Millstone Editors

Edith Cody-Rice, Publisher and Contributing Editor

Edith Cody-Rice is the publisher and contributing editor of the Millstone. In 2011, she retired from the position of Senior Legal Counsel to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation where she worked for twenty-nine years. Edith has worked extensively with journalists  to help them publish their stories. She is currently a director of the Michener Foundation which grants awards and fellowships to outstanding journalists.

Edith is deeply interested in literature and for 19 years held literary luncheons at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa for many of Canada’s outstanding writers. She was also on the board of directors of the Writers’ Trust of Canada for 15 years and was its chair in the mid 1990’s. She founded a very popular fundraising dinner for the Trust in Ottawa called Politics and the Pen which raises over $200,000 per year for the Writers’ Trust. She was a founding director of the George Woodcock Fund which provides support to published writers who face financial need while completing a book project.

Edith has also been a director of the Writers’ Foundation of Canada, the Ottawa Valley Book Festival, the Ottawa International Writers’ Festival, and is currently a board member of Puppets Up! International Puppet Festival. Edith has been a fund raiser for the Ottawa library.

Edith serves on the Millstone as editor, reporter at large, book reviewer, and legal counsel.

Brent Eades, Editor-in-Chief

Brent  has worked in corporate communications for over thirty-five years, first as a writer in the Prime Minister’s Office and later as a software marketing manager. He moved into website development in 1995, and since 1998 has built websites for the Bank of Canada. He was also a freelance business journalist for a time.

He looks after the Millstone’s website and writes news, history, editorial and photography pieces for the paper. He also runs the website, and those for Almonte Celtfest and Puppets Up.

Brent moved to Almonte in 1987 and helped raise his daughters here. Erica was a Millstone contributor before moving to Edinburgh, and is now in Toronto.

He is also a board member of the Michener Awards, Canada’s most prestigious prize for public-service journalism.