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Lanark County to unveil food and drink trail at stakeholder session Oct. 23

Submitted The Lanark County Tourism Association (LCTA) is pleased to announce that Lanark County’s first food and drink trail program guidelines will be officially unveiled to stakeholders on Oct. 23 between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Lanark County Administration Building. This stakeholder session is the second meeting held to gain feedback on the […]

The Ragged Flowers give thanks to SchoolBOX supporters for raising $2,432

Submitted The Ragged Flowers would like to thank SchoolBOX supporters and music fans for their generosity at the band’s benefit show at Almonte Old Town Hall on Sept. 29th. The performance helped raise $2,432 from sales of concert tickets, home baking, pizza provided by Pizza-ria Unlimited, drinks provided by Equator Coffee Roasters, and of our donated CDs […]

Libraries across Lanark County celebrate Ontario Public Library Week

Submitted October is Canadian Library Month. During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. In Ontario, we celebrate our public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW), on October 14-20, 2018. Libraries are Ontario’s farthest-reaching, most cost-effective community resource – providing high-quality education and lifelong learning, fostering community economic development and reducing the impacts of poverty. […]

New project to help more students walk to school in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

Submitted Walking to school is a great way for children to be physically active. Not only is it associated with improved physical and mental health, but it also contributes to safer school zones, by reducing traffic volumes at and around schools. The Leeds, Grenville & Lanark (LGL) District Health Unit, in partnership with active school […]

Carole Dufort for English Public School Board (UCDSB) Trustee

Submitted Carole Dufort is excited to be running in the upcoming October 22, 2018 Municipal Election for the position of English Public School Board Trustee for the Upper Canada District School Board in Ward 1: Beckwith, Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills. Carole has chosen to run in Beckwith, Carleton Place and Mississippi Mills as a […]

You provide the student, we’ll provide the rest!

Submitted As parents and students pick up last minute items in preparation of the 2018-2019 school year, the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) wants to remind UCDSB families that they don’t need to buy pencils, erasers or other such common classroom items. All UCDSB schools provide students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 with the […]

Christa Lowry candidate for Mayor of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills announces release of platform

Submitted The announcement of Christa Lowry’s platform on her campaign website at is the latest demonstration of Christa’s promise to bring “The willingness to listen … the experience to lead” to the office of Mayor of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills.  Over the past eight weeks, Christa has connected with over 350 residents through informal conversations […]

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, […]