Agriculture development guide on the way for Mississippi Mills

Harrison Field The Municipality of Mississippi Mills councillors heard on Nov. 7 from Teri Devine, the agriculture and rural economic development advisor with the Ontario ministry of agriculture, food and rural affairs, about an agriculture and economic development guide that is being developed.   The resource guide has been developed in order to point out […]

Mississippi Mills council still debating new signs

Harrison Field It is one step forward and two steps back for a new Mississippi Mills welcome sign, as the latest design was not approved by council.   “Right now the signs are so shabby I just want to get something done,” said Councillor John Edwards.   The council will be looking to get quotes […]

Annual SchoolBOX charity fiesta comes to Almonte on Nov. 4

Submitted Affectionately known as ‘the little charity that could’, SchoolBOX started with little more than a notebook and a pencil, and a dream to educate children in Nicaragua. At this year’s annual Latin Fiesta on Nov. 4 at the Citivan Hall in Almonte, community members will rally together to support the construction of SchoolBOX’s 100th […]

What are you thankful for?

Jane Hobson Ah yes – the September heatwave has come and gone. School is in full swing. Pumpkin spice everything is everywhere. The air is fresh and cool once again as colourful leaves float to the ground. October has arrived. Thanksgiving seems to be one of the few times of year when people genuinely — […]

Mississippi Mills Oct 3 Council Highlights

Janet Morrison and Fraser Scantlebury, along with youth from Mississippi Mills came out to highlight the achievements of the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre after their first year in operation. There are more than 188 youth who take advantage of the programs and the Youth Centre is looking to expand their drop-in hours, programming and building […]

The Hunger Stop hosts a garden party to announce Great Veggie Grow-Off winner

Circle the date October 14! Yes, that’s right, sun or rain from 11am to 1pm; we are having a garden party at the Carleton Place Community Garden at 176 Townline Road in Carleton Place (access through St. Gregory Catholic School parking lot). We are celebrating the rejuvenation and expansion of the Carleton Place Community Garden […]

Attempted murder charge in Almonte

Lanark County Interval House As the anniversary of the Wilno murders causes communities to pause and as the trial is set to begin in October, an attempt murder has occurred in Lanark County. In Almonte Ontario, home of the murder suicide of February 2016, yet another woman’s life was almost taken by violence. September 20th, […]

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 […]