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The good that can come from social media

by Karen Hirst For all that has been written about the downside of Facebook, I feel compelled to acknowledge that much that is positive can...

Trail o’ poop?

A reader sends these letters: Just took our first walk on the trail from Church St towards CP. Would have been a much nicer experience if...

A blueprint for construction

Karen Hirst Over this past summer, those of us living in the town of Almonte have gotten used to taking a detour and thus avoiding...

Election thoughts

To the Editor: I believe our residents/voters can be divided into two particular types: Those residing here who came here having been attracted by the...

Ripe for Exploration

by Karen Hirst One of the many pleasures of retirement is the hopeful availability of free time ... time to explore what otherwise might have been...

Garbage dumped on the OVRT

We received this discouraging letter and photo from a reader today.  Is anyone missing a sofa, drywall and carpeting? If so you can pick them...

A kind young man deserves a home-cooked dinner

EDITOR'S NOTE: I received this letter yesterday from a reader. If you are, or know, the young man in question, please get in touch...

In Only Seconds: A Tribute to Love

Reader Bernadette van Duyvendyk sends this touching poem, inspired by the account of the Gatineau man who clung to his 4-year-old daughter by her fingertips...

Debate #2 … Calm was too much to hope for

Karen Hirst Unable to attend the second of three candidate debates presided over by the PRATAC organization, I am unable to comment on any part...

A big thank-you to Mississippi River Power Corporation

Scott Newton and staff at Mississippi Power went the extra mile this week. Someone took the sign that advertises Jessica’s Syrian Food Catering service...

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