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Emergency Preparedness Week Tip – Emergency Kits

Posted on Tuesday, May 07, 2024 10:00 AM

May 5-11 is Emergency Preparedness Week. Throughout the week, we’re providing facts and tips on how to be safe and prepared for every season.

Emergency kits should include comfort items. From a favourite snack to a small family heirloom or your pet’s most treasured toy – include items that will keep everyone in your household calm & comfortable during an emergency.

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38 Main Street East Update – May 6, 2024

Posted on Monday, May 06, 2024 03:26 PM

Following temporary stabilization works completed on the belltower at Dungarvon Building (38 Main Street East) this winter, staff are continuing to monitor the situation.    

A new order was issued to the property owner today (May 6), requiring a comprehensive building report on the status of the remainder of the building to identify any remedial works to ensure the safety of the building, with one of the goals being to allow Main Street to fully reopen. Options include making repairs to the...

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Emergency Preparedness Week Tip – Make a Household Emergency Plan

Posted on Monday, May 06, 2024 10:14 AM

Emergency Preparedness Week is May 5-11, 2024. Stay tuned for daily facts and tips on how to be safe and prepared for every season.

Every household is different. Your emergency plan should consider everyone’s needs and divide up responsibilities to help keep your household safe during an emergency.

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Making a plan is an important part of being safe during emergencies. Talk to your family, friends and loved ones about how you will prepare for and respond to an...

Health Unit Celebrates Emergency Preparedness Week

Posted on Monday, May 06, 2024 10:00 AM

Press Release – Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Emergency Preparedness Week takes place May 6-12 across the country. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit works with local municipalities, counties and government agencies to help reduce the impact of emergencies and disasters on people living in Leeds Grenville and Lanark Counties.

Everyone is encouraged to be aware of their surroundings and the possible risks. Consider what you can do to prepare yourself and your...

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Health Unit Promotes the Healing Power of Compassion During Mental Health Week

Posted on Monday, May 06, 2024 08:00 AM

Press Release – Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

May 6-12 is Mental Health Week and the theme is “A Call to be Kind”. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is promoting the healing powers of compassion and how this can affect your mental health and your physical health.

We all have the capacity to be compassionate, and we know that doing so can make an enormous difference. Being compassionate for others and for yourself can go a long way to achieving your physical...

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Council Proclaims May 5, 2024 as World Pulmonary Hypertension Day

Posted on Sunday, May 05, 2024 08:00 AM

Mississippi Mills Council passed a proclamation at their April 23, 2024 meeting to declare May 5, 2024 as World Pulmonary Hypertension Day.

Almonte Old Town Hall and the Falls will also be illuminated in purple on May 5 in recognition of World PH Day.

The proclamation reads as follows:

WHEREAS, Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare but very complex and serious lung disease, which is progressive and potentially fatal. PH can strike people of all backgrounds, ages, and genders.

AND WHEREAS, common...

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Almonte Cenotaph Renovation Project Update – May 3, 2024

Posted on Friday, May 03, 2024 03:02 PM

The main portion of work for the renovations to the Almonte Cenotaph has been completed. Further work will continue over the next few weeks, focusing on cleaning the Cenotaph structure and repainting the names.

Flower beds will be planted by the Almonte & District Horticultural Society in the next few weeks as well.

Thank you for your patience during the minor traffic delays that occurred as part of this project.