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Council Highlights - May 21, 2024

Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2024 02:37 PM

At last night’s meeting, Council received a presentation from R. Tait McKenzie Public School’s Grade 6 students regarding their Remembrance Day Real-World Learning Project. While visiting a local cemetery, students in Jean Grant-Kearney’s class discovered the name of a local soldier, First World War Veteran Private George B. Monterville, was missing from the Almonte Cenotaph. With help from Almonte Legion Parade Marshal and Master Warrant Officer Michael Wiggins, the students began a campaign to...

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Paramedic Services Week in Lanark County – May 19-25, 2024

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 05:04 PM

From Lanark County

Warden Steve Fournier (Drummond/North Elmsley Reeve) has proclaimed May 19 to 25, 2024 to be Paramedic Services Week in Lanark County.

The proclamation recognizes the importance of paramedics in the county and aims to raise community awareness and appreciation of the services they provide.

Lanark County is responsible for providing paramedic services to the citizens of Lanark County. In a report to council, Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) Chief Travis Mellema said most...

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National Public Works Week is May 19-25, 2024

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 02:54 PM

National Public Works Week is dedicated to educating, engaging and informing the community about the essential role Public Works plays in our quality of life. It’s also an opportunity to promote Public Works as a career choice.

Since 1960, Municipalities across the country have recognized National Public Works Week. This year’s theme is “Advancing Quality of Life for All.” Our Roads and Public Works team does this through the numerous essential municipal services they provide to Mississippi...

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Battle of the Atlantic Ceremony – Sunday, May 26, 2024

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 10:19 AM

The Royal Canadian Legion Almonte Branch 240 will host their annual Battle of the Atlantic ceremony on Sunday, May 26.

A parade will form at the Almonte Legion (100 Bridge Street) at 1:30 p.m. The Legion Colour Party will lead the parade to the water side of the Mississippi River at 2 p.m., where the ceremony will take place.

A reception will follow at the Almonte Legion.

The Battle of the Atlantic (1939-1945) was the longest continuous military engagement of the Second World War. More than 70,000...

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Multicultural Potluck on Mill Street Set for June 28, 2024

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 09:52 AM

From the Mississippi Mills Inclusion Project

The Mississippi Mills Inclusion Project – in partnership with Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month and the Municipality of Mississippi Mills – is delighted to invite you to our next exciting event which will be taking place on Friday, June 28 from 5-9 p.m.: a Multicultural Potluck on Mill Street!

The lower section of Mill Street will be closed to vehicular traffic and we will enjoy a community potluck dinner in the middle of the street! (Approximately past...

Lanark County OPP Investigating Almonte Home Invasion

Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2024 09:17 AM

Press Release - Lanark County OPP

Lanark County OPP is investigating a home invasion in Almonte. 

Officers, including the Emergency Response Team and Canine Unit, were called to the residence on Smart Street shortly before 5 a.m. on May 20. 

It was reported that several people had broken into the home, assaulted the residents, caused damage to the home and vehicle, and then fled on foot. The victims did not suffer any serious injuries. 

Investigators believe this was an isolated incident and there is...

Three people smile for a photo in a doctor's exam room. Far left is a man with glasses and a grey sweater, in the middle is a woman with short blonde hair and on the right is a balding older man with a grey shirt.

AGH FVM Foundation Establishes the Millie and Gene Thompson Endowment Fund

Posted on Saturday, May 18, 2024 09:00 AM

Press Release – Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation

The Board of Directors of the Almonte General Hospital Fairview Manor Foundation announced May 17 the establishment of the Millie and Gene Simpson Endowment Fund. Named in honour of the Simpsons who, after spending more than 20 years summering in Almonte, donated $1.2 million to the Foundation in December 2023, the Endowment Fund will serve both as a legacy to the Simpsons’ philanthropy and as a vehicle to generate funds annually...