Roadside fruit and vegetable stands: Hey folks, can we talk?

Any day now, the sides of the streets will be dotted with a familiar – and welcome – sign of summer… Roadside fruit and vegetable stands.   They are most often operated by the farmers themselves, or members of their summer staff team – but not always. They usually sell produce which has been grown […]

Health Unit begins Beach Water Quality Program this week

The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is starting weekly water sampling of the area’s public bathing beaches for this year. The beaches will be monitored weekly throughout the summer season until August 31, 2019. This year the following public swimming areas will be monitored: In Lanark County: Almonte Beach, Dalhousie Lake, Centennial Beach, […]

Flood reveals potential improvements to area’s emergency response system

This spring’s flood waters brought to the surface a number of emergency response lessons for residents and local politicians along the Mississippi River. Now that the waters are receding, town leaders are turning their attention towards how the next flood can be handled better. The areas of communication, supply and demand and volunteer co-ordination came […]

Users of Lanark County libraries feeling loss of The Interlibrary Loan program

Users of Lanark County’s five public libraries are beginning to feel the loss of the interlibrary loan program. The Interlibrary Loan delivery service was scrapped after the 2019 Ontario Budget saw a 50% budget decrease to the Southern Ontario Library Service (SOLS), which organized the service. According to the most recent Ministry of Tourism, Culture […]

Mississippi Mills appoints Ken Kelly as new Chief Administrative Officer

Last night, Council officially appointed Ken Kelly as the new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the Municipality of Mississippi Mills. Following a fulsome hiring process, it is with great excitement that the Council of Mississippi Mills announces the hiring of Ken to join the organization. “Council has conducted an extensive process to evaluate candidates and […]

Lanark County 2019 construction projects underway

The 2019 Lanark County Public Works construction season is already underway, with rehabilitation and paved shoulder work planned for 21.3 kilometres and pavement preservation projects on 40 km. The total construction budget for this year is up slightly, at $7.76 million, but revenues have also increased: federal gas tax funding is covering $1.82 million and […]

Lanark County Business Retention & Expansion Project volunteers exceed goals

Thanks to a team of dedicated volunteers, efforts to hear the voice of local business as part of an innovative project have exceeded expectations. Lanark County, in partnership with Valley Heartland Community Futures Development Corporation (CFDC), is delivering the Business Retention & Expansion (BR+E) Project, which aims to support and strengthen local business across the […]

Volunteer appreciation; Recognizing a true angel

Every year, at the Volunteer Appreciation Event, President & CEO Mary Wilson Trider presents an exceptional volunteer with a Guardian Angel Pin. Nominations are submitted by members of the Leadership Team and describe exceptional service generously given by the volunteer nominees. It is always a difficult choice! This year’s recipient is definitely deserving and is […]

Flood warning & related information

Flood Warning: April 25th Update In respect to the recent county-wide flooding event, Carleton Place Protective Services Department is in daily contact with homeowners in the most vulnerable locations within the Town’s boundaries and are carefully monitoring the situation. The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority has issued an update (April 25th, 2019) to the FLOOD WARNING for the […]

Responding to the needs of emergency patients

A suggestion from a patient has resulted in a new food option for patients and families waiting in the Emergency Department. Two new vending machines now offer cold drinks and snacks right in the waiting room. “Our goal is to support patients and families and to respond to their needs,” explains President & CEO Mary […]