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From the Office of the Mayor - 25th Anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted on Monday, June 21, 2021 06:46 PM

Today is the 25th Anniversary of National Indigenous Peoples Day, a time to celebrate the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. June is also National Indigenous History Month.

Honouring the culture and histories of the Indigenous Peoples not only broadens our human story but also ensures that a complete history of Canada and all her Peoples are duly recognized and remembered.

Three weeks ago, we experienced a heartbreaking and sobering...

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Mississippi Mills to install Progress Pride Crosswalks in Three Wards

Posted on Friday, June 18, 2021 06:22 PM

In celebration of Pride Month, Mississippi Mills Council voted to install Progress Pride crosswalks in three locations across the Municipality.

At their May 18th meeting Council passed a motion declaring June as Pride Month to support inclusion awareness and the two-spirited, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (2SLGBTQ+) communities in Mississippi Mills. As a further demonstration of support, Council directed staff to work with Pride in Mississippi Mills to identify suitable locations for...

FREE Rapid Antigen Test Kits - now available for business!

Posted on Friday, June 18, 2021 06:07 PM

The Carleton Place & District Chamber of Commerce along with the Ontario Chamber of Commerce has partnered with the Ontario and Federal Government to provide Covid Rapid Antigen Test Kits to businesses across the province who wish to test employees in the workplace. 

The COVID-19 Rapid Screening Initiative will provide free rapid antigen tests for employees of small and medium-sized businesses (SME's). The goal of the program is to identify asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 in the workplace that...

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Media Release: Council Highlights June 15, 2021

Posted on Thursday, June 17, 2021 02:21 PM

Highlights of the June 15, 2021 Council Meeting

 Council proclaimed the month of June as “Deafblind Awareness Month”. Deafblind Awareness Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions that deafblind individuals make in their communities throughout Ontario with the support of Intervenors who serve as a bridge to communication for individuals who are deafblind.

 Council declared the week of June 21st to 25th as Graduation Week to celebrate the achievements of students in Mississippi Mills. In a year...


Watershed Plan Aims to Build Resiliency Against Climate Change Impacts

Posted on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 03:02 PM

Watershed Plan Aims to Build Resiliency Against Climate Change Impacts

Levels on the Mississippi River are currently 65% below normal for this time of year.  The Draft Mississippi Watershed Plan recently released for comment by Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) states that the watershed has experienced four droughts since 2012 and six large floods since 1998. Climate change models for the watershed predict more frequent extreme weather events and earlier spring freshets, with...

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Uncover Those Property Identification Numbers!

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 08:34 PM

In the rural areas Property Identification Signs (blue signs with white numbers) are used by emergency services to identify your property in the event of an emergency. Over time these signs can become covered by branches, shrubs, or trees, making them difficult to spot - especially by someone in a hurry.   

It's important to trim back any vegetation to ensure your property identification number is clear and visible so that if you ever need police, fire or ambulance, they will be able to find you. 

Public Sector Member Wanted for Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Committee

Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 08:12 PM

MISSISSIPPI AND RIDEAU WATERSHEDS — The Mississippi-Rideau Source Protection Region (MRSPR) is seeking a Source Protection Committee member who is interested in protecting municipal drinking water sources in the Mississippi and Rideau Valley watersheds.

The MRSPR Committee was established in 2007 as a result of the Province’s Clean Water Act. The committee guides local efforts to protect drinking water at the source and is made up of one-third municipal, one-third economic and one-third public...