Problems with Tainted Wellwater

By now, most people in Mississippi Mills know that several dozen families in the south end of Ramsay ward recently learned their well water is, or may be, contaminated by Perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS). The source is the nearby National Fire Lab on Concession 8, operated by the National Research Council (NRC). The NRC moved quickly to protect people’s health but questions remain about how far the pollution may spread and how long PFAS will stay in the soil and aquifer.


New Mayor Forum Formed

Updated November 12, 2015
On Friday, November 6, I joined twelve other heads of Council in the village of Cloyne (near Bon Echo Park) for the second meeting of the Rural Mayor’s Forum of Eastern Ontario. The Forum, which draws members from five counties, formed to collaborate, and to share experiences and best practices. 


NBA Funds Local Basketball Court to Honor Naismith

Augusta Street Park in Almonte has a new, world-class basketball court. With a grant of US$19,780 from NBA Canada and Bell Canada, and about $9000 from the Hub, Civitan, and Friends of Augusta Street Park, the old court is gone and a new two-net replacement now graces the park.


Two Tons of Fresh Food for the Food Bank

For the second year, gardeners in Mississippi Mills triumphed in the Great Veggie Grow-off with Carleton Place and Beckwith Township. Organized by the Neighbourhood Tomato, the competition challenges each municipality to donate fresh garden produce to the Lanark Food Bank between May 1 and the Thanksgiving weekend.