“Who is to say the street won’t be overrun with irate husbands ready to fill people full of lead?” Clippings of Mary Cook

“Who is to say the street won’t be overrun with irate husbands ready to fill people full of lead?” Clippings of Mary Cook


I don’t know what is up sometimes in Carleton Place. We protested strippers for a week at the Mississippi Hotel and then we protested Ed Fleming opening up the first funeral parlour on Lake Ave West. I had no idea we protested the opening up of  Lanark Interval House too.

“The neighbors of the prospective tenants want no part of the project. Many fear that violence could erupt at any time between those in residence and those from whom they are trying to escape. Some residents also said that the real estate value of their property would take a drop when prospective buyers found out that “this kind of an institution is in their midst.” Right in the middle of the controversy is Councillor Trudi Dickie. Not only is she an elected representative of the people of the area, she lives a couple of doors from the house in question. “Frankly, if it meets all the requirements, and I understand one issue was the lack of a fire escape which is now being planned, there is little I can do to prevent it’s locating on Mary Street.” I sympathize with the organizers of the house, but I also can understand the residents of the area who are concerned about the unknown. However, I feel the place should be given a chance to prove itself. If it doesn’t measure up at the end of a year, I will be screaming right along with the rest of them,” she said.


The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
19 Dec 1978, Tue  •  Page 3




 - The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
29 Aug 1983, Mon  •  Page 3






The Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
10 Aug 1979, Fri  •  Page 3



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Mary Cook Archives

Mary and Walter Swinwood — Mary Cook News Archives 1981

The Evolution of the Women’s Institute — Mary Cook News Archives 1982

Bob Sadler’s Boat Rides –Mary Cook News Archives 1982

Carleton Place Ladies Auxiliary — Chamber of Commerce 1987– Mary Cook Archives

It’s Hard for Women to get into Office in Carleton Place — 1974 –Mary Cook

Mary Cook Archives —Philip Mailey — January 25 1983

Carleton Place a place for Mad Scientists! Mary Cook News Archives 1983

Mary Cook Archives — Rifle Ranges and Nursery Schools — September 1980

Mary Cook News Archives — The Wool Industry 1982

The Moldowans —- Mary Cook News Archives 1982

Clippings of Cheryl Coker — Mary Cook News Archives

Donald Lowry …. Mary Cook News Archives

1976 Agricultural Tour — Mary Cook News Archives

The Dear Abby of Lanark County -Mary Cook Clippings

About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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