More than 15,000 visitors across Ontario head out to a sugarbush during Maple Weekend, to celebrate the coming of spring and the maple syrup season. This year, Maple Weekend takes place April 6 and 7, and offers visitors activities like trail walks, wagon rides, maple taffy, and more. Photo submitted.

An open letter to my constituents and the people of Ontario

It is the fundamental and over-arching first principle of all elected representatives to support their constituents to the best of their ability each and every day. If that is not the first thought of every single elected member each morning then they ought to reflect upon why they serve. I feel deeply for my supporters […]

Bear fan appreciation event was a success, Bears lose game against Kemptville 73s

The Memorial Center was filled with well over a thousand excited Bears fans during the Tuesday March Break with the Bears fan appreciation event, which turned out to be a smashing success. From skating with the Bears and their mascot, over pizza and cake, to Bears face and tattoo painting and price raffles, there was […]

Learn more about maple syrup production at LDMSPA’s Information Day and AGM, January 26

Submitted Get the answers to your maple syrup production questions at the Lanark & District Maple Syrup Producers’ Association (LDMSPA) Information Day and Annual General Meeting (AGM) on January 26, 2019. This annual, all-day informational event is intended to provide resources and education for new and existing maple syrup producers in the region. “The annual […]

Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush celebrates fifty flippin’ years & seeks staff alumni for reunion

Submitted Fulton’s Pancake House & Sugar Bush is very excited to be celebrating Fifty Flippin’ Years in the Pancake House! Our family has been in maple syrup production for more than 150 years. Fourth and fifth generations owners are busy at the helm and sixth generation grandchildren are making a contribution to production, customer service […]

Registering for Kindergarten 101

Submitted The first day of school is a big milestone for children and their families, especially for parents who are sending a child to school for the first time. Even for experienced parents, knowing the steps to take to register for school or what to expect in Kindergarten may leave some asking questions. Here is […]

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 […]

Kemptville 73’s delivered a 2-6 blow to the Bears Friday night

Chris Uhlig The Kemptville 73’s delivered a crushing 2-6 blow to the Bears Friday night at the Den in a game that’s more memorable for a serious player injury and the number of penalties, particularly unsportsmanlike behaviour, than actual hockey play. Kemptville opened hunting season on the Bears with a powerplay score by Jesse Dick […]

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. […]

Smokie Ridge Vineyard

Brian Preston – The Travelling Sommelier brianpreston@hotmail.com If you are ever over at Mountain just east of Kemptville,  you have to stop in at Smokie Ridge Vineyard and winery established in 2007 where Paul ‘Smokie’ Leblanc, his wife Debbie and their family, grow cold hearty hybrid grape varietals and make a wonderful range of wines. I […]

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 […]