Thank you to our amazing volunteers including order takers Mimi (right) and Ethan (left). Photos submitted.

Outbreak found in Almonte Country Haven

The Health Unit is overseeing the management by Almonte Country Haven of a COVID-19 outbreak in the long term care home – 3 residents and 1 staff member have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. Infection control measures have been put in place to manage the outbreak and are being monitored by the Health Unit. All […]

First person with confirmed COVID-19 reported in Leeds, Grenville & Lanark

Today, Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, confirmed that an individual living in the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark area has tested positive for COVID-19. The person is in isolation at home and had recently returned from the United States. A woman in her 70s was […]

Fairview Manor, Almonte and Carleton Place Hospitals make changes to prevent spread of COVID-19

To help prevent the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we have made some changes at Almonte General Hospital, Fairview Manor and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital. We want to ensure the safety and well-being of patients, residents, staff and physicians. Patient and resident visits are not permitted at this time. Exceptions may be made on […]

Mississippi Mills update on COVID-19

Further Municipal measures taken This morning CAO, Ken Kelly activated the Municipal Emergency Management Control Group with a subsection of the group meeting to discuss the current COVID-19 situation as well as further measures taken. The following measures will be taken in addition to the measures announced on March 13th: Postponement of March 17th Council […]

Ottawa Conservation Authorities to work with provincial and municipal partners on flooding strategy

With the spring thaw top of mind for residents who were affected by significant flooding along the Ottawa River in 2019, the Mississippi Valley, Rideau Valley and South Nation Conservation Authorities welcome the coordinated approach that Ontario proposes to build between federal and provincial governments, local municipalities, Conservation Authorities and indigenous partners to protect people […]

Perth wins EOSSAA Senior A Boys’ Basketball Championship while Almonte wins EOSSAA Junior A Boys’ title

The Perth and District Collegiate Institute (PDCI) Blue Devils won the 2020 EOSSAA Senior A Boys’ Basketball Championship Wednesday, February 26 defeating Rideau District High School (RDHS) 48-39. The hosting Blue Devils rebounded in the second half of the final to win the championship, after trailing RDHS 29-20 at half time. Strong games by PDCI’s […]

Rheumatologist happy to be back for good

While completing his specialized training in rheumatology, Dr. Kyle Walker spent time in Carleton Place, learning alongside Dr. Brian Boate. Now, Dr. Walker is back, offering rheumatology clinics three days a week at both Almonte General Hospital and Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital. “I’m excited to be here and to follow in Dr. Boate’s […]

Creating housing solutions in Lanark County

On February 20th, The Table Community Food Centre is hosting a Housing Forum in response to the current housing crisis and everyone is invited. With continually rising costs, and almost no available affordable housing; people on low income are just barely surviving.  Creating housing solutions in Lanark County – the focus of the forum – […]

Local Youth Film Festival offers $1000 grand prize!

MyView Youth Film Festival is back for its 7th year!  Kemptville’s own McGahey Insurance and Grenville Mutual Insurance have again teamed up to provide the $1000 Grand Prize for 2020. This creative film-making contest is open to all youth ages 10-24 that live, work or play in Eastern Ontario (see for list of eligible counties). Young people are encouraged to pick up […]

Filling our ambulances with food!

Local paramedics from the Lanark County Paramedic Services (LCPS) usually pick up patients, but on December 14th and 15th, they picked up donations as well. The 5th annual “Fill an Ambulance with Food” drive was held in Almonte, Carleton Place, Smiths Falls and Perth. It was another successful food drive across four communities, with 110 […]