Environment

Disappointment over County spraying vote

MAY 28, 2017 — The Friends of Lanark County are disappointed that – given the opportunity for Lanark County Council to reverse the decision...

Rural community opposes paintball business in Drummond / North Elmsley

by Neil Carleton The first people to arrive Monday night were seated by 5:00 p.m.  When the public meeting was called to order a few...

Council discusses herbicide spraying next week

EDITOR'S NOTE: We recently recieved the following letter, and separately this report, relating to an upcoming debate on roadside herbicide spraying in the area. On...

New signs to mark drinking water protection zones

Mississippi and Rideau Watersheds, January 4, 2016 – There will soon be new road signs appearing in some communities in eastern Ontario. These signs...

The other side of the turtle fence

Gretta Bradley The extinction of the dodo bird was so spectacularly quick that it became forever synonymous with the disappearance of anything short lived. The...

OPP reminding public to be bear wise

   The Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind the public of the need to be aware that...

Group is concerned about herbicide use on County roads

Friends of Lanark County's Response to Lanark County's 2018 Spray Program Starting in mid-May, Lanark County used Clearview herbicide along County roads in an effort to...

Should Mississippi taxpayers be paying for RV dumping stations?

 by Theresa Peluso Did you know that Mississippi Mills taxpayers are now on the hook for $4,000 to cover the costs of a dumping station for...

Breaking a bag habit

Theresa Peluso Chairperson Environmental Issues Committee Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists "A habit is something you can do without thinking—which is why most of us have so many of...

Cecropia Surprize

by Neil Carleton Although late arriving for the Annual General Meeting of the Mississippi Valley Field Naturalists on May 17, I had a remarkable...

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