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School Bus Stop Arm Camera

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2020 09:04 AM

The province has recently introduced regulations governing the school bus stop arm camera programs. A school bus stop arm camera is a recording device that takes pictures of a motor vehicle that illegally passes a school bus while the school bus is stopped.

This new regulation allows municipalities to use evidence from camera systems in court without requiring witnesses.

For more information on the regulation please visit Ontario Regulation 424/20: School Bus Cameras

2021 Budget - Process and Timeline

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 03:21 PM

The municipality is at the beginning stages of reviewing the draft 2021 budget. Part of the process in 2021 is a revised schedule to allow for greater input from the public and aim to have the final budget developed and approved by the end of December 2020.

The Municipality will be engaging with the community through weekly educational pieces designed to help residents understand how their tax dollars are being spent, the legislative requirements, as well as the budget decision making process.


So you think you know your library

Posted on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 10:39 AM

Here are 77 things that perhaps you didn’t know!

The Mississippi Mills Public Library (MMPL) has:

  • a fantastic website: and an online catalogue – search & reserve books and DVDs from home!
  • a “Zoom room” for private video conferencing at the library
  • an online book club
  • disc golf Frisbees to lend – a 9-hole course is in Gemmill Park!
  • 1000s of movies & documentaries (DVDs) for adults and children at both Almonte & Pakenham branches. Movies in one branch can...

Contact North Learning Initiative

Posted on Monday, September 21, 2020 04:43 PM

Contact North is a new initiative to help residents get the education and training they need without having to leave their community. Their mandate is to help underserved Ontarians in small and rural communities get jobs by making it possible for them to access education and training during the pandemic.

Their services include:

  • Providing information on available online programs and courses from Ontario’s colleges, universities, literacy and basic skills and training providers.
  • Assisting with registration...

Council Highlights – September 15th

Posted on Thursday, September 17, 2020 12:00 AM

Highlights of the September 15, 2020 Council Meeting

The Council meeting began with a presentation from Sally McIntyre, General Manager of Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA), on the recent activities of MVCA over the past 18 months. Some of these updates included staffing, the spring flood of 2019, changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and a cut in provincial funding and legislation. She also spoke about their Strategic Plan, 3-year Financial Plan and Watershed Plan. For more...