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Sanitary and Storm Sewer System Flushing Underway

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 11:26 AM

Residents are advised that flushing of the sanitary and storm sewer system in certain areas has begun and may last until April 12, 2024. 

The areas affected include areas north of Queen Street and Ottawa Street, and the Island in Almonte.  The stormwater sewers in Appleton will also be affected by this work. 

Mississippi Mills has retained Clean Water Works Inc. to complete these works. During this time there may be minor traffic impacts. Residents in the affected areas are advised to ensure all...

Changes at the Language Express Preschool Speech and Language Program

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 11:00 AM

Press Release – Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) released new guidelines for Preschool Speech and Language programs and School-Based Rehabilitation Services (SBRS) in August 2023.  The guidelines state that PSL services must end at school start and that there should be a smooth and seamless transition to school board and SBRS services. The guidelines also emphasize “Tier 1” services and inclusive and culturally...

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Municipal Office Closures - Good Friday and Easter Monday

Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 08:30 AM

The Mississippi Mills Municipal Office, will be closed Good Friday (Friday, March 29) and Monday, April 1 for Easter.

The Municipality's Building and Planning and Recreation and Culture Departments at Almonte Old Town Hall will also be closed on these days. 

Offices will re-open on Tuesday, April 2 at 8:30 a.m.

For your convenience,  there is a mail slot located to the left of the Municipal Office entrance (3131 Old Perth Road) to drop off payments and other documents.

In case of a municipal...

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Students Invited to Apply for 2024 Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 04:55 PM

Press Release – Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists

“We’re all stories in the end. Just make it a good one, eh?”

― Doctor Who (Matt Smith) – The Big Bang (TV episode 2010)

Since 2007 the MVFN Cliff Bennett Nature Bursary (CBNB) helped secondary-school students entering post-secondary studies in a natural field, make their story a good one. The CBNB operates within the auspices of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists program.

In 2007 — to honour the former teacher and well-known local naturalist...

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Good Food in Schools Forum Spotlights Schools’ Efforts to Build Food Literacy

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 12:49 PM

Press Release – Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

Partners across Leeds-Grenville and Lanark are collaborating to host the Good Food in Schools Forum at Kemptville Campus on April 11. This one-day event will bring together stakeholders working on school food education and programs across Eastern Ontario, to share efforts to create healthy and positive school food environments.

Organizers are excited to foster these conversations between educators, students, parents, food producers,...

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Changes to Garbage & Recycling Schedule - Good Friday

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024 08:00 AM

Please be advised that if your regular garbage/recycling collection is Fridays, this week it will be collected on Saturday, March 30 due to Good Friday.

Also, a second container may be placed out for pickup at curbside without a bag tag affixed to it, during collections taking place the week immediately following Easter Monday.

For more information, visit our Garbage and Recycling page

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Total Burn Ban in Effect – March 25, 2024

Posted on Monday, March 25, 2024 03:32 PM

The Mississippi Mills Fire Department (MMFD) has changed the Municipality’s open air burning status to a Level 5 – Total Burn Ban due to the current dry conditions. This will remain in effect until further notice.

PLEASE NOTE: All open air fires are prohibited during a fire ban, even for those who have an open air fire permit. This ban applies to all types of burning, including campfires and fireworks.

Please use extreme caution when discarding cigarettes.

Questions regarding the ban or status of a...