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 […]

Highlights of Mississippi Mills council meeting March 20

Submitted A report was put forth from the Chief Librarian regarding the Ontario Library Association (OLA) and Federation of Ontario Public Libraries (FOPL) for Council to support their submission for increased provincial funding. Some of the annual provincial priorities include an increased base funding of $50 million and dedicating $25 million for Ontario’s digital library. […]

Bridges Bar and Grill in Pakenham; Great place to meet between the bridges

Brian Turner editorial@pdgmedia.ca In the restaurant business, being all things to all diners really does come with risks. It’s difficult to provide an all-encompassing menu without being weak in certain areas thus alienating some segments of your audience. But since Tracey Greer, husband David and brother David Jordan took over this Pakenham main street location […]

Second annual Good Food in Schools forum

Submitted by The Table Community Food Centre and foodcoreLGL There is a growing movement in schools across Canada, a movement that is looking more closely at the food kids eat at school and that is getting them more involved with growing, making and understanding healthy foods. It is widely acknowledged that school gardens, food literacy programs […]

Unlock the potential of food this nutrition month

Submitted by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit March is nutrition month, and this year the Registered Dietitians at the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit are focusing on four ways to unlock the potential of food. Food unites us at the dinner table and is often included as part of cultural traditions. Food […]

Mississippi Mills to start recruiting for new CAO

April Scott-Clarke Mississippi Mills is now formally looking to fill the role of Chief Administrative Officer and is hoping a head hunter will be able to help them find the best candidate available. The town put out a Request for Proposal for executive search company today (Jan. 23), with a Jan. 31 deadline. Diane Smithson, […]