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Tweed and Smiths Falls harold historic legalization of pot

Stacey Roy Cheers rose up alongside applause all around for the company, the activists, the town and the country that made legalization of marijuana possible Oct. 17, 2018. “This is an historic day for Canada”, added Bruce Linton, CEO of Tweed inside the company’s Smiths Falls education centre today. “We should all be very proud”. […]

Local county ambulances save lives F.A.S.T.

Submitted To increase awareness of the symptoms associated with strokes, the Lanark County Paramedic Service has partnered with the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada to raise awareness about strokes. There are now F.A.S.T. decals on the sides of Lanark County ambulances. F.A.S.T. is the acronym that helps people to remember the major signs of […]

Telemedicine – Bringing the specialist to you

Submitted It’s a simple way to connect with specialists – without even leaving town. Telemedicine links patients and health care providers using two-way, secure video-conferencing. It can help improve access to care and reduce wait times. A Telemedicine appointment is just like a regular appointment, only the health care provider is on a monitor and […]

Lanark County Independent Grocers running I Love My Community Point of Sale Campaign in support of United Way

Submitted United Way Lanark County’s 2018 Campaign is underway, and starting October 21st through November 3rd, Andress’ YIG (Your Independent Grocer) in Smiths Falls, Mitchell’s YIG in Carleton Place, Patrice’s YIG in Almonte and Barnabe YIG in Perth will be running a I Love My Community Point of Sale (POS) Campaign. This marks the first […]

The Marvelous Wonderettes Dream On fundraiser for YAK Youth Centre

Submitted (Article by C. Lee Bates) “I am womyn, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore…” Remember Helen Reddy’s 70’s anthem about the modern, liberated woman? Well, we’ve come a long way, baby! Now the rally cry is a simple, “Me, too!” From 17-year-olds singing “Lollipop, Lollipop” at their Senior Prom to mature women, […]

Children’s Resources on Wheels has a new home!

Submitted Children’s Resources on Wheels and its two programs EarlyON Child and Family Centre and CROW Licensed Home Child Care relocated to its new home at St. Francis de Sales Catholic School at 4 Ross Street, Smiths Falls. EarlyON Child and Family Centres provide opportunities for children from birth to 6 years of age to participate in […]

UCDSB and CDSBEO in conjunction with health units host two more public sessions on non-medical cannabis

Submitted The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB), Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO), Eastern Ontario Health Unit, and the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit are hosting one public meeting and one online live broadcast next week. These sessions are designed to help inform our schools and communities of how to […]

National impaired driving awareness campaign launched ahead of cannabis legalization

Submitted With cannabis legalization just seven days away, Tweed, Canada’s best-known cannabis brand, Uber, and MADD Canada are joining forces to launch a national awareness campaign focused on educating Canadians on the dangers of impaired driving, while also suggesting 101 creative things to do instead of driving high. Together, the three organizations are taking the […]

Tysen’s Mission to a Million concluding in 20 days

Submitted Tysen’s Mission to a Million, in collaboration with Make-A-Wish® Eastern Ontario, is coming down to the final home stretch with only 20 days remaining in his incredible five-year journey to wish it forward and raise one million dollars to help grant 100 wishes. Tysen was born with Pfeiffer syndrome, a genetic disorder that prevents […]

Some humour sprinkled candidates answers

Sally Smith There will be five new councillors in Perth after the October 22 election; there might be six if Judy Brown is not re-elected. Voters in the town had a chance Wednesday to hear and see all candidates running for council, mayor and deputy mayor at a packed Farrell Hall early evening meeting. Those […]