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Ukrainian pysanky egg workshops at St. Andrew’s in Pakenham

Join Rev. Sheryl McLeod in the spiritual...

Proceeds from St George’s breakfasts support school food programs

Prior to the pandemic, the parishioners of...

Glenn Arthur — obituary

ARTHUR, Glenn “Archie” (Mr. Arnprior) With shattered hearts, the...

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Wishing our readers a safe and happy Christmas

by Brent Eades Another year is almost done. As I look back on the stories we reported in 2018 I see a lot of happy news -- of high achievement...

Letter from Germany 10 – Integration

by Christl Stephanblome Refugees are still coming, risking their lives  by crossing the Mediterranean Sea. With them come their dreams and hopes: education, work, security, no bombs, no attacks. With...

Letter from Germany 9 – Germany adjusts to the huge influx of immigrants

by Christl Stephanblome Slowly the country comes to its senses and quietens down.After half a year routine is established. Helpful is the fact that the Balkan route is closed, that...

Going up, coming down, leveling the ground

by Neil Carleton The next time you’re out for a walk, bike ride, or car drive around town, check out these three locations of interest...

Real estate development in Mississippi Mills

Stephen Stirling, Mississippi Mills' Town Planner, is a graduate of the University of Waterloo Bachelor of Environmental studies program with a diploma in Urban Planning from Fanshaw College...

Beth McCubbin

Beth McCubbin says that she is just passing through Almonte, but her connection here is relatively deep. Her sister, the painter Jill McCubbin, is...

Stephen Overbury

Stephen Overbury, creator and curator of the Naismith Collection at the Almonte Old Town Hall, is a man with a passion for the authentic....

Where to stay: Carnivic Lodge

By Erica Eades Vic and Carol Bode believe they hold the key to the “best kept secret in Pakenham.” As owners of Carnivic Lodge, a...

Where to stay: The Rowboat Riverside B&B

by Erica Eades The Rowboat Riverside Bed and Breakfast is the perfect getaway for artists and nature lovers alike. Owned by potter Chandler Swain and...

Where to stay in Mississippi Mills: Old Burnside

by Erica Eades Howard and Marilyn Campbell spent their lives traveling the world as members of the Canadian foreign service. But about twenty years ago...

Where to stay in Mississippi Mills: Pinehurst Manor

by Erica Eades With its breathtaking river views, immaculately groomed lawns, and a chic, heritage charm reminiscent of popular British period drama, Downton Abbey, it's...

Where to stay in Mississippi Mills: Menzies House 1850

by Erica Eades  Menzies House Ask Pat and Frank Vetter about the key to running a successful bed and breakfast and they'll likely respond in one...

Enerdu: Objection

by Trish Dyer    The headpond/dam configuration would allow Enerdu to release or drop water down through a new turbine at a rate of up 118...

Enerdu: the real facts

by Trish Dyer A local company is proposing to make major changes to the Mississippi River in downtown Almonte.  Enerdu, a private company owned by...

Woolen Mill Renaissance

by Trish Dyer   McArthur Woolen Mill is a century old stone building, in exquisite condition, on an island in the Mississippi River two blocks from downtown...

Carleton Place downtown development

by Trish Dyer    Contrary to popular myth, the town of Carleton Place is not growing in leaps and bounds. In fact, planner Lisa Young says...

Vow of Silence in support of child workers

by Sarah Reside Special to the Millstone A century ago only a select few attended school beyond the age of 12. Children worked full time, 12...

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