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Susan Hanna

Susan Hanna was born and raised in Almonte. She began cooking additive- and preservative-free meals because of her husband’s serious allergies, but strongly believes eating...

David J. Stephenson

David is a retired federal policy guy who now divides his time between life on the Mississippi in Almonte and roughing it in the...

Sommelier Mark Cochrane joins the Millstone

Mark Cochrane is a certified Sommelier and wine enthusiast who also covers the craft beer and whiskey industry. Mark received his Sommelier diploma from...

Carolyn and Bruce Waddell

What Is That? A Series about Local Wildlife We are Carolyn and Bruce Waddell, both retired from the federal public service.  In preparation for retirement,...

Cheryl Baxter

Cheryl Baxter is a nature enthusiast who enjoys photographing the beauty around her.  She takes a particular interest in our feathered friends -- birds...

Peter Nelson

(Best read while listening to Gogi Grant’s timeless classic song, “The Wayward Wind”.) In 1965, I graduated from the University of Kansas with a fairly...

Diana Filer

Diana Filer  was born in Vancouver a long time ago, she says, to a civil engineer father who had been in a mounted rifle...

David Hinks

David Hinks has been an enthusiastic vegetable gardener for many decades. He was brought up on a dairy farm in south-western Ontario where he was introduced to...

Peter Nelson’s travels to be published in the Millstone

In November of 2011 The Millstone published a profile of Mississippi Mills' chief librarian Peter Nelson who, it turns out, spent a fascinating 12...

Brent Eades, Editor-in-Chief

Brent  has worked in corporate communications for the past thirty-five years, first as a writer in the Prime Minister's Office and later as a...

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