Charlotte GrayWhat a terrific initiative: congratulations to you all for plunging into the maelstrom of local politics, local news, local stories. As Jane Austen discovered, everything that is really important happens in a small community, and every kind of human behaviour erupts in a place where you sort-of know everybody.

And what great photos you can feature: Almonte is so pretty.


Charlotte Gray is the celebrated Canadian author of eight non-fiction bestsellers including Gold Diggers, Striking It Rich in the Klondike, Reluctant Genius, the Passionate Life and Inventive Mind of Alexander Graham Bell and Sisters in the Wilderness, The Lives of Susanna Moodie and Catharine Parr Traill