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Dark blue and gold graphic with a photo of a man in dark clothes holding a glass award. Text reads 'George Yaremchuk, Exceptional Volunteer Award Recipient'

2024 Community Awards Spotlight – George Yaremchuk

Posted on Sunday, June 09, 2024 09:30 AM

George Yaremchuk – Exceptional Volunteer Award

For more than 20 years, George has led by example, through kindness, character and concern for his fellow Mississippi Millians. Though quiet in nature, his actions speak loud and clear when it comes to his commitment to the community. 

A man of many talents, George is a founding member of Mississippi Mills Bicycle Month, established in 2008, was instrumental in achieving Bronze Level Bicycle Friendly Community status, and has helped redefine a...

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2024 Community Awards Spotlight – Brenda Deugo-Mills

Posted on Saturday, June 08, 2024 09:30 AM

Brenda Deugo-Mills – Exceptional Volunteer Award

Anyone who knows Brenda knows she possesses a deep passion for her community and has dedicated her time to fostering social connections. Truly someone who is “young at heart,” Brenda is a jewel and a strong supporter of everything community.

Her attitude of giving back was instilled in Brenda from an early age. Brenda’s family was involved in anything athletic in Pakenham and it’s that legacy of volunteerism that continues with Brenda’s own sons...

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Blakeney Bridge Closure – July 2 to December 2024

Posted on Friday, June 07, 2024 11:58 AM

Press Release – Lanark County

Blakeney Bridge in Mississippi Mills will be closed until mid-December starting Tuesday, July 2 in order to facilitate the removal and installation of the new bridge.

Blakeney Rapids Park will remain open. Please follow signage posted by Lanark County for parking instructions.

The existing single-lane bridge, which was built in 1915, will be replaced with a two-lane modular bridge with a widened shoulder to accommodate pedestrians. Work includes all new concrete...

Health Unit Sexual Health Clinic Changes Coming June 10

Posted on Friday, June 07, 2024 10:47 AM

Press Release – Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

As of June 10, there will be some changes to the availability of sexual health clinic appointments and services:

  • Carleton Place, Perth and Gananoque are by appointment only, no walk ins.
  • PAP testing will no longer be offered at LGL Health Unit sexual health clinics.
  • Brockville clinic will now have extended Thursday hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. There will not be a clinic on Mondays.

These changes have been made as a result of changing...

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Voting Now Open for 10 Finalists in Mississippi Mills Photo Contest

Posted on Friday, June 07, 2024 10:34 AM

It’s time to vote for your favourite photos in our Mississippi Mills Photo Contest!

A total of 274 entries were received for the contest and Mississippi Mills Council selected the 10 finalists. The photographers are:

  • Andre Guindon

  • Chris Knowles

  • Donald Nadeau

  • Heidi Scott

  • Nina Stefansdottir

  • Olena Tokmakova

  • Ryan Donovan

  • Stephanie McCooeye

  • Talya Friesen

  • Wendy Lowry

To vote for your favourite photos, visit (select all the photos that you love!)

Voting opened on June 6,...

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Volunteers Celebrated at 2024 Community Awards Ceremony

Posted on Thursday, June 06, 2024 01:02 PM

Two tireless volunteers were saluted for their contributions to the quality of life in Mississippi Mills during the Municipality’s third annual Community Awards ceremony.

Family, friends and members of Council gathered at Almonte Old Town Hall on Thursday, May 30 to celebrate the outstanding achievements of Exceptional Volunteer Award honourees, Brenda Deugo-Mills and George Yaremchuk. Guests were treated to refreshments and an array of desserts purchased from Mississippi Mills businesses.    


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Spring Beautification Efforts in the Municipality

Posted on Wednesday, June 05, 2024 03:58 PM

The Beautification Department within the Municipality of Mississippi Mills has been busy with beautification efforts this spring to ensure plantings in the Municipality look their best.

We’d like to thank Ramsay Creek, who has been working in partnership with the Municipality, and to recognize their work in helping beautify our community, including planting beds , including the area around the Almonte gateway sign and the beautiful hanging baskets, which were installed this week.

The efforts of...