Perth and Smiths Falls hospital accredited with exemplary standing

Submitted The Perth and Smiths Falls District Hospital (PSFDH) has received a report card that the community can be very proud of. We are pleased to announce that PSFDH has achieved “Accreditation with Exemplary Standing”, the highest level of excellence award, based on the recent on-site survey by Accreditation Canada. Accreditation Canada’s survey, conducted every […]

A Christmas Story is coming to Perth Studio theatre in time for the holidays

Article submitted by Paul Joyce Try this: Mention A Christmas Story to a few friends then stand back and watch the reaction. Guaranteed, eyes will widen, smiles will appear, and you’ll hear “I love that show!” For millions of people, a holiday viewing of A Christmas Story is a family tradition. There’s actually an American […]

Perth doctor wins Ontario College of Family Physicians award

The Ontario College of Family Physicians recognizes and celebrates outstanding skill, knowledge and dedication of family doctors across Ontario through an annual awards program. The 2017 award recipients exemplify the vital work family doctors do to help Ontarians healthy. This year, Dr. Robin Kennie of Perth has been honoured with the Community Teacher of the […]

Labrador land protectors discuss Indigenous rights in Perth Nov. 22

Submitted by the Ontario Muskrat Solidarity Committee As part of a province-wide speaking tour, individuals representing the Labrador Land Protectors – a group who are trying to stop the threat posed to a number of Indigenous nations by a massive hydro project at Muskrat Falls, Labrador – will speak at a free public presentation on Wednesday, […]

Townships benefit by joint service delivery plan

Sally Smith Share the space and share the expertise is the thinking behind multi-party participation between several area townships. Rather than each of the five townships or towns individually providing service training, senior staff of Drummond/North Elmsley, Tay Valley, Lanark Highlands, Montague and Perth recommended a 2018 inter-municipal service delivery work plan to Committee of […]

Money goes to town events for another year in Perth

Sally Smith Committee of the Whole authorized the Mayor and Clerk to sign a 2018 Letter of Understanding between the town and the District Chamber of Commerce, which included a $10,000 contribution by the town for another year. Some of the economic activities would include an accreditation program and leadership conference at Algonquin College Perth […]

Good marketing draws tourists to Perth

Sally Smith Shannon Baillon, director of community services, presented the Perth Committee of the Whole with a fall season video on Tuesday, Nov. 7. It’s the next in the four-season series of marketing the Town of Perth. A winter one is in the planning stages. Catchy music, inviting words, familiar scenes of the town encourage […]

Build a Mountain food drive keeps is in full swing

Chris Must 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 […]

Legion poppy campaign is underway

Terry O’Hearn The Royal Canadian Legion 2017 National Poppy Campaign, which gets underway each year on the last Friday of the month, got underway today. Accordingly, Perth-Upon-Tay, Branch 244, launched their poppy campaign with a symbolic presentation of the first poppy to John Gemmell, Perth’s Deputy Mayor and President of Branch 244. The presentation was […]

Perth has funding for ramps for businesses

<h2>Sally Smith</h2> Of the $5,000 Perth Council gave to the Community Improvement Plan for enhancements involving accessibility and safety, $4,000 remains. The entirety of that amount will be used to provide funding for installing ramps in and around the town on a first-come, first-served basis from now until the end of 2017. So far, 10 […]