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Samuel Lount:Part Five
His Life, His Death and His Place in Canadian History
by Peter Howden
After her husband’s death, Elizabeth Lount moved her family to Pontiac, Michigan. Her move is documented by an open letter that she wrote, published on June 12, 1838, to the Chief Justice of Ontario, John Beverley Robinson. In it she recounted that Sam was born in the United States of America in 1791 but he emigrated to Canada, took the oath of allegiance, took a seat in Parliament and became “acquainted with the leading men in the country”. She wrote, in part:Read more...
Horseshoe Valley Kaleidoscope
by Valerie Thornton
Writing from Hilton Head, extending autumn, before heading home to enjoy a (hopefully) white Christmas.
Congratulations to Barb Coutanche who was elected on October 27 as the new Councillor for Ward 1; hard working and dedicated, I know that Barb will work for all the constituents of this large ward. Congratulations also to new councillors, Scott Macpherson (Ward 2), Phil Hall (Ward 3) and Scott Jermey (Ward 3). Together with the incumbents, all the new councillors will be working to keep Oro-Medonte the unique, rural township that it is.Read more...
Oro-Medonte Council’s Timely Topics
Mayor Hughes and Council
2010-2014 Council Key Accomplishments
Four new members will join Mayor Harry Hughes, Deputy Mayor Ralph Hough and Ward 4 Councillor John Crawford at the Council table. The contributions of the outgoing Members of Council to create positive working relationships with the community, staff and fellow Councillors have been instrumental in achieving significant accomplishments.Read more...