Saturday, November 18, 2017

TVO documentary on wind turbines exposes the perils of the Green Energy Act

The provincial Green Energy Act passed in 2009 has disenfranchised rural Ontarians, taking away their voices and power to question "green energy" projects.  Dalton...

Vow of Silence in support of child workers

by Sarah Reside Special to the Millstone A century ago only a select few attended school beyond the age of 12. Children worked full time, 12...

Mills Community Support — community development unplugged

by Maggi McLeod “Community Development” is one of those terms that is widely used and, perhaps even more widely interpreted. It can mean something different...

Mailboxes of Mississipi Mills – Part 1

by Neil Carleton While I’m looking for and hanging out with shady characters in the area, many other things catch my eye along our rural...

Letter from Germany – Notes on the refugee crisis in Europe

by Christl Stephanblome These people run for their lives. No matter how dangerous it is. Families come and they bring their small children. Young children...

Stephen Overbury

Stephen Overbury, creator and curator of the Naismith Collection at the Almonte Old Town Hall, is a man with a passion for the authentic....

Beth McCubbin

Beth McCubbin says that she is just passing through Almonte, but her connection here is relatively deep. Her sister, the painter Jill McCubbin, is...

Mailboxes of Mississippi Mills – Part 6

by Neil Carleton The mailboxes of Mississippi Mills range from delicately painted, roughly welded, finely crafted, duct taped together, dazzling new, to weather challenged.  Many...

Mailboxes of Mississipi Mills – Part 2

by Neil Carleton Some birds in Mississippi Mills don’t migrate as colder weather approaches.  Northern cardinals and black-capped chickadees, for example, can be seen throughout...

Apple Day in Almonte

by Noreen Young It was  a beautiful autumn day in Almonte last Saturday and if you followed the tangy scent of apple pies baking...
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