The CBC web page notes that a prominent group of retired Canadian journalists in the Almonte, Ontario, area have banded together for a new hyper-local online news venture.
The Millstone, which bills itself as "an intelligent and informed news source" for residents in Almonte, Pakenham, Mississippi Mills and Carleton Place, is the brainchild of the Almonte Press Club.
The public journalism project, available at www.millstonenews.com, carries no ads and is run by a volunteer staff. The website will be edited by Val Sears, who has been often referred to as one of the most important political journalists of his day, having written for the Canadian Press, the Toronto Telegram and the Toronto Star.
Sears was drawn out of retirement to help with the launch, saying he missed the work. Some years back he wrote a memoir titled, "Hello Sweetheart, Get me rewrite!"
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