Lanark County Interval House receives OTF capital funding in support of its first 2nd stage housing initiative

Submitted Today marks the official public announcement and launch of the renovation phase toward the opening of second stage housing in Lanark County, in part, made possible through funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Over the next six months, Lanark County Interval House will work with local leadership and with significant community support, to prepare […]

CTV camera crew on the run

Submitted Tom Foulkes kept a CTV camera crew on the run Tuesday as they went from his house to the walking track at the Smiths Falls Memorial Community Centre and finished at the Station Theatre. Joel Haslam, Regional Contact host, interviewed Foulkes for a Heart Institute piece to be run next Wednesday, April 25. Walking […]

Burritts Rapids swing bridge

Submitted Parks Canada’s project to repair the historic Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge is progressing well. The bridge was partially disassembled and moved to a shop in Merrickville for repairs. As part of these repairs the steel components will be sandblasted, reshaped, and repainted. Similarly, repairs will also be done on the mechanical components of the […]

Humboldt Broncos

Submitted Over the past 10 days Canadians across the country have been mourning and honouring the 16 individuals who lost their lives in a tragic accident. Like Mississippi Mills, Humboldt is a small municipality with strong ties to their community and a loss on this scale is drastically felt. We as a community and municipality […]

3M Golf for the Kids – Is It Spring Yet?

Submitted After such a long winter, plan to get out on the golf course for a good cause! Mapleview will once again be the location for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lanark County annual golf tournament on May 26th to raise funds for local mentoring programs. 3M Perth is the title sponsor, supporting the […]

Governance Capacity Building Workshops for non-profits coming to Lanark County & Smiths Falls in May

Submitted The issues facing volunteer board members of local non-profit organizations and charities are greater than ever, from strategic planning to community engagement. How do you achieve your mission? What does it mean to be a Board member? Who does what at the Board level? Why is community outreach so important? Where do we go […]

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 […]

Kemptville District Hospital Auxiliary donates $65,000 to the Hospital in lead-up to National Volunteer Week

Submitted Kemptville District Hospital (KDH)’s volunteer organization, the KDH Auxiliary, has donated an impressive $65,000 to enhance patient care at the Hospital just days before National Volunteer Week is celebrated April 15 to 21, 2018. “This is the fourth year in a row that the Auxiliary’s annual donation has totaled $65,000, and we couldn’t be […]

Ontario’s fire departments getting free intranasal naloxone kits

Sally Smith Due diligence is called for when it comes to handing out naloxone kits and who should administer the lifesaving dose. Mayor Fenik, at Committee of the Whole, Tuesday, cautioned being aware of litigation in the case of deaths if administered inappropriately; Councillor Jim Boldt added they should be used “as a back-up […]

Beckley Foundation and Canopy Health Innovations partner to form Beckley Canopy Therapeutics

Submitted by Canopy Growth Corporation Canopy Growth Corporation (TSX: WEED) (“Canopy Growth”) is pleased to announce the launch of Beckley Canopy Therapeutics (“Beckley Canopy”), a partnership between its affiliate and biopharmaceutical research arm Canopy Health Innovations (“Canopy Health”) and drug research pioneer Lady Amanda Feilding and the Beckley Foundation (“Beckley”). Beckley Canopy has been formed to research and […]