Lanark OPP charge Mississippi Mills man with attempted murder

Lanark County OPP MISSISSIPPI MILLS, ON On September 20, 2017 at approximately 12:39 a.m., officers with the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Mississippi Mills (Almonte).  The investigation found that an altercation had taken place at a residence and a female had been […]

7th Annual Lanark & District Civitan Scarlet Fall Run set for Oct. 1

Submitted On Sunday, Oct. 1, the Lanark & District Civitan Club will host its 7th annual Scarlet Fall Run. Now that school is back in session, so are routines. It’s also the best time to set some fitness goals, and you can start out by putting the Scarlet Fall Run on your race calendar. Taking […]

Reader survey winner and results

Our reader survey winner of the $25 gift card is Jennifer Irwin of Carleton Place! Thank you to everyone who filled out our reader survey. We’ve already started delving into your answers and implementing your suggestions. Some common threads we’re seeing is that you want the following: Little known stories that nobody else is talking […]

Hummingbird Chocolate’s bean-to-bar production offers unique flavours

Brian Preston We have a gem in Eastern Ontario, a rare and unusual enterprise that you must visit – Hummingbird Chocolate in Almonte. It is one of only a few places in the country that produces quality chocolate from bean to bar. They make Hershey bars taste like coarse sugar candy. Using only the […]

OPP searching for missing Carleton Place man

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) assisted by the OPP Canine Unit and officers from the Emergency Response Team (ERT) are continuing to search for a missing man from the Town of Carleton Place. Detlef Dunn, 53, was last seen in the area of Julian Street in the Town […]

High speed fibre internet coming to Mississippi Mills

Submitted  Bell Canada is planning on investing approximately $10 million in Mississippi Mills to bring high speed fibre internet to the Almonte area. Bell Canada’s investment is part of the Mississippi Mills 2020 (MM2020) ongoing efforts to bring high speed, reliable and cost effective internet access to all corners of Mississippi Mills. The first […]

Public urged to report Japanese knotweed

Submitted A new invasive plant species – Japanese knotweed – has been spotted in Lanark County, and the public is urged to watch for and report it so steps can be taken to minimize its impact. “Japanese knotweed has become a big problem in other parts of Canada and the world,” explains Lanark County […]

Local Salvation Army Majors honoured for their service to the community

Town Councilor Jay Brennan presents Major Owen Rowsell and Major Sharon Rowsell of the Smiths Falls Salvation Army with a certificate of appreciation for their service to the community. The Majors have been located in Smiths Falls for the past two years but have spent the last 39 years in ministry with the Salvation Army. They will officially […]

Roadside spraying controversy continues at Lanark County council

Jane Hobson The roadside pesticide spraying debate continued at the April 25 Lanark County council meeting even though council has already passed a motion to spray in 2017. Dr. Meg Sears made a presentation to council about the health consequences of pesticide spraying. Sears is a researcher and lead scientist at the national group […]

The Lanark County Great Veggie Grow-off kicks off May 1

Submitted Join the Neighbourhood Tomatoheads, Lanark municipal and community leaders at the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre at 134 Main St. E., in Almonte on May 1 at 3 p.m. to kick off the fourth annual Great Veggie Grow-off Challenge. There will be snacks and music around the centre’s newly raised garden beds. The Great […]