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Rare Audio Recording Of Dr. James Naismith – The Canadian Born Inventor Of Basketball

All of the attention the Toronto Raptors are getting these days as they via for the NBA Championship against the Golden State Warriors, is also drawing attention to the the Eastern Ontario town of Almonte, the birthplace of Dr. James

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Almonte Makes Readers Digest List of Top-20 Places To Spend Christmas In Canada

Reader’s Digest magazine has published its annual list of the Top 20 Places to Spend Christmas in Canada, and the post card pretty town of Almonte, just west of Ottawa is number 4! According to the article, Almonte has served

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Cow’s Milk Vodka? Why Not! Introducing “Vodkow”

Canadian Dairy farmers stand to lose market share, and perhaps even their livelihoods in the wake of the new USMCA trade deal between Canada, the U.S. and Mexico. Ovid McDonald, the founder of Dairy Distillery in Almonte, has come up

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Ontario’s Friendliest Highland Games Take Place This Weekend In Almonte

This coming Saturday, August 25th, celebrate the Scottish culture and heritage of the Ottawa Valley at the 35th annual North Lanark Highland Games in Almonte. The Games offer a traditional format and size attracting about 6,000 visitors. Twenty pipe bands,

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SIU Investigates Shooting In Almonte

Ontario’s police watchdog is investigating after a woman was seriously injured in a shooting involving provincial police in Almonte.  The Special Investigations Unit says two OPP officers went to a residence Tuesday morning as part of an investigation, and that

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Enjoy a weekend of great Celtic music, including Louis Schryer & Erin Leahy, Cindy Thompson, Kelly Sloan, plus workshops, and activities for kids.  It’s well worth the drive to Almonte for this annual event, which now features camping.  The Celfest Anniversary

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