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TRUMP SUNK?

BOATING

The Canada-U.S. trade war has already begun to impact the boating industry as cascading tariffs levied by the American and Canadian governments leave boat buyers delaying purchases and dealers postponing orders for 2019 inventory.

With 65 per cent of all boats sold in Canada each year imported from American factories, the inclusion of boats among a list of Canadian tariffs that came into effect on July 1 has left the boat industry feeling unfairly targeted. “There’s a big difference between a 10 per cent tariff on a bottle of ketchup and a 10 per cent tariff on a boat,” says Boating BC Association executive director, Lisa Geddes. “Boats are the only recreational goods to be hit with Ottawa’s retaliatory tariffs, and they’re a comparatively bigticket item. They shouldn’t be lumped in with commodities like orange juice and soy sauce.”

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Have hammer, will cottage? The Fall issue of Cottage Life will help you get a jump on finishing up your summer projects, closing up for the season, or starting on next year’s building plans. Get inspired by (and get the secrets to designing) the new classic cottage: a sleek, green, modern cottage with the heart of a cabin in the woods. Find plans for the ultimate DIY kids’ bunkie, jam-packed with features like a zipline, a climbing wall, and monkey bars. Outsmart the mice with our expert animal-proofing advice. Become a firewood pro with tips and a guide to splitting, stacking, and storing your wood, and sharpening your chainsaw. Make a simple firewood storage tower in a weekend. Read up about your best options for waste water, including septics, grey-water systems, holding tanks, and composting toilets. Plus, when it comes time to pack up your kitchen, don’t haul home a summer’s worth of leftover hamburger buns and broken cookies. We’ve got recipes to help you turn them into a feast to end the season. The issue also includes your discount for the Fall Cottage Life Show. Pick up the Fall 2018 issue today for the best of autumn at the cottage!