Let’s talk about health

Submitted The World Health Organization in the Ottawa Charter on Health Promotion stated “health is a resource for living – the ability to identify and realize aspirations, satisfy needs, and cope with the changing environment.”  Community agencies and partnerships across Leeds, Grenville and Lanark have ongoing conversations about the importance of health equity in program […]

Our MENTAL HEALTH, a broad overview

Submitted In the month of August Smiths Falls hosted the fourth annual Canal Pursuit Defeat Depression and Mental Health Run.  Communities across our region also hosted their own inaugural runs for mental health. Our chiropractic office had the pleasure of meeting and sponsoring Mr. Clay Williams, the master runner, and co-coordinator Bob Joynt.  Clay is […]

Garden Matters: Use the bounty of fall leaves to enhance your garden

Submitted Now’s the time to start thinking about all the leaves that will be coming down shortly. They make valuable compost, leaf mould, or can be used as a mulch. Gone are the days when we used to make large bonfires, fill the street with smoke and stand and gossip while the leaves slowly dwindled […]

Preventing West Nile virus infections

Submitted The Leeds Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit would like to inform our citizens that we have continued with the mosquito surveillance program once again. This program started the last week of June will be carried through until the end of September. Should you see one of our traps in your neighbourhood, please do […]

Lanark North Leeds SuperWalk has brought help and hope for people with Parkinson’s disease

Submitted Saturday, September 8, 2018 is the date for the 2nd Annual Parkinson SuperWalk Lanark North Leeds which again will be held at Conlon Farm, 109 Smith Drive in Perth starting at 10 am. The event will be held rain or shine with music, food, demos and information about Parkinson’s. Patricia Boal, CTV Ottawa News […]

Perfect fishing days at Lower Reach Park

Submitted Ask anyone and they’ll tell you it was a perfect day. At least 100 came out to Lower Reach Park for the Cops, Kids and Canadian Tire fishing derby on Sunday. July 8 was the last free fishing day of free fishing week in Ontario and members of the Smiths Falls Police Force, the […]