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Festival of the Wild Child

The third annual Festival of the Wild Child, a two-day event at High Lonesome Nature Reserve in the Pakenham Hills, takes place on August 24th and 25th. Open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., this festival is offered by the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust (MMLT) and provides a variety of Stations along wooded […]

Mills Community Support salutes community donors

Mills Community had a dream – and supporters from communities across Lanark County made it a reality. Recently, the MCS Board of Directors hosted a special event to honour and thank donors who helped to create a new community space at Country Street in Almonte. “Country Street is an accessible space for seniors and community […]

Call for vendors & exhibitors: Fall Toy & Collectible Show & Sale September 14th, 2019

Calling all toy and collectible enthusiasts! United Way Lanark County is looking for vendors for their first ever FALL Toy & Collectible Show & Sale set for September 14th, 2019. You asked, and we answered! Due to high vendor interest for the last show exceeding the number of vendor spots available, we decided to add […]

3M Canada & United Way Lanark County Backpack Drive Returns!

Believe it or not, back to school season is right around the corner, and many parents and children in our community are preparing for the big day! United Way Lanark County, along with our local 3M Canada Perth plants, are once again running a Backpack Drive. From now until August 22nd we will be collecting […]

Heat warning update

Due to high temperatures and humidex levels Environment Canada has issued a heat warning levels for Wednesday afternoon into Thursday for the area of Leeds and Grenville; Lanark County is not included in this heat event.  A combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have […]

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 […]