The new vending machines are in the Emergency Department waiting room. Photo submitted.

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 […]

Cookies made for Docs on Ice tournament coming to Lanark County

If you think you’ve been smelling the comforting warmth of vanilla and cocoa, cinnamon and ginger across Lanark County lately, chances are you have. Thirty six hundred – yes, that’s right, three thousand and six hundred – cookies have been pulled hot and fresh from local ovens, ready to welcome one thousand doctors to the […]

Ontario investing in small and rural municipalities

Investments to improve service delivery and efficiency will support communities, respect taxpayer dollars Municipalities in Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston will receive a total of more than $7.7 million to improve local service delivery and efficiency as part of a one-time investment announced by Steve Clark, Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Taxpayers need their local governments to […]

Celebrate the sweetest time of the year at the 5th annual Maple Weekend in Lanark & District

It’s the sweetest time of the year, and the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) is inviting visitors to join them April 6 and 7 in celebrating the 5th annual Maple Weekend event and a new season of maple syrup production in the region. Since its introduction in 2015, Maple Weekend has become […]

An open letter to my constituents and the people of Ontario

It is the fundamental and over-arching first principle of all elected representatives to support their constituents to the best of their ability each and every day. If that is not the first thought of every single elected member each morning then they ought to reflect upon why they serve. I feel deeply for my supporters […]

Lanark County publishes 2019 Festivals & Events Guide

Lanark County’s Tourism Department, in partnership with the municipalities of Beckwith, Carleton Place, Drummond /North Elmsley, Lanark Highlands, Mississippi Mills, Montague, Perth, Tay Valley and Smiths Falls, is pleased to announce the release of the 2019 Lanark County Festivals & Events guide.  The compilation of the Festivals & Events guide is one that involves virtually every community […]

AGH volunteer receives Leadership Award

Every Tuesday, you can find John Coderre in the Physiotherapy Department at Almonte General Hospital, helping patients and staff. As a volunteer, John changes linens, cleans equipment, does some filing and helps out whenever he can. “It’s a busy job and it’s a meaningful job,” says John. “And they are great people.” The Physio team […]

Supporting women close to home

  Dr. Bahaa Awwad has a vision of care close to home for women in our local communities. As Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Almonte General Hospital (AGH), he wants to ensure a range of services that respond to their needs. Most recently, Dr. Awwad has added a new option with the arrival of […]