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“Christmas with the Jim Browns” — 1951

by Brent Eades Andrew Brown contacted me recently about a profile of his family that appeared across Canada in December of 1952, a year after...

The Hub in its cinema heyday

Cliff Bennett sends us this interesting note in reply to our recent article about the Hub relocating: "Here’s a bit of history about the Hub...

Commuting to Ottawa in 1939

by Brent Eades Not long after we moved here in 1987 I talked with a long-time resident who assured me he once did the daily...

Winter traffic jam on Bay Hill, circa 1900

by Brent Eades The past few weeks have been more wintery than usual, at least compared to recent years. So I decided to look back...

PICK OF THE PAST: Almonte Gazette, November 22 1962

This is one of a new monthly series of excerpts from the Almonte Gazette, 1867-2009.  by Brent Eades In November 1962 the number one song was...

Riverfront 1903

Considering all the concern and subsequent ongoing construction presently underway, I thought your readers might like a look at what was taking place at...

Fairground floods: 1947

by Brent Eades In answer to my question yesterday about how often the Fairground barns end up in the river during the spring run-off, Michael...

“If no news is good news…”

by Brent Eades I was thinking earlier today that we haven't had a main 'News' item on the front page for a couple of weeks. (As for...

1895 Almonte Fair

by Marilyn Snedden When I saw the huge amount of classes offered , I thought I would check the Almonte Gazette in the week following...

Signs commemorate local hero, royal visit

by Brent Eades Mayor McLaughlin and Councillor John Edwards joined members of the Heritage Committee and the Lanark County Genealogical Society for the unveiling of...

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