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Message to Residents of Lanark Highlands and Surrounding Area
Posted on July 20, 2018

On Monday July 16th, the OPP began an investigation into “threats made to a staff member of the Township of Lanark Highlands”. This investigation according to the OPP’s press release is “open and ongoing”.

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Posted on July 17, 2018

ISSUE DATE: Monday, July 16, 2018
CLOSE DATE: Monday, August 3, 2018 at 4:00 pm
LOCATION: Township of Lanark Highlands Municipal Office
75 George Street, P.O. Box 340, Lanark, ON K0G 1K0 Attention: Joan Pratt, Treasurer

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Lanark Highlands Road Classification


Capital Assets 2018


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Media Release
Clarification regarding the implementation of the Township’s Establishing and Regulating By-law governing the Lanark Highlands Fire Service (LHFS).

Posted on July 9, 2018

Due to the continuous and unfortunate dissemination of misinformation that has been circulating amongst Lanark Highlands residents published recently in the Lanark Era by a Former Fire Chief - Kirk Cannon and subsequently distributed on Social Media, the Township would like to clarify the implementation of the Establishing and Regulating (E&R) By-law which governs the operations of the Township’s Fire Services.

On May 17th, of 2016, a draft of the revised E&R By-law for the Township’s Fire Service was passed “in principle” in the Committee of the Whole to be passed in Council and implemented thereafter. However, due to the departure of the then Fire Chief Morehouse, the By-law was delayed in coming back to Council for final approval. It was subsequently passed by Council on May 29th, 2018.

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Media Release
Changes in Leadership at the Township of Lanark Highlands Fire Service

Posted on July 9, 2018

I wish to respond to the dissemination of misinformation that has been circulating. It is important that the Township ensure that residents have the facts. Although there have been a few recent changes in the leadership of the Fire Service, there has been no negative impact to the Fire Service or the safety of the residents of Lanark Highlands.

This is an unfortunate circumstance and these difficult decisions made by the Township’s Administration were made in accordance with Township Policies, the Establishing and Regulating By-law (E&R) as well as the Fire Service Code of Conduct (which every member of the Fire Service has read and signed). However, I fully support the decisions and can assure you that the appropriate process was followed.

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Lanark Highlands Fire Service Crest

Posted on July 10, 2018

Due to excessive dry conditions, Lanark Highlands Fire Service is placing a Township-wide fire ban into effect immediately.

No burning of any kind is permitted and fireworks are not permitted during a fire ban.

We thank residents for their patience and cooperation.

Posted on June 28, 2018

Galbraith Bridge will be closed for replacement beginning July 9, 2018. Traffic will be detoured for a period of nine (9) weeks. For more information click on the link: Galbraith Bridge Closure 2018

BYLAW 2014-1267, Regulating and Setting of Fires, is being updated at the June 12th Meeting
Posted on June 6, 2018

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Posted on June 6, 2018

The Committee of Adjustment of the Township of Lanark Highlands will hold a Public Meeting on June 26, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers, 75 George St. Lanark, Ontario to hear an application for minor variance under authority of Section 45 of the Planning Act.

For more information please click on the following link: MV-03-18 Landowner Notice

Interested in Working on the Municipal Election?
Posted on June 1, 2018

Please complete this form and return it to or the township office at 75 George Street. Successful applicants will be contacted September 21, 2018.

The Township of Lanark Highlands wishes to extend our appreciation to the Government of Canada for its’ up to $15,000 contribution to install a septic system and well at the Middleville Community Centre.

This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada, with support through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program/Avec l'appui du Programme d'infrastructure communautaire de Canada 150.

Government of Canada 150 Anniversary


Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands - 75 George Street, PO Box 340. Lanark, Ontario, Canada K0G 1K0. 613-259-2398.