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For sale: Reel mower, bistro set

Lee Valley 27-inch reel mower. Blade sharpening...

Diana’s Quiz – May 18, 2024

by Diana Filer 1.  The Alice Munro story,...

The Toonie Book Sale, May 1

Held over by popular demand! The Toonie Book...

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Where will our future electricity come from?

We currently consume 20% of our energy as electricity. As we wean ourselves off of burning fossil fuels, our expectations for our electrical grid are swelling. An energy transformation...

Young people from Almonte United Church mark Earth Week

by Bob Lesser In recognition of Earth Week, members of the Almonte United Church Sunday School and Youth Group submitted projects for the Extraordinary Earth Project "Planet versus Plastics" as...

Almonte leaves its leaves

We have filled 25 compost bioreactors for the 2023 season and it’s time to say a big thank you to all who contributed. We hoped for 2,200 bags and...

Plenty Canada CampUs open house, October 21

Plenty Canada would like to invite you to our Open House on Saturday, October 21st, in honour of the grand opening of the “Plenty...

Bring us your leaves!

Community Compost Composing Thank you to the many Almonte neighbours who contributed 1,600 bags of leaves last year. We are hoping to reach 2,100 bags...

Help save the Burnt Lands Alvar, September 17

Photo: WendyCotie, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons You’re invited to a special event on Sunday, September 17th from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm. Location: 1616 Burnt Lands...

My plan to save the world

by Rick Edwards As a boy, I daydreamed that I might save the world from calamity, one that had thwarted the keenest minds. Comic books...

Carebridge joins the Just Good Compost team

Big news, Folks: Just Good Compost (JGC), Almonte's new door-to-door compost pick-up service has successfully crossed the six-month mark! What a ride! From less...

A Wonderful Leg-Up for Local Students: The MVFN Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary 

Annually, the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists (MVFN) offer one or more awards of  $1000 dollars to students living in the immediate area. Each bursary...

Heat: Something for everybody

This story will interest you if you like to be warm; if you like to save money; if you watch our municipal politics with...

Leaves-a-Plenty

In October, we put out a call for 800 bags and you doubled that to 1600! (See our call for help in the Oct 12 Millstone News)....

Event teaches local students about water quality and conservation

On October 6th, 121 elementary students from 4 local schools participated at the Children’s Water Festival, held at the Almonte Fairgrounds and organized by...

Youth for Climate Action’s plant drive

Create your own pollinator garden with our planting starter pack! Many pollinators, particularly native pollinators, are endangered species. The Swallowtail Butterfly, the Yellow-Banded Bumblebee and...

Cavanagh quarry seeks to undo environmental protections

Submitted by Friends of Burnt Lands Thomas Cavanagh Construction has applied to the City of Ottawa to reverse the existing EP3 environmental protection of 18...

Idling and the bottom line

We are all feeling the current pinch at the pumps. This is therefore a good time to examine how smart driving practices -like driving...

Idling and kids

Climate change is an issue that everyone is aware of. Left unchecked, our children and grandchildren face a bleak future, so for their sake...

Your next steps in the climate challenge

a FREE series of 4 seminars at the Almonte branch library Local expert Bill Eggertson offers in-person lectures at the Almonte branch library, 7 to...

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