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Lanark County Social Services celebrates 50 years

Posted on Wednesday, November 01, 2023 09:33 AM

Press Release – Lanark County

Lanark County Social Services is celebrating its 50th anniversary in November – marking five decades of tremendous change in serving the community.

The department began operations on Nov. 3, 1973 in the basement of Lanark Lodge, the county’s long-term care home. At the time, there were three field workers, a secretary/receptionist and Director Ray Elgersma, who also carried a caseload. There were no computers, staff shared three phones and all cheques had to be...

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November is Radon Action Month

Posted on Wednesday, November 01, 2023 09:00 AM

Press Release – Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

November is Radon Action Month and the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit (LGLDHU) is encouraging homeowners to test their homes for radon.

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer, after smoking. The risk of developing lung cancer from radon exposure depends mostly on three factors: the level of radon you are exposed to, the duration of exposure, and smoking habits. Smoking or radon exposure can increase the...

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Notice of Complete Application/Intent to Lift Holding Symbol – November 21, 2023 – 430 Ottawa Street

Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2023 12:14 PM

TAKE NOTICE that a Committee of the Whole meeting will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. to consider an application to amend the Zoning By-law Amendment in order to remove a Holding Symbol under Section 36 of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter P.13.

An attached map identifies the location of the property and the area subject to this application.

File Number: D14-224-23
Owner: 2241497 Ontario Ltd.
Applicant: Novatech (c/o Steve Pentz)
Legal Address: Part Lot 16, Concession 10, Part 1...

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Applications now open for 2024 Mississippi Mills Municipal Grants

Posted on Monday, October 30, 2023 08:00 AM

The Municipality of Mississippi Mills continues to recognize the valuable contributions made by community organizations and volunteer groups through the Municipal Grants Program.

Support is provided each year from the Municipality’s operating budget to qualifying organizations through an annual application process.

Applications for the 2024 Municipal Grants are now being accepted until November 30, 2023.

The grants provide modest assistance to organizations within Mississippi Mills who improve the...

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Municipality of Mississippi Mills welcomes UCDSB students for Local Government Week

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023 03:51 PM

Press Release – Upper Canada District School Board

Students from four Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) schools received a first-hand look on how municipal governments operate, including a meet and greet with Mississippi Mills Mayor Christa Lowry, and tour of the municipal offices and public works department on October 17, coinciding with Local Government Week, October 16-20.

The municipality invited nearby schools to attend an ‘open house’ where Mayor Lowry welcomed students into council...

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Notice of Public Meeting - November 7th, 2023 - Development Charges Background Study

Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023 12:36 PM

On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, the Council of the Municipality of Mississippi Mills will hold a public meeting, pursuant to section 12 of the Development Charges Act, 1997, as amended, to present and obtain public input on the municipality’s proposed development charges (D.C.) by-laws and underlying background study.

All interested parties are invited to attend the Public Meeting in person or virtually. Any person who attends the meeting may make representations relating to the proposed D.C....

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Municipal Reforestation Grant Deadline Extended to November 17

Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2023 11:57 AM

Are you a forestry-dependent commercial business in Mississippi Mills? Our Municipal Reforestation Grant Program might be for you.

Earlier this year, the Municipality of Mississippi Mills was successful in its application for one-time funding offered by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to recoup clean-up costs experienced as a result of the Derecho in May 2022. The Municipality received funds for equipment and reforestation projects.

As a result, the Municipality established the...