Letters to the Editor

10 reasons for a non-motorized Almonte trail

10 Good Reasons the Rail Trail in Almonte Should be Limited to Active Transportation by Chris George Although it may presently be proving a challenge to...

“Oldies and newbies” share common ground

Without a doubt, cafes are a treasured addition to our communities as destinations for consuming our favorite hot and cold beverages. Maybe of more importance...

Resident emails to County send clear message on preferred trail use

County emails reveal support for non-motorized trail from local residents in Mississippi Mills and Carleton Place Chris George on behalf of Friends of the Ottawa...

Mayor writes on ‘scofflaw’ comment

In early March, Ottawa newspapers quoted me as saying ATV users were scofflaws. It was not my intention to label all ATV and OVR...

Shared responsibility on a shared trail

The Millstone readership is probably tiring of all the letters regarding the OVRT and the issue of shared use, with ensuing comments arguing both...

The OVRT debate – PRATAC’s stand

Multi-use: will this be a blessing or a curse? The Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail (OVRT) stretches over 296 kilometers from Smiths Falls to the Town...

PRATAC, Do You Realise What You Are Proposing?

By Robin Sukhu I received a PRATAC flyer in my mailbox highlighting that Michael S. Polowin will be a special guest at their upcoming meeting. ...

Of Peanut Butter & The Rail Trail 

by C. H. Wells I recall reading, a few years ago, the online comments of a young mother incensed by a ban on peanut...

Participatory Democracy in Action

By Robin Sukhu Municipal elections are coming up.  I recognize how important the job of Mayor is to our municipality. I no longer want to...

Can Lanark County force ATVs on Mississippi Mills?

Questions Mount about Lanark County’s Right to Dictate to Mississippi Mills about the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail by Don Johnston On January 24th, Mayor Shaun McLaughlin dropped...

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