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Michael Holland — obituary

Holland, Michael Walter Passed away peacefully on January 13,...

Morgan Pickering — obituary

Pickering, Morgan Joseph Passed away suddenly on January 5th...

Hawaii Travelogue evening, February 15

Wednesday, February 15 at 7pm, Almonte Branch...

Shady Characters

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Shady Character retires

  No, this isn’t about a suspicious expense claim being referred to the RCMP.  It isn’t a story either of yet another public figure abandoning a sinking political ship.  A medical...

Almonte Post Office blossoms

by Neil Carleton   Do you have a notable or favourite tree? Readers are invited to submit their nominations for an honor roll of trees in our area that could be...

Could homegrown shady characters be targeted by Bill C-51?

by R.U. Sirius According to secret intelligence gathering that’s recently been disclosed, they threaten our economic security, and they live amongst us. Day by day, investigations purport, they conspire to...

Wolf Tree Pair

by Neil Carleton Trees are in constant competition with each other for water, sunlight, and nutrients. Some trees in the forest capture most of the...

Gemmill Park Forest

by Neil Carleton Gemmill Park in Almonte is well known for the arena, curling rink, soccer field, swings, tennis court, track, and baseball diamond.  Not...

Remarkable trees back of beyond

by Neil Carleton  While hiking last year I happened to mention a chance meeting with an ancient oak tree. One of my companions remarked that...

Street Trees

 by Neil Carleton When I’m on foot, I look for trees that arch over sidewalks and pathways that I can stroll under.  The closer the leaves...

Ottawa street survivor

by Neil Carleton Hundreds of people pass by every day in cars, vans, and trucks, along with motorized and pedal powered cyclists.  On their way...

Ironwood Giants

 by Neil Carleton Hop-hornbeam, or commonly known as ironwood because of its hard, dense wood, is a slow growing tree that’s native to eastern Canada....

Maples of the Veterans’ Memorial Walkway

by Neil Carleton The Veterans’ Memorial Walkway in Almonte, between Bridge and Perth Streets, was officially dedicated on September 23, 2006, in honour of the...

Double blessing

 by Neil Carleton The cool, wet weather last week sure felt like spring again. It brought to mind this year’s spectacular show of fruit tree...

The best time to plant a tree

 by Neil Carleton The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. - Chinese proverb  This is a...

Main Street tree of gargoyles

As a landmark of many years along Main Street, the Manitoba maple that grew at the west corner of Union Street was a tree...

Island Hoppers

 by Neil Carleton When I met some acquaintances last fall at an unexpected location, it took more than a few moments to match a name....

Arbor Day Centenarian

Many times during my explorations I’ve wondered how old this tree or that one is. Some shady characters catch my eye because of their...

A well grounded pine tree

by Neil Carleton Even though a lightning flash is only about an inch, or 2.5 centimeters, in diameter, and lasts only a fraction of a...

Please try that number again

by Neil Carleton In recent years, it seems, the words trees and electricity have been most often used together during news stories about storms and...

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