Special guests help commemorate Remembrance Day in Merrickville

Howaida Sorour-Roberts Merrickville Wolford residents turned out in record numbers for this year’s Remembrance Day Service at the Merrickville Cenotaph. The annual ceremony kicked off with a parade leaving the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 245 at 10:30 a.m. The parade was led by local star piper Callum Gauthier and the colour party and included the […]

Build a Mountain food drive keeps is in full swing

Chris Must editorial@pdgmedia.ca As the annual Build a Mountain of food campaign enters its 11th year, the motivation that drives its founder remains the same. “My goal from day one has been to try and fill as many shelves as possible,” Hugh Colton told Hometown News recently. From humble beginnings in just one local community […]

What are you thankful for?

Jane Hobson Ah yes – the September heatwave has come and gone. School is in full swing. Pumpkin spice everything is everywhere. The air is fresh and cool once again as colourful leaves float to the ground. October has arrived. Thanksgiving seems to be one of the few times of year when people genuinely — […]

Merrickville artist selected to show in international exhibition

Monica Viola is one of only nine Canadians tapped for prestigious exhibition in the city of the arts, Florence Italy. The Florence Biennale, is an international exhibition of contemporary art that happens every two years in Florence, Italy.  It is taking place from Oct. 6 to Oct. 15 this year. The exhibition was founded in […]

Watch out Canada, says Le Boat’s managing director

Chris Must editorial@pdgmedia.ca “Watch out Canada, because we are coming in!” Le Boat’s managing director, Cheryl Brown, made this announcement as representatives of Parks Canada and area municipalities gathered Sept. 20 to celebrate the opening of the European boat rental company’s new Canadian Headquarters: the Lockmaster’s House in Smiths Falls. Brown said the company’s $16 […]

Attempted murder charge in Almonte

Lanark County Interval House As the anniversary of the Wilno murders causes communities to pause and as the trial is set to begin in October, an attempt murder has occurred in Lanark County. In Almonte Ontario, home of the murder suicide of February 2016, yet another woman’s life was almost taken by violence. September 20th, […]

Lanark OPP charge Mississippi Mills man with attempted murder

Lanark County OPP MISSISSIPPI MILLS, ON On September 20, 2017 at approximately 12:39 a.m., officers with the Lanark County Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) responded to a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence in Mississippi Mills (Almonte).  The investigation found that an altercation had taken place at a residence and a female had been […]

Snowsuit campaign gets off to warm start

Chris Must editorial@pdgmedia.ca In the midst of September’s mild temperatures, it’s easy to forget how harsh Ontario’s winters can get. But those cold months aren’t far away, and local efforts to help protect young children in need are about to get under way. Smiths Falls’ 2017 snowsuit campaign officially launched on Monday, Sept. 18 at […]

7th Annual Lanark & District Civitan Scarlet Fall Run set for Oct. 1

Submitted On Sunday, Oct. 1, the Lanark & District Civitan Club will host its 7th annual Scarlet Fall Run. Now that school is back in session, so are routines. It’s also the best time to set some fitness goals, and you can start out by putting the Scarlet Fall Run on your race calendar. Taking […]

Reader survey winner and results

Our reader survey winner of the $25 gift card is Jennifer Irwin of Carleton Place! Thank you to everyone who filled out our reader survey. We’ve already started delving into your answers and implementing your suggestions. Some common threads we’re seeing is that you want the following: Little known stories that nobody else is talking […]