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 […]

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 […]

Kemptville District Hospital announces its 2018/19 Board of Directors

Submitted Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) is pleased to announce that Robert Morais has been elected Chair of its Board of Directors, and the Board has welcomed three new members: Jeff Nolan, Andrew Vignuzzi, and Amy E. Yee. The elections took place at the hospital’s June 28, 2018 Annual General Meeting, Morais, who is the cofounder […]

Lanark County reminds residents jumping is prohibited from trail bridges

Submitted Lanark County is reminding residents that jumping from trail bridges within the County of Lanark is unsafe and strictly prohibited. The County was advised by the Ontario Provincial Police that they are receiving reports of young people jumping into the Mississippi River from the fenced off and posted “No Trespassing” bridges located along the […]

Kemptville District Hospital Auxiliary recognizes long-serving volunteers at its 58th annual Hey Day fundraiser

Submitted As the last pieces of furniture were lined up, shoes unpacked from boxes, and pieces of silver were polished, the Kemptville District Hospital (KDH) Auxiliary took a few moments on the afternoon of June 8, 2018 to recognize the contributions of the long-serving volunteers at its major yearly fundraiser, Hey Day. Set-up was now […]

Construction update on Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge

Submitted Parks Canada’s project to repair the historic Burritts Rapids Swing Bridge will continue into June. While the contractor has made progress with several elements of their work their efforts are behind schedule resulting in delay and an extension of the planned bridge closure. While a specific re-opening date is not yet known, the revised […]

Tribute to our legend Stompin’ Tom Connors

Submitted Reserved seating, a cash bar and a great show?! It’s all happening June 16th @ 7 PM as part of the On The Roll Smiths Falls series! Don’t miss the Stompin’ Tom Connors Canadian Tribute Tour, performed by none other than his son, Stompin’ Taw! This show promises to be a STOMPIN’ good time… […]