Christa Lowry. Photo submitted.

Annual General Meetings highlight the benefits of creating a stronger voice for local health care

Submitted The Annual General Meetings at Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) and the Almonte General Hospital (AGH) Corporation provide an opportunity to reflect on the past year and look to the future. As part of each recent meeting, the work of the Mississippi River Health Alliance was highlighted and applauded. At the CPDMH […]

LCBO & United Way Lanark County’s Show Your Local Love campaign underway

Submitted The LCBO’s Summer Point of Sale Campaign in support of our 2018 United Way Lanark County Campaign is underway! From now until August 6th, LCBO Team Members in Carleton Place, Almonte, Perth, Smiths Falls and Lanark Highlands will be collecting donations at the cash to raise funds to help United Way assist those in […]

Friends of Lanark County’s response to Lanark County’s 2018 Spray Program

Submitted by Friends of Lanark County Starting in mid-May, Lanark County used Clearview herbicide along County roads in an effort to control wild parsnip. Once again, as for the two previous years, there has been insufficient notification of this program. The small ad in the local newspaper still left residents in the dark. As well, […]

Let’s talk about our physical environment

Submitted Our physical environment is comprised of the buildings, transportation (roads, public/private transit, bike lanes and sidewalks), energy systems (hydro, heat/cool & water), open space (parks and recreation) and farm lands that make up and support our communities. Our physical environment is a social determinant of health and plays an important role in our health and […]

Progress on Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail

Submitted Planned construction on the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail (OVRT) for 2018 has begun and residents will soon start to see progress and work completed. In particular, two bridges in the Almonte ward will be getting a facelift this summer. After listening to residents regarding the design of the bridge and in consultation with the […]

The Paranormal Show

Submitted Take a trip down the rabbit hole and into a world of the Supernatural. Witness the Wunderkammer, a 17th Century Cabinet of Wonders that will bend and warp reality, giving you a glimpse into a world where anything is possible. The Paranormal Show is a Spectacular assortment of Supernatural feats that will make you […]

Lanark County reminds residents jumping is prohibited from trail bridges

Submitted Lanark County is reminding residents that jumping from trail bridges within the County of Lanark is unsafe and strictly prohibited. The County was advised by the Ontario Provincial Police that they are receiving reports of young people jumping into the Mississippi River from the fenced off and posted “No Trespassing” bridges located along the […]

Mississippi Mills honours one of their own with community fountain installation

Stacey Roy This Sunday, June 10 family, friends and the Mississippi Mills community will gather behind the Old Town Hall in Almonte to remember the late Bernard Cameron with a dedication of a new Riverwalk water fountain. The official dedication will take place June 10, 1 p.m. in the garden behind the Old Town Hall […]

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… […]