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The Blacksmith Shop – a John Dunn story

by John Dunn I was ushered into this world at Almonte's Rosamond Memorial Hospital within the year following the armistice of November, 1918, which brought...


by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B. Although I aim to steer myself upon smooth roads inevitably I happen upon the grit and gravel of consternation....

Give me the simple life

by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B. No doubt every one of us would have a prescription for the simple life. Characteristically the simple life...

Mostly Billy: A John Dunn story

Millhands on our side of the river spoke of our place as ‘the doctor’s house’, and whenever they came to the office they spoke...

Early morning riders

While I won’t for a moment seek to promote the activity as the product exclusively of clean living (for in truth and in keeping...

Peter Nelson’s travels – South Australian scenes

by Peter Nelson  Photo b424 –

The big picture

by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B. I am currently reading a History of England (one of the many books on the subject). The author...

It all fits!

by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B. Though as a rule the underlying cause amounts to nothing of consequence, I readily proclaim my eruptions of delight with just...

Hint of spring

by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B. We Canadians are a greedy lot when it comes to grasping at any hint of Spring. And with...

Innocent pleasures

by L. G. William Chapman, B.A., LL.B. When was the last time you had an ice cream cone? Or an afternoon nap?  When did you last...


Spots still available for nursery school

A thank-you from Noreen Young

David Hinks on Recreation and Tourism

Wednesday afternoon movies at Almonte Library

Duncan Abbott launches campaign website