Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush season extended open daily until April 22

Submitted by Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush Mother Nature is in the Maple Corner this spring! This long lingering cold crisp weather is perfect for maple sap flow. Shirley, Scott & Team Awesome are excited to welcome you to our pancake house and gift shoppe for an extra week of maple season. Scott’s expectation […]

The Health Unit encourages safe and healthy food donation choices

Submitted by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit Household food insecurity means not having enough money to buy healthy food. The solutions to food insecurity include things like enough income, affordable housing, daycare and transportation, opportunities for safe and steady work and opportunities for an education. Until more people have enough income to buy enough […]

Bridges Bar and Grill in Pakenham; Great place to meet between the bridges

Brian Turner editorial@pdgmedia.ca In the restaurant business, being all things to all diners really does come with risks. It’s difficult to provide an all-encompassing menu without being weak in certain areas thus alienating some segments of your audience. But since Tracey Greer, husband David and brother David Jordan took over this Pakenham main street location […]

Second annual Good Food in Schools forum

Submitted by The Table Community Food Centre and foodcoreLGL There is a growing movement in schools across Canada, a movement that is looking more closely at the food kids eat at school and that is getting them more involved with growing, making and understanding healthy foods. It is widely acknowledged that school gardens, food literacy programs […]

Spring water safety reminders

Submitted The Grenville County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) would like to remind residents to be extra cautious when near the water this spring. Melting snow, spring rain and increasing daytime temperatures are beginning to fuel rising levels of rivers, creeks and streams throughout Grenville County. This time of year, the water is dangerously cold and […]

Unlock the potential of food this nutrition month

Submitted by Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit March is nutrition month, and this year the Registered Dietitians at the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit are focusing on four ways to unlock the potential of food. Food unites us at the dinner table and is often included as part of cultural traditions. Food […]

Growth on the agenda for Merrickville-Wolford Community Fund

April Scott-Clarke editorial@pdgemdia.ca Ann Martin, a staple in the Merrickville volunteer community, wants to ensure that the community she loves is well taken care of and lives on long after she is gone. This sense of community and philanthropy is the incentive behind creating the Merrickville-Wolford Community Fund (MWCF). Community funds are broad-based, volunteer-driven and […]

Kemptville District Hospital staff recognized for their hard work during the busy winter period

Kemptville District Hospital Canadian winters – with snow, sleet and freezing rain causing hazardous driving conditions outside and keeping people inside where germs abound – present additional challenges for hospitals across the country. With each winter season comes an increase in influenza cases, motor vehicle accidents, hospital bed shortages, and more. In recognition of the […]

Lanark County drug strategy committee talks Icelandic approach to curb substance abuse

Brian Turner editorial@pdgmedia.ca  On Friday, Feb. 9, the collected municipal drug strategy committees of Lanark County held their 28th annual networking day where they discuss the latest trends and solutions in the field of mental health and addictions. Hosted at the Beckwith Municipal Hall by Beckwith Reeve Richard Kidd, the 60 in attendance were members or […]

CP Holiday train draws big crowds as expected

Chris Uhlig The CP Holiday Train rolled into Smiths Falls on Monday night, Nov. 27. As a longstanding tradition it drew larger crowds than ever, eager to see the brightly decorated train decked out in thousands of lights. This year it even featured a Canada 150 themed car. And Santa with his helping elf payed […]