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MEDIA RELEASE: Call to Residents to Take Action

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 11:22 AM

Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit

November 15, 2022 

Call to Residents to Take Action 

We can all reduce hospital visits and admissions in those most vulnerable (the very young, very old and immunocompromised) if we work together this season to reduce the spread of the triple threat of seasonal respiratory viruses (Covid/Flu/RSV). The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit supports the provincial recommendation of getting back to using the layers of protection we...

OPP Angel Tree Program In Its 37th Year

Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2022 09:36 AM

The Municipality of Mississippi Mills is pleased to be participating in the Lanark County Family and Child Services/ OPP Angel Tree program, now in its 37th year. If you would like to participate, please stop by the main entrance (lower level) of the Municipal Building at 3131 Old Perth Road, choose a tag from the tree and fill in the sign up sheet. Gifts (preferably unwrapped or in a gift bag) should be dropped off at the tree before Friday, Dec. 2, 2022. Please ensure the Angel Card is affixed...

Inaugural Council Meeting

Posted on Monday, November 14, 2022 11:29 AM

The inaugural meeting of the 2022-2026 Mississippi Mills Council is taking place tomorrow, November 15th beginning at 6:00 pm at Almonte Old Town Hall.

The event will be livestreamed on our website,

A local children’s choir will be participating – for their safety and as per recommendations by Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health, please consider wearing a mask if you plan to attend in person. Hand sanitizer and masks will also be readily available on site.

Mississippi Mills Launches Photo Contest as Part of Bicentennial Celebrations

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 03:45 PM

We’ve launched a photo contest to highlight our beautiful community! Email us your best photos from anywhere in Mississippi Mills in any season for a chance to win a $200 grand prize!

Individuals may enter a maximum of 10 photograph submissions. Each photo should be submitted with the photographer’s name, location the photograph was taken and photographer’s residence (i.e. name of town/city).

Contest details and results will be communicated through Mississippi Mills social media channels and www...

Information session for Blakeney Bridge planned for Dec. 1

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 03:28 PM

Lanark County is planning to replace the Blakeney Bridge and wants to hear from you!

The bridge crosses the Mississippi River between Almonte and Pakenham and is located on Blakeney Road just west of Blakeney. It consists of three structures and was built in 1915, currently serving an average of 400 cars per day. Recent inspections have prompted a load limit of 5 tonnes, which is now in effect, and have identified the need to replace the bridge as soon as possible, likely in 2023 or 2024 using a...

Blakeney Bridge to be Closed for Repairs Starting Nov. 14

Posted on Thursday, November 10, 2022 03:15 PM

Blakeney Bridge in Mississippi Mills will be closed for a two-week period starting Monday, Nov. 14 in order to complete repairs required to restore the structure’s load capacity.

Recent inspections identified that the current 12-tonne load limit on the single-lane bridge should be further reduced to 5 tonnes unless remedial work is undertaken. The new load limit is now in effect.

“The work will consist of structural steel repairs to the girders and floor beams underneath, as well as concrete...

Office Closed for Remembrance Day

Posted on Wednesday, November 09, 2022 02:39 PM

Please note our municipal office will be closed on November 11th. Flags at all municipal buildings as well as the Cenotaph will be lowered.

Local services:

PAKENHAM Friday, November 11th at 10:45 am at the Cenotaph at the front of the school. This service is presented by Pakenham Public School.  ALMONTE Friday, November 11th at 11am at the Cenotaph on Bridge Street.  This service is presented by the Almonte Legion. Reception to follow at the Legion.