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4th Annual Drive-Thru Chicken BBQ

The North Lanark Agricultural Society is happy...

For sale: LYNX wheelie bag

For sale $30 cash only. LYNX wheelie...

From the Men’s Shed: Maple seedlings

Naismith Men's Shed of Almonte is pleased...

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...

Woodland Elegance

by Neil Carleton Refined in appearance, and graceful with its sweeping branches, was my first impression.  In the April sunlight it was certainly an elegant...

Lined with silver

by Neil Carleton Although Country Street in Almonte may not be paved with gold, it's certainly lined with silver. Silver maples arch over much of...

Post Office Mulberry

by Neil Carleton  As well as roadside sentinels that I can drive under, I also look for trees that arch over sidewalks and pathways that...

Highway Arch

by Neil Carleton  From highways to byways, some of my favourite trees are the ones I drive under.  With a good portion of their canopies...

Maples of the Cedar Hill School House

The Heritage Tree workshop in Ottawa on June 8 attracted nearly 80 participants. This remarkable example in Toronto, a white oak, is estimated...

Pakenham Golf Course Basswood

by Neil Carleton  Over the past two centuries, the property of the present day golf course at Pakenham has undergone significant changes. When the crown...

Gemmill Homestead white oak

by Neil Carleton Gemmill Park is a treasure in the heart of Almonte. It’s a popular place with an arena, curling rink, soccer field, swings,...

Bear Claw Beech

by Neil Carleton  “If you go out to the woods today you’re sure of a big surprise. “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic" song was popular at...

Country Street Bee Tree

by Neil Carleton I’ve never seen bees active in winter before, or sampled wild honey on snow. February 7th was a memorable day on Country Street. The...

Here Last Week, Gone Today

Sputtering with mouth agape, I just couldn’t believe my eyes. To any passerby, it might even have looked comical. It was there the other...

Towering Giants

  They’re towering giants that live amongst us, and they’re much older than anybody in the community. These are the shady characters of renown we...

River Sentinel

 by Neil Carleton    Although the view along the Mississippi River at Almonte was considerably different in the mid 1800s, at least two local landmarks...

Perth Street beauty

The shady character for October is a front yard tree. This month I’ve picked an urban example, and I hope you’ll have to chance...

Royal Oak

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

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