Matt Ilott of Beckwith Township is one of many residents along the Mississippi River to have endured the flood waters this spring. Ilott’s one-year old home was spared thanks to current building requirements that saw the home built on higher ground and with a raised septic tank. Ilott and surrounding rural communities say they have learned lessons from this 2019 flood experience. Photo Submitted.

Users of Lanark County libraries feeling loss of The Interlibrary Loan program

Users of Lanark County’s five public libraries are beginning to feel the loss of the interlibrary loan program. The Interlibrary Loan delivery service was scrapped after the 2019 Ontario Budget saw a 50% budget decrease to the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS), which organized the service. According to the most recent Ministry of Tourism, Culture […]

Mississippi Mills appoints Ken Kelly as new Chief Administrative Officer

Last night, Council officially appointed Ken Kelly as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Municipality of Mississippi Mills. Following a fulsome hiring process, it is with great excitement that the Council of Mississippi Mills announces the hiring of Ken to join the organization. “Council has conducted an extensive process to evaluate candidates and […]

Lanark County 2019 construction projects underway

The 2019 Lanark County Public Works construction season is already underway, with rehabilitation and paved shoulder work planned for 21.3 kilometres and pavement preservation projects on 40 km. The total construction budget for this year is up slightly, at $7.76 million, but revenues have also increased: federal gas tax funding is covering $1.82 million and […]

Lanark County Business Retention & Expansion Project volunteers exceed goals

Thanks to a team of dedicated volunteers, efforts to hear the voice of local business as part of an innovative project have exceeded expectations. Lanark County, in partnership with Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC), is delivering the Business Retention & Expansion (BR+E) Project, which aims to support and strengthen local business across the […]

Volunteer appreciation; Recognizing a true angel

Every year, at the Volunteer Appreciation Event, President & CEO Mary Wilson Trider presents an exceptional volunteer with a Guardian Angel Pin. Nominations are submitted by members of the Leadership Team and describe exceptional service generously given by the volunteer nominees. It is always a difficult choice! This year’s recipient is definitely deserving and is […]

Flood warning & related information

Flood Warning: April 25th Update In respect to the recent county-wide flooding event, Carleton Place Protective Services Department is in daily contact with homeowners in the most vulnerable locations within the Town’s boundaries and are carefully monitoring the situation. The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority has issued an update (April 25th, 2019) to the FLOOD WARNING for the […]

Responding to the needs of emergency patients

A suggestion from a patient has resulted in a new food option for patients and families waiting in the Emergency Department. Two new vending machines now offer cold drinks and snacks right in the waiting room. “Our goal is to support patients and families and to respond to their needs,” explains President & CEO Mary […]

Flooded roads in Lanark County

Officers from the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are dealing with two flooded highways in Lanark County. County Road 29 in the Municipality of Mississippi Mills is completely covered near the intersection with Mcwatty Road. The road is impassable and road users are asked to avoid the area completely or use the […]

AGH & Fairview Manor volunteers support future healthcare workers

Mackenzie Mills says she likes to give back to her community. And now she is being recognized for her work. Each year, the AGH Volunteer Services Committee and the Fairview Manor Auxiliary present a $1000 volunteer bursary to a deserving student. At the volunteer appreciation breakfast in Almonte on April 10th, Mary Dillabaugh, AGH Volunteer […]

Mayors met Sunday for a Maple Summit

Christa Lowry, Mississippi Mills Mayor, met with her Ottawa counterpart Mayor Jim Watson for a “Maple Summit” at Fulton’s Pancake House on Sunday morning. The Mayors had a friendly breakfast as neighbours, discussing issues of common interest. “It was a wonderful meeting to get to know one another,” says Mayor Lowry of her initial meeting […]