming red. Down our road there’s one 🌳tree which decided to strut its stuff early. Never thought of 🌳trees as being exhibitionists before. But this one will have done it’s full act🤸‍♀️ and be standing there in the altogether before any of its neighbours👨‍👩‍👦‍👦have [...]

4 08, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 4 August 2021

By |2021-08-04T00:15:20+00:00August 4th, 2021|General News|0 Comments

Photo credit: Photo by Anna Samoylova on Unsplash August Civic Holiday. The hump day of summer. This year towns and villages of cottage country were fairly humming compared to last year. Parking spaces were hard to find and some businesses had appropriately distanced line ups outside. After more than a year of quiet, the return [...]

28 07, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 28 July 2021

By |2021-07-27T13:49:02+00:00July 28th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo Credit: Jamie Sherman. We’ve recently talked about the watershed and lake levels. Those in Haliburton which feed the Trent-Severn are at spring height, meaning their water level is now several feet above where it would be at the end of July. Throughout Simcoe, Parry Sound, Muskoka and Haliburton, valleys and seasonal creek beds are [...]

30 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 30 June 2021

By |2021-06-29T22:55:35+00:00June 30th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Definitely summer! This time last year, COVID ruled. People were striving to isolate, learning to work from home and some were determining where home would be. There was an influx of new residents throughout cottage country. This year as we begin to open up and feel more confident, masking and distancing feel less of an [...]

23 06, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: Summer is Here!

By |2021-06-22T21:33:46+00:00June 23rd, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Ian Wagg on Unsplash Summer. It’s here! The lakes are warming up, sunsets are glorious and for the first time in a long while it’s difficult to find a parking space on the main drag. Cottagers are back and there’s a general note of happiness in the air. Something we’ve missed for quite [...]

26 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 May 2021

By |2021-05-26T00:11:40+00:00May 26th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo 200091254 © John Twynam MarketWATCH Muskoka: 25 May 2021 Out on the water in an evening is the test. Test for what? You ask. Test for summer is the answer. During the off season, lakes are darker. Yes, some land lights are visible but navigation is a land form thing. Getting to where you [...]

19 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 19 May 2021

By |2021-05-18T20:16:12+00:00May 19th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Photo by Jonas Denil For many of us, May 24 means the beginning of summer. For older generations it was Victoria Day, Firecracker Day, a time of celebrating a long dead Queen’s birthday. But still it marked something special. Warm weather, rounding the clubhouse turn of the school year and racing to the finish line [...]

12 05, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 12 May 2021

By |2021-05-11T21:12:54+00:00May 12th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Trillium. In these parts, Trilliums blooming means spring is truly arrived. Yes, there are other spring flowers, some delicate, some brash in their display. But none seem to be so welcome as Trillium. A forest hillside can turn into a cloud of white basking in springtime sun, when only two short weeks later, leaves have [...]

30 03, 2021

MarketWATCH Muskoka: 30 March 2021

By |2021-03-29T21:50:28+00:00March 30th, 2021|Market Watch|0 Comments

Spring is here. Two days of rain have pretty much put paid to snow in cottage country. Even though snow fell on Monday, it was gone by afternoon. Remnants of winter hide in the shade. Only where snow banks were created or snow fell in hollows or on the north slope does it still have [...]