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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...

Carleton Place High School football team, 1949

by Brent Eades I came across this photo of my dad with the 1949 CPHS football team (third from the left in the front row,...

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...

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...

Pakenham Picnics

by Wendy Passmore-Godfrey I grew up in Ottawa and some of my clearest memories are of family drives over the dirt roads of rural Ontario,...

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...

Canada Day 1901

by Brent Eades I was looking through the online Almonte Gazette archive and found this advertisement for Canada Day ('Dominion Day' as it was known then)...

“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...

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...

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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