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Is Mississippi Lake Off Limits ?                                                                                                           posted: 21 Apr 2020

Well boating season has finally arrived and I know everyone is anxious to get back on the water.  But what about the State of Emergency in Ontario related to Covid-19? Does it mean Mississippi Lake is off limits?

The answer I was given to these questions today (April 21, 2020) from an OPP representative stationed at the Carleton Place detachment was:


"Technically the water is not off-limits. However, the state of emergency rules (see: https://www.ontario.ca/laws/statute/90e09/v9 ) must be observed, even while on the water, including those which limit the size of gatherings (i.e. no rafting) and physical distancing."


Carleton Place has announced that it will open the Lake Avenue boat launch on 15 May 2020, with some restrictions.  View the details here. 


If you have need of clarification the non-emergency OPP number is 1-888-310-1122 and the Carleton Place OPP detachment can be reached at 613-257-5610.


Rob Bell, President Mississippi Lakes Association

Marker Buoy Deployment Plan -2020                                                                                         posted: 11 Apr 2020
                                                  updated: 13 May 2020        

As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, given that:


-  the Ontario government has banned gatherings of five people or more;

-  the Premier has asked Ontarians not to overwhelm the supply chains of rural communities

   during this pandemic;

-  the Town of Carleton Place will open its Lake Avenue boat launch site on 15 May 2020;

-  boating tends to be a highly social activity:

the MLA cautionary buoys will be deployed 14 May 2020.


If you do decide to go out on the water, please exercise diligence and caution.  Please take a look at these useful guidelines to follow during this difficult time.

October 2019


The deadline for application is FRIDAY, 4 Oct 2019.

Private Road Associations located in Beckwith Township can apply to receive a private road maintenance grant.

June 2019


The Disaster Relief Assistance for Ontarians (DRAO) program has been activated for Lanark County.

Here is the map of the areas activated.

Details on registration can be found at: https://www.ontario.ca/page/apply-disaster-recovery-assistance

The separate application forms for Homeowners and Tenants, or for Small Businesses, Not-For-Profit Organizations and Farms can be found at https://www.ontario.ca/page/apply-disaster-recovery-assistance#section-3