OPP investigating death in Rideau Lakes Township

Submitted Members of the Leeds County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Crime Unit and OPP Forensic Identification Unit are continuing an investigation into a death in Rideau Lakes Township. On the morning of December 13, 2018 members of the OPP Rideau Lakes Detachment responded to a death at a residence on Perth Road North in Rideau […]

Justin Trudeau to join Mary Jean McFall in Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes

Submitted Justin Trudeau, Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, will join by-election  candidate Mary Jean McFall in Leeds—Grenville—Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes on Tuesday, November 27, 2018. “Justin Trudeau and I are the only team that has a positive plan to strengthen the middle class, stand up for local jobs and agriculture industries, and […]

OPP recover the body of a missing man from Sand Lake

Submitted On Monday, November 26, 2018 members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Underwater Search and Recovery Unit (USRU) recovered the body of a missing man from Sand Lake, near Westport. Officers of the Rideau Lakes Detachment began searching for Scott MCPHERSON, aged 33, November 24, 2018 when he was reported missing while snowmobiling in […]

Docs on Ice Tournament coming to Lanark County, seeking home rentals

Submitted In 2019, a group of local doctors will welcome nearly 1,000 physicians to the ice pads across Lanark County – and they need your help. Docs on Ice is an annual fundraising hockey tournament for physicians that first started in Peterborough in 1983 with just eight teams. Today, the event has since grown to […]

Rideau Lakes 2018 election results

Unofficial Election Results Mayor Results Mayor Candidates Votes Robert Dunfield 1882 Arie Hoogenboom 3184 Councillor Bastard & South Burgess Results BASTARD & SOUTH BURGESS Councillor Candidates Votes Paula Banks 228 Carolyn Bresee 620 Kimberley Dawn Brown 284 Marcia Cannon 479 Cathy Livingston 715 Kris Sheldon 152 Councillor South Elmsley Results SOUTH ELMSLEY Councillor Candidates Votes Jeff Banks […]

Libraries across Lanark County celebrate Ontario Public Library Week

Submitted October is Canadian Library Month. During this month, libraries and library partners across Canada raise awareness of the valuable role libraries play in Canadians’ lives. In Ontario, we celebrate our public libraries during Ontario Public Library Week (OPLW), on October 14-20, 2018. Libraries are Ontario’s farthest-reaching, most cost-effective community resource – providing high-quality education and lifelong learning, fostering community economic development and reducing the impacts of poverty. […]

You provide the student, we’ll provide the rest!

Submitted As parents and students pick up last minute items in preparation of the 2018-2019 school year, the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) wants to remind UCDSB families that they don’t need to buy pencils, erasers or other such common classroom items. All UCDSB schools provide students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 with the […]

Collision claims life of woman

Submitted Officers of the Rideau Lakes Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) are continuing an investigation into a collision that claimed the life of a local woman. On August 7, 2018 at about 3:45 AM OPP officers from the Rideau Lakes Detachment responded to a collision on Highway 15, just north of Portland in Rideau Lakes Township. Investigation […]

Friends of Lanark County’s response to Lanark County’s 2018 Spray Program

Submitted by Friends of Lanark County Starting in mid-May, Lanark County used Clearview herbicide along County roads in an effort to control wild parsnip. Once again, as for the two previous years, there has been insufficient notification of this program. The small ad in the local newspaper still left residents in the dark. As well, […]

Let’s talk about our physical environment

Submitted Our physical environment is comprised of the buildings, transportation (roads, public/private transit, bike lanes and sidewalks), energy systems (hydro, heat/cool & water), open space (parks and recreation) and farm lands that make up and support our communities. Our physical environment is a social determinant of health and plays an important role in our health and […]