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Posted Thursday, July 09, 2020

Due to extremely high temperatures and humidex levels expected over the next several days the health unit would like to remind everyone to be cautious as the combination of heat and high humidity can be hazardous to your health. Conditions during high heat and humidity have the potential to cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Dr. Paula Stewart, Medical Officer of Health for the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit, is advising the public to monit...

Posted Thursday, July 09, 2020

July 8, 2020 MISSISSIPPI VALLEY WATERSHED—Due to hot, dry weather, flows in rivers and streams have been slowly dropping over the past month, This has led to below average conditions throughout in the watershed for this time of year. Most of the upper lakes in the watershed are at summer target levels but evaporation could become a significant concern if current conditions persist. This is expected given what little rainfall is in current forecasts. The MVCA is currently mobilizing the Mi...

Posted Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Today internal members of the Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) met via teleconference to discuss emergency preparedness relating to the ongoing measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Tuesday, July 6th masks are mandatory for anyone within enclosed spaces that are open to the public. To find out if your business is required to abide by this health unit directive please consult the information page released by the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit. The re...

Posted Monday, July 06, 2020

As of 12:01 am on Tuesday July 7th masks/face coverings will be mandatory for indoor public places. The Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit is requiring that all businesses develop a policy that requires individuals to wear masks in spaces that are openly accessible to the public. With more and more businesses opening every day, 2-metre physical distancing may be difficult to maintain. We need to be socially responsible and wear a mask when in enclosed/indoor public spaces. This m...

Posted Friday, July 03, 2020

July 3, 2020 I am thrilled to share with you that Mississippi Mills will see major improvements to the Levi Bridge in Pakenham thanks to support from the Provincial and Federal governments.  The Province is investing $400,389 while the Federal government’s portion is $606,650 leaving the contribution from Mississippi Mills for this essential project at $202,261. The Levi Bridge will be replaced, upgrading from a one-lane to a new two-lane bridge with new railings and guardrails, making it...