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A French Conversation Club at the Almonte Branch Library!

Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2022 11:02 AM

Do you speak French at an “intermediate” level? Would you like to practice with others in your community? 

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The library wants to facilitate a French conversation club for adults. The club would meet at the library. The one hour timeframe would be spent in conversation – this club is not for those just beginning to learn French. (The club is not for those wanting a “class”...

Christmas Spirit Alive and Well in Mississippi Mills

Posted on Thursday, November 24, 2022 09:48 AM

Mississippi Mills is ready to welcome hundreds of residents and visitors to downtown Almonte and Pakenham next week to experience holiday magic with the return of Light Up The Night and some special appearances by Santa Claus himself.

The 30th anniversary of Light Up The Night kicks off at 7:00 pm on Friday, December 2nd. Wayne Rostad is this year's host, with guests Gail Gavan, Johnny Spinks, The Bowes Brothers, Brea Lawrenson and the Twinkle Fairies to name a few. There will be a vendor area...

From the Office of the Mayor - Fire in Pakenham

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 04:33 PM

November 22, 2022

On behalf of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills, I would like to extend my thanks and appreciation to Chief Williams and all members of the Mississippi Mills Fire Department (MMFD) for their swift and professionalresponse to a major fire in Pakenham last night.

The MMFD responded to a structure fire on Cedar Hill Road . All members performed their duties efficiently and professionally, ensuring that all firefighters and residents were kept safe.

My thanks also extends to...

Lanark County Paramedics Partner With Trillium Gift of Life

Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 02:17 PM

The Lanark County Paramedic Service (LCPS) and the Trillium Gift of Life Network (TGLN) have partnered to help save and enhance more lives. After several years of collaborative work, delayed by the pandemic, the tissue referral program launched in Lanark County in October. LCPS has now joined the ranks of many other paramedic services in Ontario that have already successfully implemented this program.

The pronouncement of death outside a hospital occurs daily in Ontario. Historically,...

Lanark County launches Yes In My Back Yard Awareness Week

Posted on Monday, November 21, 2022 03:29 PM

The week of Nov. 21 to 25 is Yes In My Back Yard (YIMBY) Awareness Week in Lanark County, which ties in with National Housing Day on Nov. 22.

YIMBY is the opposite of NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) and aims to reduce resistance in neighbourhoods to new and varied housing development to encourage a range of choices, have a greater understanding of the social and economic benefits to diversified communities, and increase awareness in general about local housing issues and the needs of all community...

In Memory of Ross Comerford

Posted on Saturday, November 19, 2022 04:35 PM


It is with sadness that I share the passing of Retired Firefighter Ross Comerford. He passed peacefully this morning surrounded by his family. Ross served with the Almonte, Almonte & Ramsay and Mississippi Mills Fire Departments from 1973 to 2003. 

Ross was a proud and dedicated member of our Fire Department for 30 years and provided exemplary service to our community. He will be deeply missed by his Fire Department Family. 

To honour Ross as a retired member of our...

Blakeney Bridge to Reopen Ahead of Schedule

Posted on Friday, November 18, 2022 04:01 PM

Media Release from Lanark County:

Blakeney Bridge in Mississippi Mills is scheduled to reopen on Nov. 22, several days ahead of schedule.

The bridge closed on Nov. 14 for a two-week period in order to complete repairs required to restore its load capacity. The bridge consists of three structures crossing the Mississippi River between Almonte and Pakenham and is located on Blakeney Road just west of Blakeney.

“All structural steel repairs and concrete deck top patches have been completed,” said...