Mrs. Catherine Cameron, wife of the late Bernard Cameron looks out at her serene patio view including a new in-water fountain. Photo credit: Stacey Roy

Grave stone for forgotten hero George Eccles to be unveiled on June 3 after 109 years

Submitted Telegraph operator on S.S. Ohio died at his post to send messages that saved 208 lives On August 26, 1909, Almonte, ON native George Eccles was the radio telegrapher aboard the S.S. Ohio when it hit uncharted rocks off the British Columbia coast and began to sink rapidly. Five lives were lost, but 208 […]

Tribute to our legend Stompin’ Tom Connors

Submitted Reserved seating, a cash bar and a great show?! It’s all happening June 16th @ 7 PM as part of the On The Roll Smiths Falls series! Don’t miss the Stompin’ Tom Connors Canadian Tribute Tour, performed by none other than his son, Stompin’ Taw! This show promises to be a STOMPIN’ good time… […]

Almonte Lawn Bowling Club open house

Submitted The Almonte Lawn Bowling Club, 157 Robert St., will host our Canada Bowls Open House celebration from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Saturday, 2 June 2018. All are welcome to come, watch and play if so desired. Lawn bowling, once called, ‘Curling on the Green’, is an enjoyable sport that provides gentle exercise and fresh […]

Christa Lowry for Mayor – Ringing community endorsements for Council experience, deep family roots and committed leadership

Submitted With deep community roots and a family track record of public service, Christa Lowry is vowing to bring “The willingness to listen. The experience to lead.” as Mayor of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills including Almonte, Pakenham and Ramsay Wards. In 2014, Christa was elected as a Councillor in Mississippi Mills and was humbled […]

Humboldt Broncos

Submitted Over the past 10 days Canadians across the country have been mourning and honouring the 16 individuals who lost their lives in a tragic accident. Like Mississippi Mills, Humboldt is a small municipality with strong ties to their community and a loss on this scale is drastically felt. We as a community and municipality […]

Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush season extended open daily until April 22

Submitted by Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush Mother Nature is in the Maple Corner this spring! This long lingering cold crisp weather is perfect for maple sap flow. Shirley, Scott & Team Awesome are excited to welcome you to our pancake house and gift shoppe for an extra week of maple season. Scott’s expectation […]

County continues to move forward with OVRT

Submitted Lanark County Council continues to work with all local municipalities on the development of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail. Mississippi Mills Council has indicated it opposes motorized trail use through the core of Almonte, where the former CP rail bed passes. A bypass would allow ATV users and snowmobilers to access the full OVRT […]

Local Hospitals go for Silver with the Healthy Foods in Champlain Hospitals Program

Submitted Veggie breakfast omelettes. An oatmeal topping bar. Fruit parfaits. Pembroke Regional Hospital (PRH) is making healthy eating the easy choice in the cafeteria, Mural Café and Sunshine Gift Shop – and they are getting creative too! They’ve introduced a fresh salad bar, new beverages, and an enticing breakfast buffet – all part of achieving […]

The Health Unit encourages safe and healthy food donation choices

Submitted by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Household food insecurity means not having enough money to buy healthy food. The solutions to food insecurity include things like enough income, affordable housing, daycare and transportation, opportunities for safe and steady work and opportunities for an education. Until more people have enough income to buy enough […]

#MeToo play tours Lanark County in April

Submitted The global #MeToo and #TimesUp movements receive a local interpretation in April as Burning Passions Theatre presents a new play, Every Friday, that will tour local youth centres and schools in Lanark Highlands, Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, and Almonte. The play, written and directed by Laurel Smith, based on stories created by Mary Cowan, Ruby […]