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Through the rear-view mirror

by Karen Hirst It isn't that I live in the past, quite the contrary, but from time to time I do like to dip into...

Mill of Kintail in the 1950s

Lucy Carleton send this interesting account of the Mill when it was owned by Major Jamie Leys and his wife, who bought the property in...

Those Lazy, Hazy Days

Karen Hirst A trip back in time -- a time when moms and tots, teens, and lovelorn pursuers of teens would spend all day basking...

When 150 of years of Almonte trains came to an end

by Brent Eades The first train arrived at Almonte back in 1859, when the tracks of the Brockville & Ottawa Railway reached town. And trains continued...

Two centuries of Almonte on the map

Editor's Note: I posted this item six years ago, when we had many fewer readers. I thought I'd repost it for folks who wouldn't...

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...

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