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A silverish lining

A reader sends us this moving story: My...

The Ten Collective Blog: Three Posts Every Week!

The Ten Collective will have their fourth...

Johanne Polis — obituary

Polis, Johanne It is with sadness that we...

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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...

“If no news is good news…”

by Brent Eades I was thinking earlier today that we haven't had a main 'News' item on the front page for a couple of weeks. (As for...

Almonte and ice cream go back almost two centuries

EDITOR'S NOTE: I first published this article back in 2013, when we had many fewer readers than we do now. I thought some of...

Reader recalls Almonte of eight decades ago

Remembrances of “Days Gone By” by Murray Stewart Guthrie, born July 1, 1923 As I recall, during Prohibition, the only non-alcoholic drink that was available...

Commuting to Ottawa in 1939

by Brent Eades Not long after we moved here in 1987 I talked with a long-time resident who assured me he once did the daily...

Almonte’s Elgin Street, circa 1890

by Brent Eades Looking through Michael Dunn's collection of historic Almonte photos that I share on Almonte.com, I came across this marvellous postcard view of the top...

Winter traffic jam on Bay Hill, circa 1900

by Brent Eades The past few weeks have been more wintery than usual, at least compared to recent years. So I decided to look back...

Almonte Gazette, Christmas 1946

by Brent Eades I spent some time today digging through the Textile Museum's online archive of the Almonte Gazette before settling on the edition from...

Survivor still affected by 1942 Almonte train wreck

Editor's Note: Two days after Christmas in 1942 one of Canada's worst train accidents happened near the site of the present-day Almonte Library. For reasons that...

Reader seeks info on his dad’s St. Paul’s choral connections

My father, Gordon Benjamin Thomas Hudson, was a member of The Pumpkin Blossom Quartet, four men, who also sang in the Almonte St. Paul's...

Riverfront 1903

Considering all the concern and subsequent ongoing construction presently underway, I thought your readers might like a look at what was taking place at...

In Memoriam: Alexander Rosamond, 1873-1916

We've received this reminder from surviving relatives about the 100th anniversary of the death of Alexander Rosamond during World War I. He is commemorated by the...

A clue about the Banting painting of Almonte?

Editor's note: Michael Dunn has sent this follow-up to the Textile Museum's recent request for information about a painting from the Almonte area by...

A century ago in Pakenham

I found these fascinating photos of the area around Pakenham's Five-Span Bridge on the Facebook group called 'Lost Ottawa'. They're from Library and Archives Canada and were...

Survivor of Almonte Train Wreck sends photos

We received the following letter and photos from the caregiver of a survivor of the horrific train wreck in Almonte in 1942: Margaret Lisinski, together with two...

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