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Arbour Week Speaker Series April 22 at Almonte Old Town Hall

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024 04:18 PM

Take root at Almonte Old Town Hall on Earth Day (Monday, April 22) for an Arbour Week Speaker Series!

The series will feature Will Affleck (Just Good Compost), Scott Hortop and Mississippi Mills’ hidden gem, Ed Lawrence, with a Tree & Garden Q&A. 

Ask your gardening questions and hear the all too familiar voice provide an answer. You won’t be disappointed!

The evening starts at 7 p.m. at Almonte Old Town Hall. Admission is free. Bring your friends!

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Lanark County Council Highlights – April 17, 2024

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024 04:03 PM

Press Release – Lanark County

Here are the highlights from the Lanark County Council meeting held April 17, 2024.

Seeking Support for Youth Wellness Hub Proposal: Following a presentation to the community services committee meeting last week, Lanark County Council has directed staff to meet with Planet Youth Lanark County (PYLC) and Open Doors for Lanark Children and Youth (ODLCY) to prepare a recommendation about how the county can support the development and implementation of proposals to the...

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Branch Out with Arbour Week Activities in Mississippi Mills – April 22 to 28

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024 03:30 PM

Trees play an essential role in our everyday lives. They provide the air we breathe, the habitat for animals and clean our water.

Mississippi Mills is showing our fondness for forests by once again celebrating Arbour Week, April 22 to 28 in the Municipality.

This year, the Municipality is collaborating with the students at Almonte District High School, led by teacher Eric Young, on a week of activities being held at the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre. While being spearheaded by students and the...

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How is ‘Housing First’ Good for the Community?

Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024 09:14 AM

Press Release – Lanark County

The following is part of a series about homelessness in Lanark County.

When talking about community safety and well-being, those on the front lines of human services often strive to work upstream. What does that mean, exactly? Well, if you are constantly plucking drowning people out of the river, you should go upstream to find out why they are falling into the river in the first place.

“Housing and having access to basic needs are among the key social determinants of...

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Council and Committee of the Whole - April 23, 2024

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024 04:58 PM

Council and Committee of the Whole will hold their regular meetings on Tuesday, April 23, 2024.

Regular session is scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m., followed by Committee of the Whole.

Agendas for the meetings can be found here.

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Spring Baby Boom for Almonte General Hospital Birthing Unit

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024 01:00 PM

Press Release – Mississippi River Health Alliance

Springtime is often busy in the Almonte General Hospital Birthing Unit, but this March, things were really hopping. There were 33 babies born, almost double the number born last March!

“It’s a baby boom for our unit! It is exciting for everyone in our community as so many little humans join us,” says Dr. Melanie Fortune who is part of the Family Medicine Obstetrics team. “It is a pretty special time.”

The Almonte program includes Obstetricians,...

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UCDSB Students Shine at Skills Ontario Qualifier in Kingston

Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024 10:00 AM

Press Release – Upper Canada District School Board

Four medals were brought home by Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) students from the Skills Ontario Qualifier at St. Lawrence College, Kingston.

The event, held April 13, brought together top competitors from 12 eastern region school boards to showcase their skills, with the aim of securing a spot to represent their boards at the provincial level.

Nine UCDSB students (five individuals and two teams) demonstrated remarkable talent in...