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 […]

Lanark County celebrates child care sector workers

October 18th is the 22nd annual Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day, and Lanark County is celebrating! “This year we recognize our amazing early learning and child care educators who have gone above and beyond to offer families support and peace of mind in our communities over the last number of years,” […]

Municipal Elections. Boring? Waste of Time? Think Again!

We can all be excused for not looking forward to elections with their noise, excessive and often negative advertising, and seemingly endless debates about things we have little concern for. But on October 24th we will collectively elect groups that have more effect on our day-to-day lives than any other level of government: municipal councils. […]

Mississippi Mills Mayor speaks out on body shaming

“I speak for me” was the clear message that Mississippi Mills Mayor and Former Lanark County Warden Christa Lowry issued this past week in response to a vicious social media posting that accused her of photoshopping her headshot picture for an election campaign announcement. The post contained two pictures; her new campaign photo and one […]

SuperWalk heading back to Conlon Farm

Al Potvin knows how to prepare for an interview. At 87, about eight years ago he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease. The disease has progressed to the point where it’s easier to have others do the talking. His voice is soft, and his speech hard to understand now, so instead of speaking for himself, he […]