Ottawa Valley author pens Rideau Lakes mysteries

Submitted It was in March 2017 that Patricia Josefchak released her latest title, Provenance of the Stones, published by Burnstown Publishing House.   Patricia Josefchak is an Ottawa Valley author who calls Otter Lake home.  It is the first in her new Rideau Lakes Mystery series. The novel is a historic mystery set in 1850s Province […]

Watch out Canada, says Le Boat’s managing director

Chris Must “Watch out Canada, because we are coming in!” Le Boat’s managing director, Cheryl Brown, made this announcement as representatives of Parks Canada and area municipalities gathered Sept. 20 to celebrate the opening of the European boat rental company’s new Canadian Headquarters: the Lockmaster’s House in Smiths Falls. Brown said the company’s $16 […]

Attempted murder charge in Almonte

Lanark County Interval House As the anniversary of the Wilno murders causes communities to pause and as the trial is set to begin in October, an attempt murder has occurred in Lanark County. In Almonte Ontario, home of the murder suicide of February 2016, yet another woman’s life was almost taken by violence. September 20th, […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Marine fatality at Rideau Ferry Regatta

(Drummond-North Elmsley Township) On August 19, 2017, at approximately 2:00 pm, officers from the Ontario Provinicial Police, Lanark County detachment responded to a report of a marine collision that occurred during the Rideau Ferry Regatta in Rideau Ferry. Investigation at this time indicates that a marine vessel which was involved in a scheduled race, became airborne and […]

OPP stop stunt driver in Rideau Lakes

Yesterday at about 3:10 p.m. Ontario Provincial Police officers in Rideau Lakes Township stopped a northbound car on Highway 15 driving in excess of 85 kilometres over the speed limit. As a result of the investigation, the 22-year-old Ajax man had his vehicle towed and impounded for seven days. He is scheduled to appear at Brockville Provincial […]

Province activates disaster recovery assistance for Ontarians in Tay Valley

Ontario has notified the Township of Tay Valley that Minister of Municipal Affairs Bill Mauro has activated the Disaster Recovery Assistance for Ontarians program in areas affected by flooding (see map). Significant rainfall in early May, and the release of water from Bobs Lake through the Bobs Lake Dam in Bolingbroke, has resulted in flooding […]