Sunday, February 26, 2017

Shady Character retires

  No, this isn’t about a suspicious expense claim being referred to the RCMP.  It isn’t a story either of yet another public figure abandoning...

Almonte Post Office blossoms

by Neil Carleton   Do you have a notable or favourite tree? Readers are invited to submit their nominations for an honor roll of trees in...

Could homegrown shady characters be targeted by Bill C-51?

by R.U. Sirius According to secret intelligence gathering that’s recently been disclosed, they threaten our economic security, and they live amongst us. Day by day,...

Wolf Tree Pair

by Neil Carleton Trees are in constant competition with each other for water, sunlight, and nutrients. Some trees in the forest capture most of the...

Gemmill Park Forest

by Neil Carleton Gemmill Park in Almonte is well known for the arena, curling rink, soccer field, swings, tennis court, track, and baseball diamond.  Not...

Remarkable trees back of beyond

by Neil Carleton  While hiking last year I happened to mention a chance meeting with an ancient oak tree. One of my companions remarked that...

Street Trees

 by Neil Carleton When I’m on foot, I look for trees that arch over sidewalks and pathways that I can stroll under.  The closer the leaves...

Ottawa street survivor

by Neil Carleton Hundreds of people pass by every day in cars, vans, and trucks, along with motorized and pedal powered cyclists.  On their way...

Ironwood Giants

 by Neil Carleton Hop-hornbeam, or commonly known as ironwood because of its hard, dense wood, is a slow growing tree that’s native to eastern Canada....

Maples of the Veterans’ Memorial Walkway

by Neil Carleton The Veterans’ Memorial Walkway in Almonte, between Bridge and Perth Streets, was officially dedicated on September 23, 2006, in honour of the...

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