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Special Air Quality Statement in Effect

Posted on Monday, June 05, 2023 12:56 PM

Due to smoke plumes from the forest fire in the Calabogie area, Environment Canada has issued a Special Air Quality Statement for Mississippi Mills.

 The migration of the smoke may cause poor air quality and reduced visibility in our area today and possibly into Tuesday, June 6.

 Those who have lung or heart disease, are pregnant, children, older adults or people who work outdoors are at a higher risk of experiencing health effects due to smoke from the wildfire.

 The Mississippi Mills Fire...

June is Pride Month

Posted on Saturday, June 03, 2023 01:32 PM

From the Office of the Mayor

June 3, 2023

For the fourth year, the Pride flag is flying in Mississippi Mills and Council has unanimously proclaimed June is Pride Month. Today, I was happy to celebrate with members of Pride in Mississippi Mills and Lanark County Wide Pride before their Drive-Out Parade!

Why celebrate Pride Month in Mississippi Mills? Here are a few reasons:

  • We celebrate Pride to recognize the value of diversity in our municipality. 

  • We celebrate Pride as a commitment to promoting a...

National Indigenous History Month

National Indigenous History Month 2023

Posted on Friday, June 02, 2023 06:49 PM

From the Office of the Mayor

June 1, 2023

June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to recognize and celebrate the rich heritage of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada. Honouring the culture of Indigenous Peoples not only broadens our human story, but also ensures we remember a complete history of our community, and our country. 

Two years ago, we experienced a heartbreaking prelude to National Indigenous History Month:  the discovery of a mass grave at a Kamloops...

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National AccessAbility Week Tip #4

Posted on Friday, June 02, 2023 08:34 AM

Did you know that mental health disabilities include a range of disorders such as anxiety, mood, and behavioral? People with mental health disabilities may seem edgy or irritated, act aggressively, be pushy or abrupt, unable to make a decision, start laughing or get angry for no apparent reason. Here are some tips to help people who have mental health disabilities: Treat a person with mental health disabilities with the same respect and consideration you have for everyone else. If someone appears...

Burn Ban Level 5

Total Burn Ban in Effect - June 1, 2023

Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2023 12:05 PM

Mississippi Mills Fire Department (MMFD) has changed the Municipality's burning status to Level 5 - Total Burn Ban. With conditions expected to remain dry throughout the weekend, MMFD would like to remind the public that this ban will remain in place until conditions dampen. 

NOTE: All open air fires are prohibited during a fire ban, even those properties that have an Open Air Fire Permit. This ban applies to all types of burning, including campfires and fireworks.

Questions regarding the burn ban...

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Media Release from the Health Unit

Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2023 11:01 AM



Summer temperatures have arrived and the next few days are forecasted to be quite hot. While many welcome the warmer weather, the health unit is sending a reminder that high temperatures may impact your health.

Becoming over heated can cause dehydration, heat exhaustion, heat stroke and in some cases death. Even short periods of exposure to high temperatures can cause health problems. If you...

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National AccessAbility Week Tip #3

Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2023 09:28 AM

Did you know that vision disabilities reduce a person’s ability to see clearly? Very few people are totally blind. Many have limited vision such as loss of peripheral or central vision, where others can only see outlines of objects or the direction of light. Here are some tips to help people who are vision impaired: Identify yourself when you approach the person. Speak normally and clearly and don’t walk away without saying good-bye. If you offer assistance, wait until you receive permission from...