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Health Unit - Update on booking local COVID-19 vaccine appointments

Posted on Monday, April 26, 2021 04:22 PM

The Health Unit has invested in our Leeds, Grenville and Lanark (LGL) Vaccine Call Centre, and as a result we have increased our capacity to handle a higher volume of calls, and have trained call centre staff to manage more complex client requests. The recent enhancements to the local call centre mean that 100 individuals can be in the queue to speak with a live agent, and wait times have averaged less than 20-minutes.  Once an individual gets through to the call centre, the average call lasts...

Development Charges Bylaw Amendment 2021

Posted on Monday, April 26, 2021 09:34 AM

*For the current Development Charges rates please visit the Development Charges webpage



            TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills passed an amendment to Development Charge By-law No. 18-88 by By-law 21-029 on the 20th day of April 2021 under section 2 (1) of the Development Charges Act, 1997, S.O., 1997 c.27 as amended;

             AND TAKE NOTICE that any...

Highlights of the April 20, 2021 Council Meeting

Posted on Friday, April 23, 2021 05:06 PM

Council adopted Official Plan Amendment (OPA) 22 which expands Almonte’s settlement area boundary. The expansion areas consist of Area 1 (17 hectares), Area 2 (21.9 hectares), Area 3A (25.1 hectares), and Area 4 (8.9 hectares). Once Council adopts the corresponding bylaw, which will be on the Council agenda May 4th, the OPA will go to Lanark County for review.  As our approval authority for planning matters, the County will review OPA 22 and hold an additional public meeting before it is finally...

Limb Loss Awareness Month

Posted on Friday, April 23, 2021 10:06 AM

Council has proclaimed April as Limb Loss Awareness month.

Did you know that an estimated 227,000 Canadians are affected by an amputation or have a limb difference? Did you also know that amputations are often preformed due to complications from diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and trauma?

For many, losing a limb can result in physical, spiritual and financial challenges that affect how people live their daily lives such as isolation that can lead to mental health issues.



Health Unit - Enjoy the outdoors and be Tick Smart

Posted on Friday, April 23, 2021 08:00 AM

The ticks are out!  When temperatures rise above 4oC ticks will be active. Enjoy the benefits of being outdoors by going for a hike, working in the garden or cleaning up leaf litter in the yard; but remember to be tick smart. While not all Black legged ticks in our area carry bacteria that cause Lyme disease, a significant number do, and you cannot tell if a tick is positive by looking at it. Taking the following precautions will help to reduce your risk:

  • Dress in light coloured clothing so you...

Mill of Kintail

MVCA Seeks Public Input for Future of Mill of Kintail Museum

Posted on Thursday, April 22, 2021 08:52 AM

April 21, 2021 A special advisory committee (SAC) struck by Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) has submitted its report to the MVCA Board of Directors with three options for the future of the Mill of Kintail Museum.  Co-chaired by Board members Christa Lowry, Mayor of Mississippi Mills and Jeff Atkinson, Councillor from Carleton Place, the Committee has met several times since Bill 108, the More Homes, More Choice Act, directed Ontario’s 36 conservation authorities (CAs) to focus...

Fire Department

Partial Fire Ban

Posted on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 04:47 PM

The Mississippi Mills Fire Department (MMFD) has changed the burning status to a Partial Burn Ban.  The Partial Burn Ban will permit campfires in the Municipality in areas that are permitted to burn.  Almonte and Pakenham residents remain in a restricted burn area.

NOTE:  The Partial Burn Ban continues to restrict the use of burn barrels and the burning of brush piles and yard waste.

The Burn Permit system will notify users that only campfires are permitted during the partial burn ban.  Permits...