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Mary Margaret Poole — obituary

Poole, Mary Margaret  It is with great sadness that...

Centre For Creative Living: Learn about textile arts, stained glass

Textile Arts Creative Circle https://artistryfound.com/what-is-textile-art/ Do you enjoy creating...

Home Hospice North Lanark needs a new “home”

We’ve been very fortunate. First the St....

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Daughter and laughter don’t rhyme: why English spelling is so weird

by Brent Eades English is one of history’s most successful tongues. It’s spoken as a first or second language by more people globally than any other -- about 1.5 billion...

Blue Slippers and Black Scissors

Almonte, the summer of 1954.  The SOLD sign had just gone up on 38 Cameron Street signalling the beginning of a forty-year residency of the Dunn family.  Marie was...

Our Grand Olde Dame

Editor's Note: I have been remiss in not sharing more poems from Noreen Syme, about growing up in Almonte long ago. As the Almonte Fair approaches, I'll share this...

Did Dalhousie Lake have a previous name?

EDITOR'S NOTE: The area in and around Dalhousie Lake shows evidence of indigenous peoples stopping there for possibly thousands of years. I'm interested in early...

Bay Hill, circa 1880

by Brent Eades I find this photo of the Bay Hill area, from the collection Michael Dunn shares with me on Almonte.com, intriguing for various...

“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...

2005: Old Mama’s Place burns down

by Brent Eades Newer town residents may have wondered why the vacant lot on Ottawa Street at St. James Street, just south of the YIG...

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...

Halloween in Almonte, circa 1900

by Brent Eades I knew that somewhere in the historic photo collection Michael Dunn was kind enough to share with me years ago there was...

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...

1974: train wreck on CPR bridge

by Brent Eades While looking through Michael Dunn's collection of historic photos he shares with me on Almonte.com, I came across this shot of the...

Almonte Fair: 1894

Back in 1894 a local photographer, James Townend, took this immediately recognizable shot of the Almonte fairgrounds during the fair: I have several photos from...

Bay Hill, circa 1890

by Brent Eades Looking through the more than 700 historic Almonte photos that Michael Dunn shares with me on Almonte.com I came across this very...

Almonte 1945: VE Day

by Brent Eades Towns and cities across Canada were the scenes of joyful celebration on May 8 1945, as six long years of world war...

The army comes to town

Michael Dunn sent this note and related photos. A fascinating look back at a part of town which hasn't changed all that much, really. I've...

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...

An Almonte connection to Vimy Ridge

Vimy Ridge: April 9, 1917 and our Gilmour connection to it by Ken Godfrey On April 9, 1917 the Canadian Army, fighting together for the first...

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