Public urged to report Japanese knotweed

Submitted A new invasive plant species – Japanese knotweed – has been spotted in Lanark County, and the public is urged to watch for and report it so steps can be taken to minimize its impact. “Japanese knotweed has become a big problem in other parts of Canada and the world,” explains Lanark County […]

Royal Sappers and Miners honoured at memorial in Newboro

On July 19 a memorial stone to the 13 Royal Sappers and Miners who lost their lives during construction of the Rideau Canal at Newboro due to malaria or mishap from 1828 to 1832 was unveiled. With a shortage of local skilled labourers at the time, Colonel John By brought members of a couple of […]

Correction: Perth men charged after a series of trailer, ATV thefts

Submitted Officers from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Community Street Crime Unit (CSCU) assisted by the Lanark County Detachment Crime Unit and the OPP Regional Support Team (RST) have charged laid charges on individuals as a result of an ongoing investigation into a series of thefts. Since the beginning of July 2017, officers from […]

Fabulous turn out for three-day festival in Perth

By Sally Smith The Stewart Park festival was still rocking early Sunday afternoon in Perth. Two venues hosted musical entertainment while hundreds sat, watched and listened. The main stage and its audience sang along to EvenSong and Tribe of One, the Wendy Laut River Stage and its audience hummed and swayed along to Morning […]

Maintenance and improvements happening at Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital

Submitted Renovations and maintenance of the operating rooms at the Smiths Falls site of the Perth and Smiths Falls District (PSFDH) start today, Monday, July 17, 2017 and will be closed during this necessary work. During the renovations, emergency procedures including c-sections will continue to be provided at the Smiths Falls site. All other […]

Moon Over The Brewery promises music, magic and emotion

Submitted by Jane Stott  Imagine Star Wars without its iconic theme music. Jaws without its pulse-pounding intro soundtrack. Gone With The Wind stripped of its sweeping musical refrain. Music is an essential “character” in our favourite movies, and its role on the stage is just as indispensable. For proof, consider the musical landscape created […]

Major little league will playdown for provincial title in Perth in July

April Scott-Clarke If you’re a baseball fan, than Perth is the place to be from July 22 to July 31. The town is playing host to the 2017 Major Provincial Championship Little League tournament, an event coordinated by a small but home-run hitting volunteer committee. Nine teams of 11- and 12-year-old little league players […]

New doctors start in August at Perth Medical Clinic

Sally Smith Just graduated, newly married, and now starting their medical practices in Perth. Dr. Shelly Xu and Dr. Scott Charenko are the two newest faces at the Perth Medical Clinic on Isabella Street. The two will start their medical practices in August. Registration details will be on the clinic’s Facebook page. Both doctors […]

Looking at past will design future of Inge-Va

Sally Smith “I bet you expected a younger student.” Steve Stanish stood and held out his hand, he certainly wasn’t a fresh-faced kid two years out of high school. Instead the 59-year-old looked a bit weather-beaten, wearing well-used clothes, a baseball cap on  his head, and a grin a mile wide. The Algonquin College […]

Sugarman shines in Classic Theatre Festival comedy

Submitted  Fresh off her award-winning performance as Raina in last year’s Arms and the Man at Perth’s Classic Theatre Festival, Lana Sugarman has returned to star in the Bernard Slade comedy Same Time, Next Year, about a couple – Doris and George – who get together for an annual weekend over 25 years despite […]