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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.

Author Heather O’Neill to Visit Almonte Library Branch

Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2022 03:20 PM

Author Heather O’Neill discusses her new novel, When We Lost Our Heads, at the Mississippi Mills Public Library, Almonte branch, on Thursday, November 10th at 6:30pm. Mill Street Books will be on hand to sell books (the new one and backlist).

This is a FREE event, but please register: or call the library

O’Neill is a Canadian novelist, poet, short story writer, screenwriter and journalist, who published her debut novel, Lullabies for Little...

Indigenous Veterans Day - Flags Lowered

Posted on Tuesday, November 08, 2022 08:30 AM

November 8th - Indigenous Veterans Day

Flags at all municipal locations will be lowered to half mast in recognition of Indigenous Veterans Day - a day to recognize and acknowledge the many contributions and sacrifices of Aboriginals not only to Canada's war efforts but to its peacekeeping reputation.