April Fools in the Villages of Almaguin

Throughout the Almaguin Highlands the snow was dissipating, half loads for roads are imposed, and the spring celebrations are being held in most communities.  Still large snowbanks are present on north facing slopes and at the end of seasonal roads so no access for vehicles yet for cottages accessed by these roads.  Lovely to drive…

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March Weather Early

Well it seems like March weather (in like a lion) with freezing rain high blustery winds and overcast skies came a week early.  Traveling has been a bit precarious the past week throughout the back roads of Almaguin with four days of school bus cancellations because of weather conditions.  Events such as the Dog Sled…

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Family Day in Almaguin

What a lovely weekend for the visitors and families in the Almaguin Highlands.  Showing a lovely cottage on Bear Lake yesterday to my clients, the Sellers families where there enjoying the clean white snow and their children with rosy cheeks and big smiles. Children are always the best showing us that spending time together is…

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A New Year and New Home

Real Estate is still hopping with buyers braving the snow, ice and bitter cold to view properties.  I have heard it said that people don’t move in the winter months or no one buys a cottage in the middle of winter….both of these statements are far from accurate.  I know first hand that many people move…

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Almaguin Lights Up

Throughout the Villages of Almaguin many Christmas events and business promotions are beginning as December approaches.  The Christmas Tree lighting in Burk’s Falls is held on Friday December 1st  and the Santa Parade on Saturday  December 2nd both at 6:00 pm.  A great opportunity to sing some carols and gather together with others in our community. …

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Puppy Real Estate Training

Well I picked up a new Bouvier pup on November the 5th.  She is now 8 weeks old and Corona is a wonderful big sister to her.  Training a dog (not that there is much training except of the owner at this age) is so much less stressful with an adult dog to teach them…

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Almaguin Remembers

Today is Remembrance Day and throughout the Villages of Almaguin services are being held for those lost and those still serving to keep Canada safe.  As Canadians we are very well respected by other countries not only as allies in the time of war but for our diplomacy in times of peace.  As time passes…

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Almaguin Highlands A Changed Look

The leaves are on the ground and many of us are preparing our yards, gardens and installing winter snow tires for the anticipated cold and snow.  I don’t say cold and snow in a derogatory way because winter is fantastic throughout the Villages of Almaguin.  Lots of winter activities, sports and recreation of all kinds…

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Shorter Days in Almaguin

The length of time our sun is out is getting shorter and the morning frosts have been more severe but Fall is still my favourite time of year.  The darkness coming earlier makes evenings long and enjoyable in front of the fireplace…a bit more time for conversation, TV programs, reading books or just quietly brushing…

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