Local Salvation Army Majors honoured for their service to the community

Town Councilor Jay Brennan presents Major Owen Rowsell and Major Sharon Rowsell of the Smiths Falls Salvation Army with a certificate of appreciation for their service to the community. The Majors have been located in Smiths Falls for the past two years but have spent the last 39 years in ministry with the Salvation Army. They will officially […]

Roadside spraying controversy continues at Lanark County council

Jane Hobson editorial@pdgmedia.ca The roadside pesticide spraying debate continued at the April 25 Lanark County council meeting even though council has already passed a motion to spray in 2017. Dr. Meg Sears made a presentation to council about the health consequences of pesticide spraying. Sears is a researcher and lead scientist at the national group […]

The Lanark County Great Veggie Grow-off kicks off May 1

Submitted editorial@pdgmedia.ca Join the Neighbourhood Tomatoheads, Lanark municipal and community leaders at the Mississippi Mills Youth Centre at 134 Main St. E., in Almonte on May 1 at 3 p.m. to kick off the fourth annual Great Veggie Grow-off Challenge. There will be snacks and music around the centre’s newly raised garden beds. The Great […]

Almonte company puts laws of physics into question with new innovation

Jane Hobson jane@pdgmedia.ca An Almonte company is in the works of having many laws of physics reexamined and potentially rewritten after inventing new technology that will have a dramatic impact on the future of electric vehicles (EV) and energy generation. “Over the past 15 years our company has been developing and is now commercializing a […]

Carleton Place hospital emergency department plans move to next phase

Submitted editorial@pdgmedia.ca Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital (CPDMH) has retained the services of Resource Planning Group Inc. (RPG) to lead the functional program stage of planning for the hospital’s new emergency department. “The Ministry of Health has a five-stage planning and approval process for capital projects and we are at stage two,” explains Mary […]

Carleton Place to facilitate wetlands regulation discussions

Matthew Behrens editorial@pdgmedia.ca The town of Carleton Place will facilitate discussions between the Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) and landowners affected by hitherto unenforced regulations that call for protection of wetlands under the 2006 Conservation Authorities Act. As part of a proposal to expand its regulatory coverage, the MVCA has been engaged in a series […]

Carleton Place council suggests compromise solution for OVRT

Matthew Behrens editorial@pdgmedia.ca The physical environment committee of Carleton Place town council is encouraging Lanark County to adopt a compromise position on usage of the Ottawa Valley Recreational Trail (OVRT), one that envisions separate, parallel trails running within a common corridor. The April 4 decision follows a series of open houses and presentations to council […]

Human trafficking cases discovered in Lanark County

Sally Smith editorial@pdgmedia.ca If you think it doesn’t happen here, think again. Human trafficking is happening in Lanark, Perth, Carleton Place and Smiths Falls. “It’s all over Canada, all over the world,” said Constable Aaron Tompkins, community services officer with the Smiths Falls Police Service. “It’s a domestic problem,” he went on, adding that recently […]

Maple weekend in Lanark County is April 1 – 2

Submitted editorial@pdgmedia.ca Get ready for some maple-inspired fun on April 1 and 2, during Maple Weekend’s third annual sweet celebratory event. Taking place right in the heart of maple season, Maple Weekend is the perfect time to plan a trip to a local participating sugar bush and sample maple treats while experiencing some old-fashioned family […]

How To Fair expands to Lanark County libraries

Submitted editorial@pdgmedia.ca  The libraries of Lanark County are pleased to announce they will be hosting a How To Fair at libraries across Lanark County on Saturday, April 22. The first annual How To Fair was held at the Perth Union Library in April 2016. This year, it has now expanded to libraries across Lanark County. […]