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 […]

Bellies were filled, good times had at reconciliation dinner in Perth

The Reconciliation Feast held at the Perth Civitan Club on Sept. 15 was a huge success, with a full house. A delicious meal featuring Indigenous dishes such as local venison stew, Three Sisters soup, sumac tea, and a wild rice dessert, catered, in part, by Algonquin chef Tim Cota was served. Tim Johnson, acting director of the Smithsonian […]

Education workshop for beginner and veteran maple syrup producers

Sweet Ontario Pure Maple Syrup Interested in getting started making maple syrup? The Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) is hosting a Maple Syrup Beginner’s Workshop on Sept. 30, 2017. This is an all-day event to educate those looking to enter into maple syrup production on a home or commercial scale, as well […]

Shout Sister choir draws large crowd on first night

Submitted The new Shout Sister choir is off to a good start with upwards of 30 women coming to the first meeting, which was held on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The choir meets in Smiths Falls every Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Trinity United Church, 41 Market St. N. and is for anyone who […]

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 […]

Transportation master plan gets go-ahead from Perth CoW

Sally Smith With little discussion, Perth Committee of the Whole unanimously passed Perth’s transportation master plan. The plan was initially presented in June. Mayor Fenik commented that although the plan was accepted as a complete document, if the chance arose and money became available, “we could move around within the plan” and work on various […]

Solar assessments are coming to some Perth buildings

Sally Smith Janice Ashworth, general manager of Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-op (OREC), presented briefly at Perth Committee of the Whole on Tuesday about the possibility of OREC partnering with “local property owners to use their land or rooftops for community-owned renewable power projects (solar).” One of Ashworth’s points was that as electricity prices go up […]

St. Paul’s to host postcard-writing events in support of UNDRIP

Submitted St. Paul’s United Church in Perth invites community members to take one very simple action in support of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: writing postcards to local representatives in Parliament encouraging them to support Bill C-262. If enacted, Bill C-262, the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples […]

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 […]