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 […]

Keep your pets safe this summer

Submitted The so-called carefree days of summer can mean danger for your pets. Take the following precautions to keep your pets happy, healthy and safe during the hot summer months. Heat stroke can kill NEVER leave a pet alone in a vehicle, even in the shade. Pets left in cars, or other unventilated areas, or […]

Long hours and two free lockage days mark the start of summer on the Rideau Canal

Submitted Parks Canada announces that the Rideau Canal’s summer hours will begin this coming Friday, June 22nd at all lock stations between Ottawa and Kingston. Lock staff will welcome boaters and land-based visitors from Monday to Thursday between 9 am and 6 pm and on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays between 9 am and 7 pm. 2018 is the perfect time to experience […]

The Perth Antiques Show

Submitted The popular Perth Antiques Show will be held on Saturday, July 7 and Sunday, July 8 at the Civitan Club of Perth located at 6787 Lanark County Road 43, just at the eastern entrance to town. You can’t miss it right on the highway! You will see dealers from Quebec and Ontario set up, […]

Spinning bikes at Battle in the Saddle in Perth

Sally Smith A small room with a lot of spinning bikes took centre stage at the Battle in the Saddle on Saturday at Perth Physiotherapy. Riders from Lanark County First Responders plus some well known community members participated. Groups included Perth Fire, BBDE Fire, Smiths Falls Fire, Smiths Falls Police, Lanark OPP, Lanark County […]

Realistic joint training exercise in Rideau Lakes Township

Submitted This week, members of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) will be leading a realistic joint training exercise in Rideau Lakes Township. From May 8 to 10, 2018, the OPP will be conducting a multi-jurisdiction operational exercise involving various tactical units, materials, resources and locations for training purposes. In general, this exercise brings together first response […]