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Reflections from the Swamp Dear Reader Happy Canada Day! Last...

Yard of the Week: June 29 2022

From the Almonte & District Horticultural Society: Beautifully...

Quinoa-Lentil Salad with Grilled Halloumi

by Susan Hanna This recipe adapted from Food...

John Dunn's Stories

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The Greatest Game on Earth: a John Dunn story

The day after Christmas the thermometer took the deep plunge, reaching well below freezing. Since it was a holiday, though bitterly cold, townspeople remained indoors, and the streets were...

Shock Treatment: a John Dunn story

Doctor Metcalfe’s years of medical practice convinced him that man was like a horse, and his experience with both convinced him that regular habits should be the rule of...

Writing a Letter: a John Dunn story

Almonte, 21 July 2002 Dear Florence, How many years is it since you and I would be setting off for school each morning? And measuring our height against the kitchen door...

Writing a Letter: a John Dunn story

Almonte, 21 July 2002 Dear Florence, How many years is it since you and I would be setting off for school each morning? And measuring our...

A Present for Mommy: a John Dunn story

The new baby finally arrived at Kevin’s house across the street during the night of the white moon. Monday, April 2nd by the calendar. Another...

Jubilee: a John Dunn story

Some information for readers from Michael Dunn: 'Billy' was Dad's younger brother and was killed when he ran out in front of an oncoming car...

‘Wild Life’ — a John Dunn story

Paddye Thatcher and her daughter Valerie set out on the Saturday morning of the 24th of May weekend to open up the family cottage. They drove...

One Potato More: a John Dunn story

Every Wednesday morning, right after breakfast, I'm on "Stand-by" -- to drive to the north end of town for the week's groceries. Often on this...

‘Our Ain Gait’: a John Dunn story

One theme recurs time and time again in the stories of Emigrants who came into Lanark and Ramsay Townships in the years following Napoleon’s...

Public Finance — Two on One: a John Dunn story

Like Dickens’ “Tale of Two Cities” the tale of two Charlies of Almonte echoes “It was the best of times, it was the worst...

Mushroom Month: a John Dunn Story

Tinder, an ancient word in our language, formed from Scandinavian roots that mean flammable material, such as was formerly used to gain a light...

Marion Graham’s Mouse: a John Dunn story

“When I was in Toronto and saw the middle of December pass by, I decided right then and there to leave the city and...

No Time to Waste: a John Dunn story

Even though the calendar said it was Sunday, January 12th, the first day of the new week had shown very little charity to anyone....

Mrs. Bob: a John Dunn story

Wednesday afternoon brought brilliant winter sun and blinding glare off the drifted snow. I was glad to get home. It was Quilters' afternoon at...

St. Mary’s Convent: a John Dunn story

By 1840 Daniel Shipman, known to the hundred or so residents of Shipman's Mills as the "founding father" of the settlement that became Almonte...

Stella at Ninety: a John Dunn story

Stella came to live at our place because of Mother’s accident.  The accident happened in the very week before Christmas.  Mother had set out...

The Burnt Lands: a John Dunn story

About John Dunn Firestorm Part 1, Making Land “Remember this tale well, young man,” a senator of the Anvil Parliament said, “And pray that you may never...

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