Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Author: Lanarkist News

The old Willowdale Retirement Home in Smiths Falls was recently purchased by Saumure Group of Companies, and they’re looking to partner with Lanark County’s social services department to offer transitional housing to those in need. - Laurie Weir poto

Lanark County moves forward with supported housing project in Smiths Falls

Lanark County is moving ahead with an innovative partnership that will see a supported housing program for Lanark County clients currently experiencing homelessness. At its regular meeting Wednesday evening, Lanark County Council directed staff to enter into an agreement with Lanark County Mental Health (LCMH) to provide $296,000 for the

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Mississippi Mills Council Members recently returned from the Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference, held January 21-23 in Toronto. Pictured from left: Ramsay Ward Councillor Bev Holmes; Mayor Christa Lowry; Trevor Jones, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs; Deputy Mayor Rickey Minnille; Almonte Ward Councillor Jane Torrance; and Almonte Ward Councillor Mary Lou Souter. - Submitted photo

Mississippi Mills participates in ministerial delegations at ROMA conference

Last week’s Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference was highlighted by two successful ministerial delegations for Mississippi Mills council members and staff. The first delegation took place with the Honourable Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure, regarding acquiring the land and building at 2 Industrial Drive in Almonte. The former Land

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Mississippi Mills Mayor and ROMA Board Vice Chair, Christa Lowry, chaired a panel session, Responding to Gender Based Violence, January 22 at the 2024 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference. Pictured, from left: Brianna Luckasavitch, representing Lanark County Interval House and Community Support, Mayor Lowry, and panel speaker Pamela Cross, Advocacy Director with Luke’s Place. - Submitted photo

Mississippi Mills mayor chairs gender-based violence discussion at ROMA conference

While at the 2024 Rural Ontario Municipal Association (ROMA) Conference held last week in Toronto, Mississippi Mills Mayor Christa Lowry chaired a panel discussion on gender based violence. It marked the first time the issue has been discussed at a large convening venue of municipal officials in Ontario. The panel

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