Perth’s Treasurer Lang Britchford’s brexit is amicable and anticipated

Sally Smith As the behind-the-scenes financial guy, Lang Britchford (Perth’s Treasurer)  was a bit nervous answering questions at an ‘exit’ interview. He likes gathering information and handing it to front-line politicians for them to hand out, but he’s a bit wary and uncomfortable talking about himself and his work. He’s retiring mid-May so still […]

Perth’s Tiny House & Green Home Festival

Janelle Labelle Ontario’s first Tiny House & Green Home Festival is popping up right here in our backyard. The event offers festival-goers an opportunity to tour tiny houses, explore green home technologies, and consider new strategies for social housing. There will be children’s activities, music, and food. The Century 21 Perth Tiny House & […]

National Healing Forest proposal gets unanimous approval

Sally Smith The National Healing Forest recommendation returned to Committee of the Whole Tuesday for a final consideration and agreement before it goes to council April 24. It initially came to Committee of the Whole a little over a month ago where there was some disputation from Andrew MacDonald that the plaque for the […]

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 […]

County continues to move forward with OVRT

Submitted Lanark County Council continues to work with all local municipalities on the development of the Ottawa Valley Recreation Trail. Mississippi Mills Council has indicated it opposes motorized trail use through the core of Almonte, where the former CP rail bed passes. A bypass would allow ATV users and snowmobilers to access the full OVRT […]

New OR bed provides for even better orthopedic patient outcomes

Submitted The Hana Bed is a state of the art operating room table that allows the patient to receive a total hip replacement that is minimally invasive when compared to the traditional procedure. The table allows the surgeon to position the patient in such a way that no muscles are cut. The surgeon can repair […]

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 […]

#MeToo play tours Lanark County in April

Submitted The global #MeToo and #TimesUp movements receive a local interpretation in April as Burning Passions Theatre presents a new play, Every Friday, that will tour local youth centres and schools in Lanark Highlands, Perth, Smiths Falls, Carleton Place, and Almonte. The play, written and directed by Laurel Smith, based on stories created by Mary Cowan, Ruby […]

Creating the magic for Perth Studio Theatre’s The Drawer Boy

Submitted – Article by Jane Stott Michael  Healey’ play, The Drawer Boy, directed by Roberta Peets, will open April 5th.  Just recently on one jam-packed day Roberta managed to have meetings on location with lead set painter Fiona Bladon, set designer Carolee Mason, set dresser Norma Cummings, and costumers Marie Amyott and  Joannna Treffers. Coordinating color […]

Many resources available for Perth history research

Terry O’Hearn The rich history of Perth and surrounding townships was highlighted recently with the year-long celebration of the Perth Military Settlement 200th anniversary in 2016. Although there are still many descendants of those original families living in the area who know their history, more recent arrivals have also tended to seek information about, […]