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Letter from Germany Part 3 – The problem of unaccompanied underage refugees

 by Christl Stephanblome According to the newspapers it is to talk about the children and youngsters, not only about those who came with their parents...

Letter from Germany – Notes on the refugee crisis in Europe 2- Highlights

by Christl Stephanblome Since last Wednesday, 16.09.2015: 25 ooo refugees arrived in Croatia, were transported to the Hungarian border. Saturday, 20.09.2015: 13 000 refugees came to Austria, 1375...

Letter from Germany – Notes on the refugee crisis in Europe

by Christl Stephanblome These people run for their lives. No matter how dangerous it is. Families come and they bring their small children. Young children...

Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists flock to Point Pelee National Park

by Neil Carleton They went, they saw, they heard, and they’ll never forget the unique experience of visiting the best location in inland North America to...

TVO documentary on wind turbines exposes the perils of the Green Energy Act

The provincial Green Energy Act passed in 2009 has disenfranchised rural Ontarians, taking away their voices and power to question "green energy" projects.  Dalton...

Pipe dream?

by Neil Carleton The oil industry is promoting the Energy East pipeline for the $billions it will contribute to the gross domestic product. Opponents say...

Light up the Night 2014 – Friday night was aglow with festive spirit

by Neil Carleton This year’s featured guests at Almonte’s open-air concert were: Canadian Country Music Star - Tracey Brown; Singer/songwriter - Kelly Prescott; Singer/songwriter - Kaylen...

Enthusiastic response to Active Transportation Workshop

 by Neil Carleton In the context of municipal planning, active transportation refers to all human-powered forms of transportation, in particular walking and cycling.  It includes...

Swearing-in of Mississippi Mills Council attracted a full house

by Neil Carleton   Before the Council meeting was adjourned, the Mayor gave a short speech which is copied here in full. Photos: © Neil Carleton

Valley history through plastic bags

by Neil Carleton When I was growing up, our family’s groceries came home in big, sturdy paper bags.  At the hardware store, strong paper bags...

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