Photo credit: Municipality of Mississippi Mills.

School buses are returning soon

Drivers reminded to exercise caution The Grenville Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police reminds motorists that school buses are returning to area roads very soon. Motorists are reminded to exercise caution due to the expected increase in pedestrians, cyclists and school buses, and to give themselves extra commuting time. Students will no doubt be excited […]

Lanark OPP investigating serious assault

The Lanark Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) has laid charges in connection with a serious assault, west of Pakenham, which sent one person to hospital. OPP officers and Lanark County Paramedics responded to a residence in Mississippi Mills Township, shortly after 7:00 a.m. on August 19, 2020. A 33-year old female was transported […]

LGL Community Partners successful Health Canada grant recipients

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, along with its community partners, are successful recipients of a 3 year Health Canada Substance Use and Addictions Program grant. This grant provides communities across Canada the opportunity to apply for funding in the following areas; Harm Reduction, Community-Led and Front-line Initiatives Increasing Access to Pharmaceutical – […]

CDSBEO School Re-entry Plan for September 2020

The CDSBEO School Re-entry plan contains details to help parents with their decision on whether to choose remote distance learning or in-person instruction at school. It describes what we know to date about how both remote distance learning and in-person instruction will be done, and answers many of the questions parents have been asking. Learn […]

New Chief of Staff says Almonte is a perfect Fit

Dr. Graeme McKillop contemplated becoming a doctor while living in West Africa in a small house with no electricity or running water. He had already completed a Master’s degree in Agronomy, but decided that the crop science research he was doing might not be enough. “I’d been thinking about it for a while on the […]

Health Unit warns to take precautions during high heat and humidity

Environment Canada had issued a heat warning for today and tomorrow due to high heat and humidity. The Health Unit would like to remind everyone to be cautious as the combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat […]

New board chairs share aligned goals

Carol Anne Esnard and Dave Perley both believe in giving back to their local communities. As the new Board Chairs of the Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) and Almonte General Hospital (AGH) respectively, they plan to work together to ensure their communities have the very best care close to home. “I love living […]

Municipally declared state of emergency terminated

Effective July 31st at 1:30 pm, the Municipality of Mississippi Mills terminated the Declared State of Emergency. The State of Emergency was declared on March 31, 2020 to allow for the municipality to respond quickly to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Mayor Lowry, in consultation with the Municipal Emergency Control Group, has terminated the municipal State of […]

Barricaded person surrenders without incident

On July 23, 2020, officers from the Carleton Place and Lanark County Detachments of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a family dispute at a residence in the Town of Almonte just before 10:30 a.m. Information was that an adult male attended a residence causing extensive damage then returned to his own […]

UCDSB favours students in school full time in 2020-2021 School Reopening Plan

Senior staff and Trustees with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) met virtually on Wednesday, July 22 to discuss the UCDSB Draft School Reopening Plan that will be submitted to the Ministry of Education on July 27. This meeting was broadcasted live for the public, and the recording can be found here.  The UCDSB Draft Reopening Plan outlines three different scenarios for delivering […]