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The Tea Dances are back!!

On Sunday afternoon, February 12, the Almonte Old Town Hall was filled with a special atmosphere – an atmosphere of joy! The Sunday afternoon tea dances organized by the Standing Room Only Big Band (SRO) had started up again after a three year, COVID-induced recess.  The turnout of dancers and non-dancers was the largest ever and […]

COVID Testing Clinic in Almonte closing after three years

Patti Morton says she remembers the early months of the COVID Testing Clinic in Almonte. “COVID was very new, and we were all working very hard to keep patients, residents, families and colleagues safe,” says Patti who has led the clinic’s operations. “It was an amazing team that came together to care for our community. […]

Extreme cold warning

The Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) would like to advise everyone to take appropriate precautions over the next few days as temperatures are expected to be extremely cold. Environment Canada is anticipating that a strong cold front will produce wind chills value of minus 40C to minus 45C. Cold weather can cause […]

A change of shoes can change a life

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County (BBBSLC) is excited to once again be partnering with the local Tim Hortons restaurants for the Tim Hortons Bowl for Kids Sake event on February 18th, 2023. Last year this event raised more than $70,000, with more than 600 bowlers coming out to support the event.  Title and […]

Remembering Betty Preston

The Almonte General Hospital family is mourning the loss of a committed community volunteer. Elizabeth “Betty” Preston passed away on Wednesday, January 4th, leaving a legacy of caring at Almonte General Hospital (AGH), Fairview Manor (FVM), and our Foundation.   “Betty was an enthusiastic supporter of AGH as a Board member on both the hospital and […]

This holiday season, open doors to connection for caregivers like Helia

After 12 years of caring for her husband with Parkinson’s disease, on top of her own health issues, Helia was exhausted and overwhelmed. The emotional weight of caring for her husband’s every need had been taking a toll for a long time.  As her husband’s condition got to the point of hospitalization, Helia arranged for […]

Lanark County Paramedics partner with Trillium Gift of Life

The Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) and the Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) have partnered to help save and enhance more lives. After several years of collaborative work, delayed by the pandemic, the tissue referral program launched in Lanark County in October. LCPS has now joined the ranks of many other paramedic services in […]

CFUW Perth and District supports summer literacy programming in Lanark County

Canadian Federation of University Women (CFUW) Perth and District is providing $3,000 to support delivery of literacy programs for children in the summer of 2023. Early literacy provides a strong foundation for success in school and beyond, and we are pleased to support the creative programming offered by our in local libraries. Over the past […]

Official Results for the 2022 Municipal Election

The official results are in for the 2022 municipal election, which saw 41.4% voter turnout across Mississippi Mills; that equates to 5,051 recorded votes of the 12,199 eligible voters. The 2022-2026 Mississippi Mills Council is as follows: Mayor (acclaimed)Christa Lowry Deputy MayorRickey Minnille Almonte WardMary Lou SouterJane Torrance Ramsay WardBev HolmesVicki Lowe Pakenham Ward (acclaimed)Denzil […]

The 2022 RCL Automotive Build a Mountain of Food embarks on its 16th year

The 16th annual RCL Automotive Build a Mountain of Food campaign’s Title Sponsor, RCL Automotive, has once again joined forces this holiday season with media partners, Metroland Media, Lake 88 Radio, Your TV, and Hinton Auto Group, to fill the shelves of local area food banks across 11 communities beginning next month. On October 18th […]